The University of Iowa’s new Hancher Auditorium will open with a flourish in September followed by a season filled with world-class artists.

Hancher will welcome the public to tour the building during open houses on Sept. 9 and Sept. 11. Then on Friday, Sept. 16, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue will play a free concert outdoors on the Hancher Green to celebrate the opening of the facility. The Preservation Hall Jazz Band was the first touring act to play on the original Hancher stage in 1972.

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