Returning for the first time since 2019, the 34th Army Band is BACK in 2023! Join us for a night of FUN at Lowe Park–the perfect evening to celebrate Father’s Day–Sunday, June 18th. This event is FREE! Doors at 6 PM with the 34th Army Band–Scrap Metal–taking the stage at 6:30 PM. Bring along your lawn chairs, a soft-sided cooler with refreshments, and the entire family for a night of dancing and memories!
Born from tradition, but raised to serve in the new millennia, Scrap Metal is one of many ensembles that comprise the Iowa National Guard’s 34th Army Band and is a prime example of the changing nature of today’s military bands. Scrap Metal is a modern New Orleans-style Brass Band that plays a large variety of music – from current pop tunes, to 80s and 90s rock, blues, funk, Ska, and riot jazz – there’s really no limit to what they’ll attempt. While the members of Scrap Metal are part-time Soldiers and musicians, their approach to music and level of professionalism is unmatched. They pride themselves on their eclectic music selection, improvisation, and most importantly their fun-loving and high-energy performances.
Refreshments will be available for purchase. No glass please. Bags will be checked upon entry. While this event is FREE, we encourage you to wear your 2023 Freedom Festival button proudly! More details to come–check back!