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Honey Creek Resort to debut ‘Honey Creek Live’ concert series in 2018

Popular local musicians will perform free, family-friendly concerts throughout the summer

The Delaware North-operated Honey Creek Resort, located on Iowa’s Rathbun Lake, has announced “Honey Creek Live,” a new, six-week outdoor concert series that will take place at the resort every Thursday from June 28 to Aug. 2.
The concert series will be free for both resort guests and locals. The stage, located on Honey Creek’s Great Lawn, allows for scenic views of the resort area and Rathbun Lake. The lineup features local Iowa musical acts and boasts nationally-recognized artists in pop-rock, country, folk rock, blues and funk. All shows will be family friendly, with Honey Creek Resort’s vast lawn providing ample space for children to play.
Food and drinks, including beer and bottled alcoholic drinks, will be available for sale at each show. Beer and food sales will support the concert series and future events.
Series lineup:

  • June 28 – Brazilian 2wins: Brazilian 2wins draws influence from pop, hip hop and funk while incorporating their signature violin and ukulele instrumentals.
  • July 5 – The Boys: The Boys are a modern country cover band from southeastern Iowa, covering popular artists such as Chris Stapleton, Eric Church, John Pardi, Luke Bryan, Granger Smith and many more.
  • July 12 – Decoy: Decoy is a pop/rock band that creates its own unique sound from an eclectic mix of influences.
  • July 19 – Final Mix: Final Mix serves up the latest in R&B, jazz fusion, blues, hip hop, rock & roll and original material.
  • July 26 – The Nadas: The Nadas are an alternative, Americana, country, folk, indie, rock, songwriter group from Des Moines with a dedicated local and national following.
  • Aug. 2 – Standing Hampton: Standing Hampton are a premier export of the Des Moines music scene, performing selections from the ‘70s, ‘80s and beyond.

Acts will begin at 6 p.m. and finish around 9 p.m. Guests should bring a chair or a blanket to sit on. Outside food and beverages, smoking and pets are prohibited.
Honey Creek Resort owned by the state of Iowa and operated by global hospitality company Delaware North on behalf of Iowa’s Department of Natural Resources.
About Honey Creek Resort
Honey Creek Resort is a AAA Three Diamond-Rated resort, owned by the State of Iowa and managed by global hospitality and food service provider Delaware North for the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. Built in 2008 and LEED Certified by the U.S. Green Buildings Council, Honey Creek Resort is located on the shores of Iowa’s second largest lake, Rathbun Lake, 85 miles southeast of Des Moines. The resort features 105 guest rooms; 28 cottages with one, two or four bedrooms; and an RV park with 14 campsites. Among the resort’s myriad amenities are The Preserve at Rathbun Lake, an 18-hole championship links style golf course; a 42-slip marina; a two-story pirate-themed indoor waterpark; and Rathbun Lakeshore Grille, a full-service restaurant and bar with outdoor patios. For room reservations, call 641-724-9100 or toll-free at 866-797-5308 or visit
About Delaware North's parks and resorts business
Delaware North Parks and Resorts is a global leader in the hospitality industry, operating lodging, food and beverage and retail services, recreational activities, and educational programming at destinations throughout North America and Australia. Delaware North operates in many of the United States’ iconic national and state parks, including Grand Canyon National Park, Yellowstone National Park and Niagara Falls State Park, as well as at cultural attractions such as Kennedy Space Center Visitors Complex. Its portfolio also includes luxury resorts in Australia. To learn more about Delaware North’s hospitality management expertise, visit

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