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Virtual Performances 2020

Thanks to the support of MidAmerican Energy and the talents of City Channel 4 and Alex Body Sound, we were able to provide virtual concerts in 2020.  If you missed any of the performances, simply click on the links below to enjoy on our YouTube Channel.

July 31:

Fashion Show Flashback

Dance Party with DJ Freeze

August 1:

Black Author’s Panel

Damani Phillips Trio

JEWELS: King of Funk

Kevin Burt

August 2:

Black Entrepreneur’s Panel (2016)

Black Entrepreneur’s Panel (2017)

Watch For More Info On The Upcoming 2021 Festival!

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About The Soul & Blues Festival

The Soul & Blues Festival is a reworking of the former Iowa Soul Festival. This festival celebrates the local and global reach of Soul & Blues music through the Black Experience.

Black Artists Spotlight

image-of-professor-loyce-arthurSummer of the Arts is proud to share a brief look into a few of the area’s Black Artists and the impact they are having on our community and the arts scene.

If you are a Black Artist or know someone who might want to be added to this spotlight, please let us know by clicking HERE. To view the information on these talented artists, click HERE.

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 a parking ramp below: