Launch party for new HANDPICKED series at Gallagher Bluedorn

Posted on Wednesday, November 18th, 2015

Blake Argotsinger, associate marketing manager, Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center, 319-273-3660,

Lindsay Cunningham, Office of University Relations, 319-273-6728,

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – Gallagher Bluedorn will launch its new music series, HANDPICKED, at 8 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 10. This launch party will celebrate the new series by unveiling the first two bands attached to the series, as well as offering food, drinks and music merchandise for purchase. The event will take place in Davis Hall, within Gallagher Bluedorn, on the University of Northern Iowa campus.

HANDPICKED is the culmination of feedback from avid music fans in the Cedar Valley. Community members provided feedback at the HANDPICKED Listening Booth this past summer, which guided booking decisions for the series. The “Big List” can be found on the Gallagher Bluedorn Spotify account at

Tickets for the series will go on sale after 8 p.m. on Dec. 10. Launch party attendees who purchase tickets for both shows will receive a 20 percent discount.

The launch party is free, but you must RSVP by visiting

For more information, contact Blake Argotsinger, associate marketing manager for the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center, at 319-273-3660 or