PLEASE NOTE: During the festival, Weekend Passes will not be available online. They will only be available for purchase via the Englert Box Office by phone (319-688-2653) or in person (221 E. Washington St. in downtown Iowa City).
Box Office Hours (April 3-8, 2018)
Tuesday April 3 12:00pm – 8:00pm
Wednesday April 4 12:00pm – 9:00pm
Thursday April 5 12:00pm – 9:00pm
Friday April 6 12:00pm – 10:00pm
Saturday April 7 12:00pm – 10:00pm
Sunday April 8 6:00pm – 9:30pm

Tuesday – Thursday

Roxane Gay + Amber Tamblyn +Jessica Hopper (In Conversation)
Current Joys
Hot Tang
Xylouris White
Paul Cary
Peanut Ricky & The Fiends
The Weepies
Elizabeth Moen
Cakes Da Killa
Horse Feathers
Counterfeit Madison
Dana T
Laurel Halo (Live Set)

Friday – Sunday

Wye Oak
Margaret Glaspy
Sister Wife
Karen Meat
Horse Lords
S. Carey
Laurel Halo (DJ)
Mission: Beat
Built to Spill
Julien Baker
Squirrel Flower
Bassem Youssef
Sarah Tiana
Alex Zhang Hungtai
Jamila Woods
Ancient Posse

Most literary programming is free and open to the public and does not require a ticket or pass (with the exception of Roxane Gay + Amber Tamblyn + Jessica Hopper [In Conversation]).

Festival passes will be available for purchase beginning Friday, December 8 at 12:30 p.m. CST, online at or at The Englert Theatre Box Office. Individual tickets to select events will go on sale in January 2018.

Full Week Pass – $150 SOLD OUT

Our usual full week pass, granting access to all Mission Creek Festival ticketed performances (music, comedy). Entrance to ticketed events at The Englert Theatre and Hancher is guaranteed at all times. Entrance to other venues is subject to capacity. Special programs like culinary events are not included in the festival pass and require the purchase of additional tickets.

Weekend Pass – $75 (new this year!)

Introducing the weekend pass, friendly to folks with busy schedules or those traveling from afar. The weekend pass grants access to Mission Creek Festival ticketed performances (music, comedy) Friday through Sunday, subject to capacity at all venues. Special programs like culinary events are not included in either festival pass and require the purchase of additional tickets.


No refunds or exchanges. All acts and performers are subject to change without notice. Lost or stolen passes cannot be replaced. Passholders are subject to the rules and regulations of any venue they attend as part of the festival. The management of each venue reserves the right to remove any person who violates the rules of the venue or any local, state, or federal laws.