The University of Iowa

Buddy Guy

With special guest: Tom Hambridge. At age 86, Buddy Guy is a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee, a major influence on rock titans like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, and Stevie Ray Vaughan, and a living link to Chicago’s halcyon days of electric blues.

Lake Street Dive

Enjoy an easy going, semi-acoustic evening with Lake Street Dive. Come sing along as the band performs a revue of their 18-year catalog of songs. Join the band—including bassist and Iowa City native Bridget Kearney—in a relaxed, basement couch setting.

Terrance Simien & the Zydeco Experience

Hancher Auditorium is proud to help bring Terrance Simien to the Iowa City Jazz Festival! Grammy-winner Simien takes his audiences on a multicultural tour of the world inspired the many countries he’s visited on tour which have informed his musical language. He creates a hypnotic blend of New Orleans funk-reggae-flavored-world-blues-American zydeco roots music that beckons you to your feet and into the groove.