Mission Creek 2012: Comedy

Mission Creek 2012: Comedy

Here we are, the seventh year of Mission Creek Festival, and still coming up with fresh ideas. Not only does this year’s fest incorporate the awesome food here in Iowa City but it also introduces marquee comedians to the lineup for the first time in fest history. Now, comedy at music festivals is not a [...]

It's Getting Heavy: Photos Days 2 & 3

It’s Getting Heavy: Photos Days 2 & 3

Mission Creek Festival 2011 keeps rolling on, and it is getting better by the day. Every single band I have seen so far has been absolutely awesome. Here are a few pictures from Colour Revolt, Native, Mountains and some great in-studio performances from the past two days:

The Right Foot: Day 1 Pics

The Right Foot: Day 1 Pics

Day 1 is in the books, ladies and gentleman, and boy was it a doozy. I don’t know how I’m going to manage the rest of the festival since I am exhausted today from all of last nights running around, and there were only 2 shows last night! I hope you all conditioned for this [...]

Limited Festival Passes Still Available!!!

Today is the day, folks. If you need to pick up your festival pass, head to the upstairs of Prairie Lights Bookstore on Dubuque St. and enter the Times Club. There will probably be a very bored-looking/anxious person sitting at a table with a stack of papers in front of him. This is not your [...]


The time has come all you mission freaks. Festival starts in just TWO DAYS so if you haven’t got your tickets yet, you best get on that. If you’re at all like me and you just cannot wait for this festival to get going, come on down to Public Space One tonight for the Mission [...]

Just Announced: UIMA's First Fridays with DJ Lady Espina

Just Announced: UIMA’s First Fridays with DJ Lady Espina

Just added to the slew of events next week is the University of Iowa Museum of Art’s inaugural First Fridays event. The event will take place in the Hotel Vetro lobby as well as Formosa on Friday, April 1st at 5:00PM. Featured at the event will be a live set by DJ Lady Espina as [...]


First off, I just want to second A.C.’s previous post about Public Space One. The venue rules. If you need proof, here is a video from one of Mission Creek Festival’s most legendary performances with, oh I don’t know, The Tallest Man on Earth. Second, there will be a Mission Creek Pre-Party at Public Space [...]

Just Announced! Alexis Stevens @ Revival

Exciting news from the Mission Creek Festival: local sweetheart Alexis Stevens will be playing on Friday, April 1st at the clothing store Revival in the ped mall! She will be playing with a few artists that are to be announced soon. The show will be from 5-7 and will be FREE!!!

The Wandering Bears Reveal New Track at Secret Show

I hate to be the one to tell you, but you missed out. Last night Iowa City’s favorite, well, probably Iowa City’s favorite band, The Wandering Bears, played a secret show at the Hall Mall. The show was secret, probably just around 15 people jammed into a small room, most of whom had to watch [...]


There are certain bands who have played the festival a number of times. These bands are invited back so frequently for a reason. In general, they make great music, put on a great live show, and, most importantly, they loved playing the festival. Among these acts are The Hood Internet, Wye Oak, and a plethora [...]