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The tickets for the concert during the Johnston Town Center Grand Opening on Saturday, August 28, are currently sold out. Additional information will be released if more tickets are made available. The event will open with Jason Walsmith from The Nadas at 7 p.m., and American Idol winner Maddie Poppe will take the stage at 8:30 p.m.
If you are a Johnston resident and have not yet secured tickets, you will have an opportunity. Johnston residents can pick up tickets at Johnston City Hall, beginning Monday, July 26. Residents are limited to four concert tickets, and you must show your ID for proof of residency. Tickets will be available while supplies last.
“We are thrilled that there has been such a great response to the free entertainment we have scheduled for the Johnston Town Center grand opening,” said Mayor Paula Dierenfeld. “We want to ensure residents who live in our community have an opportunity to enjoy the concert. While the concert tickets have become a popular item, we invite families to come out and enjoy the many fun activities we have planned throughout the day.”More information on the events can be found by visiting www.cityofjohnston.com/JTCGrandOpening.
Who: Maddie Poppe with opener, Jason WalsmithWhere: The Yard, Johnston Town CenterWhen: Saturday, August 28, 2021Time: 7 p.m.Tickets: Johnston residents stop by Johnston City Hall to claim up to four tickets
The Yard at Johnston Town Center is a mixed-use development that will bring restaurants, shopping, offices, community amenities and a new city hall to Johnston, Iowa. Public amenities at its gathering space, The Yard, include a large green space, public art, a community orchard, a bike trailhead and refuge and a convertible splash pad/ice rink. Also in the works are community programs like farmers’ markets, festivals, concerts and movies in the park.
About Maddie PoppeMaddie Poppe is a twenty-three-year-old singer-songwriter from Clarksville, Iowa and Season 16 winner of American Idol. Maddie fell in love with music at a young age, learning to play guitar, ukulele and piano. In 2016, Maddie released her debut album, “Songs from the Basement,” which she wrote, produced and recorded alongside her father, Trent. After years of performing locally in Iowa, she decided to audition for American Idol - a decision she calls her “saving grace.” Ultimately, Maddie stole America’s hearts and was crowned the winner, giving the audience an emotional, overjoyed and tear-stained performance of her single, “Going Going Gone.”
Since her Idol victory, Maddie has been in high demand, appearing on multiple TV shows, including Jimmy Kimmel Live, Live! With Kelly & Ryan and the Radio Disney Music Awards, and performing at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, the Special Olympics and CMA Fest in Nashville.
Maddie’s sophomore album Whirlwind reached #2 on the iTunes Pop charts and her hit single “Made You Miss” earned #19 on the Hot AC radio charts. Her sentimental ballad “Not Losing You” also swept radio charts, reaching #17.
In Fall 2019, Maddie supported Ingrid Michaelson on The Dramatic Tour, an experience she calls a dream come true. Hoping to brighten the 2020 holiday season, Maddie released a holiday EP aptly titled Christmas From Home on November 20th and embarked on a near-sold out acoustic Christmas tour. Maddie is currently working on new music.
About Jason WalsmithJason Walsmith is a founding member and principal singer/songwriter of the Iowa-based band The Nadas. He has toured the country for 25 years playing shows from Key West to Seattle, San Diego to Maine, as well as occasional shows internationally in places such as Mexico, Canada and even Beijing, China. Walsmith is known for his storytelling and heartfelt portraits of people and places in his songs. His solo performances range from intimate introspective songs to stomp and clap burners that keep the audience engaged and wondering what comes next.
About The Yard at Johnston Town CenterJohnston Town Center is a mixed-use development that will bring restaurants, offices, community amenities and a new city hall to Johnston, Iowa. The Yard, at Johnston Town Center, will host public amenities, including a large green space, public art, a community orchard, a bike trailhead and refuge and a convertible splash pad/ice rink. Johnston-based Hansen Company and Hansen Real Estate are partnering with the city to spearhead the project and is expecting to break ground on the first two commercial buildings in fall 2021. www.johnstontowncenter.com
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