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Johns Grocery 76th Anniversary

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Johns Grocery, 401 E. Market St, Iowa City, IA

Come join our band Homebrewed to celebrate "Dirty Johns" 76th Anniversary

Location: John's Grocery, 401 E, Market St, Iowa City Date: Next Wednesday May 29 Music: 4-6pm

Johns Grocery is still here for a reason!

Doug Alberhasky runs a fantastic store with friendly and knowledgeable staff and the best selection of wine and beer in town.

We will be playing in the parking lot for the second year in a row celebrating their longevity.

Come enjoy our mix of original and classic bluesy rock n roll tunes while you sample food and beverages.

Doesn’t get much better than that!


MADACC Benefit Celebrating Mike Dooley

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Shank Hall, 1434 N Farwell Ave , Milwaukee, WI 53202 (414) 276-7288

Benefit Concert for MADACC Sunday April 21, 4:00pm (Doors open 3:30) Shank Hall, 1434 N. Farwell Ave Suggested Donation: $15

Iowa City-based band HomeBrewed, led by Milwaukee native Pete Damiano, will be sharing a mix of horn-driven originals and covers in a bluesy rock’n roll style to benefit the Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control Commission (MADACC).

All proceeds go to MADACC to purchase supplies for kitten season and puppy enrichment toys.

It is also a great opportunity to help celebrate the life of Mike Dooley, a life-long friend of many in Milwaukee and a huge supporter of MADAAC.

Food, live music, a great venue and It’s an early event! What a great excuse to get together with friends and have fun!

Tickets are only $15, available at the door or in advance at: TICKETS.

HomeBrewed “Music with a Mission”¬ is a fun filled, multi-generational group, playing a mix of originals and covers in a Bluesy Rock’n Roll style. They released their first album “The Devil in my Soul” last year that is available on Spotify and Apple Music.

Even if you can’t make it, please consider buying a ticket or donating online to MADACC.

ALL ARE WELCOME!! Hope to see you there!

KCCK daBluesapalooza 2024

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Olympic Theater, 1202 3rd St SE, Suite 200, Cedar Rapids

IC Homebrewed is excited to once again be invited to play alongside a fantastic group of musicians at the third annual daBluesapalooza, in support of KCCK, one of the best jazz/blues stations in the country. Tickets are $30 at the door. Come out and enjoy the fun! More info or to donate online, please go to: https://www.kcck.org


CommUnity Food Bank Holiday Food Basket Benefit

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Wildwood Saloon, 4919 Walleye Drive SE , Iowa City, IA 52240

CommUnity Food Bank Holiday Basket project is an annual way of providing families with a turkey dinner for the holidays. This is a fun way to support Holiday Basket while eating BBQ and listening to bluesy rock'n roll. Does it get any better than that :0) Donation options: $15 general admission in advance or at the door $100 reserved table for 5 (tickets included) Bid on silent auction items online or at the event: https://givebutter.com/c/homebrewedholiday


Can't make it, donate to Project Holiday here: https://givebutter.com/c/homebrewedholiday


Join us for music, art and fun while supporting the Immigrant Welcome Network of Johnson County whose mission is: to empower and support new immigrant and refugee families in Johnson County, Iowa by providing temporary housing and comprehensive assistance in navigating the complexities of resettlement.

Where: The James Theater, 213 North Gilbert St, Iowa City When: Wednesday November 8, 7:00-9:00pm Donation at the door: $25 (suggested) Nice artwork will be available for purchase

All proceeds will be used to support the new refugee and immigrant families staying in the temporary housing provided by the Immigrant Welcome Network of Johnson County.

Seating is limited, so please go to the Immigrant Welcome Network of Johnson County's Facebook event page and let us know that you can join us:


Can't make it, donate on their website!


Woof Wine Walk and Lunch

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

Woof Wine Walk and Lunch for IC Animal Shelter You may have heard that the Iowa City Animal Care and Adoption Center recently rescued 131 dogs from a puppy mill in rural Johnson County. Most of these dogs are on their way to a better life, however the costs were substantial and not likely the last time a puppy mill will need rescuing.

Bring your dog (and/or a friend) this Sunday Oct 8 from 10:00-2:00 to the Walker Homestead for the first Woof Wine Walk and Lunch to raise money for the Friends of the Animal Center Foundation who support the Iowa City Shelter.

What: Woof Wine Walk and Lunch Where: Walker Homestead Winery, 3 miles west of Iowa City, just south of Melrose Ave (IWV) When: This Sunday October 8, 10:00-2:00 Donation: A $25 donation includes: A dog/friend walk through the beautiful Walker Homestead countryside A glass of wine and a dog treat at the half way point A mimosa and dog treat on your arrival back to the Homestead Live music by Homebrewed Lunch can be purchased after the walk (Lunch menu) Silent auction, raffle and other ways to support available Registration start times are available from 10:00-12:00 *Note, when registering, you will be given an opportunity to select your start time (up to 18 people every 5 minutes). The registration site first appears as if there is only a 10 am start, but you select your preferred start time at the end of the registration process. (sorry, we know, its ruff 🙂)

Come on out, get a little exercise with your furry friend, enjoy the fresh air, delicious wine and lunch and, of course, fun music!

Sign Up For the Woof Wine Walk and Lunch Here: https://secure.getmeregistered.com/get_information.php?event_id=139005

Can't make it, donate here! https://icanimalcenter.org/207/Donate


Summer Camp Benefit Honoring Mark Twain Principal

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Mark Twain Elementary, 1355 Deforest Ave, Iowa City, IA 52240

Dear Friends: Please join us this Saturday from 3-6pm to give a rousing send off to beloved Mark Twain Elementary School Principal Jason McGinnis while raising funds to support 45 kids who lost funding to attend summer camp.

What: Farewell Party Fundraiser honoring Twain Principal Jason McGinnis Where: Mark Twain Elementary School. 1355 Deforest Ave, Iowa City, IA 52240 When: This Saturday June 3, 3-6pm

Food! Games/ activities! Fun Music! Raffle items! and so much more! Your help will make a difference in a child's opportunity to have A Safe Place to Go this summer! Sponsored by: the Neighborhood Centers of Johnson County and HomeBrewed-Music with a Mission.

Can't attend in person, you can also donate here: https://ncjc.org/baspcampaign.html

HomeBrewed Album Release Party for Tate High School

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Wildwood Saloon, 4919 Walleye Drive SE , Iowa City, IA 52240

Release Party for HomeBrewed's First Album "Devil in My Soul". Proceeds support the Holiday Food Drive benefiting Elizabeth Tate High School families over the winter break "Devil in My Soul" is HomeBrewed's First Album, recorded at Flatblack Studios in rural Iowa City (Thank you Luke Tweedy!). It is a mix of original and covers in a bluesy rock'n roll style. CDs available for purchase at the event to support Tate families. Come join the fun, Family Friendly

$10 tickets in advance (Wildwood Saloon) or at door $100 reserved table for 5 (tickets included) Art Works available for silent auction, many by Tate Students.


Benefit concert for the Neighborhood Centers of Johnson County Enjoy an outdoor concert with a Food Truck, and Bouncy House Bring a chair or blanket and BYOB for beverages.

Music by HomeBrewed, Iowa City-based bluesy rock n roll band, playing classic blues, rock, modern indie blues and original tunes.

Suggested Donation: Goodwill and raffle items



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Olympic Theater, 1202 3rd St SE, Suite 200, Cedar Rapids

daBluesapalooza is a benefit concert celebrating 30 Years of ‘da Blues on KCCK, the Kirkwood CC radio station. Featuring an All-Star jam of the top Blues and R&B musicians from Cedar Rapids and Iowa City! Your Hosts: Bob DeForest and John “Big Mo” Heim Scheduled to Appear: Craig Erickson Quartet Evan Stock Band Homebrewed John Resch and Doggin’ Out Johnny Kilowatt Molly Nova and The Hawk featuring Bryce Janey Tanya English Band ….and more! We are honored to play for this wonderful event. Come on out and join the fun!

Students $5, Gen Admission $15, Reserved with BBQ dinner $30


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


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


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


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.