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Catfish Keith-Foot Stomping Blues at Farmers Mercantile Hall in Garrison July 14

World-touring acoustic blues pioneer, Catfish Keith, has established himself as one of the most exciting country blues performers of our time. He will be in Garrison for a Sunday afternoon of foot-stomping, deep delta blues and American roots music on Sunday, July 14th at 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm.Admission: $15 and Children are free!Refreshments will be provided by the Garrison Library for a freewill donation.

GENEVIEVE’S NUTCRACKER CAST LIST FOR 2024

We are beyond excited to announce our 2024 Cast Lists!Due to overwhelming response at auditions, we have placed all children and teens into the RED cast or GREEN cast. Some cast members appear in both casts; please read cast lists carefully.*Understudies for lead roles are listed at the end of both cast lists.RED CAST IN ORDER OF APPEARANCE:(Performs 11/21 at 7 pm, 11/23 and 11/24 at 1 pm)The Family:GENEVIEVE- Ayla NeveGRANDPA BAXTER- Dave GatesGRANDMA BAXTER- Sue GatesMARIE- Scarlett GirouxHARRY- Henry GroomThe PartyCLARA- Payzlee SteeleLOUISE (her teen sister)-Isabella BistlineTEEN PARTY GUESTS- Lila Knittel, Lexi Van ReeCHILD PARTY GUESTS- Brylea Burt, Leigha Kane, Ella Lacey, Carolynne Liedtke, Cora Stadheim, Lexi VaskeFRITZ- Henry GroomDROSSELMEYER- Alexander VasquezMAGICAL TOYS:TEDDY BEAR DOLL- Christian LiedtkeWIND UP SOLDIER- Lillian VoelkerSWISS MILKMAID DOLL- Chloee HouchinHARLEQUIN DOLL- Olivia TalbertMUSIC BOX DANCER- Isabella BistlineThe BattleMICE- Joaquin Carter, Alyce Lundry, Hannah McGarvey, Brynn Oberhoffer, Ava Sutton, Olivia TalbertMOUSE QUEEN- Scarlett GirouxNUTCRACKER PRINCE- Owen SextonSOLDIERS- Oliver Conklin, Addilynn Hill, Chloee Houchin, Christian Liedtke, Monroe Munson, Hayley VaskeThe Land of the SweetsTREES- Avia Birker, Gia Birker, Scarlett Giroux, Lexi Vaske, Lillian Voelker, Leigha KaneSNOW MAIDENS- Isabella Bistline, Bailey Clark, Lila Knittel, Ella Stickles, Lexi Van Ree, Avery WeberLITTLE SNOWFLAKES- Joaquin Carter, Alyce Lundry, Hannah McGarvey, Brynn Oberhoffer, Ava SuttonCLARA AND PRINCE DUET- Payzlee Steele and Owen SextonSWEETS ANNOUNCERS- Gia Birker, Lillian VoelkerPEPPERMINT- Brylea Burt, Henry Groom, Ella Lacey, Carolynne Liedtke, Cora Stadheim, Olivia TalbertSWEET TEA- Oliver Conklin, Addilynn Hill, Chloee Houchin, Christian Liedtke, Monroe Munson, Hayley VaskeHOT CHOCOLATE- Avia Birker, Gia Birker, Scarlett Giroux, Lillian Voelker, Leigha Kane, Lexi VaskeSTRUDEL- Isabella Bistline, Bailey Clark, Lila Knittel, Ella Stickles, Lexi Van Ree, Avery WeberCUPCAKE BAKERS- Christian and Carolynne LiedtkePETITE PLUM FAIRY- Ava SuttonCAVALIER- Henry GroomSUGAR PLUM FAIRY- Ali ChapmanMICE IN THE HOUSE- Joaquin Carter/Hannah McGarvey/Alyce LundryGREEN CAST IN ORDER OF APPEARANCE(Performs 11/22 at 7 pm, 11/23 and 11/24 at 4 pm)The Family:GENEVIEVE- Brynn OberhofferGRANDPA BAXTER- Dave GatesGRANDMA BAXTER- Sue GatesMARIE- Isabella BistlineHARRY- Henry GroomThe PartyCLARA- Payzlee SteeleLOUISE (her teen sister)-Bailey ClarkTEEN PARTY GUESTS- Ella Stickles, Avery WeberCHILD PARTY GUESTS- Ella Lacey, Loralei Mefford, Ainsley Miller, Brenna Miller, Clementine Voelker, Emmalyn YeagerFRITZ- Henry GroomDROSSELMEYER- Alexander VasquezMAGICAL TOYS:TEDDY BEAR DOLL- Charleigh ClemensWIND UP SOLDIER- Lillian VoelkerSWISS MILKMAID DOLL- Maddie Van ReeHARLEQUIN DOLL- Clara McNeillMUSIC BOX DANCER- Isabella BistlineThe BattleMICE- Aubrie Groom, Mya Miller, Ayla Neve, Sydney Pottebaum, Quinnly Usher, Jordan WurzerMOUSE QUEEN- Scarlett GirouxNUTCRACKER PRINCE- Owen SextonSOLDIERS- Charleigh Clemens, Briggs Flickinger, Charlee Kuda, Clara McNeill, Carter Pottebaum, Alyce Usher, Maddie Van ReeThe Land of the SweetsTREES- Allison Beck, Scarlett Giroux, Isabell Graveman, Kylie Hanover, Eleanor Stueck, Lillian VoelkerSNOW MAIDENS- Isabella Bistline, Bailey Clark, Lila Knittel, Ella Stickles, Lexi Van Ree, Avery WeberLITTLE SNOWFLAKES- Aubrie Groom, Mya Miller, Ayla Neve, Quinnly Usher, Jordan WurzerCLARA AND PRINCE DUET- Payzlee Steele and Owen SextonSWEETS ANNOUNCERS- Allison Beck, Isabell GravemanPEPPERMINT- Ella Lacey, Loralei Mefford, Ainsley Miller, Brenna Miller, Clementine Voelker, Emmalyn YeagerSWEET TEA- Charleigh Clemens, Charlee Kuda, Clara McNeill, Carter Pottebaum, Alyce Usher, Maddie Van ReeHOT CHOCOLATE- Allison Beck, Scarlett Giroux, Isabell Graveman, Kylie Hanover, Eleanor Stueck, Lillian VoelkerSTRUDEL- Isabella Bistline, Bailey Clark, Lila Knittel, Ella Stickles, Lexi Van Ree, Avery WeberCUPCAKE BAKERS- Carter and Sydney PottebaumPETITE PLUM FAIRY- Jordan WurzerCAVALIER- Henry GroomSUGAR PLUM FAIRY- Ali ChapmanMICE IN THE HOUSE- Aubrie Groom/Mya Miller/Quinnly UsherIMPORTANT: UNDERSTUDIES The following understudies will attend rehearsals to learn the noted part and be available at each performance to fill the noted role in the event the original performer is ill or unable to perform for any unexpected reason.
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"Flash In A Pan" Sunday, June 9th - Farmers Mercantile Hall ~ Garrison

Flash In A Pan is an Iowa City based quartet that has been playing across the Midwest since 2012, developing a strong following over the years. Founded by guitarist Blake T. Daly, the current line-up also consists of banjo player Alex Flesher, mandolinist Max Lipnick, and bassist Blake Shaw. They describe their sound as “string band” or “folk and grass.

It's time to Audition for Genevieve's Nutcracker!

Join the fun for our 3rd Annual Holiday Production of GENEVIEVE'S NUTCRACKER!Auditions: Wednesday, May 15thVinton Palace Theatre 5pm, 6pm, or 7pm. Arrive fifteen minutes early to fill out audition form. Wear dance or tennis shoes and clothes you can move in. Dancing and acting roles for children and teens ages six and up. No experience necessary.

Joe & Vicki Price are Bringing the Blues to Garrison!

Joe & Vicki Price play a "rough and tumble" version of the blues that will take you back in time to a sound that could be coming straight out of a 1920's speakeasy. Joe and Vicki are both members of the Iowa Blues Hall of Fame. You will see why! They put on a great show!Click to listen! https://www.mvbs.org/vault/videos/joe-vicki-price-vault-session-2021-part-3/Refreshments will be provided by the Garrison Library for a donation.
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Cast for Rock of Ages Announced

We are excited to announce the cast of our upcoming production of Rock of Ages! Cast members - Please check your email for more information!Please note: We are still looking for one more actor to fill out our cast, please contact us at act1rockofages24@gmail.com if you are interested!ROCK OF AGESCAST LISTMAIN CAST:LONNY BARNETT: Chris OverturfDEN

DO YOU WANNA ROCK?? ACT I TO HOLD AUDITIONS FOR ROCK OF AGES!

ACT I of Benton County is pleased to announce that we will be holding auditions for our upcoming musical production of Rock of Ages. Auditions will be held on Sunday April 14th at 2PM and 3PM, and Monday April 15th at 6PM and 7PM. Callbacks will be held on Tuesday April 16th at 6PM. All auditions will be held at the Palace Theatre at 210 W 4th St in Vinton.

The Roe Family Singers in Garrison!

The Roe Family Singers are a Good-Time, Old-Time Hillbilly band from the tiny community of Kirkwood Hollow, MN. Led by wife & husband Kim Roe and Quillan Roe, the band marries old-time sounds from barn-dances, fiddle pulls, and county fairs with the rock & roll passion of youth. Be ready for an exciting Sunday afternoon of music and some of Kim Roe’s award winning Appalachian clogging! See the concert on Sunday, April 14, from 2-4:30 p.
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Celebrate St. Patrick's Day With Bob Black & Banjoy!

On Sunday, March 17th from 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm you will be able to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with some lively Irish and Bluegrass music from Bob Black & Banjoy, featuring Joy Ward on the fiddle. This show is always a lot of fun! Refreshments will be provided by the Garrison Library at the Farmers Mercantile Hall located at 100 W Main St. Garrison IA.

The Feralings to perform at the Farmers Mercantile Hall February 18

The Feralings will be at the Farmers Mercantile Hall in Garrison, Iowa on Sunday, February 18th. Come join us for some of the best Americana you will ever hear! "Beautiful songwriting and stellar musicianship" as described by the Iowa City Music Scene. Hope to see you there!Click HERE for a sample of their music!Click HERE for information about the performance in Garrison!Refreshments will be provided by the Garrison Library!The Feralings will be performing from 2:00 pm to 4:30 pmAdmission $12 and children can enjoy the entertainment freeFarmers Mercantile Hall is located at 100 W Main St.
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