Hello Series

Explore new seasons at Brucemore!

Designed to bookend our busy summer events season, this multi-disciplinary series will explore new outdoor spaces on the estate and include music, visual arts, spoken word, magic, and other entertaining and thought-provoking mediums.

Hello Summer

Move from the cold of winter to the freedom of summer with this multi-disciplinary performance in Brucemore’s formal garden. Enjoy poetry, dance, and music set against a background of blossoming flowers. With new works and familiar songs, audiences will join in the artists’ exploration of mental well-being while welcoming the warmth of a new season.

Featuring poets Ruth Thomas and co-producer Kelsey Bigelow and dancers Maddy Benidt and Madi Brauer, with music by Kelsey Madsen, Scott Dix, and Gerard Estella.

Hello Fall

The Brucemore summer season comes to a close with Hello Fall, set amid the beautiful formal garden. This original show blends music and other disciplines to creatively bid adieu to summer and celebrate the transition to autumn.

Tickets for Hello Fall will go on sale August 1. Stay tuned for more information about the performance!

The Hello Series is part of the Artisan Studio live performance series, aiming to support Iowa-based singers, songwriters, and technicians in their personal and professional pursuits.

Things to know before you arrive:

  • This event takes place outdoors in the Formal Garden (and is on grass).  Please bring your own chair or blanket for seating.
  • The site will open at 7:00 PM for parking and seating. The performance will begin at 7:30 PM.
  • The only gate that will open to vehicles for on-site parking is at 2160 Linden Drive SE. Please arrive by 7:25 PM as the gate will close promptly.
  • You are welcome to bring your own picnics and beverages (beer and wine allowed) to enjoy. Concessions will not be available for sale at this event.
  • Pets are not allowed, with the exception of service animals.
  • If you need accessibility accommodations, please call us ahead of the event at 319-362-7375 or send an email.
  • This event takes place outdoors and may continue in light rain.

What to do when you arrive:

  • Please enter through the gate at 2160 Linden Drive SE.
  • Follow signage and staff directions to open parking spaces. Accessible parking will be available.
  • Check in with the staff member near the Formal Garden by providing the name on your order.

Ticket Policies: All ticket sales are non-refundable. Please read our ticket policy here. Online and phone orders are subject to a $4.00 processing fee per order. Tickets can be purchased at the event, subject to availability.

Weather: The event occurs fully outdoors and may be held in light rain. If the event cannot be held due to weather, a decision will be made by 5:00 PM and posted on Brucemore’s website and social media. Ticket holders will be notified by phone. There will be no refunds, only exchanges to another date if tickets are available.

Photography and Video Notice: 

At this event, photography and videos may be recorded. By attending this event, you may be included in these photos and videos. Your attendance at this event grants your permission to be in these photos or videos, which may be used for educational, archival, or promotional purposes. If you have concerns about your likeness appearing in these photos and videos, please talk to a staff member when you check in for the event.

Event Dates

Hello Summer

Click on a date to purchase tickets.

Tickets may also be purchased at the event.

Hello Fall

September 20 & 21

Tickets on sale August 1.


  • Adult: $25 ($20 for donors)
  • Student: $20 ($15 for donors)
  • To use your donor discount, please sign in using the link in the upper right corner of the purchase page or call (319) 362-7375.
  • A $4.00 processing fee will be applied to all online and phone orders.