Jazz and Pop starts Friday
News · May 24, 2013

“Jazz and Pop” will kick off this year’s Music on the Village Green concert series.

The award-winning West Branch High School Jazz Band, followed by student a cappella singers, performs on Friday, May 24 at 7 p.m. Main Street West Branch will hand out free popsicles during “Jazz and Pop.”

Following the May 24 performance Herbert Hoover National Historic Site, in cooperation with Main Street West Branch, invites visitors to a series of special musical events each Thursday night in June. The weekly performances feature folk band The Hollands (June 6), bluesman Kevin “BF” Burt (June 13), guitarist Scott Cawelti (June 20), and bluegrass band The Feralings (June 27). The concerts are free and begin at 7 p.m. at Herbert Hoover National Historic Site.

“We’re excited about the bands coming to perform this year,” Park Superintendent Pete Swisher said, “and about bringing the community together around events in Herbert Hoover National Historic Site.”

The outdoor concerts will take place on the village green at the intersection of Parkside Drive and Main Street in historic downtown West Branch.

Scott Cawelti’s performance on June 20 is courtesy of Humanities Iowa, a private, non-profit state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

For more information go online at or call (319) 643-2541.

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