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Heather Newman Band to Open for Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons

Council Bluffs, IOWA — May 3, 2018 — Heather Newman Band is set as the opening act for the free Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons concert happening during Loessfest on Saturday, May 26, 2018 at Tom Hanafan River’s Edge Park in Council Bluffs.

Heather Newman has been breathing fire ever since her 2017 debut and the release of her Vizztone album, Burn Me Alive. With the strong leading melodies of Duncan Hill on guitar and Ryan Matthew on piano/organ, Heather’s steady grooving bass lines lock in Cole Dillingham’s deep rooted beats. This group produces a one-of-a-kind medley of various styles such as soul, funk, blues and rock, with a killer original set. Heather’s ever flowing, sultry, emotional vocals make every show exciting and unique, keeping her loving fans coming back for more.

The City of Council Bluffs and Iowa West Foundation announced the full lineup of events for the sixth annual Loessfest last month. Free events in 2018 include:

  • Friday, May 25: Disney Night featuring Choo Choo Soul with special guest Jeff and Paige. The entertainment begins at 6 p.m., courtesy of Back to the River.
  • Friday, May 25: Movie in the Park: The Incredibles. The movie begins at dusk, around 9 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 26: Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons with special guest Heather Newman Band. The park opens at 4 p.m.; Heather Newman Band will begin at 7:30 p.m. with Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons on the stage at 9 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 27: Bike the Bluffs – The ride starts at 11 a.m.
  • Sunday, May 27: Omaha Symphony Concert starts at 8 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 27: Fireworks for Freedom following the Omaha Symphony Concert.
  • Monday, May 28: Movie in the Park: Rocky Horror Picture Show. The movie begins at 9 p.m.
  • All Weekend: Floodplain: A Clear View of Life in the Big Muddy – on exhibit in River’s Edge Pavilion, courtesy of Back to the River.

Loessfest showcases Tom Hanafan River’s Edge Park, located at the foot of the Iowa side of the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge, and was created to celebrate all that it has to offer. The festival has drawn more than 175,000 people to the riverfront in its first five years. Thank you to Loessfest’s many generous sponsors, including Loessfest presenting sponsors, the City of Council Bluffs and Iowa West Foundation, for graciously supporting the event for the last six years.

Parking is available on both sides of the river for all Loessfest events, including the parking lot just north of Harrah’s Casino and in Harrah’s parking garage. Please note, due to construction, there will be limited parking on the east side of the levee in the old Playland Park area, just east of the Great Lawn. Parking, maps and directions to Loessfest are available on the website, To avoid traffic delays and to reserve your spot on the Great Lawn in the park, please consider carpooling and arriving early for Loessfest events.