LAKE MACBRIDE— The days between Christmas and New Year’s Eve have become a quiet time of reflection over the years. Queen Elizabeth agrees that “we all need to get the balance right between action and reflection.” Nonetheless, there is not much action here in Big Grove among the holidays. Taking front stage is reflection about music and other media experienced through the years, including these ten memorable concerts.
August 27, 1966 — Herman’s Hermits at Municipal Stadium, Davenport, Iowa.
April 3, 1970 — Van Morrison at Fillmore East, New York, New York.
March 20, 1971 — Grateful Dead at the University of Iowa Field House, Iowa City, Iowa.
April 24, 1971 — Laura Nyro at the University of Iowa Field House, Iowa City, Iowa.
February 20, 1973 — Ravi Shankar at Sinclair Auditorium Coe College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
February 24, 1973 — Grateful Dead at the University of Iowa Field House, Iowa City, Iowa.
July 22, 1974 — Johnny Cash at John O’Donnell Stadium, Davenport, Iowa.
July 27, 1974 — Eric Clapton at Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, Davenport, Iowa.
April 25, 1975 — Jefferson Starship at University of Iowa Field House, Iowa City, Iowa.
March 25, 1983 — B.B. King at the Col Ballroom, Davenport, Iowa.
August 28, 1992 — Sharon, Lois and Bram at the Star Plaza Theatre, Merrillville, Indiana.
October 24, 2006 — Sir Elton John at the Cow Palace, Daly City, California.
November 4, 2012 — Bruce Springsteen on Locust Street, Des Moines, Iowa.