July 17 Concert in the Park Features The Tanya English Band and Brian Johannesen

Our next Concert in the Park is Saturday, July 17. Here’s all you need to know:

The five Ws

  • Who: You! Free and no reservation needed.
  • What: A free evening of good company with performances by The Tanya English Band and Brian Johannesen
  • Where: Centennial Park, 1565 St Andrews Dr., North Liberty
  • When: Saturday, July 17, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Why: To safely reconnect as a community at a free, outdoor event.


5:00 p.m. – Concert grounds open

5:30 to 7 p.m.  – The Tanya English Band

7:30 to 9:00 p.m. – Brian Johannesen

9:00 p.m. – Event concludes

More on the bands

The Tanya English Band is classic and contemporary blues from a woman’s point of view.

Chicago native and longtime Iowan Brian Johannesen‘s Americana sound has always been rooted in the Midwest, drawing inspiration from John Prine, Guy Clark and Bruce Springsteen. Through the years, Johannesen has shared the stage with Shovels & Rope, Justin Townes Earle, Joe Pub and many more.

What to bring

  • Lawn chairs and blankets to relax on while enjoying the performances. To allow everyone to have a view of the stage, we ask attendees to not bring pop-up tents or large sun shades.
  • A picnic to enjoy with family and friends. Food and drink will not be available for purchase.
  • BYOB. While alcohol is usually prohibited in public parks, this event has been approved for BYOB of wine or beer (cans only, no glass). Alcohol must only be consumed within designated area of the park. Alcohol will not be for sale.
  • Your dog, if you’d like. They are welcome as long as they are on a leash and you clean up after them.

How to get there and where to park

  • Centennial Park is located between Kansas Avenue and Jones Boulevard at 1565 St Andrews Dr.
  • Please park on the park’s paved lots or along nearby residential streets.
  • Skip the car and walk, bike or roller blade to the park!

Stay in the loop

  • This event is weather dependent. Any cancellations or delays will be posted in the Facebook event.
  • Share your photos with us by tagging the City of North Liberty on Facebook or Instagram.
  • Stay connected with the City by subscribing to the North Liberty Bulletin or signing up for news alerts.

COVID event mitigations

While we are looking forward to a fun summer, everyone is easing out of the pandemic at their own pace. Events on the Summer Slate have adopted the City of North Liberty’s “masked until you’re vaxxed” policy for staff and attendees.

In line with public health guidance, those fully vaccinated against COVID-19, meaning two weeks have passed since they have received the second of two doses of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, are no longer expected to wear a mask when attending Summer Slate events. Organizers ask those who have yet to be fully vaccinated to still wear a mask. COVID-19 vaccines are free and currently available to anyone 12 years or older at local pharmacies and hospitals.

As always, attendees should stay home if anyone in the household is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19.

To help all attendees feel comfortable, Summer Slate events are scheduled to take place outdoors. In the event of bad weather, events may be canceled, rescheduled or moved inside with limited capacity. Hand washing and hand sanitizer stations will also be present. Protocols will continue to be revisited throughout the summer under the advisement of local public health officials.


We’re committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for this event for individuals with disabilities. If you need an accommodation to participate, please contact [email protected] or call (319) 626-5726 at least two days prior to the event.

Who to thank

This free event is made possible by Veridian Credit Union, South Slope, Shive-Hattery, Hills Bank, GreenState Credit Union, Eastern Iowa Airport – CID and the City of North Liberty. Special thanks also goes to The Englert Theatre for curating the musical lineup.

More Fun

The final Concert in the Park event planned for the summer is Saturday, August 21 in Penn Meadows Park.  Event details will be released on August 1. These concerts join over 35 events and programs on North Liberty’s Summer Slate. A partnership between city departments and supported by Veridian Credit Union, South Slope, Shive-Hattery, Hills Bank, GreenState Credit Union, and Eastern Iowa Airport – CID, the Summer Slate is designed to provide free events that can easily adjust to the changing public health landscape for our community. Explore the schedule at northlibertyiowa.org/SummerSlate.

Still have questions?

Contact [email protected] or call (319) 626-5726.

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