The Iowa Opera House Project is coming to the Pella Opera House. Iowa City musician Sam Knutson founded the project, which brings musicians across the state to perform at Iowa’s old Opera Houses. Knutson says that he thinks the prevalence of opera houses and the growing interest in basketball were linked. He says the maple hardwood floors of many of the opera houses across the state made for perfect basketball courts when the sport was first coming into fashion. Several country blues artist including Dave Moore will be at the Pella Opera House on Saturday. Tickets cost $10. Sam Knutson will also be performing on Friday at Peace Tree.