Mission Creek Festival 2017

April 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, -2017
221 E Washington St, Lowden, IA 52240

Mission Creek Festival is happening in Iowa City April 4-9, 2017. Now in its twelfth year of bringing diverse performances, literary events, and community engagement to multiple venues throughout downtown, Mission Creek is committed to exploring and showcasing live performance, the literary arts, and radical community happenings. This year we are collaborating with Hancher and SCOPE Productions to bring Andrew Bird and My Brightest Diamond to the new Hancher Auditorium stage. Three-time Grammy winner Margaret Cho will bring her socially-aware and unabashedly honest stand-up comedy to the festival for a show sponsored by Studio 13 and IC Pride. Poet and Buzzfeed culture editor Saeed Jones will read from his own work, curate a reading of emerging writers, and engage with local area students. Award-winning singer-songwriter and opera composer Rufus Wainwright will present a solo performance at The Englert Theatre. 

2017 Lineups :

Andrew Bird

Margaret Cho

Saeed Jones

Rufus Wainwright


The Cool Kids

Tennis Music

My Brightest Diamond

Cloud Nothings

Cey Adams

Bridget Kearney

Cornelius Eady

The Bad Plus

Alice Sola Kim


HEXA (Xiu Xiu + Lawrence English)


Kristen Radtke

Elysia Crampton

Janelle James


A Publishing Project

Lawrence English

Marisa Anderson

Sabrina Jalees

Lambda Literary

Jay Som

Sarah Louise

Tashi Dorji & Tyler Damon

Lina Maria Ferreira Cabeza-Vanegas

Danielle Dutton

Elizabeth Moen

Jack Lion

Karen Meat

Owen Bones and MANY more artists TBD.