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Music and Monarchs to visit Northeast Iowa

The Volga City Opera House will once again be filled with craft beer and bluegrass music in May. Wisconsin-based band, Them Coulee Boys, will rock the opera house stage with energetic, infectious tunes that will have your toes tapping in no time. Founded in late 2013, Them Coulee Boys have quickly become a force on the Midwest music scene. Soren Staff, Beau Janke, Jens Staff, and Neil Krause work together as a well-oiled alt-folk machine to craft songs and live shows that have impressed audiences nationwide.

The concert will also include special performances by Iowa City based Flash in a Pan and Amana singer/songwriter Randal Sandersfeld. Craft beer from a variety of local breweries will be on tap as well.

The performance is part of the Music and Monarchs Festival weekend and the Friday show will serve as a fundraising event for Clayton County Conservation Awareness Network and the Volga City Opera House.  Tickets are just $10 and available online now at Claytoncountycan.

The fun continues on Saturday, May 12th from 12pm-5pm at Founders Park in Elkader. Live music begins at noon with Big Blue Sky, featuring a variety of local artists. Enjoy conservation education booths, children’s activities and more from 12pm-3pm. The event will draw attention to the habitat needs of the rapidly declining monarch butterfly population and what each of us can do to help this and other species by restoring critical habitat. Free milkweed plants, the host plant of the monarch, will be available.

For more information, please visit Claytoncountycan.

Image credit: Brian Gibbs

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