About Mission Creek

Mission Creek Festival General Information

Mission Creek Festival is a 3-day music and literature festival that takes place every spring in downtown Iowa City, Iowa. The festival thrives on intimacy and visceral connections between artists and audiences. We host events indoors at traditional venues and local shops converted into performances spaces solely for the festival.

The program champions independent-minded musicians and writers–some are well-known, some are underground, some are emerging, and all of them are singular. Inspired by our producing organization’s values–The Englert Theatre–we promote voices across ethnicities, cultures, and experiences that reflect the diversity of our community today and where it is headed in the future.

Want to Volunteer? You could get access to the festival through merch tabling, music & lit production, social media, and so much more! Get access to this opportunity HERE.


Press: Ella Kang
General: info@missioncreekfestival.com
Literary Magazine & Small Press Book Fair: Nina Lohman


Festival Director: Brian Johannesen
Artistic Director: Andre Perry
Literary Programming Director: Nina Lohman
Programming Coordinator: Elly Hofmaier
Senior Marketing Manager: Ella Kang
Marketing & Brand Manager: Elisabeth Oster

Note: The festival is curated by a small team of programmers – we do not accept unsolicited artist submissions.