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Vaughan, Gary Puckett and The Union Gap, and Needtobreathe shows announced

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Three more big shows were announced yesterday in Central Iowa. Jimmy Vaughan, Gary Puckett and The Union Gap, and Needtobreathe will all be swinging through the area in the coming months. Here are the details.

Organizers if the Nitefall on the River summer concert series have made their first announcement for the upcoming Nitefall season. On Tuesday, it was announced that South Carolina Christian rock band Needtobreathe will play the Simon Estes Amphitheater on Tuesday, June 10 at 8 p.m. The band has won ten GMA Dove Awards, and has topped both the Christian album and single charts. Their #1 smash "Washed by the Water" is featured above. By the time Needtobreathe rolls into town, their new album, Rivers in the Wasteland, will already be in stores. (It is due out on April 15.) Tickets for the concert will be $26 in advance and $31 at the gate. Tickets will go on sale on Friday, February 21 at 10 a.m. through Ticketfly.

Legendary blues guitarist Jimmy Vaughan returns to Des Moines on March 26 for a show at Forte (formerly All Play). The Grammy winning guitarist has earned critical acclaim for his work with The Fabulous Thunderbirds and The Vaughan Brothers (with his late brother Stevie Ray Vaughan), and also for his work as a solo artist. Vaughan will bring his band Tilt-a-Whirl (featuring Lou Ann Barton) along for the 7 p.m. all ages show. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Tickets may be purchased online through MidwesTix. Expect an opening act for Vaughan to be named in the coming weeks.

Sixties rockers Gary Puckett and The Union Gap will play Terrible's Lakeside Casino in Osceola on Saturday, April 12. The band had five Top 10 hits and three Top 40 albums. They are best known for the songs "Woman, Woman", "Young Girl", and "Lady Willpower". Tickets for the show range from $10 to $30, and they will go on sale tomorrow at 9 a.m. through Red Truck Tickets. This is a 21-and-over show.

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