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Posted on: April 9, 2018

Rick Springfield to Headline Free 4thFest Concert

Rick Springfield

Rick Springfield will headline Coralville’s free concert in S.T. Morrison Park on Tuesday evening, July 3, as part of the 2018 4thFest celebration.


Rick Springfield has worn many hats as an entertainer and performer over the past four decades.  As the creator of some of the finest power-pop of the ’80s, this Grammy winning singer, songwriter, and musician has sold 25 million albums and scored 17 U.S. Top 40 hits, including “Jessie’s Girl,” “Don’t Talk to Strangers,” “An Affair of the Heart,” “I've Done Everything for You,” “Love Somebody,” and “Human Touch.” Springfield is also an accomplished actor who starred opposite Meryl Streep in the feature film Ricki and the Flash, gave a chameleonic performance as the creepy Dr. Pitlor in HBO’s prestige drama True Detective, earned great reviews for his portrayal of Lucifer this season on the CW hit, Supernatural, and most recently played Pastor Charles on American Horror Story. In 2014, Springfield was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, located around the corner from the first apartment he lived in when he arrived in the U.S. from Australia in 1971.


Springfield’s latest album, “The Snake King,” finds him travelling down a dusty dirt road to explore the blues side of his rock ‘n roll and marks a definite departure from the power pop he has been known for.  


The annual free 4thFest concert takes place on the evening of July 3 in Coralville’s S.T. Morrison Park.  Rick Springfield will take the stage at 8:00 pm, preceded by an opening band at 6:30 pm. The concert is one of many long-standing Coralville Independence Day traditions, which include a parade, carnival, and fireworks.  To learn more about 4thFest, visit www.coralville.org/4thFest.




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