This year we welcome Holly and the Night Owls to Little Big Fest!  This particular group, native to Ames, grew from a solo act performed by the stunning vocalist Holly Figueroa.  Her smooth melodies deliver attention-grabbing transitions that create a relaxed, carefree atmosphere.  Accompanied by Vedran Surlan on the drums and Caleb Swank on the bass, Holly and the Night Owls create a clever pop blend soaring between blues, jazz, and folk music.

Working with Nova Labs in Ames, they released their first self-titled album and dropped it like it was hot early this July.  From first listen you can tell Holly’s songwriting is the product of many influences, and you’ll fall in love with how she creates a beautiful centerpiece for the faultless beats from the rhythm section.

Although Holly has spread her wings, and moved back to Omaha, we can still expect to see the Night Owls.  Quoting Holly, there are some changes in the wind.  She is hoping to find a similar air of comradery and support that she found abundant in Ames and Des Moines, and looks forward to exploring all that Omaha’s music scene has to offer.  Musically speaking, Holly says, each song has a heartbeat of its own and its own message.  Holly and the Night Owls’ album is arranged as a sort of timeline to the source of each songs inspiration.

This is a set you do not want to miss!  So go to Wooly’s and catch Holly and the Night Owls on Saturday, November 22, at 7:00pm.  It’ll be a hoot!!​


See Holly and the Night Owls at Little Big Fest on Saturday, November 22nd at Wooly’s (504 E. Locust) at 7:00pm. Click here to purchase advance discount tickets.

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Little Big Fest 2014 is made possible with the support of BravoGreater Des Moines PartnershipTallgrass Brewing Co.Holiday Inn Express & Suites – AltoonaGuitar CenterIowa Arts Council, Back Country OutfittersBeechwood LoungeYelp, and Saturday Mfg.


Little BIG Fest is an annual festival, featuring roots, singer-songwriter, bluegrass, jam, world, blues, jazz, and soul music. The festival traditionally takes place in November, with location changing from year to year. As with all DMMC events, local bands are heavily featured, though bands from around the U.S. also perform at the event.

Established in fall 2006, LBF has featured over a dozen bands each year, including Trampled by Turtles, Soul Rebels Brass Band, Mr. Baber’s Neighbors, Family Groove Company, The Big Wu, and Floodplane.

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