IOWA CITY — Minnesota singer-songwriter Peter Mayer will perform at 8 p.m. May 5 at The Englert Theatre, 221 E. Washington St. Whimsical, humorous, and profound, his music breaks the boundaries of “folk”, and transcends to a realm beyond the everyday love song, to a place of wonder at the very fact of life itself. His CD, “Midwinter,” was the featured Album of the Month last December on Iowa Public Radio’s “The Folk Tree.” Ben Schmidt with Larry Mossman will open for Peter Mayer. Inspired from post-flood impressions, Schmidt’s latest CD, “Silt,” explores lives of people who have experienced physical, emotional and spiritual personal storms, and the aftermath. Go here for more on this event. Tickets are $18 in advance, $20 at the door, and are available at, or by calling the Englert Box Office at (319) 688-2653.