Cedar Ridge’s annual Bourbon and Blues Festival is expanding in 2022, moving to Cedar Rapids’ McGrath Amphitheatre as it joins forces with the Linn County Blues Society Tickets for the multiday event starting Aug. 20 go on sale May 1.
Trading Grounds Coffee in Marion is opening this week ahead of a grand opening on Saturday at 917 Barrington Parkway, Suite B. The new coffee shop transformed the space in the MAC Express building previously home to a health club.
Italian favorite Popoli Ristorante & Sullivan’s Bar in the historic Kingston Village building will close May 8, making way for a new event center operated by Peppercorn Food Company.
Music Apr. 21, 2022 6:00 am
Megadeth aficionados will have to bide their time to experience the fresh cuts since the band, which performs Wednesday at the Alliant Energy PowerHouse in Cedar Rapids, refuses to preview tracks.
Orchestra Iowa weaves social commentary from different centuries in “Voices of Change,” presenting Joel Thompson’s “Seven Last Words of the Unarmed” and Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, in concert Saturday at the Paramount in Cedar Rapids and Sunday at Hancher Auditorium in Iowa City.