City of Iowa City

Summer of the Arts Performer Opportunities

Summer of the Arts festivals feature a variety of opportunities for musical performers and entertainers.  Please review the information on each festival below and submit your electronic media kit via the appropriate email.  The planning committees regularly check this email and will contact you if they are interested in booking or need additional information.

No phone calls please!


Booking for 2015

Please send electronic inquiries per the guidelines below for consideration for the 2015 season!

Please note that the 2015 Iowa City Jazz Festival has already been booked.



The Friday Night Concert Series

The Friday Night Concert Series, presented by Toyota-Scion of Iowa City, books Johnson County, Iowa, bands only. At least one member of the band must reside in Johnson County, or, the band must be considered to be a "Johnson County" based band or have strong ties to Johnson County.  This consideration is at the sole discretion of the Friday Night Concert Series booking committee.

Submit your press kit for consideration to

The Iowa Arts Festival

The Iowa Arts Festival, presented by Veridian Credit Union, typically features local openers and well-known national or international headliners on the main stage.

Children’s performers from all genres of entertainment are featured on our Family Stage for our Global Village and Children’s Day activities. Strolling performers are sometimes hired. 

Submit your press kit for consideration to

The Iowa City Jazz Festival

As one of the nation’s top 10 jazz festivals, the Iowa City Jazz Festival, presented by UICCU, features well-known national and international acts on the main stage. Three side stages feature performers in the following areas: Youth, College and Local.

Submit your press kit for consideration to

Iowa Soul Festival

The Iowa Soul Festival, presented by Diversity Focus, features soul, blues, Hip Hop and funk music on the main stage as well as dancers.

Submit your press kit for consideration to

City of Iowa City's Summer of the Arts           319.337.7944           P.O. Box 3128 Iowa City IA 52244-3128