August 22: Arts on Central ft. Adams & Cooley’s Rat Pack Jazz

We’re filling downtown Orange City with live music, food, and family fun! Grab street food (and poffertjes!) and create your own art. Celebrate the end of summer with a color toss ceremony! Then move on over to the bandshell for Adams & Cooley’s Rat Pack Jazz!

Artists of all ages can take part in chalk art, the iconic CUBE painting, a scavenger hunt, cookie decorating, a graffiti wall, photo booth, and more!

Stop by the OCArts booth and get a free t-shirt with your 2018-19 Season Pass purchase! Plus, decorate a bag to take home all your projects in. We can’t wait to see you there!

Schedule at a glance:

4:30  –  Food stands open, live music and activities begin

5:00  –  OC Chamber of Commerce “Thanks with Franks” begins

5:30  –  End of Summer Color Toss Ceremony

7:30  –  Adams & Cooley’s Rat Pack Jazz at the Bandshell

 

This year’s live music in the street will feature:

4:30  –  The Fabulous Forte: The voices of Nicki Kuiper, Rebecca De Vries, and Janie Van Dyke join with pianist Carla Van Beek for Andrews Sisters style harmonies and tight rhythms

5:10  –  The Ruralists: Guitar driven alt-rock band comprised of Luke Hawley, Laremy De Vries, Ben Lappenga, Jake Miller, and Titus Landegent, The Ruralists challenge the idea that culture can only be found in “cities”

6:00  –  Men of Jubilant Praise: Barbershop quartet-style sacred music led by Irwin De Jong

6:50  –  The Usual Suspects: Acoustic blues and rock with Joel Westerholm, John Hubers, Gary Reinders, Sam Martin, and Steve Mason

7:30  –  Adams & Cooley’s Rat Pack Jazz (at Windmill Park Bandshell): All the hits from the “Golden Age of Song,” just like you want them played! Take a listen:

 

With high praise from Chip Davis of Mannheim Steamroller, Adams & Cooley’s Rat Pack Jazz give you the musical standards of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Tony Bennett and Nat King Cole with flair. These gentlement have been touring and playing music together for over 30 years, and their showmanship and musical expertise really stand out from the crowd.

 

See you there!

August 15: The Maytags

Retro rock, blues, funk and jazz blend in this charismatic  band with “warmth lining every note.” The Maytags have been playing for sellout crowds all over the Midwest the last few years and have a devoted following. The critics love them, the fans adore them, and you’ll be captivated by their unique and refreshing sound. Musically adventurous, honest, energetic, and just a little bit sweet, The Maytags really deliver.



 

Special thanks to our sponsor, ATLAS Orange City Area, for making this event possible.

August 8: SchoolHouse Company

Our own musical theatre magicians present the musical revue, “And the World Goes  ‘Round” with favorites from Broadway greats John Kander and Fred Ebb, the musical team behind such favorites as, “All That Jazz,” “New York, New York,” “Maybe This Time,” and “Cabaret.”

With a commitment to artistic excellence, The SchoolHouse Company strives to provide all people in Sioux County and the surrounding areas with the resources and opportunities to create and enjoy live theatre. Founded in 2008, the troupe has gained a devoted following in Northwest Iowa and continues to stretch their boundaries and grow as artists together.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Fareway and Edward Jones Financial: Mark Lundberg, for making this event possible.