The cold damp grey days of March will soon give way to sunnier, warmer weather as springtime segues into summer. For many it's been a crappy year of boredom and isolation.

So that's why with every vaccine jab and improving jobs report, our optimism slowly returns and we get back to "normal"...whatever that may be.

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To a rock n roll fan, live concerts are a big part of life. And one sure sign that things are improving is the fact that more concert bookings are popping up in 2021.

Here are five classic rock shows that music lovers in Iowa are most looking forward to this summer.

For tickets and more information on any of these shows, click on the links below:

One Night of Queen Tribute Concert - TaxSlayer Center, Moline June 23

Foreigner - Bridge View Center, Ottumwa June 24

Blue Oyster Cult - Alliant Energy Power House August 13

Styx with special guest Tesla - Iowa State Fair August 18

The Doobie Brothers 50th Anniversary Tour - Iowa State Fair August 22

Now, if you're hoping to stay a bit closer to home, then the Pork Tornadoes summer show at McGrath Amphitheater on July 31 is just the ticket. The Midwest's Premiere Party Band will have last played Cedar Rapids 531 days before at Veteran's Memorial Stadium in the summer of 2019. Tickets are available at the Alliant Energy Power House box office, and at

Yep, it looks like 2021 is shaping up to be a classic summer.

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