Be An Instrument for Change: Inside Out Reentry Community Spring Concert

  • Details

  • 5/21/22
  • 5 p.m. to 7:30p.m. -
  • Free
  • All Ages
  • Categories

  • Fundraiser/Benefit

Event Description

Inside Out Reentry Community will host a concert on May 21 to benefit people returning to our area after incarceration. To promote awareness of the many challenges people face on their return and to celebrate their successes, Inside Out will bring the community together to hear Two Bit Maniac, The Oakdale Community Choir, and Caleb “the Negro Artist” Rainey. The concert will raise funds for all aspects of reentry support that Inside Out provides its members.

Performers: Two Bit Maniac: Two Bit Maniac is an Eastern Iowa trio that has become a favorite on the wine bar and summer festival circuit over the past ten years. Featuring the powerhouse vocals of Aimee Underwood backed by Jeff Roush on guitar and Laurie Haag on everything else, they put their own unique spin on a recognizable repertoire of pop, blues, and country favorites, from Van Morrison and Maroon 5 to Johnny Cash and Pink Floyd. @TwoBitManiac

Oakdale Community Choir: founded in 2009 by UI’s Dr. Mary Cohen to enable people incarcerated at the Oakdale prison and people from the community to sing together and perform for Oakdale residents and staff and for the public, with the aim of building communities of caring inside and outside the prison. The choir will have former Inside Singers join with Outside Singers for this event.

Caleb “The Negro Artist” Rainey is an author, performer, and producer. He has published two books, Look, Black Boy and Heart Notes, is the winner of several slams across the United States, and curates a community of spoken word in Iowa City through his high school program, IC Speaks, and producing local events like the Mic Check Poetry Festival.