The University of Iowa

Think Outside the Drum

This free, family-friendly show introduces a wide array of percussion instruments and the sounds they make. Through interactive activities and musical demonstrations, Third Coast Percussion invites everyone to play with the building blocks of music.

An Evening of Music & Literature

With Rosanne Cash, A. M. Homes, Lan Samantha Chang, Tameka Cage Conley and John Leventhal 

Limited Availability!

Join us for An Evening of Music & Literature featuring singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash, her husband and guitarist, John Leventhal, and three exceptional authors with ties to the Iowa Writers’ Workshop.

Family Fun Night

No matter your age or musical ability, we have something for everyone! Ignite your passion for music and join us to make music on a wide variety of instruments in this open-house style event.

♦  Instrument Petting Zoo
♦  Ukulele Lessons

Danish String Quartet

Perhaps the most in-demand string quartet in the world today, the Danish String Quartet stand out “not because they’re shinier or plusher or pushier than the rest,” raves The Guardian, “but because of their nimble charisma, stylish repertoire, and the way their light and grainy shading can turn on a dime.”

ETHEL + Robert Mirabal

The members of the string quartet ETHEL and Native American artist Robert Mirabal invoked the spirit of flowing water and the power of collaboration to create The River. The work draws on influences from around the globe, reinforcing the centrality of water in all of our lives.