Hairball took the stage as part of FRYfest’s 2016 High Porch Block Party, followed by an impressive fireworks display managed by the Coralville Fire Department. The concert grounds are located in the parking lot south of the Coralville Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, right outside of the Worlds Largest Hawkeye Tradeshow. This open area is ideal for families and friends to enjoy food and music together. The beverage garden is located inside the concert grounds and serves patrons marked 21 years and older.

6:00pm: GI Jam, Opener
8:00pm – Hairball, Headliner, on High Porch Block Party Stage
10:00pm – Fireworks


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Hairball is more than just a band…Hairball is an unparalleled celebration of the all-time best in arena rock and an experience you’ll never forget.

A band plays some songs, a music act puts on a concert…and then there’s Hairball—Hairball creates a one-of-a-kind event unlike anything else you have ever seen (or will ever see again). The lights, the sound, the smoke, the pyrotechnics, the special effects, the screaming hordes of fans…this is not a mere concert and there simply is nothing like Hairball.

The triple attack of vocalists Rockstar Bob, Joe Dandy, and Kris Voxx leads a two-hour mind-blowing and supernaturally spot-on homage to some of the biggest arena acts on the planet. The Hairball stage transforms into an entirely new rock spectacle over and over with Van Halen, KISS, Motley Crue, Queen, Journey, Prince, Aerosmith—and more—brought to life by men who live and breathe rock ‘n’ roll.

Freaky kills on the electric bass, Blake tears it up on the drums, and Happy shreds the lead guitar—these rock ‘n’ roll warriors nail some of the most memorable licks and chops of all time, infusing their sound with the kind of cool stylizing and artistic mastery that gets hammered in with decades of tireless performing.

In 2000, Hairball pulled the best rock of the awesome 80s right into the new millennium, and the guys are now celebrating their 15th year of rocking hundreds of thousands of fans at venues across America and now the world. With each performance the band adds more characters, more pyrotechnics, more lights, more sound, more props, more surprises…more everything! Every night with Hairball is a one-hundred- percent no-holds-barred, exciting, chaotic, fiery party that has to be experienced to be believed.

And it just keeps getting better. 2013 was beyond amazing, with Hairball headlining the Lonestar Bike Rally in Galveston, Texas; selling out four straight nights at the world-famous Easy Riders Saloon at Sturgis; and performing onstage in Las Vegas and Phoenix with guest superstars and rock legends Alice Cooper, Gene Simmons, Dee Snider, Stephen Percy, Vince Neil, Europe, Rob Zombie and Joan Jett. Yet another 2013 milestone: Hairball going international! Hairball rocked out as the featured entertainment for the Minnesota Vikings-Pittsburgh Steelers game in London and headlined south of the border at Teatro Al Aire Libre De La Sauceda in Hermosillo, Mexico.

Hairball is an extraordinary night of pure entertainment and the most fun you can have with your clothes on, but the guys in the band are as serious about their fans as they are about the excellence of their music. They know that Hairball fans are the absolute best of the best, whether they are 10 years old or 100. Hairball never forgets that it couldn’t exist without its fans, and the six members take every opportunity to make sure their fans feel the love! From every pre-show meet-and-greet to hanging out at the merch booth to chatting online, Hairball loves to connect with its fans and it’s always a good time when they get together.

Hairball could never be lumped in with the muddle of 1980’s tribute bands across the country, because Hairball is way beyond a retro flashback—it’s an experience, an attitude, a phenomenon, and a sensation that is here to stay. Rockstar Bob – vocals | Joe Dandy – vocals | Kris Voxx – vocals | Freaky – electric bass | Blake – drums | Happy – lead guitar

Hairball 2013 Official Promo Reel from Hairball on Vimeo.

GI Jam

This is GI Jam’s debut public performance as a civilian band, having served and performed together as “Sidewinders” in the National Guard for several years. You may have seen them perform at 4th Fest in Coralville the last couple of years. This energetic nine-piece band performs current pop hits and rock classics. The band features vocals backed by electric guitars, keyboards, percussion and a three-piece horn ensemble. GI Jam: When one weekend a month just isn’t enough.


Wristbands to serve as tickets are available for pre-sale now at select locations and can be ordered by phone by calling (319) 337-6592. They will also be for sale at the concert entrance. Wristbands cost $5 each. All proceeds from the concert and beverage garden benefit the Coralville 4thFest Celebration.

Please note the following regulations inside the grounds:

  • No smoking
  • No coolers or outside beverages
  • Lawn chairs permitted in designated area
  • Official wristband is required for re-entry
  • ID is required to purchase alcoholic beverages