School Performance: Freedom Riders

Tuesday, February 10, 2022 at 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

Center for Faith and Life, Main Hall

To reserve tickets for your school, please contact Bradley Phillips,, or (563) 387-1293. Iowa Arts Council has suspended its funding for school arts experiences but we have other options if your school is looking for support! Please contact Kristen Underwood, Director of Campus Programming for more information.

FREEDOM RIDERS explores the courageous personalities behind one of the most critical chapters of the civil rights movement. Set in 1961, 15 years after the Supreme Court had outlawed it, cities throughout the South still enforced a rigid system of segregation. The Freedom Riders, both Black and white Americans, traveled together on buses that crossed state lines, purposefully disregarding the racist that were still in place. The unforgettable heroes and events of Freedom Riders are essential to a full understanding of the civil rights movement and America’s history.

Sponsored by Joel and Jacquie Greiner, the Depot Outlet, and the Kurtich Foundation.


Family Show: The Okee Dokee Brothers

Saturday, April 23, 2022 at 2 p.m.

Center for Faith and Life, Main Hall

This beloved bluegrass duo performs family music that inspires everyone to step outside and get creative. Childhood friends from Denver, Colorado, Joe Mailander and Justin Lansing take us on a musical tour of the natural world from the Appalachian Trail (“Through the Woods”) to the Mississippi River (Grammy Award–winning “Can You Canoe?”). Presented in celebration of Earth Day and Climate Justice Week.

Sponsored by Lynne Sootheran and Kent Simmonds