Free Concert in S.T. Morrison Park
Monday, July 3, 2017
6:30 pm: The Sidewinders
8:00 pm: Tommy James & the Shondells
Where: S.T. Morrison Park, Coralville | Get directions
About: Bring blankets, lawn chairs, and prepare for a great performance at the annual 4thFest concert! The show is open to all ages.
This energetic nine-piece band performs current pop hits and rock classics. The band features vocals backed by electric guitars, keyboards, percussion, and a three-piece horn ensemble. They have performed at the Iowa State Fair, various festivals throughout Iowa, and military events. They were such a crowd favorite at 4thFest in 2015 and 2016 that we asked them back for a third year in a row.
The Sidewinders is a musical performance team under the 34th Army Band, which is made up of citizen soldiers whose civilian occupations include teachers, salespersons, corporate management, engineers, and students. The 34th Army Band, Iowa Army National Guard, is stationed in Fairfield, Iowa and is the only military band in the state of Iowa.
Listen to The Sidewinders
Tommy James & the Shondells
The road to stardom for began Tommy James when his song “Hanky Panky” became the summer smash success of 1966 and his first million-seller. Today, with a music career that spans over 50 years, his legendary hits include “Crystal Blue Persuasion,” “I Think We’re Alone Now,” “Crimson and Clover,” “Draggin’ the Line,” “Mony, Mony,” and “Sweet Cherry Wine.”
With 23 gold records, 9 platinum albums, and over 100 million records sold worldwide—in addition to his 32 Billboard Hot 100 charting hits—many songs have been covered by artists around the world including Bruce Springsteen, Prince, R.E.M., Joan Jett and The Blackhearts, Billy Idol, Dolly Parton, Carlos Santana, and the Boston Pops. His music has been featured in national ad campaigns and prominent placements in movie and television soundtracks.
- The Oak Ridge Boys (2016)
- Loverboy (2015)
- Jefferson Starship (2014)
- 38 Special (2013)
- Lonestar (2012)
- Herman's Hermits starring Peter Noone (2011)
- Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (2010)
- Dennis DeYoung: The Music of STYX (2009)
- The Guess Who (2008)
- Grand Funk Railroad (2007)
- The Charlie Daniels Band (2006)
- Little River Band (2005)
- Kansas (2004)
- Blood, Sweat, and Tears (2003)
- America (2002)
- Three Dog Night (2001)
- The Platters, The Drifters, and The Marvelettes (2000)
- Chubby Checker (1999)
- The Mamas & the Papas (1998)