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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

Thanks for helping the food banks! 

Thank you to the 250 people who participated in the brisk 5K Fun Run/Walk/Crawl at the Walker Homestead, Sunday morning Nov 14. Over $14,000 was raised for the Coralville and North Liberty Food Banks, just in time for the holidays. Additional donations can be made at: https://www.coralvillefoodpantry.org/give; https://northlibertycommunitypantry.org/donor/donate-now/.

Suicide Awareness/Prevention Benefit Gig Successful 

On Saturday evening Sept 18, about 100 people came out to Wilson's Orchard on a beautiful evening to enjoy the company of friends, listen to music and kick off the Jenifer (Dr. Jen) Wolfe Memorial Funding Campaign, an effort by the UI College of Dentistry and the Department of Pediatric Dentistry to support the College’s suicide prevention program in memory of a member of the Class of 2001. In addition, a small portion of these funds will be used to provide dental care to disadvantaged children. For more information and to contribute, please visit the funding campaign’s website:https://uigoldrush.org/drjen. A special thank you to Wilson's for hosting the event. Special night for a special cause.

Help Craft Brewery Workers Who've Lost Jobs 

HomeBrewed is co-sponsoring the "Socially Distant Beer Festival", a fundraiser for the 450 people who have lost their jobs at craft breweries and tap rooms in Iowa. 
It's tough duty but I know you are up to it: 
1. Buy a $5 ticket: https://www.virtualbeerfest.org/tickets 
2. Pick up some of your favorite craft beer 
3. Join others on Twitter, Facebook, and/or Instagram on Saturday, March 28, so we can drink beer together (from a safe distance), with the help of our hashtag, #virtualbeerfest 

If you are outside Iowa, please support the employees at your local craft breweries and tap rooms. 

If you aren't a big craft beer fan, please find another group that you can assist during these challenging times. 

While there lots of folks are in need, this is a small, low-cost way of helping those who have provided we craft beer fans with a small piece of liquid joy. 

Thanks for helping our friends and neighbors far and near.

 #virtualbeerfest

Please support your local non-profits 

During this time when we are unable to do benefit gigs, we would like to encourage you to consider donating to worthwhile charitable organizations in your area.

A few that we would like to suggest you consider are:

1) Domestic Violence intervention program (DVIP

2) CommUnity Food Bank

3) Shelter House for the Homeless

All are trying to help the less fortunate during these trying times.

Please be safe and stay well physically and emotionally!

Your friends at HomeBrewed

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!

UpComing Gigs

Previous events

Nov12

Food Bank Benefit 5K Fun Run/Walk at Walker Homestead

Walker Homestead, 3867 James Avenue Southwest , Iowa City, IA

This Sunday morning Nov 14 (9-noon), Walker Homestead is hosting a 5K fun run-walk-crawl to raise money for the North Liberty Community Pantry and Coralville Food Pantries. Walker Homestead is located 3 miles west of Iowa City, just south of Melrose Ave (IWV). The event is in collaboration with GreenState Credit Union and Homebrewed. The 5K Vintner’s run-walk-crawl is on a beautiful groomed course around the Walker Homestead Farm with fire pits, smores and local wine samples along the route to keep your warm, ending in the vineyard with a celebration mimosa and farm breakfast.

Registration start times are spread across the morning (limit to a count of 12 every 10 minutes from 9AM to noon) to give ample space for your bubble to enjoy the morning outing on the farm and at each wine tasting station with wines from Lubben Vineyards & Wines and Walker Homestead:

  1. White wine station table and fire pit at mile one

  2. Red wine station table and fire pit at mile two

  3. Mimosa and farm breakfast in the vineyard with live music from Homebrewed

Come on out, get a little exercise, enjoy the fresh air, delicious wine and farm breakfast and, of course, fun music!

Sign Up For the Vintner's 5K Run-Walk-Crawl Here

Sep18

Suicide Prevention Benefit Concert

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Wilson's Orchard, 4823 Dingleberry Rd NE, Iowa CIty

Please join us for an important event to raise money and awareness for suicide prevention. This event is in coordination with the UI College of Dentistry Alumni Weekend, however all are welcome! Location: Wilson’s Orchard and Farm, 2 miles north of Iowa City, just east of Hwy 1, on Dingleberry RdNE (County Road X-16).
Date/time: Saturday Sept 18, Music will begin at 8:00pm to 10:00pm. You can arrive at any time and enjoy the Orchard. Cost: Free (although everyone will be encouraged to donate to the cause) Venue: This is an outdoor event. It will take place at a new stage in a valley next to the Orchard parking. Picnic tables are available on top of the hill or you can bring a blanket/chair to be closer to the music. Sustenance: Delicious Wilson’s Smokehouse BBQ, snacks, adult and non-alcoholic beverages available for purchase Purpose: This event will help kick off the Jenifer (Dr. Jen) Wolfe Memorial Funding Campaign, an effort by the College and the Department of Pediatric Dentistry to support the College’s suicide prevention program in memory of a member of the Class of 2001. In addition, a small portion of these funds will be used to provide dental care to disadvantaged children. For more information and to contribute, please visit the funding campaign’s website:https://uigoldrush.org/drjen. We hope to see you there, and help us build community around this important topic.

Jenifer (Dr. Jen) Wolfe Memorial Funding Campaign

Mar7

UI Student Veterans Fundraiser @ Eagles Club

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Eagles Club of Iowa City, 225 Highway 1 W, Iowa City, IA 52246

UI Student Veterans Association UIVA dinner/concert at the IC VFW-Fifth Annual. Proceeds will support career development assistance for the 2000+ student vets and their dependents on campus. $15 includes pork dinner and concert. Donations can also be made online: www.givetoiowa.org/UIVAvetfund

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