Iowa Concert of Hope: Brucemore Cultural Site

In the wake of the massively destructive derecho storm that occurred on August 10, 2020 where some of the hardest hit areas were Cedar Rapids, Hiawatha, Marion, and other parts of East Central Iowa, performers came together for a virtual concert benefit event. Now as the first anniversary of that storm is commemorated, the concert will air again on KCRG-TV channel 9.2 and Mediacom channels 815/822 on Tuesday, August 10, 2021 at 7pm. The Iowa Concert of Hope features performances and appearances by national and local talent, from the worlds of film, Broadway, TV, dance, opera and cabaret. Many of the performers are rooted in Iowa, or started their careers here.

One year later, not everyone has recovered; many still struggle and there continues to be urgent & ongoing needs in our communities. Those who wish to contribute can direct their donations to benefit the Iowa Derecho Resource Center, the Iowa Giving Crew, United Way of East Central Iowa, or Brucemore Historic Site & Cultural Center. See more details and performer info at www.iowahope.com. Please spread the word, and plan to join us for the encore presentation of the concert!

This GoFundMe campaign is for Brucemore's Peggy Boyle Whitworth Fund, and any donation will help make an impact. Please consider also giving to our GoFundMe campaigns for the Iowa Derecho Resource Center, the Iowa Giving Crew, and United Way of East Central Iowa. Thanks in advance for your contribution to support these disaster relief & recovery efforts.

Brucemore is an irreplaceable cultural hub, engaging over 43,000 people in the organization’s mission annually, including over 2,000 area students and 8,000 visitors from around the world who tour the site to learn about Cedar Rapids’ history and Eastern Iowa’s heritage.

Over 33,000 people participate in affordable cultural and heritage programming, from concerts to theater performances to intimate musical performances. Brucemore is a community partner, resource, and accelerator for other local, non-profit organizations such as the Cedar Rapids Freedom Festival, Theatre Cedar Rapids, Orchestra Iowa, University of Iowa, and SPT Theatre.

Brucemore also supports the cultural economy by providing opportunities for hundreds of independent and regional performers; in fact, some of the performers in the Iowa Concert of Hope have performed at Brucemore - a place they cherish.

Donations will be directed to the Peggy Boyle Whitworth Fund for Brucemore at the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation. This fund, named for the organization’s founding director, supports annual programming at Brucemore including musical and theater performances, arts partnerships, heritage tours, and more.


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