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The Waukee Public Library and the Waukee Area Arts Council announced they are partnering to present the Saturdays in Centennial concert series. Throughout July and into August, the two organizations will welcome dozens of live musicians to perform for crowds at Waukee’s Centennial Park. The series is made possible with support from Stivers Ford Lincoln. The Summer Reading Program is sponsored by mi-fiber, LLC.
“For our Rock & Read Summer Reading Program, we really wanted to embrace the music theme and take the program to a new level,” said Waukee Adult Services Librarian Alex Coggeshell. “When I reached out to the Waukee Area Arts Council, they were very enthusiastic about partnering with us for this great concert series.”
Saturdays in Centennial will kick off Saturday, July 14 at the Waukee Arts Festival. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., more than a dozen musicians will play consecutive sets at two different locations within Centennial Park. The library will host drop-in crafting throughout the day, and the Book Bike will be on the scene handing out goodies. Musicians include:
10 a.m. – Chris Ranallo11 a.m. – Sara Routh12 p.m. – Adam Bruce1 p.m. – Jess DeWitt2 p.m. – Mississippi Jake3 p.m. – Dang Felton4 p.m. – Luke Fox
10 a.m. – Josh David11 a.m. – Courtney Krause12 p.m. – Andrew Droogsma1 p.m. – Ryan O’Rien2 p.m. – Bethany Joy Johnson3 p.m. – Austin Brown4 p.m. – Chris Falcon
Learn more about each of the musicians here!
Other individual Saturdays in Centennial concerts will be held July 21 (The DM Project), July 28 (The Host Country) and August 4 (Courtney Krause). These artists will play from 6:30-8 p.m.
"We couldn't be more excited about working with the library to present our summer concert series this year. And, the music lineup is quality – every performance,” said Waukee Area Arts Council President Cody Kilgore. “If you've never brought a blanket or chairs out to the park to relax and enjoy a summer Saturday evening with music in the park, you certainly will want to do it this year."
The Arts Council will also present a free concert from The Nadas on Friday, July 13 from 5:30-9 p.m. to kick off the Waukee Arts Festival.
All concert events are free to the public.