Festival Performers

  • Friday Night Concert Series
  • Iowa Arts Festival
  • Iowa City Jazz Festival

We are no longer accepting applications for the 2024 season. 

Summer of the Arts festivals feature a variety of opportunities for musical performers and entertainers. You can see past performers here.

Please review the information on each festival below. Please fill out the Musician/Entertainer form. Note: We are not accepting applications at this time.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the high volume of inquiries we receive, THE COMMITTEE WILL ONLY CONTACT YOU IF THEY ARE INTERESTED in booking or need additional information. If the committee does not want to book a performer, they will not contact you.


Friday Night Concert Series

  • This weekly event primarily books local area bands up to 100 miles from Iowa City. Bands play on the Ped Mall Stage. Consideration also given to bands with ties to Eastern Iowa.

Iowa Arts Festival

  • The Main Stage typically features local openers and well-known national or international headliners of rock, folk, bluegrass, and Americana music
  • The Side Stage primarily features local entertainment suitable for children and families including solo acts, acoustic performances, world music, dance, and strolling performers

Iowa City Jazz Festival

  • The Main Stage features well-known national and international acts
  • The Side Stage features youth, college, and local performers