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MUSIC WITH A MISSION!

Hello from our Iowa City-based band. We are a fun filled, mixed generational group, playing Bluesy Rock and Roll and Rockabilly, mostly in support of non-profit organizations who are helping the less fortunate in society.  We play a mix of tunes: from classics by the likes of Johnny Cash, Stray Cats, Keb Mo, LIttle Walter, and, Eric Clapton, to current bands such as Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats, Kaleo, and JJ Grey and Mofro as well as some original songs. We love all kinds of music, thus we have chosen to play this variety that respects the roots a of the blues while introducing our audiences to some new music to which they might not be familiar. We use our music to also give back for all of the blessings we have had in life. Please let us know if you have a fundraiser in the Iowa City area that would benefit from having live music.

Latest News

MLK Work Day Celebration 

HomeBrewed was honored to be invited to play for the 2020 MLK work day celebration at Mercer Park in Iowa City. We played our original tribute song to Dr King, called Spirit of Hope, which speaks to what need in these divided times. Thank you MLK organizers!

Shelter House BBQ Bash was a blast 

HomeBrewed appreciated the opportunity to play in support of the great work of the Shelter House and their great work for the homeless.

The 3-400 in attendance enjoyed great BBQ pork, community and seemed to really enjoy the music!

Successful event for the Fifth Ward Saints North 

About 140 people attended the benefit dinner concert for the Fifth Ward Saints North at Ernie Found's farm on August 24. The event raised about $8000 through the live auction, silent auction, and good will donations. Thanks to all involved in organizing the event and for those making generous donations.

DVIP/NL Community Pantry event 

On what turned out to be a beautiful Sunday afternoon in the park in North Liberty, Mike Haverkamp and HomeBrewed had fun playing to a very receptive audience in support of two great causes-The Domestic Violence Intervention Program and the North Liberty Community Pantry. Thank you to both groups for the great work for those in need.

UpComing Gigs

Previous events

Brew and the Bard @Big Grove with HomeBrewed

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Big Grove Brewery IC, 1225 S Gilbert St. , Iowa City, IA 52240

Please benefit concert will support Riverside Theater and thank all their benefactors. Riverside Theater will also announce their free summer Shakespeare play for 2020 at the event. And of course, enjoy the great food and drink of Big Grove Brewery!

Dec15

Last Dash Food Bank Benefit

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The MIll, 120 E Burlington St, Iowa CIty, IA

Kevin BF Burt, International Blues Champion will be joining us for the 5th Annual Benefit Concert for the Community Food Bank. The event will support Project Holiday with the goal of serving a full holiday dinner for 4000+ families. Suggested donation: $10 for adults, $5 for students, kids free. Bring the family after work for good food, drink, music and fun.

Nov2

Penfield Children's Center Benefit Concert

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Linneman's Riverwest Inn, 1001 E. Locust St, Milwaukee, WI 53212

Come enjoy the Second Annual HomeBrewed benefit concert to support Penfield Children's Center! Bring your friends to Linneman's Riverwest Inn and raise your glass to fun music for a great cause. Penfield creates a positive start in life for infants and children, many of whom have developmental delays or disabilities, by providing early education, health services and family programming. https://www.facebook.com/events/702360346840718/

Oct20

A HomeBrewed Benefit for the Greatest Small City for the Arts Campaign

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The MIll, 120 E Burlington St, Iowa CIty, IA

FilmScene and The Englert Theatre are in a capital and programmatic campaign to help strengthen their local historic arts venues, expand into new venues and programs, and evolve the ways in which we connect the arts to all of the cultures that make up our community. At its heart, their campaign is about deepening partnership and collaboration in our area and they hope to write an important chapter in the overall vision of Building the Greatest Small City for the Arts. HomeBrewed is an all-star Iowa City rock band that most often dedicates its shows toward raising awareness and funds for nonprofit institutions and efforts. Suggested Donation: $10 adults, $5 kids Information Tables about the Campaign will also be on site

Oct6

Oktoberfest at Stella for the NCJC

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Stella Restaurant Parking Lot (http://www.stellaiowacity.com/), 1006 Melrose Ave, Iowa CIty, IA

Come on out and join HomeBrewed and our friends, Two Bit Maniac for an Oktoberfest good time of food, beverages and games, all while helping the Neighborhood Centers of Johnson County raise money to support field trips for underprivileged kids in the Iowa City Area.

Sep27

Shelter House BBQ Bash

Johnson county IA Fairgroiunds, 3109 Old Hwy 218 S, , Iowa City, IA 52246

Come on down to the 3rd annual BBQ Bash to benefit Shelter House on Friday, September 27th. Enjoy a night of delicious food, music, and games for the entire family at the Johnson County Fairgrounds. And live it up with bluesy rockabilly music by an Iowa City favorite, HomeBrewed!

Adult tickets GROWN FOLK (age 13+ and adults) $35.00

Children tickets JUNIOR PITMASTER (age 6 to 12) $10.00 | LIL’ GRILLER (age 3 to 5) $5.00 | Age 2 and under: Free

https://shelterhouseiowa.org/bbq-bash/

Aug24

Fifth Ward Saints North Benefit dinner/gig

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Ernie Found's barn, 4304 Maier Ave SW,, Iowa City, IA 52240

Come Join the Fifth Ward Saints North in celebrating the successes we've had in our first year in Iowa City providing a positive after school program for underprivileged children. You will not want to miss this: there will be live music by Homebrewed, BBQ provided by Iowa Pork Producers and much more. The Fifth Ward Saints North has established itself as a valuable asset to the Iowa City community and we would like for you to come celebrate with us and learn how you can become a part of this movement! .

Aug17

Iowa City Family Fun Festival

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Regina, 2150 Rochester Ave, Iowa City, IA 52245

Come out to Regina for fun music, good food, rides, a beer tent and more. This annual event is an Iowa City staple and we are happy to be a participant again,

Aug11

DVIP/NL Food Pantry benefit

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Quail Ridge Park Pavilion, 931 W. Zeller st, North LIberty, IA

This is the First Philanthro-Jam which is a benefit concert for the Domestic Violence Intervention Program and the North Liberty Community Pantry. Our good friend and fine musician Mike Haverkamp will kick off the event from 2-3:00 and HomeBrewed will play from 3-5:00. There is no charge however these fine organizations would appreciate any free will donations. You can also help by giving slightly larger amounts to help them purchase a van. There will be two food trucks, Marcos grilled cheese and Dr Skewer as well as games for the kids. Come on out, and have a great time in support of the Domestic Violence Intervention Program and the North Liberty Community Pantry. Thank you

Jun20

Center for Worker Justice Benefit concert

The MIll, 120 E Burlington St, Iowa CIty, IA

Enjoy a concert by HomeBrewed and The Negotiators (https://www.facebook.com/thenegotiatorsband/) to support The Center for Worker Justice of Eastern Iowa (https://www.cwjiowa.org/) which was founded in 2012 by a coalition of religious, community, labor, and immigrant organizations, and is affiliated nationally with the Interfaith Worker Justice network. It's Mission is to unite low-wage workers in Eastern Iowa across race and immigration status to achieve social and economic justice through education, organization, direct service, and community alliances. They seek to improve Eastern Iowa communities by coordinating projects to address injustices in areas such as: workplace conditions, civil rights, access to education, and the need for affordable housing.

Jun7

Friday Night Concert Series

Downtown Iowa CIty

We are very excited to be a part of the 2019 Friday night concert series. We will be playing the first set from 6:30-7:45. Brad and the Big Wave will be playing the second set at 8:00. Come out and support the wonderful music and arts culture of Iowa City

May5

Ales for Tails-Mary's Farm Sanctuary Benefit Concert

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Big Grove Brewery IC, 1225 S Gilbert St. , Iowa City, IA 52240

Come support Mary's Farm Sanctuary (https://www.marysfarm.org/about-us). This great organization rescues distressed animals and uses them to provide comfort to seniors and others in need.

May 5 (Sunday) 2:00-5:00 Place: Big Grove Brewery, Iowa City Benefit: Mary's Farm Sanctuary is a small non-profit that rescues farm animals and finds them a purpose of providing therapy, friendship, and love for seniors and others in need. Come meet some of the animals and have a great time. Suggested donation: $10 Family friendly environment?: Absolutely

Apr28

Third Annual-Catholic Worker House Dinner Concert Benefit

St Patricks Church, 4330 Saint Patrick Drive, , Iowa City, IA 52240

May 1 is the 3rd Anniversary of the Iowa City Catholic Worker House and the 86th anniversary of Dorothy Day's Catholic Worker Movement. Please join us on Sunday, April 28 at 5:00 for a "Feast of St. Joseph the Worker" party and fundraiser to celebrate! Music by HomeBrewed, IC-based bluesy rock and roll band. Food and music will be from 5:00-7:30 pm in the Saint Patrick Church Hall. Suggested donation is $10 per person, $5 for kids under 12. Max $25 for a family. Dinner includes beef, chicken and veggie fajitas, sides, dessert and drinks. Pray, eat, jam to music, and make merry. Proceeds will support the Iowa City Catholic Worker House of Hospitality. The CWH provides emergency housing for the homeless, food for the hungry, and community for all those in need. Co-sponsored by the Catholic Worker House, Home Brewed, and Saint Patrick Parish. Happy May Day and God bless the poor!

Mar31

Handicare benefit concert

The MIll, 120 E Burlington St, Iowa CIty, IA

Handicare is a rather unique early learning center for children who develop typically and those with special needs (physical and behavioral). Recommended donation is $5. Proceeds will support a new van/bus for the Center. Below are items that could be donated at the door: Bubbles Fragrance free baby wipes Glue sticks Sponges Stickers Washable markers A & D diaper ointment Play-doh Desitin diaper cream Sidewalk chalk Sunscreen (no spray pls) Balls Water toys Bath books

Feb15

Oktoberfest in February for NCJC

Unitarian Universalist Society Fellowship Hall, 2355 Oakdale Rd, Coralville, IA 52241

Lets warm up the winter with brats and beer while supporting the Neighborhood Centers of Johnson County's youth biking program (http://ncjc.org/youth-off-road-riders.html) that helps builds confidence and coordination. Recommended donation is $10 for adults, $5 for kids. Brats, dogs and beer also available. Music will be provided by HomeBrewed and the Old Cap String Band.

Dec14

Last Dash Food Bank Benefit Gig

The MIll Iowa City, 120 E Burlington St, Iowa CIty, IA

Kevin BF Burt, the reigning International Blues Champion will be joining us for the 4th Annual Benefit Concert for the Johnson County Crisis Center Food Bank. The event will support Project Holiday with the goal of serving a full holiday dinner for 4000+ families. Suggested donation: $10 for adults, $5 for students, kids free. Kevin will be playing from his new album "Heartland and Soul", available for download from iTunes and Spotify. Bring the family after work for good food, drink, music and fun.

Penfield Foundation Benefit at Linnemans

Linneman's Riverwest Inn, 1001 E. Locust St, Milwaukee, WI 53212

Enjoy a bluesy Rock'n Roll concert by HomeBrewed at Linneman's Riverwest Inn to support Penfield Children's Center! Bring your friends and raise your glasses to fun music for a great cause. HomeBrewed will be sharing the stage with Pete's High School Classmate Grant (Tabb) Lewis, with his acoustic meld of old and new favorites. Penfield creates a positive start in life for infants and children, many of whom have developmental delays or disabilities, by providing early education, health services and family programming. https://www.facebook.com/Linnemans-Riverwest-Inn-116315658393812/