The Awful Purdies

Summer Sun Series

Main Street in Front of the FACC

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Bring back the bands with this series of FREE (and safe!) outdoor concerts featuring some of the best the Iowa music scene has to offer!

Grab your lawn chairs, gather all the people you like, and come out to the Center to enjoy good music in good company again...finally!

Concerts begin at 7 pm every other Wednesday evening from June 2 - August 11. Look below for the lineup of amazing Iowa talent—and be sure to add the whole series to your calendar!

The Awful Purdies

Awful Purdies is a Folk-Americana collective of five multi-instrumental women, powered by seamless harmonies, banjo, accordion, cello, guitar, mandolin, and bass. The sound is an earnest nod to traditional American music, folk, old country, bluegrass, honky tonk, and soul. 

The live performance experience is intimate, containing both humor and insight. On stage, Awful Purdies actively share gratitude and support of one another and take turns stepping up as lead singers and songwriters.

Since 2006, Awful Purdies have been raising families, telling women's stories, advocating for human rights, and engaging with their communities in Eastern Iowa.

Look for their fourth studio album "The Great Unraveling" in December 2020.