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First 2012 Mission Creek Festival Announcement



Iowa City’s Mission Creek Festival Returns March 27-April 1, 2012.

Featuring: The Magnetic Fields, David Cross, Sharon Van Etten, & Bowerbirds

The seventh annual Mission Creek Festival returns March 27-April 1, 2012. The six-day celebration takes over the venues and art spaces in downtown Iowa City, creating an easily navigated collection of music, literature, and art.

As with past festivals, this year will feature a strong balance of national, regional and local musicians, writers, and artists. In the first batch of artist announcements, the festival is excited to announce performances by pop icons The Magnetic Fields, comedian David Cross, and singer/songwriter Sharon Van Etten. New additions to the festival will include a local food-appreciation program and an artist-in-residency series.

The 2012 Mission Creek Festival is supported through the generous sponsorships of West Music, the Moen Group, Catherine’s Boutique, New Pioneer Food Co-op, The Mansion, and the Iowa City/Coralville Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Pass & Tickets Information:
All-Access Passes will be available for purchase online at Midwestix and the Englert Theatre Box Office starting Tuesday, December 13 at noon.

Festival Dates:
March 27-April 1, 2012

Confirmed Artists Include:

The Magnetic Fields
David Cross
Sharon Van Etten
Dirty Beaches
The War on Drugs
William Fitzsimmons
…and many more (100+ bands)