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Soul & Blues Festival 2019 is August 2-3!

The 2019 Schedule is coming soon!

New! Hotel Discount at Graduate Iowa City

Traveling to Iowa City for the Soul & Blues Festival? For a special rate from the Graduate Iowa City, click HERE.

About The Soul & Blues Festival

The Soul & Blues Festival is a reworking of the former Iowa Soul Festival. Like its predecessor, the Soul & Blues Festival celebrates the music, dance, food, and art of the African and African-American communities that have influenced the culture of the United States as a whole.

This event features local, regional, and national artists. Enjoy live entertainment, soul food, art inspired by African American culture, Fun Stops for the kids, and much more!

What You Need to Know

2018 Information

All kinds of soul for all kinds of people!

Schedule (pdf)

Transportation and Parking

Most Iowa City, Coralville, and University of Iowa bus routes come in/through downtown, so there’s always an option. Please note that the festival does impact bus routes, so check their websites for more information. Check out Bongo for GPS-based, real-time trip planning.

There are four parking ramps in downtown Iowa City providing over 3,000 parking spots! Find out more including detailed locations and cost by clicking on one below: