Join us for a special show with Steve Grismore from Iowa City. Today, he will be at the Bellevue Library as part of the "Libraries Rock" summer series, teaching kids how to play Jazz and Blues. Then, he's coming down to the Flatted Fifth stage for a jazz show. Kids, bring your families and check out the teacher's mad skills! Showtime 5 PM (even though it's a Friday.)
Mercy- we haven't seen Hal Reed since New Year's Eve! Can't wait to have this Mississippi native with his fabulous harmonica skills back on stage. From the Quad Cities. Showtime 5 PM.
It's time for Sunday Jazz with this wonderful group from Cedar Falls, IA. Showtime 5 PM.
So it was a regular Thursday until we decided to celebrate our 4th Anniversary with 4 straight days of music! Who better to start off the fun than GTBB? This Memphis favorite with their cigar box guitars and awesome trombone starts the fun at 8 PM.
Celebrate our 4th year in the Blues & BBQ biz with Cedar County Cobras from Cedar Rapids, IA. If you don't find your feet tapping with this band, then it's time to bring more music in your life:) Showtime 8 PM.
Not many of us can claim we've recorded 18 albums of original music with TV and movie credits to boot. Come see what all the fuss is about with Studebaker John. From Chicago (Say it correctly, now: Shih-CAH-go). Showtime 8 PM.
With another all-original CD ready to release, John D'Amato is taking the Flatted Fifth stage! We think this is a pretty fun quote: "D'Amato just keeps spewing out wilder and wilder phrases until you succumb to giddy delight or vertigo"
– Michael Molenda Editor, Guitar Player Magazine
So if you dig guitar riffs, then we'll see you at showtime of 8 PM!
You may have seen Dave Fields' Blues show on the Flatted Fifth stage. This time, he's performing a Jazz show for us! (When one is a multi-instrumentalist, there are options!!) At any rate, we're looking forward to seeing him show is jazz chops. Showtime 5 PM. From New York City.
A warm Flatted Fifth welcome back to Blue Mississippi. Dave Hummel, Bob Dorr, Bill Cricket Davis and Jeff Petersen are all inducted into the Iowa R&R Hall of Fame. From a variety of locations in Iowa:) Showtime 8 PM.
When we first met Hip Shakin Party this winter, we were a bit curious. I mean really, will they get that many people dancing? Well, we can affirm a whole-hearted YES! Put on your dance shoes, maybe stretch a bit and get moving! Showtime 8 PM.
It's been tooooo long since Markey Blue was on our stage! She and Ric Latina call themselves the Markey Blue Ric Latina Project and boy, can they crank out "product!" This team writes so much music, it's phenomenal. They're on their way to the Blues Blast Music Awards and are warming up at our place. From Nashiville, TN. Showtime 8 PM.
It's October, and Fall along the Mighty Mississippi is truly stunning. We strongly recommend you add Brandon Santini to your list of stops along the Great River Road. Stellar harmonica and vocals and an amazing band! From Memphis, TN. Showtime 8 PM.
Hurray! We're excited to have The Curtis Hawkins Band here at Flatted Fifth. This versatile group from Galesburg, IL will take the stage at 8 PM.