Concert on the Prairie

Friends of Neal Smith Concert on the Prairie

You are invited to an evening in celebration of music, art and nature at the Friends of Neal Smith NWR’s 2018 Concert on the Prairie! Just 25 minutes east of Des Moines, we bring together the Friends of Neal Smith NWR, eight-time Native American music awards recipient Jonny Lipford and a special exhibit spotlighting Iowa nature artists and featuring signed Maynard Reece artist proofs.

Join us and enjoy the breezes of the open prairie at what’s sure to be a magical night of music, art & nature.

Event Registration
$50 per person*
Seating is limited.
Registration closes
June 1, 2018

Register online or print a registration form and mail to:
Friends of Neal Smith NWR
P.O. Box 114
Prairie City, Iowa 50228-0399

Friends of Neal Smith NWR | Concert on the Prairie 2014 Wine Glass

Concert on the Prairie

FRIDAY, JUNE 8, 2018


Jonny Lipford


An exhibit by Iowa nature artisans


Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge

4:00 PM

Wander the burgeoning Butterfly Garden & surrounding trails

Sample specialty wines by Fireside Winery, hosted by Wines of Iowa

Explore a special exhibit showcasing the works of Iowa nature artists featuring signed works by Maynard Reece

Participate in an enticing silent auction that includes handmade ‘Leopold Benches’

5:00 PM

Enjoy a sumptuous meal provided by local restaurateur, Magg Family Catering

7:00 PM

Celebrate Iowa’s conservation successes, the open prairie & the uniquely pure melodies of Jonny Lipford

8:30 PM

Appreciate nature at night with a guided twilight walk on the Overlook trail

P.O. Box 399
9981 Pacific St.
Prairie City, IA 50228
Get Directions
The refuge roads and trails are open daily from dawn to dusk.

The Prairie Learning and Visitor Center is open year-round.
Regular Hours:
Sunday-Saturday from 9am-4pm

Winter hours:
December 1-February 28
Monday-Saturday from 9am-4pm; closed Sunday.

We are open on Memorial Day, the Fourth of July, and Labor Day; we are closed on all other Federal holidays.