Pang! will feature three performances:

Friday, October 20, 8 pm
Saturday October 21, 4 pm
Saturday October 21, 8 pm

Years in the making, Legion Arts is proud to present the world premiere of Pang!, a groundbreaking theatre work about what it’s like to be poor in Cedar Rapids, Miami and Los Angeles. Written and direct... read more

Their dynamic take on traditional Irish music is drawing critical praise and adoring fans to this youthful, seven-piece ensemble. Since coming together in 2013, Skipper’s Alley has picked up numerous awards, been the subject of radio and television features, and performed on four continents. Their first CD was greeted with rave reviews across ... read more

Peter Case, a founding member of the Nerves, and later leader of the Plimsouls, has been called the first troubadour of the post-punk era. The Nerves’ Hanging on the Telephone, its title song covered by Blondie, remains a classic, having earned the band a strong following of young fans around the world. The Plimsouls song “A Million... read more

This is Jewish folk music like you’ve never heard it. Book of J is Jewlia Eisenberg (Charming Hostess) and Jeremiah Lockwood (Sway Machinery). With awesome pedigrees, they’ve set out to create a new psalmody, one that draws equally from Yiddish songs and ghost stories, from the rich biblical commentary of the Christian tradition, and fr... read more

One of Africa’s most popular and recognized musicians, Habib Koité is a modern troubadour with extraordinary appeal, simply because his musicianship, wit and wisdom translate across cultures. Hailing from the musically prolific West African nation of Mali, the guitarist and composer has been named the biggest pop star of the region by no less... read more

Born in New Orleans, John "Papa" Gros has spent more than a quarter-century championing the music of the Big Easy. He's played it all — New Orleans funk, rock & roll, jazz, blues and Americana, swirling those styles into a genre-bending gumbo that pays tribute to his influences while pushing ahead into new territory. After kicking off his ... read more

Richard Shindell’s latest album, Careless, represents years of work  and growth. Meticulously recorded over three years in Upstate New York and Buenos Aires, Careless might be an anachronism. At a time when the very idea of the album is called into question — when technological developments and listening habits challen... read more

John Paul White first came to public attention as one half of the country-folk duo The Civil Wars. Formed in 2008, Civil Wars won four Grammy Awards, spread across the folk and country categories, prior to their 2014 breakup. White’s solo work since then has been called by Bob Boilen “heartfelt and beautiful … tender Southern music without... read more

Says Joan Baez, “He may be the best Chilean songwriter of his generation. With his lyrics and melodies, delivery, humor and heart, he gets my vote.” The grandson of Jewish refugees fleeing persecution, Nano Stern’s childhood was painted not only by his own family’s activism and musicianship, but by the powerful legacy of the Nueva Canci... read more

His newest album, Silver Ladder, is an auditory shot in the arm from veteran touring songwriter Peter Mulvey. Produced by the indomitable Chuck Prophet, it is a lean, muscular collection of tightly constructed songs, leavening Mulvey’s tendency toward ruminative and yearning acoustic songs with a dose of sharp-witted, punchy rock and ... read more

Jonathan Richman has been writing songs, making records and performing live for most of his life. He began playing guitar at the age of 15, and in the early 1970s formed the Modern Lovers, whose raw, minimalist sound and emotionally forthright songs helped to lay the groundwork for punk rock. By the time the group's landmark debut album (includi... read more

Crystal Bowersox, a northwest Ohio native currently calling Nashville home, has built her life around music. Her love for song developed at an early age. Through art, Crystal was able to direct her energy and emotion, finding a way to mend a mind in turmoil. Dead set on a career in music, she moved to Chicago as a teenager, where she spent her d... read more

You’re invited to join Cedar Rapids’ SPT Theatre as they celebrate the tenth season of their Tales from the Writers’ Room. The regulars are back ― Adam, Mary, Lindsay, Chris, David ― joined by guest authors and actors, including a few old friends who serve to keep them on their toes. Guest musicians join in to provide live mus... read more

The Malina Brothers, an offshoot of CSPS favorite Druha Trava, is led by award-winning banjoist Lubos Malina, joined onstage by his brothers Pavel and Pepa. Among the most celebrated of Czech bluegrass artists, the group is completed by Pavel Peroutka on bass. Their music is what American bluegrass fans would likely describe as progressive, a st... read more

Midwest artists Willy Porter and Carmen Nickerson are an exciting addition to the indie-duo scene. With their liquid harmonies and unassailable, playful performance chemistry, these two solo artists have joined their unique talents to create the unforgettable sound of Porter Nickerson.
Willy Porter has been turning first time listeners into... read more

Representing five generations of North American music, the Ronstadt Brothers hail from one of Arizona’s best-known musical families. Founded by Michael J. Ronstadt, younger brother of pop singer Linda, the award-winning ensemble is today carried on by his sons (and her nephews), Michael G. and Petie. Multi-instrumentalists and solo performers ... read more

Though the two remarkably successful songwriters have been married since 2004, Kris Delmhorst and Jeffrey Foucault have maintained independent touring careers. Until now, that is. This fall they are sharing the stage to mark the release of The Wild, Delmhorst’s darkly hopeful, fiercely wise new collection of songs. Recording the album... read more

Guitar gods in training, take notice. Voted Guitarist of the Decade by Guitarist magazine and Best Acoustic Fingerstylist four years in a row by readers of Guitar Player, Adrian Legg dazzles audiences with an unclassifiable mixture of country, jazz, folk, rock, and classical styles. For all his rapid-fire playing, though, Adria... read more

A founding member of both The Jayhawks and The Original Harmony Ridge Creek Dippers, Mark Olson’s status an Americana pioneer was always assured. Regardless, Olson’s musical explorations have continued. Following his break from the Creek Dippers, and from Victoria Williams, his restless career saw the release of two solo albums, 2007’s read more

The band took its name from the original Memphis address of Stax Records, and that tells you much of what you need to know about Southern Avenue. This young Memphis group is well on its way to taking its deft blend of R&B and Southern-fried blues to the rest of the world. Led by sisters Tierinii (vocals) and Tikyra Jackson (drums), the quint... read more

You’re invited to join Cedar Rapids’ SPT Theatre as they celebrate the tenth season of their Tales from the Writers’ Room. The regulars are back ― Adam, Mary, Lindsay, Chris, David ― joined by guest authors and actors, including a few old friends who serve to keep them on their toes. Guest musicians join in to provide live mus... read more

You’re invited to join Cedar Rapids’ SPT Theatre as they celebrate the tenth season of their Tales from the Writers’ Room. The regulars are back ― Adam, Mary, Lindsay, Chris, David ― joined by guest authors and actors, including a few old friends who serve to keep them on their toes. Guest musicians join in to provide live mus... read more

You’re invited to join Cedar Rapids’ SPT Theatre as they celebrate the tenth season of their Tales from the Writers’ Room. The regulars are back ― Adam, Mary, Lindsay, Chris, David ― joined by guest authors and actors, including a few old friends who serve to keep them on their toes. Guest musicians join in to provide live mus... read more