Fort Dodge welcomes Huey Lewis & the News as headliner for Shellabration 2017. Coming off of three consecutive years with attendance in excess of 7,000 (and coupled with two stellar opening acts that will be announced in January) this year's event is shaping up to another big outing! Tickets for Huey Lewis & the News go on sale Saturday, March 25th. They are $36 in advance if purchased on or before Sunday, June 18th increasing to $45 beginning on Monday, June 19th leading up to the event. Tickets will be available for purchase at the gate. Children 12 & under are admitted free (they'll be provided with a free children's ticket at the gate upon entry). In addition to buying tickets online or by phone at (866) 468-3401, tickets are also available for purchase in Fort Dodge at Hy-Vee and other yet-to-be announced retail outlets.
Shellabration 2017 Show Schedule
5:30PM- Gates Open
6:15-7:30PM- Far From Innocent
8:00-8:45PM- The HAWKS
9:30PM- Huey Lewis & the News
Huey Lewis & the News broke onto the scene in 1982 with the album Picture This including the hit song Do You Believe in Love along with the song Working for a Livin'. It was the album entitled Sports in 1984 that became a number one album and catapulted them to multiplatinum success with four Top-10 hits including Heart and Soul, I Want a New Drug, The Heart of Rock & Roll and If This Is It. They achieved a number 1 single in 1985 when The Power of Love was used in the movie Back to the Future. That movie also featured a song entitled Back In Time written for the flick by Huey. Their follow up album spawned the hit singles Stuck With You, Jacob's Ladder and Hip to Be Square. Other hits include Doing It All For My Baby, Walking On A Thin Line and It's All Right. The band has scored a total of 16 Top 10 singles and features four members who've been with the group since 1979.
Shellabration Inc. is a 501(c)4 tax exempt, non-profit organization with a mission of delivering exciting, family friendly, entertainment and performing arts options for the greater Fort Dodge region. We also have a goal of contributing to the economic success of the Fort Dodge area by serving as a significant destination tourism draw. Most importantly, we want to create a sense of community pride and self esteem whereby area residents and visitors alike see our community in an increasingly positive light. Our motto is aspire to inspire and we work to do the uncommon!