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Highway Shelter

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"Summer spot at Iowa City's Saturday Night Movie Series"

The Saturday Night Free Movie Series

The Saturday Night Free Movie Series offers free movies on Saturday night, shown outdoors at Macbride Hall at the University of Iowa Pentacrest. Pre-movie live music starts at 7:30 p.m. and the movie starts at sundown. Films are projected on a screen hung from the columns of Macbride Hall.

Date Movie / Pre-movie entertainment
May 20 The Triplets of Belleville / Dave Zollo
May 27 Field of Dreams / Great Lakes
June 10 Some Like it Hot / Matthew Grimm
June 17 Blue Hawaii / Central Standard Time
June 24 Grease / The Iowa City Community Band
July 8 Superman / The Iowa City Community Band
July 15 The Birds / Highway Shelter
July 22 School of Rock / Nikki Lunden
July 29 A silent film to be announced, featuring a new musical score by Iowa City jazz pianist Dan Knight. / Paleo with These United States
August 5 The Goonies / Yellow Notebook
August 12 Casablanca / JP Claussen
August 19 Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory / Aaron Schaefer
August 26 Raiders of the Lost Ark / Greg Thompson and Emily Ginsberg
September 2 Annie Hall / Sarah Cram
September 9 Slow Food on Film / Poetry Slam
September 16 The Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl / Desdamona
- Press-Citizen (Iowa City Newspaper)


"Prisoner X" - Solo Highway Shelter album created by Gabriel Middaugh in 2005.
With the new member additions within this last year, Highway Shelter is set to record a studio album by Summer of 2008.
They currently have a live disc that has generated lots of excitement, but it has yet to be released in stores.



The first large show Highway Shelter played together, as a full band, was opening for G.Love and Special Sauce at the Rave in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. They made the trip from Iowa City, Iowa, to Chicago, and finally to Wisconsin, by tour van in the bitter cold of a January snow storm. Throughout the trip, there was stop and go highway traffic, the van got stuck in a parking structure, most members of the band could not feel their fingers before/during/after the performance, and lack of sleep truly took its toll. Nonetheless, Highway Shelter performed their best show that night - creating a welcome back to the Rave with open arms. February of 2008, the band will be making that same trip to the Rave to open for none other than George Clinton and the P.Funk Allstars. In the following three months, Highway Shelter is looking at another Rave show with the reunited Blind Melon and two festival spots in the Summer and Fall of this year.
Highway Shelter was started in 2003 by lead man, Gabriel Middaugh. His debut album, "Prisoner X", was done by the Winter of 2005 and released the following year. In the last 6 months, Matt Wright & Collin Crowley have become the best additions the band could ask for. What used to be a folk/rock solo project has transformed into Americana Groove gone Funky sound with a powerful edge.
Material is only building up with the constant determination to make it and their perfectionist outlook of creating great music. Two things come to mind when observing a band this true to the artform: love of the crowd and songs you wish you could have heard years ago. Everyone deserves a little Highway Shelter in their lives.