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The group Awful Purdies will perform at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 28 outside the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center as part of the center’s Summer Sun Outdoor Concert Series.
Concessions will be available. Residents may bring their own chair or find a bench downtown. In the event of rain, the concert will be moved into the art center’s expo hall.
Awful Purdies is a Folk-Americana collective of five multi-instrumental women, powered by seamless harmonies, banjo, accordion, cello, guitar, mandolin, and bass. The sound is an earnest nod to traditional American music, folk, old country, bluegrass, honky tonk, and soul.
The live performance experience is intimate, containing both humor and insight. On stage, Awful Purdies actively share gratitude and support of one another and take turns stepping up as lead singers and songwriters.
Since 2006, Awful Purdies have been raising families, telling women’s stories, advocating for human rights, and engaging with their communities in eastern Iowa.