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Soul & Blues Festival 2020 is July 31 – August 1!

Due to COVID-19, we are going virtual this year! Given this change, our schedule has yet to be determined, so check back soon for more information.

About The Soul & Blues Festival

The Soul & Blues Festival is a reworking of the former Iowa Soul Festival. The change in focus celebrates the Black experience through the local and global reach of Soul & Blues music.

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.

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What You Need to Know

2020 Festival Information

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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: