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Summer of the Arts is now accepting inquires to book talent for our 2009 festival season! We are going green, and prefer NOT to recieve press kits via the postal mail system. Online press kits will be accepted through December 2009.
Please email your press kit to firstname.lastname@example.org
Summer of the Arts creates nearly 100 premier opportunities for musicians, Iowa Filmmakers, and other stage performers to showcase their talents throughout our season. Below is a bit of information about who we are interested in booking for each of our festivals. Please indicate on your email subject line which festival(s) you are interested in. Due to the extremely high number of submissions, only those whom we are interested in booking will be contacted. Please be advised that we only hire/show work that is family-friendly and appropriate for all ages.
The Friday Night Concert Series 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" band. This consideration is at the sole discretion of the Friday Night Concert Series booking committee.
Iowa Filmmakers are encouraged to send a DVD of their short film (under 10 minutes). Musicians are also hired to perform for one hour prior to the start of the movie. Solo artists or duets are preferred.
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. Our main stage typically features local openers and well-known national or international headliners.
As one of the nation’s top 10 jazz festivals, The Toyota-Scion of Iowa City Jazz Festival features well-known national and international acts on the main stage. Three side stages feature performers in the following areas: "Youth" (performers high school age and younger), "College" (performers associated with a college or university), and “Local" (musicians from the Iowa City Area).
Thank you for your interest in Summer of the Arts!
Founded in 1991, The Friday Night Concert Series is a FREE, family-friendly event held on the Pedestrian Mall in downtown Iowa City. The event features live music performed by local bands each and every Friday night from the middle of May to early September (excluding the first…
Founded in 2005, The Saturday Night Free Movie Series is a FREE, family-friendly event held in downtown Iowa City. The event features musical entertainment or special activities, short films by local filmmakers and a feature movie on the University of Iowa Pentacrest.
The Iowa Arts Festival is a weekend-long, free community celebration featuring over 115 visual artists, a music festival, a culinary expo, and a variety of creative and educational activities. Voted "Favorite Festival" by the Iowa Press Citizen.
Founded in 1991, The Iowa City Jazz Festival is a FREE, family-friendly event held in downtown Iowa City. The event features live music performed by both local bands and internationally acclaimed recording artists. The festival has won numerous awards throughout the years...