Corridor full of live music this weekend

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MAKING MOVIES

Making Movies makes music that matters. Building on a dynamic foundation of Afro-Latino rhythms, it has created a powerful, bilingual, psychedelic version of the Latin American “son” style.

Making Movies | 7 p.m. Aug. 24 | CSPS Hall, 1103 Third St., Cedar Rapids | $16, advance; $19, door | Legionarts.org


UPTOWN GETDOWN: 8 SECONDS

Performing since 2001, 8 Seconds covers classic country songs to current top 40 favorites.

Uptown Getdown: 8 Seconds | 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 24 | Marion City Square Park, Seventh Avenue and 10th Street, Marion | Free


KORBY LENKER & NORA JANE STRUTHERS

Korby Lenker offers edgy roots-rock and rhythmic pop. This songwriter/singer/instrumentalist released his latest album, “A Thousand Springs” last month. Nora Jane Struthers performs bluegrass.

Korby Lenker & Nora Jane Struthers | 8 p.m. Friday (8/25) | CSPS Hall, 1103 Third St., Cedar Rapids | $15, advance; $18, door | Legionarts.org


JAZZ UNDER THE STARS: RITMOCANO

KCCK radio concludes another season of free outdoor concerts with the Latin Jazz sounds of James Dreier and Ritmocano.

Jazz Under the Stars | 7 p.m. today (8/24) | McGrath Amphitheatre, 475 First St. SW, Cedar Rapids | Free


ROCK THE BLOCK: DR. Z's EXPERIMENT

Formed in 1998, Dr. Z’s Experiment began as a jazz trio at Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids. The band has grown into a five-piece fusion/rock/jazz/reggae/funk/experimental group.

Rock the Block: Dr. Z’s Experiment | 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday (8/25) | NewBo City Market, 1100 Third St. SE, Cedar Rapids | Free


CENTRAL CITY BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL

Jamming is encouraged at this annual event that includes performances by groups such as Kenastons, Blue Mafia and Fine Line Bluegrass, as well as instrument workshops.

Central City Bluegrass Festival | 7 to 10 p.m. Friday (8/25) and 11 a.m. to 10:10 p.m. Saturday (8/26) | Linn County Fairgrounds, 201 Central City Rd., Central City | $20 to $35 | Iowabluegrassmusic.com/CentralCity.html


GORDY AND DEBBIE SHOW

Gordy and Debbie, a popular husband-wife entertainment act in Branson, Mo., are bringing their variety show to the Coggon Opera House. The family show is a mixture of country, ’50s and ’60s, gospel and patriotic music combined with comedy.

Gordy and Debbie Show | 7 p.m. Friday (8/25) | Coggon Opera House, 209 E. Main St., Coggon | $15 | Tickets: (319) 435-9274 or (319) 435-2353


BEER AND BRASS

Orchestra Iowa’s Brass Quintet will play some of the Midwest’s best brass music.

BEER AND BRASS | 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday (8/25) | Lion Bridge Brewing Co., 59 16th Ave. SW, Cedar Rapids | Free


MUSIC IN THE PARK: 8 SECONDS

Performing since 2001, 8 Seconds covers classic country songs to current top 40 favorites.

Music in the Park: 8 Seconds | 6 to 9 p.m. Friday (8/25) | Guthridge Park, 704 Emmons St., Hiawatha | Free


BASH@C.R.

This free Christian music festival will feature performances by Word Power, River of Life, Worth the Wait, Driven 11, Crossed, Temple Veil, Tru-Serva, Page 2, Oakhill Jackson Community Church, Chelsey Webb, Adelaide, The Elim Arrival, Tom Golly, Flood the Stone, Zealand Worship and Chris August. There will be food available to purchase and activities for children to participate in, including arts/crafts and outdoor games.

BASH@C.R. | 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday (8/26) | Hawkeye Downs, 4400 Sixth St. SW, Cedar Rapids | free admission, $10 for child’s wristband for access to inflatables | Bashatcr.com


GMIX EAST NEW ARTIST SHOWCASE

Four area artists, each set to release a new album this fall, are highlighted in this new showcase format. Alicia Monee, an actress, writer and soul singer, has appeared locally in “Dreamgirls,” in cabaret performances at Opus Cafe and Giving Tree Theater, and as a featured vocalist with the band Funk Daddies. Isaac Burris is the man behind a glitzy pop package and some pretty serious dance moves, as well as a serious outlook on life. Formerly known as Radio Broadcast, treesreach is a trio composed of Dillion Rairdin, Riley Thur and Luke Long. Their debut double CD demonstrates their passion for creating their own sound by fusing different musical styles. Layton White is a singer-songwriter in the vein of Gavin DeGraw. His latest record, “Standing Tall,” was released earlier this year. This showcase is a project of Gerard Estella and GmixEast, an artist development company based in Cedar Rapids.

GmixEast New Artist Showcase | 8 p.m. Saturday (8/26) | CSPS Hall, 1103 Third St. SE, Cedar Rapids | $10 advance, $15 door | (319) 364-1580 or Legionarts.org


CHARLIE LIU

Charlie Liu, guest performer on the “Ellen DeGeneres Show” and “Oprah Winfrey Show” and one of the world’s top junior pianists, will perform to raise funds for University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital and Iowa-based The Preemie Project. The classical repertoire features Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt, Marcello, Schubert and Tchaikovsky.

Charlie Liu Benefit Concert | 2 p.m. Sunday (8/27) | Coralville Center for Performing Arts, 1301 Fifth St., Coralville | $15 to $50 | Coralvillearts.org