Joshua Redman and audience

We are currently accepting applications for the 2020 season. The deadline to apply is February 1, 2020.

Summer of the Arts festivals feature a variety of opportunities for musical performers and entertainers. You can see past performers and artists here. Please review the information on each festival below and fill out the appropriate form.



Iowa Arts Festival: the Main Stage typically features local openers and well-known national or international headliners.

Iowa City Jazz Festival: the Main Stage features well-known national and international acts.

Soul & Blues Festival: the Main Stage typically features local openers and regional or national headliners. The focus is on bands featuring African or African American performers and includes styles like R&B, Funk, and Soul.

To apply for our Main Stage, click HERE




Friday Night Concert Series:  this weekly event books primarily bands from Eastern Iowa. Consideration will be given to any bands with ties to Eastern Iowa.

Iowa Arts Festival:

  • Children’s performers from all genres of entertainment are featured on our Family Stage for our ABC’s: Arts, Books, & Children (Saturday) and Children’s Global Village (Sunday) activities. Strolling performers are sometimes hired.
  • Local and smaller regional acts are booked for the Linn Street LIVE Stage.

Iowa City Jazz Festival:
three side stages feature performers in the following areas: Youth, College and Local.

To apply for our other stages, click HERE