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Rick Monroe brings his beautifully unique "outlaw-Gypsy-country" and stunning vocals to The Ideal for the first time. Rick has opened for Lee Brice, Aaron Lewis, Eric Church, Charlie Daniels, Dwight Yoakam, Montgomery Gentry, Emerson Drive, Randy Houser, and Josh Thompson, among others. Check him out on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/67VBNCfGT2EPGiViUNcJS3

Catfish Murphy gets the party started. Doors at 7PM Show at 8PM $17 ADV / $22 Day of Show (plus applicable fees)

$17 ADV / $22 Day of Show (plus applicable fees)

This one here is for the country spectrum: Mike Bernard & The Midwest Made Join Catfish Murphy on Friday night Sept 29th at the House of WaxTix on sale this Friday August 25th at Wax Xtatic and through the online events section. #waxxtatic #indierecordstore #livemusic #houseofwaxmarshalltown


$10 Door

Join us for the annual Buster Nyce "Elbow Up" 2-person scramble that follows the morning youth tournament. Entry fee includes a t-shirt and all proceeds go to the betterment of the golf course. Date: Friday, August 4th, 2023 Time: 5pm Entry Fee: $25 per person ($50 per team) Sign-up: Call the golf course @ 641-486-2335 OR respond to this Facebook event *please indicate 1) your name, 2) partner's name, and 3) whether you need a cart or have your own.

Immediately following this year's tournament, Catfish Murphy will be playing at the golf course! Stick around and enjoy music from one of the area's favorite bands!

Catfish Murphy is playing the Sunday Tunes music series at Summerset Winery.

Located just minutes outside of Des Moines, Iowa in Indianola, Summerset Winery produces award winning Iowa wine from locally grown, central Iowa grapes. Summerset Winery offers wine tastings and tours, and is the ideal location to host weddings, receptions, corporate events, private parties, and more.

Whether you are experienced with the world of wine or a novice, you’ll find our expert tasting room staff friendly and knowledgeable and ready to help you find an Iowa wine you’ll appreciate and enjoy. We believe wine should be fun. It makes life a little sweeter. No pretenses here. Only tasty wines and good times.

Independance BrewBQ

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Independance BrewBQ , Rivewalk Parks 515 1st St E, Independence, IA

Catfish Murphy the opening act for the Independence BrewBQ. Catfish Murphy performs 3pm to 5:30pm. Headliner is The Schmidt Brothers Band at 6pm.

The Independence BrewBQ is a one day outdoor festival featuring BBQ vendors, live music, a Craft Brew Zone, a bike ride and is a fundraiser for charity at the same time! This year is our 16th year and we are looking to make it the biggest and best yet.

Each year the Independence BrewBQ challenges our BBQ vendors to bring their best mouth watering offerings to our hungry attendees. A panel of judges conducts a blind taste test in three categories.

Best Ribs Best Brisket Best Pulled Pork

Previous Venues

  • Club 5 (Alliant Energy PowerHouse) – Cedar Rapids, IA 
  • McGrath Amphitheatre – Cedar Rapids, IA 
  • Wildwood Saloon – Iowa City, IA 
  • Rockin’ On the River Amphitheater – Cascade, IA 
  • Treasure Island Casino – Red Wing, MN 
  • Shenandoah Pro Rodeo - Galena, IL
  • Jackson Co Pro Rodeo - Bellevue, IA
  • Waterloo Blackhawks Young Arena – Waterloo, IA 
  • Freedom Fest – Bernard, IA 
  • Black Dirt Days – Conrad, IA 
  • Pitchapalooza Music Festival – Marion, IA 
  • Offshore Events Center – Bellevue, IA 
  • Elray's Live & Dive– Iowa City, IA
  • Hull Ave Tavern – Des Moines