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IOWA CITY — The Domestic Violence Intervention Program (DVIP) is partnering with local artists for a punk show fundraiser at the James Theater, 213 N Gilbert St., on Friday at 7 p.m. Tickets are $22 in advance, $25 at the door. All proceeds benefit victim/survivors in our community.
The show is being produced by Mark Nolte and Joe Morland and will feature Dave Zollo and the Body Electric covering The Blasters; Ready, Cassette, Go Go covering the Go-Go’s; City Park covering X; and Plastic Relations covering Social Distortion
DVIP is facing significant funding cuts and is in need of alternative revenue sources to fill the funding gap. Currently the program is facing funding cuts that range from $26,000 to $190,000 this fiscal year. Due to the volatility of state and federal funds, the organization will depend on private donations and events such as this concert to stabilize their operating budget.
“These funding cuts are coming at a very challenging time,” said Alta Medea, DVIP Director of Community Engagement. “We continue to see an uptick in the need for our services. If we don’t fill this funding gap, it means catastrophic cuts to the lifesaving services we provide. We’re grateful to the community partners who have stepped up to help us offset this revenue loss.”
“We want have a big old fun Punk Rock Show to commemorate making it through the last two years,” said Morland about Nolte and himself. “Big shout out to these incredible local bands who immediately volunteered to support DVIP by covering First Wave LA Punk Bands,” he added.
Nolte, who also is the lead singer of City Park and co-owner of the James Theater with his wife, Leslie, loves the idea of playing punk rock to support DVIP. “It is so Punk Rock to support DVIP,” he said.