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Jazz Under the Stars will go on despite rain

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Carly Weber  ::   UPDATED: 21 January 2014 | 2:20 pm   ::  

KCCK presents Lake Street Drive this evening at 7 p.m., in the final Jazz Under The Stars concert as originally scheduled.

Due to rain and saturated grounds, the concert will be held in the Duck Pond sheltered Pavillion. The public is invited to a pre-concert picnic beginning at 5:30. Cost is $10.

Call (319) 398-5446 or www.kcck.org for details.

"We're saddened by the rain, of course," says KCCK General Manager Dennis Green, "because we were expected a big turnout of fans for Lake Street Dive. The band is not available to play on the scheduled rain date, so we've asked them to play a special acoustic set for anyone who wants to join us in the Duck Pond Pavillion tonight. It's not the same as a big outdoor concert, of course, but everyone who comes will be treated to an intimate, special concert by these talented musicians."

Lake Street Dive is led by Iowa City West graduate Bridget Kearney. Bridget was one of Iowa's most honored musicians as a high school student. Her high school combo, "Sax Attack," won Downbeat Magazine's High School Combo of the Year award in 2003. Her original song, "Sometimes When I'm Drunk and You're Wearing My Favorite Shirt" won the John Lennon Songwriting Award a year later.

Lake Street Dive features Kearney on bass, vocalist Rachael Price, Mike Olson, trumpet and Mike Calabrese, drums. The band's sound combines country, R&B, pop and jazz. Formed in Boston, the quartet met while students at the New England Conservatory of Music. Price is a group leader in her own right. She headlined at the Iowa City Jazz Festival in 2007.

Lake Street Dive released their second CD, "Promises, Promises," earlier this year.

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