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North Liberty Blues & BBQ

July 13

Blues & BBQ is North Liberty’s summer tradition of live music, kids’ fun, mouthwatering barbecue and craft beer. Admission, parking and inflatables are free thanks to the generosity of presenting sponsor Veridian Credit Union and other supporting sponsors.

There are 12 Herky on Parade statues from the 20th anniversary edition of the public art project on display in North Liberty.

Herktimus Prime

595 Kansas Ave NE | Sponsored by GreenState Credit Union
Read more about Herktimus Prime by artist Dave Schaeffer by clicking here.


Centennial Park at parklet along road | Sponsored by RAGBRAI
Read more about RAGBRAI Herky by artist Yuchen Liu by clicking here.

Granite Herky

Centennial Park by playground | Sponsored by Kahler Collision
Read more about Granite Herky by artist Jeff Christiansen by clicking here.

Herky’s Urban Heartland

Ranshaw Way Parklet, Hawkeye Drive & Golfview Ct (west side) | Sponsored by Urban Acres
Read more about Herky’s Urban Heartland by artist Conrad Hellman by clicking here.

Beautiful Land

Ranshaw Way Parklet, Hawkeye Drive & Golfview Ct (east side) | Sponsored by Collins Community Credit Union
Read more about Beautiful Land by artist Alejandra Alvarez by clicking here.

Iron Herk

Liberty Centre Pond fishing pier | Sponsored by First Interstate Bank
Read more about Iron Herk by artist Eric Seckel by clicking here.

Scratch Art Glass Herky

515 Community Drive, Ranshaw House | Sponsored by Hills Bank
Read more about Scratch Art Glass Herky by artist Kelsi Lynch by clicking here.

Cartoon Herky

North Liberty Recreation Trail, north of Community Center | Sponsored by Billion Auto
Read more about Cartoon Herky by artist Christie Engelbert by clicking here.

ANF Herky

North Liberty Community Center (inside) | Sponsored by Heartland Express
Read more about ANF Herky by artists in the Hernandez Family: Carey, Eli, Bethy, Maria, Cal, Niall by clicking here.

Night Sky Herky

360 N Main Street, New City Hall on plaza | Sponsored by City of North Liberty.
Read more about Night Sky Herky by artist Brian Lenth by clicking here.


410 N Main Street, Penn Meadows Park at gazebo | Sponsored by Hawkeye Ready Mix
Read more about Her-Crete by artist Madeline Recker by clicking here.

Thunder Hawk

1400 Dubuque Street, Liberty High School | Sponsored by Liberty High School
Read more about Thunder Hawk by artists at the Liberty High School Art Club by clicking here.

Find more information about North Liberty Blues & BBQ by visiting its website northlibertyblues.org or by clicking here.

Herky on Parade is a cooperative effort between the University of Iowa Department of Athletics, the Cities of Iowa City, Coralville, North Liberty, Solon, Tiffin, Think Iowa City and Iowa City Area Sports Commission.


July 13