Iowa Women's Music Festival

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Country and Region United StatesIowa
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival Iowa City, Iowa USA
Festival Contact Information

Iowa Women’s Music Festival
Prairie Voices Productions
P. O. Box 3411
Iowa City, IA 52244 USA
Phone: +01 319-335-1486 (ask for Laurie)

Festival Description

p>The Annual Iowa Women’s Music Festival, has been celebrating women in the arts since 1993. The events take place in Iowa City at the Johnson County Fairgrounds. Join us, right in your backyard! Bring blankets and chairs for grass seating. Food, performer merchandise, festival swag, and other arts/crafts will be available for purchase, so you may want to bring some spending money. There will also be a kids’ area. Pets on leashes are welcome, and dogs have a meet-up for a day of fun! For more info, visit

Festival Dates September 27 - 28, 2013
Festival Links

Festival Events:

Programming 2013:
  • 20th Anniversary Iowa Women’s Music Festival Comedy & Music Fundraiser
    Friday, September 27, 6:00pm, doors, 7:00pm showtime
    Johnson County Fairgrounds, 4261 Oak Crest Hill Road SE, Iowa City
    • Featuring: festival favorite Zoe Lewis, hilarious comedian Julie Goldman, and not-to-miss newcomer Summer Osborne! We’ll have a silent auction and raffle also. Cover is $10-25 sliding scale at the door. No one will be turned away for inability to pay. The show will be ASL interpreted.
  • 20th Anniversary Iowa Women’s Music Festival Day at the Fairgrounds
    Saturday, September 28, Noon to 6:00pm.
    Johnson County Fairgrounds, 4261 Oak Crest Hill Road SE, Iowa City
    FREE to attend, no tickets required
    • Featuring: Andrea Gibson, God Des and She, Annie Mack Band, Claudia Schmidt, Summer Osborne, Kim-Char Meredith, Jillian Noah, and an all-star Iowa band with Lojo Russo, Kimberli Maloy, Natalie Brown, Gayla Drake, and Laurie Haag. We’ll have food and merchandise vendors plus some activities for the kids. Everyone is welcome and this is a Rain or shine! event. Socialized dogs on leashes too! (Please clean up after your pets!). The show will be ASL interpreted. For additional information visit
  • 20th Anniversary IWMF at the Englert Theatre
    Saturday, September 28, 8:00pm.
    221 E. Washington St., Iowa City
    An evening with Suzanne Vega. Milk & Eggs opens the show!
    Get tickets ($30 in advance) and more info at or call 319-688-2653. The show will be ASL interpreted.


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Practical Info:

  • Johnson County Fairgrounds
    • 4261 Oak Crest Hill Road SE
      Iowa City, IA 52246
  • Directions
    • If coming from Hwy 80:
      —Take 218 South (which is on the West Side of Iowa City)
      —Get off on “Exit 89—Fairgrounds”
      —We are 1/4 mile on your left hand side
    • If coming North:
      —Take 218 North
      —Get off on “Exit 89—Airport”
      —We are 1/4 mile on your left hand side
  • We are looking for volunteers, vendors, donors, and sponsors.
    If you can help, please contact Laurie at or 319-335-1486.
  • To donate, please go to our Indiegogo page


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