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Joan Jett & the Blackhearts headline at FRYfest

Joan Jett is an originator, an innovator, and a visionary. As the leader of the hard-rocking Blackhearts, she’s had eight platinum and gold albums and nine Top 40 singles, including the classics “Bad Reputation,” “I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll,” “I Hate Myself For Loving You,” and “Crimson and Clover.” She sits at the head of her own independent label, Blackheart Records. Jett has acted in movies and television, including 1987’s Light Of Day, and in a Tony-nominated Broadway musical, The Rocky Horror Show. She has appeared on such acclaimed television shows as Oprah (the last season) and Law and Order.

As a producer, she has overseen albums by Bikini Kill, Circus Lupus, as well as the Germs’ LA punk masterpiece, GI.

Her music has become a permanent force in mainstream culture. A version of “I Hate Myself for Loving You” has been NBC’s Sunday Night Football, performed this past season by Carrie Underwood, and her music is heard in countless films and TV shows including Easy – A, Kick Ass, The Runaways, Shrek, Baby Mama, and many more.

Concert Information

joanjettGet ready to ROCK at FRYfest with Joan Jett and the Blackhearts during the High Porch Picnic Concert presented by Two Rivers Bank & Trust!

When: FRYday, September 4

Time: 8:30pm

Concert Location: Coralville Marriott Hotel & Conference Center south parking lot (right outside of FRYfest’s “Worlds Largest Hawkeye Tradeshow”)

**NOTE: No personal coolers will be permitted within the concert grounds. A Beverage Garden will be on-site with all proceeds to benefit the Coralville 4thFest Committee. Hy-Vee will also have food available for purchase.

Concert Ticket Information

Tickets for FRYfest’s High Porch Picnic are $15 each until the week of the event and available ONLINE NOW:


Quantity (tickets are non-refundable)


Tickets are also available IN PERSON at the following locations:

  • Iowa City/Coralville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • City of Coralville, City Hall
  • Coralville Hy-Vee
  • Coral Ridge Mall Guest Welcome Center
  • MidWestOne Bank – all Johnson County locations

A “high porch picnic” is a Texas expression for “an exceptionally good time,” and is a great way to describe Coach Fry’s glorious career as one of college football’s most unique coaches.