Photographer Keegan Boyer discovered his passion for portrait photography when he moved to Seoul, South Korea, in 2013. The Cedar Rapids native was photographing people he met on the streets of Seoul.

“Reflections” is a collection of these portraits, seeking, he says, “ to beautifully reveal the essence of all people, regardless of w... read more

  • Thu Oct 6 - Sun Oct 30 2016
  • CSPS Hall, Commons Gallery

From 2009 to 2014, Spanish painter Félix de la Concha secluded himself in Iowa hoping to find the best place to focus on his painting. He paints on site from start to end of the creative process. The works CSPS presents in “The Dinosaur was Still in Iowa” try to transmit a glance of Félix’s experience during those years, from 18 views of... read more

  • Thu Oct 6 - Sun Nov 27 2016
  • CSPS Hall, Main Gallery & Club Room Gallery

Renowned and awarded for his unique amalgamation of acoustic and electric guitar and how he blends diverse musical styles and inspirations into a distinctive sound all his own, Adrian Legg has been hailed as “one of the wizards” of the guitar (Philadelphia Enquirer), “an adventurer” (Newsday) and “a genius” (Los Angeles Reader). In a... read more

The ninth season of SPT Theatre's Tales from the Writers' Room this year proudly reminds us that "It's a Zoo!" Each original episode takes an unlikely theme, a pool of clever sketch writers, and some of the hottest musicians in the corridor to weave together an original two-hour fun-fest.

This outing comes under the title “Wolf in Sheep'... read more

Parsonsfield is a five-piece alt-folk band from Northampton, Mass, that blows away preconceptions of how banjos and mandolins should sound.

The New York Times raved: "They harmonize; they play saws, mandolins and pump organs; they back their songs with crickets and squeaking screen doors; they are boisterously youthful yet deftly ... read more

What better way to celebrate your favorite holiday than with your favorite undead brohas?

The Surf Zombies raise surf rock from the dead with fast, crazy surf originals that straddle alternative, underground, retro and kid-friendly fun. A Surf Zombies show is some combination of Saturday morning cartoon, beach party and hot rod convention.... read more

Born and raised around Holly Springs, Miss., Cedric Burnside, grandson of legendary R.L. Burnside and son of drummer Calvin Jackson, has been playing music all his life. He has developed a relentless, highly rhythmic charged style that takes the blues to another level. This four-time winner of the prestigious Blues Music Award’s Drummer of the... read more

As part of our 25th anniversary season, Legion Arts presents a series of Reunion Concerts, bringing back, and bringing together, favorite musicians who have performed at CSPS Hall since 1991. The series kicks off with a double bill featuring two of our all-time faves: Dar Williams and Richard Shindell. Along with Lucy Kaplansky, the two were par... read more

Singer/songwriter Susan Werner began life as an Iowa farm girl before studying classical voice at the University of Iowa and heading to Philadelphia where she began a string of songwriting that lead No Depression to rave, "When it comes to crafting a song, Ms. Werner’s only peers are Jimmy Webb and Paul Simon."

With each release... read more

Their name taken from a John Hartford poem, The Lowest Pair features the dual banjos of Arkansas-born Kendl Winter and Minnesotan Palmer T. Lee. Kendl’s high lonesome harmonies and Palmer’s Midwest croon complete the picture. They also play guitars.

Paste said, “So with their bare-bones instrumentation and country-inspired, heartstri... read more

Iowa-born/Minneapolis-based The Pines have created a loyal following for their lush, layered sound and poetic lyrics inspired by the land and folklore of the American Midwest. Bridging the folk, roots and indie worlds with their modern take on American music, frontmen/songwriters Benson Ramsey and David Huckfelt share a common musical language r... read more