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Live Music: Autumn 2015

Here at Peace Tree Brewing, we’re not only fans of locally-crafted beer, but also of locally-crafted music!

Because we believe in supporting local artists, we host live music two or three times per month, on Friday or Saturday nights.  Over the past five years, we’ve been fortunate to bring nearly 60 talented acts down to perform at our taproom in Knoxville.  Our goal is to facilitate a unique and creative culture in smalltown Iowa and help foster a broader appreciation for the arts (and to have fun).

Few things go together as well as craft beer and live music, so here’s a taste of what’s to come this fall!


Saturday, October 17th @ 8pm

Lojo Russo

Quad Cities songwriter Lojo Russo has become a taproom favorite, with her signature blend of heartfelt folk rock.  Her jubilant and fiery stage presence and sense of humor wins her new fans with each visit.  You won’t want to miss Lojo and her knack for mashing up well-known covers with her own original songs.









Friday, October 23rd @ 7pm

The Drama Kings

Drama Kings

Scott Davis is one of central Iowa’s most revered jazz and blues musicians, having played his trumpet and flugelhorn for decades with a “who’s who” of local musicians.  Davis is an inductee to the Community Jazz Center Hall of Fame.

His trio, the Drama Kings, revisits the history of blues and classic jazz in America with horn, keys and drums.  The Drama Kings are a seriously talented group of local musicians who always put on a fun show when they come to town!




Saturday, October 31st @ 9pm

Halloween Party with The Surf Zombies!

Surf Zombies 10-31-15

Peace Tree is excited to welcome The Surf Zombies back for a special Halloween performance!  Join us for a costumed evening of spooktacular live music and fun!

Cedar Rapids’ original surf-rock instrumentalists, The Surf Zombies play a rockin’ mix of classic surf and punk rock with a sound full of hard grooves and danceable riffs.

Helmed by skillful guitarist Brook Hoover, the Surf Zombies first played for us at Brews & Muse 2013 and we’re excited to bring them back to kick out the jams for Halloween!

Don’t forget your costume!





Friday, November 13th @ 8pm

Dan Medeiros – CD release party


Singer/songwriter Dan Medeiros is a Canadian transplant to Des Moines with local ties to Knoxville.  His impassioned songwriting as a 12-string guitarist continues to grow his fanbase in central Iowa.

Join us for Dan’s official CD release party, where he’ll play songs from his brand new album and have copies available for sale!





Saturday, November 21st @ 8pm

Joe & Vicki Price


Joe and Vicki Price are the real deal.  Truly one of the best blues duos in the Midwest, this couple spends most of the year touring around the country wowing crowds wherever they go.

Joe Price is a legend in Iowa roots music, having played professionally for most of the last four decades.  His foot-stomping, howling, pick n’ slide style of vintage blues has to be seen in person.  The joy and passion that flows from his instrument is undeniable.  Price’s unwielding, wild sound is wrangled in only by the complementary sounds of his wife, Vicki.  Vicki is a skilled guitarist with a more grounded approach that lends structure and depth to the duo’s music.  Her vocals have a warmth that hearkens back to the classic ladies of blues and country.

Joe & Vicki only stop by a couple times per year, so don’t miss the chance to catch their set!

*Peace Tree requests a $5 cover on live music nights to help us continue to support our talented local artists.  Join our annual Tree House Club and never pay the cover! 


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