Not Your Grandma’s Doo Wop at Heritage Center

Sep 13, 2019

DUBUQUE, Iowa – University of Dubuque Heritage Center continues its seventh annual Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series with The Doo Wop Project at 8:00 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, in John and Alice Butler Hall. The performance is part of UD’s Homecoming festivities.

WHAT:            The Doo Wop Project, Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series

WHEN:            8:00 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18

WHERE:          John and Alice Butler Hall, Heritage Center, University of Dubuque

TICKETS:        UD Students: $5 in advance, $9 day of show; UD Faculty/Staff, Alumni, Parents of Current UD Students, Military, and Veterans: $19-$37 in advance, $24-$42 day of show; General Public: $25-$42 in advance, $30-$47 day of show; Children and Non-UD Students: $19 in advance, $24 day of show

The Doo Wop Project traces the evolution of Doo Wop from the classic sound of five guys singing tight harmonies on a street corner to the biggest hits on the radio today. Complete with a five-piece band, the Doo Wop Project brings unparalleled authenticity of sound and vocal excellence to recreate some of the greatest music in American pop and rock history. The Doo Wop Project features the stars of Broadway’s smash hits Jersey Boys, Motown: The Musical, and A Bronx Tale, including one performer who was Tony-nominated for his role as Smokey Robinson in Motown: The Musical and two performers who have portrayed Frankie Valli in Jersey Boys.

The Doo Wop Project takes audience members on a musical journey from foundational tunes of groups like The Crests, The Belmonts, and The Flamingos through their influence on artists such as Smokey Robinson, the Temptations, and The Four Seasons all the way to “DooWopified” versions of modern hits by Michael Jackson, Jason Mraz, Maroon 5, Sam Smith, and more.

A free pre-show reception will be held from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. in the Bisignano Art Gallery in conjunction with the “Wood: The Story of Dubuque’s Warehouse District” exhibit. The exhibit will run through Friday, Oct. 25.

Tickets for The Doo Wop Project can be chosen as part of a flexible season ticket package or single tickets can be purchased from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Farber Box Office, Heritage Center, University of Dubuque, 2255 Bennett Street; by phone at 563.585.SHOW; or online at