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Welcome to our website!

The Mason City Foundation proudly invites you to the Music Man Square. Join us for a tour of the life and works of Mason City’s favorite musical son. Enjoy tours throughout the streetscape, Meredith Willson Boyhood Home, Meredith Willson Museum, and more! Have fun and don’t forget to visit the Ice Cream Parlor!

Upcoming Events

Aug
27
Tue
Iowa Public Television Presents Country Music Screening and Celebration @ The Music Man Square
Aug 27 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

In celebration of the upcoming Ken Burns film Country Music, IPTV will be hosting shindigs around the state, featuring a preview of the monumental series with food, drink and foot-stomping music, as well as stories and yarns from local country music DJs.

Come early to sign up for the Favorite Boot and Favorite Cowboy Hat contests to win a great Country Music prize! All events start at 6:30 p.m. and end at 9 p.m.

Sep
5
Thu
Kids Make Music Session 1 “Something Fishy” Class 1 @ The Music Man Square
Sep 5 @ 3:30 pm – 7:00 pm

The classes are for children ages 1-8 years old and are held the first 3 Thursdays of each month at The Music Man Square!

Class schedule is:

3:30 - 4:15 PM Preschoolers and Parents (ages 3-5 years Pre KDG)
4:30 - 5:15 PM Older 4s, 5s KDG-2nd Grade (parents optional)

5:30 - 6:15 PM Preschoolers and Parents (ages 3-5 years Pre KDG)

6:30 - 7:00 PM Toddlers and Parents (ages 1-2 years)

 

The classes are taught by Deb Nielsen who is a music educator and music therapist and has worked with children for 22 years.

To register email Deb at debknielsen@gmail.com.

Sep
12
Thu
Kids Make Music Session 1 “Something Fishy” Class 2 @ The Music Man Square
Sep 12 @ 3:30 pm – 7:00 pm

The classes are for children ages 1-8 years old and are held the first 3 Thursdays of each month at The Music Man Square!

Class schedule is:

3:30 - 4:15 PM Preschoolers and Parents (ages 3-5 years Pre KDG)
4:30 - 5:15 PM Older 4s, 5s KDG-2nd Grade (parents optional)

5:30 - 6:15 PM Preschoolers and Parents (ages 3-5 years Pre KDG)

6:30 - 7:00 PM Toddlers and Parents (ages 1-2 years)

 

The classes are taught by Deb Nielsen who is a music educator and music therapist and has worked with children for 22 years.

To register email Deb at debknielsen@gmail.com.

Sep
15
Sun
2019 – 2020 Footbridge Concert Series @ The Music Man Square
Sep 15 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The Music Man Square is excited to announce the 2019-2020 Footbridge Music Series. The inaugural presentation will be an evening of Marimba Music with Matthew Coley. The concert is September 15 at 4PM. This concert is free to the public.

 Matthew Coley is an internationally acclaimed performer and the founding executive/artistic director of Heartland Marimba (HM). He has been described as "off the charts" (John Cook, Westminster Presbyterian Fine Arts Series, Des Moines, IA), while "delivering virtuoso...exquisite soloing on marimba" (Lauren Warnecke, seechicagodance.com). Performing on marimba, percussion, hammered dulcimer/cimbalom, and glass, Matthew travels regularly bringing the beauty of the marimba's singing wood and the diverse timbre of other percussion and dulcimers to many audiences. About his dulcimer performing it has been written that “Coley rips across the strings of the hammered dulcimer with abandon bordering on delirium!” (Linda Shapiro, Chicago Press Review). Matthew has performed in over 35 US states, 10 countries, and as a soloist with ensembles/organizations throughout the US and abroad including Clocks in Motion Percussion, Cedar Valley Chamber Music Festival, University of Denver Percussion Ensemble, Sudar Percussion of Croatia, San Francisco Sinfonietta, Kurpfalzisches Kammerorchester Mannheim, and Moldavian Philharmonic and Teleradio Symphony Orchestras.

Matthew’s performance will include Bach, classical favorites by Gardel, Shostakovich and Piazzolla and other Marimba Originals by Coley and friends! It will be an afternoon of delightful music at Music Man Square.

Mark your calendars for the upcoming events in our Footbridge Series!

Zane Merritt, Guitar Performer November 3rd, 2019 at 4PM

Richard Steinbach, Pianist May 3rd, 2020 at 4PM

The Footbridge Series is presented by North Iowa Community Credit Union, Dean Snyder Construction, Clear Lake Bank and Trust, CL Tel, David & Vicky Snyder and Conn McKercher.

 

Sep
19
Thu
Kids Make Music Session 1 “Something Fishy” Class 3 @ The Music Man Square
Sep 19 @ 3:30 pm – 7:00 pm

The classes are for children ages 1-8 years old and are held the first 3 Thursdays of each month at The Music Man Square!

Class schedule is:

3:30 - 4:15 PM Preschoolers and Parents (ages 3-5 years Pre KDG)
4:30 - 5:15 PM Older 4s, 5s KDG-2nd Grade (parents optional)

5:30 - 6:15 PM Preschoolers and Parents (ages 3-5 years Pre KDG)

6:30 - 7:00 PM Toddlers and Parents (ages 1-2 years)

 

The classes are taught by Deb Nielsen who is a music educator and music therapist and has worked with children for 22 years.

To register email Deb at debknielsen@gmail.com.

Sep
28
Sat
Closed For Private Event @ The Music Man Square
Sep 28 all-day

The Music Man Square will be closed for a private event

Oct
3
Thu
Chamber of Commerce 103rd Annual Meeting @ The Music Man Square
Oct 3 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

This annual award recognition, held October 3, 2019, will celebrate the Chamber's 103rd anniversary. Projected attendance is 275-325 business people. This annual event highlights the organization's accomplishments and recognizes individuals, businesses, and organizations for various achievements. This luncheon event features "A Taste of North Iowa."

Kids Make Music Session 2 “Buggy BOOgie Woogie” Class 1 @ The Music Man Square
Oct 3 @ 3:30 pm – 7:00 pm

The classes are for children ages 1-8 years old and are held the first 3 Thursdays of each month at The Music Man Square!

Class schedule is:

3:30 - 4:15 PM Preschoolers and Parents (ages 3-5 years Pre KDG)
4:30 - 5:15 PM Older 4s, 5s KDG-2nd Grade (parents optional)

5:30 - 6:15 PM Preschoolers and Parents (ages 3-5 years Pre KDG)

6:30 - 7:00 PM Toddlers and Parents (ages 1-2 years)

 

The classes are taught by Deb Nielsen who is a music educator and music therapist and has worked with children for 22 years.

To register email Deb at debknielsen@gmail.com.

Oct
10
Thu
Kids Make Music Session 2 “Buggy BOOgie Woogie” Class 2 @ The Music Man Square
Oct 10 @ 3:30 pm – 7:00 pm

The classes are for children ages 1-8 years old and are held the first 3 Thursdays of each month at The Music Man Square!

Class schedule is:

3:30 - 4:15 PM Preschoolers and Parents (ages 3-5 years Pre KDG)
4:30 - 5:15 PM Older 4s, 5s KDG-2nd Grade (parents optional)

5:30 - 6:15 PM Preschoolers and Parents (ages 3-5 years Pre KDG)

6:30 - 7:00 PM Toddlers and Parents (ages 1-2 years)

 

The classes are taught by Deb Nielsen who is a music educator and music therapist and has worked with children for 22 years.

To register email Deb at debknielsen@gmail.com.

Oct
12
Sat
Closed For Private Event @ The Music Man Square
Oct 12 all-day

The Music Man Square will be closed for a private event

for kids

Music education and fun is very important to us here at Music Man Square. We offer many different opportunities from “Kids Make Music” to more music lessons offered in the Conservatory. Check for information on classes and availability here.

Visit Us Today!

The Music Man Square

308 South Pennsylvania Avenue
Mason City, IA 50401
Phone: 641-424-2852

Touring Hours

2019: Friday – Saturday 1:00 - 5:00

Unfortunately Meredith Willson's Boyhood Home is under repair and is not available for tours at this time. Sorry for any inconvenience.