Welcome

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

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.

Burr Oak Land Trust benefit-a beautiful evening 

We really enjoyed playing outside at the Belgum Grove for the Burr Oak Land Trust. Great crowd on a beautiful evening and helped raise money to support purchasing and maintaining beautiful parcels of land in the rural IC area.

Lone Tree Fire Dept Street Dance 

Thank you to the Lone Tree Volunteer Fire Dept for their service to the community and for the invitation to play for their street dance this year. Very nice crowd played games while Two Bit Maniac and HomeBrewed played some tunes-and raised about $4000 for the Fire Dept. Great night

Friday Night Concert series very special 

Our band felt very fortunate to be able to open the brand new stage for the Iowa City Friday Night Concert Series. We appreciated the large and receptive crowd and to share the stage with Brad and the Big Wave. Thank you Summer of the Arts committee for selecting us to play this great venue.

Mary's Farm Sanctuary supported well at Big Grove 

Mary's Farm Sanctuary raised over $2500 in a fun event with mini horse, dogs, cats and lots of two legged animals. Outside the back of Big Grove turned out to be a perfect venue on one of the few beautiful days of the spring. A fun time had by all.

Thanks for improving the Catholic Worker House 

Over 250 people attended the third annual Catholic Worker House Benefit dinner/concert. The event raised $11,000 which is being used already to update and improve the 116 year old house with with new kitchen appliances, pantry shelving and a more hygienic countertop. New windows that actually open will also be installed before the end of the summer. Thank you to all who contributed to feed and house the less fortunate in our area.

Great UIVA event 

Thanks to the IC VFW, the Riverside VFW and the 100 folks who enjoyed a delicious pork tenderloin dinner and clearly enjoyed the music (which we certainly enjoy). The UIVA students came together when needed and did a terrific job.

UpComing Gigs

Previous events

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! .

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/

Oct21

Free Medical Clinic "Raise the Roof" Benefit

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

The Free Medical Clinic needs a new roof which will be expensive. Please help them literally plug their holes while enjoying good food and drink Suggested donation: $10 for adults, $5 for students, kids free Family friendly environment.

Sep30

OKTOBERFEST CANCELLED

OKTOBERFEST POSTPONED Dear Friends-due to the weather, the Neighborhood Centers of Johnson County would prefer to reschedule today's event. As the near term forecast is consistently wet, we may have a mid year Oktoberfest instead :0) You are still welcome to support the NCJC at: http://ncjc.org/index.html. Thank you

Aug25

Pathways benefit-Men Who Cook (and a few good women)

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Clarion Highlander Hotel, 2525 North Dodge St, Iowa CIty, IA

Men Who Cook (https://www.facebook.com/events/1293210127459277/) is an evening to support the Pathways Adult Day Center, a valuable resource to the community. First enjoy a smorgasbord of food cooked by a variety of local chefs (and cooks), then sit back (or dance) to HomeBrewed playing fun bluesy rock. Tickets are available at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/men-who-cook-and-a-few-good-women-tickets-46333447589