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NOW vs THEN-ThePorkTornadoes/DirtyRottenScoundrels/Pianopalooza

Community 1st Credit Union and Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery proudly present NOW vs THEN- Featuring The Pork Tornadoes, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and Pianopalooza. Join us for a musical trip through time, as 3 of the most talented and sought-after bands in the Midwest play the best pop and rock music from the 1950's through today!

The Pork Tornadoes are a powerful party band that have played all around the Midwest at the biggest bars, festivals and weddings. Having played more than 400+ shows in the last 7 years, this band has perfected their live show into an experience you won’t find anywhere else. The Pork Tornadoes have the versatility and musicianship to pull off any genre of music from any decade, but they truly hit their stride and seem most comfortable while playing pop and rock hits from the last 25 years. One thing is for sure, once you think you have them figured out, they will shift gears and surprise you with something completely different and equally delightful. 

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels are a nostalgic trip back to the start of rock and roll, with a strict adherence to the 1950-1969 time frame. A trip back to when songs were tossed back and forth by artists, and one night could find Johnny Cash, Chuck Berry, and Jerry Lee Lewis all on the same stage. An experience of the birth of rock music, with over 50 songs from a time before music started its electronic shift. Their repertoire is ever-growing and assures you’ll be twisting all night long with their modern twist that continues to be true to the original sound. Like the king himself said, “Rock and Roll music, if you like it, if you feel it, you can’t help but move to it”.

PIANOPALOOZA- To say Tony Bohnenkamp and Jerry Lorenson are star-crossed dueling piano partners would be the understatement of our generation. At just 4 years of age, a classmate jerked Tony’s swim trunks down to his ankles at the Auralia City Pool in front of EVERYONE. In an eerily similar event, when Jerry was 4 years old, his mother accidentally HIT HIM WITH THE CAR in a grocery store parking lot. With the help of elderly piano teachers, these lone wolves began to awaken their inner piano-beasts from an early age, perfecting the best singalong songs from the 70s and 80s. Although each has had success as both a solo artist and with other bands, Jerry sums it up nicely saying “I just pray each day that Tony and I die at the exact same time, like the end of The Notebook.” So do yourself a favor. Hold your loved ones close, and go see Pianopalooza every chance you get.

Earlier Event: April 7
Private Event-Des Moines, Iowa
Later Event: April 25
Private Event-Des Moines, Iowa