Cheers to 50 years! Stephens Auditorium Marks a Milestone
Ames Public Library Auditorium
Free & open to the public
Presented by Tammy Koolbeck, Executive Director, Iowa State Center
"It’s a hell of a hall for a cow college," an Iowan commented as he entered the new C.Y. Stephens Auditorium to hear the New York Philharmonic on opening night. Since its debut in 1969 on a former cornfield, the Auditorium has hosted performances as diverse as pop music, classical symphonies, ballet and wrestling meets! Hear known and not-so-well-known behind-the-scenes stories about this remarkable building as it marks its first 50 years. Memories will also be shared by Warren Madden, retired senior vice president of business and finance at Iowa State.
The 2019 Lecture Series is presented in partnership with the Ames Public Library.