New Year's Eve Family Bash with the Beggarmen Set for the CCPA Today

The Coralville Center for the Performing Arts will be helping families celebrate the New Year with the New Year's Eve Family Bash, featuring local Celtic band The Beggarmen. This event is sponsored by Hills Bank and Trust.

The festivities will begin at 2pm today, December 31 with crafts in the Center lobby. At 3pm, the Beggarmen will begin their concert. The event will also feature a countdown, balloon drop, sparkling juice toast, and treats. Tickets are $7 and are available by phone at 319.248.9370, online at, and in person at the CCPA box office at 1301 5th Street and Coralville Recreation Center at 1506 8th Street.

For twelve years, The Beggarmen have been playing Irish music throughout the Midwest, bringing their unique style of music to folk festivals, pubs, and concert halls. "The ensemble playing is organic, buoyant, and graceful," said Jim Musser of the Iowa City Press-Citizen. The band features Brad Pouleson, Keith Reins, Tara McGovern, and Joseph Dutcher.

Owned and operated by the City of Coralville, the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts is dedicated to enriching the community and contributing to the vitality of Coralville by offering an accessible, affordable venue for a variety of performances, presentations, and public and private events. The 472 seat theater opened August 26, 2011 and has hosted performances from City Circle Acting Company, Orchestra Iowa, Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre, Dan Knight, Lola Astanova, Lorie Line, Judy Carmichael, Jim McDonough, Nolte Academy of Dance, and many others. Coralville schools are also able to use the Center free of charge up to three times per year; 16 school events took place at the Center in the 2012-2013 school year. The Center was named 2012 Member of the Year by the Iowa City/Coralville Area Convention and Visitors Bureau.

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