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Live Music: Autumn 2016

We have a terrific and wide variety of live music coming through our taproom this fall, including Roots Americana, Surf-punk, Electonic Pop/Rock and Old School Blues!  Put these shows on your radar if you’re looking for a fun night out.


Sugar Still*

Saturday, October 1st @ 8pm

Sugarstill_Promo2_BioshotChicago-based duo, Sugar Still will be making their Peace Tree debut on Saturday, October 1st, performing their blend of “whiskey-soaked harmonies straight from the copper wire.”

Sugar Still is a touring acoustic duo, featuring violin, guitar and vocal harmonies. Sarah Blick is a conservatory-trained violinist with a prolific songwriting resume and a busy performance schedule with a range of Chicago-area rock, jazz, Americana and folk bands. Guitarist Charlie Cheney has performed across the country and has written more than 1000 songs, including co-writing credits with artists including Jackson Browne and Victoria Williams.

Sugar Still performs a wide variety of original and cover songs encompassing the sounds of gypsy jazz, rock, Americana and folk music. For more info, visit:


Bonne Finken*

Saturday, October 15th @ 8pm


Help us welcome hometown hero, Bonne Finken back to Knoxville for her first Peace Tree show in almost 4 years!  A vocalist at heart, Finken has become a true music artist by immersing herself into a decade’s worth of studio work, learning composition by ear and writing her own Electronic/Rock music.

Finken changed the scope of the local scene when she became the first independent Iowa artist to receive regular rotation on the Top 40 radio station STAR 102.FM (KSTZ) with her single,”Step Back Baby” from acclaimed album “Fairytales/LoveAffairs”, which was nominated for Album of the Year by Indie Music Digest.  Her music has been featured in national TV programs on MTV and E!

Finken continues to win fans of all ages for her vibrant live performances.  Her fierce passion for and commitment to her music is only amplified by her voice, her magnetic stage presence and by her diverse musical talent.  Catch her live at Peace Tree with her Electronic Duo on Saturday, October 15th!





The Surf Zombies’ Halloween Super Jam

Friday, October 29th @ 8pm

Surf Zombies 09The Surf Zombies are Iowa’s premier surf-rock kings, playing a fast-paced blend of hard-hitting, melodic and danceable surf instrumentals.  This is our second annual Halloween party with the Surf Zombies and we know it’ll be a blast!  Break out your costumes and join us for a night of festivities, revelry and live music!





Dan Medeiros*

Saturday, November 5th @ 8pm

Dan Medeiros is a Des Moines-based singer/songwriter originally from Toronto, Canada. Since making the move across the border in 2012 he has quickly become recognized though-out the local music scene for performing his impassioned original songs of love & life on his 12-string acoustic guitar.  Dan performs a wide variety of heartfelt and passionate original and cover songs.









Ryne Doughty*

Saturday, November 12th @ 8pm

RyneRyne Doughty is a folk-roots musician out of Southeast IA, whose music is deeply rooted in real life stories of love, loss, work, and play. His stripped down, earthy sound is directly influenced by the small, rural town where he was born and raised. With solid finger-style guitar picking and a rich baritone voice he brings a dynamic of warmth and richness to the stage. Doughty’s performances are always passionate and full of energy and songs that tell real life stories.  He’s performed at Peace Tree multiple times and has always brought a warmth and authenticity to every performance.








Joe & Vicki Price*

Saturday, November 18th @ 8pm

Joeprice2Still haven’t seen Joe & Vicki Price play the blues?  Get out from under your rock and come boogie with us.  This is one of the Midwest’s best roots-blues duos, and they always stomp out a great show when they stop by Peace Tree.  Joe Price’s unimitable guitar warble is a combination of finger picking and slide that’s elastic and dynamic and deeply rooted in Delta blues.  Vicki’s guitar work is equally impressive and provides a cleaner tone and balance.  Together, this duo has toured together for nearly 30 years…and it shows with every performance.  Mark your calendars for this one, folks.  Joe & Vicki are coming to town.



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


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