About Mission Creek


Mission Creek Festival returns virtually April 29 – 30 with DUOS. The festival features musicians and writers performing their work and discussing the creative process through one-on-one conversations. This year’s festival, produced by The Englert Theatre, will be streamed exclusively through outer/most.


Mission Creek Festival is an intimate festival experience in downtown Iowa City focusing on music and literature.

We present live performance, literary arts, and radical community happenings. We are the music festival with deep literary roots, the literary gathering with music and other happenings tucked around the edges, and the cultural experience that rivets both locals and visitors.

The festival is presented and produced by The Englert Theatre, Iowa City’s 107-year-old historic theater and performing arts organization.


PR/Marketing: John Schickedanz press@missioncreekfestival.com

General FAQ: info@missioncreekfestival.com

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