Brucemore Announces 2024 Events & Tours 

January 19th, 2024

Brucemore is excited to announce our event and tour schedule for 2024! This will include the return of beloved programs, along with the introduction of new events, that will give you the chance to connect with friends, enjoy the outdoors, relax under the stars, and create summer memories.  

Artisan Studio Series 

Launched in October 2019, the Artisan Studio was inspired by the families who lived at Brucemore and their strong tradition of supporting the arts in their community. The Artisan Studio series brings emerging artists to Brucemore to develop their talents with Artisan-in-Residence Gerard Estella. The 2024 program will expand upon the Studio’s core crafts of music and songwriting by fostering talent from artists in other disciplines. 

The artists selected for the 2024 cohort will be announced in February.  

Live from the Artisan Studio 

New for 2024, Live from the Artisan Studio will look beyond the art to get to know the artist. This digital series will invite artists to Brucemore for an interview, recorded in front of a live studio audience. Each conversation will focus on a specific project or aspect of the artists’ career. The recordings of these interviews will be shared online through Brucemore’s social media channels.  

Stay tuned for more information about the Live from the Artisan Studio guest artists and schedule. 

Hello Summer and Hello Fall 

Designed to bookend our busy summer events season, this multi-disciplinary series will explore new outdoor spaces on the estate and may include music, visual arts, spoken word, magic, and other entertaining and thought-provoking mediums. Hello Summer and Hello Fall will be produced by Artisan-in-Residence Gerard Estella in collaboration with other local artists. 

Save these dates! 

Hello Summer – May 31 & June 1 

Hello Fall – September 20 & 21 

Music at the Big House 

Discover new music with this one-of-a-kind series. Debuting in 2024, this experimental program will share the talents of musicians performing in diverse musical genres. Produced by local music professionals and set against the iconic backdrop of our Queen Anne Victorian mansion, this will be an evening of musical entertainment that you can only experience at Brucemore. 

Save these dates! 

June 21 & 22; September 13 & 14 

A Night Out at Brucemore

Relax and reconnect with friends and neighbors at Brucemore! Join us for a cocktail party with excellent food, delicious drinks, good company, and easygoing ambience. Your ticket includes food, drinks, and fun – the best combination!

Save the date!

June 14

Music in the Courtyard 

Celebrating its 22nd year, our signature outdoor event, Music in the Courtyard, returns with two shows this summer. These performances will continue the longstanding tradition at Brucemore of bringing together a group of artists to create something special over the course of one week. Lincoln Ginsberg will be producing one show with Gerard Estella handling the other. 

Save these dates! 

August 29-31; September 5-7 

Theatre Cedar Rapids Outdoors at Brucemore 

Theatre Cedar Rapids will be back at the Peggy Boyle Whitworth Amphitheater this summer with two performances. Featuring a family-friendly production and a blockbuster musical, this series brings the opportunity for audiences to enjoy an evening of theater under the stars. Stay tuned for title announcements from TCR soon. 

Save these dates! 

Children’s show – July 5-21 

Musical – August 9-25 

2024 Tour Schedule 

Mansion tours will begin on March 6. This year, visitors can enjoy a selection of self-guided and guided opportunities, including the return of our popular specialty tours. 

Guided Mansion Tours 

Wednesday to Saturday – 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM, 3:00 PM

Sunday – 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM, 3:00 PM 

In Her Steps Women’s History Tour 

March 7, 14, and 21 – 5:30-7:00 PM 

Nooks & Crannies Tour 

April 11, 18, & 25, May 2, 9, 16, & 23 – 5:30 to 7:00 PM 

September 19 & 26, October 3, October 10, 17, 24, and 31 – 5:30 to 7:00 PM 

Our holiday tour schedule will be released in October. 

Want to receive discounts on event and tour tickets throughout 2024? Consider a contribution to our Supporter Fund! Your gift will give you access to donor perks and help support our work to inspire community interaction with history, preservation, and the arts. 

Box Office Schedule 

  • February 14 – Tickets on sale for Spring Season (March 6 – May 30) 
  • May 1 – Tickets on sale for Summer Season (May 31 – September 14) 
  • August 1 – Tickets on sale for Fall Season (September 20 – November 4) 
  • October 23 – Tickets on sale for Winter Season (November 22 – December 31) 
    • Donor pre-sale will begin on October 16 
A special thank you to our 2024 tour season sponsors. Presenting: Great America Financial Services. Friend: Hills Bank.