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.
The 2019 Lecture Series is presented in partnership with the Ames Public Library.