MARION, Iowa --- As part of the ongoing Music in the Mud live performance series, Campbell Steele Gallery in Marion's historic uptown district will host several events on Friday evenings in April and May. For each performance, doors open at 6 p.m. and the music starts at 7 p.m. There is a $5 cover charge.
April 1: The BillyLee Janey Blues Band
Eclectic, electric, roots-based & bump-drafting, gas'n-go, hi-octane blues driven by Marion's own master of the genre.
April 8: Funk Stop.
Soulful lyrics backed by the hottest horn and rhythm section in the cultural corridor.
April 15: The Blue Band.
Bob Dorr and his band started playing music and drawing big crowds just a few years after Iowa became a state, and they're still doing it.
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April 22: Thelonious Assault
This six-piece, hard-bop group consists of some of the area's finest musicians playing music written and inspired by the great jazz legend, Thelonious Monk. This'll be a night to remember.
May 6: Silver Wings
The MUD and the memories will be flyin' as this great foursome plays all of your favorite Beatles songs.
May 13: The Bryce Janey Blues Explosion
Like his celebrated dad, Bryce Janey digs deep into the legendary lexicon of traditional American blues to create his own brand of gritty, gutsy, and unforgettable artistic expression.