2017 Iowa Soul Festival

Tentative Dates August 4 - 5

2016 Iowa Soul Festival Schedule

Co-Sponsored by
City of Iowa City, West Bank
and University of Iowa


August 6, 2016


12 PM-10 PM               Culinary Corner
                                       Sponsored by Hills Bank & Trust Co.

12 PM-8 PM                 Artist MarketPlace
                                       FUN Stops, Sponsored by MidWestOne Bank


Weatherdance Fountain Stage Schedule:

12:00 PM                    Dream Divas, Set the Atmosphere, Ordained 2
                                            Praise, Afro-Brazilian Carnaval Performance

1:30 PM                      All Black Everything Fashion Show

3:00 PM                           Local on the 8's 
                                       Sponsored by Miron Construction

4:30 PM                            Goose Town 
                                      Sponsored by ImOn Business Services

6:30 PM                            Kevin B.F. Burt

8:30 PM                         The BluPrint Band


11 AM                            Black Entrepreneurs Roundtable 
                                       Sponsored by Veridian Credit Union 

Inside MERGE, 136 S. Dubuque Street

Moderator: Dora Miller, KGAN CBS 2


  • Fred Newell, Exec. Dir. of the Dream Center
  • Andre Wright, CEO/Founder of Born Leaders United
  • Franki Cooley, Owner of Alfie Beauty Supply
  • Kwesi Seals, Co-Founder of E's Gluten-Free Bakery


3 PM                           Author Readings/Discussion 
                                  Sponsored by Veridian Credit Union

Meeting Room A, Iowa City Public Library

  • Eliza David, Author of The Cougarette Series and BrewGirl
  • Gloria Dixon, Author of After Death: When you lose a loved one do you know what to do?
  • Rebecca Grant, Author of A Sticky Web of Vengeance: Memoirs of a Coach’s Wife



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