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Help Make It All Happen -- Volunteer!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
Contact:   Jenna Isaacson 
          Volunteer and Community Relations Manager 
          Phone: 319-337-7944
          Email: jenna@summeroftheARTS.org 
 
 
Concerts, Free Movies, and Festivals: Help Make it all Happen!
Summer of the Arts Needs Volunteers!
 
IOWA CITY, IOWA, May 25, 2015 -- Help make it all happen this summer by volunteering with Summer of the Arts! We have an exciting summer of free, family-friendly events and in order for them to be successful we need the help of hundreds of volunteers! What could be better than helping out the community while also experiencing free live music, art, and entertainment? With the help of our volunteer sponsor, Meardon, Sueppel & Downer P.L.C, we are confident that volunteering with Summer of the Arts will be fun and fulfilling! 
 
This year’s Iowa Arts Festival, presented by Veridian Credit Union, on June 5-7, is only two weeks away and we are still looking for people to fill positions helping artists, assisting with children’s booths, selling merchandise and many other opportunities! With so many options available, it will be easy for everyone to find a position that is just right for them!
 
All volunteers will receive a FREE Summer of the Arts Volunteer t-shirt and goodie bag including a Blend Card loaded with festival discounts. If interested in donating your time to help bring people together in the heart of Iowa City, to experience, learn about, and enjoy free art and cultural programs, please visit the Summer of the Arts website at www.summeroftheARTS.org. Select the Volunteer tab at the top of the page to sign up. You will be able to view and choose from the available volunteer positions and shifts, then simply provide us with your contact information to confirm participation! 
 
Whether you have one hour or one day to give, we truly appreciate your support of the arts and helping to bring our events to life! If you have any questions regarding volunteer opportunities, please contact Jenna Isaacson at jenna@summeroftheARTS.org  or 319-337-7944. We hope to see you this summer! 
 
Summer of the Arts is an umbrella organization for local arts and cultural events which include: Iowa Arts Festival presented by Veridian Credit Union, MusicIC, Iowa City Jazz Festival presented by the University of Iowa Community Credit Union, Iowa Soul Festival presented by Diversity Focus, Friday Night Concert Series presented by Toyota-Scion of Iowa City, and Free Movie Series presented by Collins Community Credit Union & UI Pentacrest Museums.
 
The mission of Summer of the Arts if to bring people together in the heart of Iowa City to experience, learn about and enjoy free Arts and Cultural programs. 

 

UI Students Create PSA Promoting Volunteerism

Summer of the Arts had fun this semester working with University of Iowa students on creating a PSA promoting volunteering at our festivals.  They focused on our Green Initiative, and with the assistance of PATV, created a commercial promoting opportunities to assist with our Think, Be, Live Green Initiative.

 

https://youtu.be/JizkLuhRIw8

Iowa Arts Festival Main Stage Line-up!

Summer of the Arts Announces Main Stage Line-up for the Iowa Art Festival!

For Immediate Release: April 27, 2015- IOWA CITY, IA

The schedule for the Main Stage at the Iowa Arts Festival, presented by Veridian Credit Union has been confirmed and audiences are in for an exciting weekend filled with a variety of local and national performers June 5-7 in the heart of Iowa City!

 

Friday night kicks things off at 7 PM with Shawn Colvin and Marc Cohn!  Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter Marc Cohn, best known for the hit “Walking in Memphis”, takes the stage at 7 PM. Shawn Colvin will immediately follow Cohn’s performance, taking the stage around 8:30 PM. In 1996, Colvin released the album A Few Small Repairs, which would prove to be her breakthrough. The murder-ballad “Sunny Came Home” gave Colvin a Top 10 hit and two of Grammy’s biggest honors: Record of the Year and Song of the Year.

 

During the day on Saturday, audiences can enjoy a number of local performers including many familiar faces.  The Iowa City Community Band kicks things off at 10 AM, followed by Supro Quatro at 11:30 AM featuring Dustin Busch.  At 1 PM we welcome The 100’s to the stage sharing their own version of roots-rock-country-folk music.   Catfish Keith will entertain the audience at 2:30 PM. Cutting-edge blues singer, songwriter and bottleneck slide guitarist Catfish Keith has established himself as one of the most exciting country blues performers of our time. Rounding out the afternoon, we are pleased to welcome back The Beaker Brothers to the Iowa Arts Festival Main Stage at 4 PM. The Beaker Brothers music has been inspired by everyone from Eric Clapton to Jimi Hendrix to The Grateful Dead.  They have gone back in time to jam bands where rock, jazz, blues and Latin music took over.

 

Saturday evening features two bands with their own style – the Jeremy Kittel Band and Darlingside. Taking the stage at 6:30 PM, violinist and fiddler, Jeremy Kittel has mastered styles as diverse as jazz, Scottish and Irish fiddle, bluegrass, classical music, and more. Darlingside is characterized by classical strings, tight vocal arrangements, bluegrass and rock instrumentation, and smart lyricism and takes the stage at 7:30 PM.

 

The Iowa Arts Festival is thrilled to welcome the BoDeans to the stage as the Saturday night headliner at 9 PM. Long known as one of the best live acts in the business, the BoDeans continue to deliver amazing, high energy performances. In the last 30 years, the band released several albums which embody multiple songs played heavily on the radio, in TV shows, and movies, and define a sound that a generation embraced -- songs like Good Things, You Don't Get Much, Idaho, If It Makes You, Closer to Free, Stay, American, and, All the World.

 

Sunday’s Main Stage performances again feature bluegrass at the core, including additional performances by The Jeremy Kittel Band and Darlingside as well as Joe Peterson’s latest group – The Snake Chasers.  Sunday’s entertainment starts at 11 AM.

 

New this year – the Main Stage moves to Clinton Street close to Iowa Avenue!  With the change in the Main Stage location, a Street Stage has been added to the corner of Iowa Avenue and Linn Street and will feature a wide variety of local performers during the hours the Art Fair is open on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

 

The Iowa Arts Festival started in 1983 and typically attracts around 35,000 people throughout the course of the weekend to downtown Iowa City. The Iowa Arts Festival not only includes a fine Art Fair, but also Art Goes Live! Artist Demonstrations, and Emerging Artist Pavilion for student artists, a Beverage Garden, Culinary Row, FUN Stops, and Children’s Activities along with the Family Stage!

 

Summer of the Arts is a nonprofit organization for local arts and culture events which include: Iowa Arts Festival presented by Veridian Credit Union, Iowa City Jazz Festival presented by UICCU, Iowa Soul Festival presented by Diversity Focus, Friday Night Concert Series presented by Toyota-Scion of Iowa City, MusicIC, and Free Movie Series presented by Collins Community Credit Union and University of Iowa Pentacrest Museums.

 

The mission of Summer of the Arts is to build community by bringing people together in the heart of Iowa City to experience, learn about, and enjoy free arts and cultural programs.

 

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Summer of the Arts           319.337.7944           325 E. Washington St., Ste. 301 Iowa City IA 52240           info@summeroftheARTS.org