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. FRYfest caps off the day with an outdoor concert and beverage garden in the parking lot outside of the World’s Largest Hawkeye Tradeshow.

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2015 Lineup:

Joan Jett & the Blackhearts

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.

The Rumours

The Rumours are Female Fronted Rock Band based out of Waterloo, Iowa. Lead singer, Carli Foxx, formed the band in April 2014. The Rumours inspiration comes from hard, loud and in your face rock n roll. You can compare The Rumours to bands like, The Donnas, Betty Blowtorch, and The Runaways. There’s a bit of a Ramones’ punk sound, as well as a dash of KISS rock n roll.

The Rumours jumped on a show during the “Hardest Chicks in Hard Rock Tour ft. Flyleaf” in Des Moines, Iowa. They’ve also played with headlining bands, Dope, Saving Abel, Adelitas Way, Fit For Rivals and world-touring act HAIRBALL.