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The Mountain Goats (solo)

First United Methodist Church 9:00
April 21, 2014

The Mountain Goats first formed in Claremont, California in an employee-housing studio apartment by singer-songwriter John Darnielle. It all began on a dual cassette recorder, where Darnielle would set his poems to music and would play a guitar he had picked up for a few dollars at a nearby music store. Since 1991, Darnielle has written around 600 beautiful and unnerving songs. SCOPE Productions is bringing him to the beautiful and historic First United Methodist Church, which features intricate stained glass windows and a gorgeous, intimate acoustic environment.

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    • The Mountain Goats (solo)
    • First United Methodist Church
    • 04/21/2014
    • Doors open at: 8:00
    • Show starts at: 9:00
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A$AP Ferg

IMU Ballroom 8:00
April 29, 2014

Native to Harlem, hip-hop phenomenon A$AP Ferg will be lighting up the stage of the IMU Ballroom this April. Member of hip hop group, A$AP Mob, he has become a well-recognized and sensational entity, having toured with SCOPE Productions alum Juicy J, and being named “Rookie of the Year” at the 2013 BET Hip Hop Awards. In January 2013, he signed a record deal with Polo Grounds and RCA, and fans across the nation continue to listen to his work. Ferg’s current single, “Shabba” feat. A$AP Rocky, has become a hit all its own.

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    • A$AP Ferg
    • IMU Ballroom
    • 04/29/2014
    • Doors open at: 7:00
    • Show starts at: 8:00
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Sky Ferreira - POSTPONED

IMU 2nd Floor Ballroom 8pm
May 8, 2014

Sky Ferreira experienced stardom at a very young age. Her music talent became apparent early on, and before turning fifteen, she had already worked with Britney Spears’ producers and met Michael Jackson. In the past few years, Ferreira has toured with Vampire Weekend and is currently on tour with Miley Cyrus. The much-loved synth pop artist embraces dark lyrical themes all while embodying a courageous and spirited personality on stage and off.

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    • Sky Ferreira - POSTPONED
    • IMU 2nd Floor Ballroom
    • 05/08/2014
    • Doors open at: 7pm
    • Show starts at: 8pm
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IMU Main Lounge

The IMU Main Lounge is set up like a 1920’s hall. Beautiful chandeliers, fireplaces, and a VIP balcony give this room a great atmosphere. It is a versatile room with different options for stage positioning as well as seated or general admission.

    Technical Information
    • Capacity
    • 1800 standing, 1200 seated
    • Room Dimensions
    • 132'X89'
    • Stage
    • 20x40 (sound wings may be added to needs of show) No Rigging -- Only Ground Supports
    • Other
    • Can provide 2' or 6" risers

IMU Ballroom

The IMU Second Floor Ballroom is the perfect place for the band with a strong grass roots following or a hit single climbing the charts. The built-in stage and large dance floor make this a high energy value venue. The capacity of the IMU Second Floor Ballroom is 1,100 for general admission shows.

    Technical Information
    • Capacity
    • 1,100 General Admission 800 Seated
    • Stage
    • 20'x30'x4'
    • Other
    • Square Footage is 2514 Square Feet Light board to control all cans – colored gels needed to be coordinated by sound and light company

IMU Blackbox Theater

The IMU Blackbox Theater is a great room for smaller shows. With a capacity of 350, this room is perfect for up-and-coming artists and the most intimate of shows.

    Technical Information
    • Capacity
    • About 350
    • Other
    • 2514 square feet Light board to control all cans -- colored gels needed to be coordinated by sound and light company


About Us

SCOPE Productions is the University of Iowa's Student Commission on Programming Entertainment. Based in Iowa City, Iowa, SCOPE is charged with bringing quality concerts and entertainment to the University of Iowa campus and the Iowa City community. SCOPE Productions also serves as an educational opportunity for its student members, offering hands-on experience in the business of music promotion, production, hospitality, marketing, talent buying, and finance. If you would like more details, feel free to contact our offices or sign up for our mailing list.

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