.......to our Iowa City-based band "HomeBrewed". We are having a blast playing Rockabilly, Rock and Blues for receptive crowds to whom we are indebted for their support. Having fun is key as we play tunes from the likes of Johnny Cash, Elvis, Stray Cats, Keb Mo, LIttle Walter, Queen, George Thorogood, Eric Clapton, Sonny Boy Williamson and Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats. We love all kinds of music, thus we have chosen to play music that goes back to the intersection of blues, gospel and country and play the songs that led to rock and rock and roll. We use our music to also give back for all of the blessings we have had in life and play primarily for fundraisers for charitable organizations. Please let us know if you have a fundraiser in the Iowa City area that would benefit from having live music.

Latest News

Food Bank Blowout 

The 2018 Crisis Center Food Bank Last Dash benefit to wrap up Project Holiday was very special-thank you to all who attended and/or contributed. Over 150 people came out to the Mill, as we raised over $2500 toward holiday meals for the less fortunate! It was so much fun to play with Mr.Kevin Burt (and Phoebe). The crowd was clearly having fun. Thank you to all of the sponsors who provided donations for the raffle, which was a huge success.

Great support for Penfield at Linnemans in Milwaukee 

A heartfelt thank you to everyone who attended and supported the fundraiser for the Penfield Children's Center held at Jim Linneman's fantastic music venue in Milwaukee. It was a very special night with an enthusiastic crowd of over 100 people packing Linnemans listening to Grant Lewis's fantastic ballads and HomeBrewed's bluesy Rock and Roll. Over $2400 was raised toward a new playground at Penfield. An added benefit was that the event brought together family and friends, some of whom had not seen each other in 30+ years, and others who traveled significant distances to be there. Penfield is a special place, staffed by special people, including my niece Stephanie Shabangu who organized the event. The support from the community (in the broadest sense of the word) was incredible. I know the members of HomeBrewed enjoyed the evening immensely. Thank you!

You Raised the Roof for the IC Free Clinic! 

Thank you to everyone who came out to the Mill for the benefit gig to support the Free Medical and Dental Clinics' efforts to put a new roof on the building. Together we were able to raise over $2000 to stop the leaks. Thanks to Two Bit Maniac and all who donated. If you weren't able to attend but would like to donate, you can give online at: http://freemedicalclinic.org/

New member of the band 

HomeBrewed is very excited to introduce our new drummer Cameron Gray. Cameron is a current dental student and has been playing percussion since the age of 7, mainly playing in school and church bands. His favorite genre of music is indie rock and likes to collect records in his free time. Cameron will be sharing drummer duties with Jacob as schedules allow (for some reason dental school seems like it can be a busy time!). We appreciate the willingness of both Cameron and Jacob to share their time and talent for others.

Iowa City Public Library benefit a great success 

Thank you to everyone who came out to support the ICPL's outreach programs last night at the Mill. About 75 people came out on a Tuesday to help raise $1100 for the Library's Foundation. Patty McCarthy and the ICPL Foundation Board are doing great things to bring the valuable resources of the library out to the community. Please support them whenever you can.

Thanks for supporting domestic violence prevention 

Over 100 people came out to the Mill to support the Domestic Violence Intervention Program and the Rape Victim Advocacy Program last Sunday in less than ideal weather. Between the gate, raffle, silent auction, and pledge cards, about $2000 was raised to help keep the phone consulting service operating for families in need. It was a pleasure playing along with Two Bit Maniac who were outstanding. Another fun event for a great cause. Thanks to all who attended and helped with the organization of the benefit.

Camp Kesem's importance highlighted 

Congratulations to all the young adults, especially Taylor Hayden, who organized the benefit in support of Iowa's Camp Kesem, a free summer camp for children who have a parent with cancer. This first of its kind event in Iowa City, was a great success with over 100 people donating close to $10,000 toward the costs of the summer camp. Excellent food as well. HomeBrewed was privileged to be a part.

UIVA support strong 

Over 100 people came out to the Iowa City VFW to support student Veterans at the University of Iowa. Through the generosity of those in attendance, silent auction and raffle items and donations from the Iowa City and Riverside VFWs, over $10,000 was raised for the development of a new job placement initiative. Thanks to all who participated!

Thanks for supporting Compeer 

About 150 people came out for the Compeer Sound of Friendship Dessert Concert. Great fun to be able to join the other wonderful musicians-Al Zimmerman, Kol Shira and the UI acapella choir Intersection. Compeer provides peer support for people with mental illness and are in need of "friends" to assist their clients. Please consider volunteering. Also thank you to Kevin Sellers, who handled the sound board at the Our Redeemer Lutheran church and tried his best to make us sound good :0)

Holiday Assist for the Food Bank 

Dear Friends: 

Thank to everyone who assisted with the Last Dash Holiday Food Bank fundraiser. We raised $1900 and collected 1000 lbs of food and to help those in need this holiday season. 

The benefit concert yesterday, the culmination of the drive, was standing room only. Mr Kevin BF Burt was his usual outstanding self for two sets and a shout out to my colleagues in HomeBrewed who rocked the place. 

Special thanks to our University of Iowa partners who helped collect food in advance: 
Air Force ROTC 
Army ROTC 
College of Dentistry 
College of Public Health 
Obermann Center for Advanced Studies 
Public Policy Center 

Also special thank you to the Mill for hosting the event 

We are arranging a great line up of benefit gigs for 2018-stay tuned. 

We hope you have a joyous holiday season.

UpComing Gigs

Previous events

UI Veterans Fundraiser

Iowa City VFW, 609 Hollywood Blvd #2, Iowa City

HomeBrewed will be playing at a fundraiser to support the University of Iowa's student veterans at the Iowa City VFW on March 4. Dinner will be served from 5:00 – 7:00 with music to follow. Proceeds go toward developing a learning center for vets on the UI campus. Enjoy dinner and music while supporting a great cause!

2nd Annual Last Dash Food Bank Fundraiser

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

The event will benefit the Johnson County Crisis Center Food Bank that needs food and cash assistance for their holiday crunch time (http://www.jccrisiscenter.org/food-bank/) Date: Sunday December 18 Place: The Mill Iowa City (http://icmill.com/), 120 E. Burlington St Time: Doors Open 3:00, music from 3:30 -6:00 Entertainment: Iowa Bluesman Kevin BF Burt (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kevin-BF-Burt/146666652150879) HomeBrewed, IC Rockabilly and Blues Band (http://homebrewedic.com/) Admission: 3 non-perishable food items or minimum donation of $5 Raffle items available during the show (donation of items for the raffle are welcome)


Iowa City Family Fun Festival

Iowa City

HomeBrewed will be opening for New Trick at the Iowa City Family Fun Festival. Music starts at 7pm, with events occurring throughout the day. For more information, visit http://icfallfunfest.com.


Iowa Women's Archives Fundraiser

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

What: Iowa Women’s Archives Fundraiser (https://www.lib.uiowa.edu/iwa/) Date: Thursday May 12 Time: 6:30 pm Where: The Mill Iowa City, 120 E. Burlington St (http://icmill.com/) Guest artists: —Tom Mason, Nashville-based master musician and songwriter (http://www.tommason.net/ ) and --HomeBrewed, an IC Rockabilly, Rock and Blues Band (http://homebrewedic.com/) Suggested donation: $10 at the door for adults ($20 with. T-shirt), $5 for students ($15 with a t-shirt)


HomeBrewed at the Barn

The Barn, Wellman, IA

Join us for a fun evening during The Barn's Weekend Long flea market. We will play Friday night from 6-8 pm. Come out and have a great time: http://www.thebarniowa.com/#!flea-and-fair/cgzg To get to the Barn from Iowa City: - Take HWY 1 South to the Kalona Cheese Factory. Turn right (West) at the flashing light. Travel 9 miles and turn left on V Ave. The BARN will be 1/2 mile on gravel on the right (west) side of road.


UI Veterans Fundraiser

Iowa City VFW , 609 Hollywood Blvd, #2, Iowa City, IA

Dinner: 5:30-7:30 (Pork loin, Fettucine Alfredo vegetarian). Food Donated by VFW Music by HomeBrewed to follow. Cost $15 for dinner and music. Silent Auction throughout. All proceeds support the 700+ families and dependents who are students at the University of Iowa. They can really use your assistance!

Food Bank Last Dash Holiday Fundraiser

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

Support the Iowa City Crisis Center Food Bank by bringing 3 non-perishable food items or a minimum $5 contribution. Also enjoy Master Bluesman Kevin BF Burt: (https://m.facebook.com/Kevin-BF-Burt-146666652150879/). Mr. Burt has opened for BB King and Coco Taylor and we are honored be on the same program with him!



Ashton House, Iowa City

Outdoor gig for 80 enthusiastic members of the University of Iowa Public Policy Center extended family. Lila and Veda were particularly memorable on the shakers as were Leslie and Allison (our one hit wonders) on the washboard and tambourine!



The Julie's Birthday Bash, Grand ave, Iowa City, IA

This gig was to celebrate the birthdays of two of our favorites Julie's --one celebrating a milestone birthday and the other one an intermediate milestone. 125 people showed up to celebrate, making for a great time!