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The Civic Music Association has announced three new board members for the 2013-14 season. Coming on board for new three-year terms are Joel Fortney, Mary Kay Tamasi, Richard Hodges, Sheila Navis and Eric Ferring. The new board members were sworn in at the Civic Music Association Annual Meeting held on June 26.

On Thursday, July 4, Brian Congdon and Brad Seidenfeld perform at Jasper Winery. The music will kick off at 6 p.m., and admission is free.

Also on July 4, the Community Jazz Center Big Band will play an outdoor show at Lions Park starting at 6:30 p.m. That show is all-ages and free as well.

The big deal this weekend will be the 80/35 Music Festival, which has bands playing Friday and Saturday, but there are other ways to entertain yourself if none of the downtown bands is scratching that itch.

At 5:30 p.m. on Friday, July 5, Rendezvous on Riverview has Back Stage Boogie Band performing. The weekly event takes place outdoors at Sixth and Boston streets in the Highland Park neighborhood and is both free to attend and open to all ages, with drink tickets and adult beverages available for those who are eligible.


Then, Whisky Dixx has Danny Whitson performing at 10 p.m. that same night. No cover.

Moving on to Saturday, July 6, Hendrik Meurkens and Gabriel Espinosa perform an outdoor show at Evelyn K. Davis Park starting at 3:30 p.m. Just like most of the outdoor shows in the city this summer, this one will be free to attend and open to listeners of all ages.

Then later that night, House of Bricks plays host to This Sudden Darkness, Divinion and A Fall to Break. That show starts at 9:30 p.m., and $5 will get you in the door.

On Sunday, July 7, two wildly divergent, national touring acts are playing in the city at exactly the same time. First up, the Sound Notes Pick o’ the Week: Nitefall on the River presents Brandi Carlile performing at the Simon Estes Amphitheater at 7 p.m. As of press time, tickets were still available (www.nitefalldsm.com) and are $30. The Lone Bellow also performs.

Also at 7 p.m. on July 7, Wells Fargo Arena welcomes in Justin Bieber. The show is all-ages, though we can be reasonably certain that one age group will predominate. Tickets range from $39.50 to $95. Check out www.iowaeventscenter.com for ticket information.

On Tuesday, July 9, House of Bricks has Kansas City rapper Krizz Kaliko performing, starting at 6 p.m. Tickets are $15, and can be purchased in advance through Ticketmaster. Mayday and Steve Stone also perform. The show is all-ages until 9 p.m.

Also on July 9, Vaudeville Mews has Ours performing with Luna Arcade and Vaudeville (Vaudeville at Vaudeville. Heh), starting at 8 p.m. Tickets to that one run $17 and can be bought in advance through www.tikly.co.

Finally on Wednesday, July 10, The Blank Park Zoo’s Zoo Brew sets some kind of record for apropos by hosting Monkey, Monkey, Monkey. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and admission is free with a zoo membership. Otherwise it’s the price of a regular zoo admission. Mahalo. CV

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