Mission Creek adds Of Montreal, S. Carey, Kishi Bashi and more to 2014 lineup

of Montreal!
Rejoice! Of Montreal will make an appearance at this year’s festival. — photo via of Montreal


  • Of Montreal
  • The Head and the Heart
  • Kishi Bashi
  • S. Carey
  • Earth
  • !!!
  • Mark McGuire
  • Basia Bulat
  • Jenny Hval
  • Caroline Smith
  • Koen Holtkamp
  • Dave Moore
  • Circuit Des Yeux
  • Ark Life
  • Fake Your Own Death
  • Taser Island
  • Trouble Lights
  • Curt Oren
  • Dylan Sires & Neighbors
Previously Announced
  • Philip Glass
  • Jason Isbell
  • William Elliott Whitmore
  • Oneohtrix Point Never
  • Nat Baldwin
  • Weekend
  • Wolf Eyes
  • The Pines
  • New Bums
  • “Many more TBD…”


  • Kyle Minor
  • Angela Pelster
  • Kembrew McLeod
  • Adam Fell
Previously Announced
  • Rachel Kushner
  • Brian Evenson
  • Jason Isbell
  • Leslie Jamison

The Mission Creek Festival released its second round of lineup details today, adding more than 20 artists to the initial billing announced last month.

Show-goers can look forward to the usual mix of local, national and international talent, with the likes of S. Carey, of Montreal and Kishi Bashi joining the lineup alongside area favorites like Cedar Falls’ Dylan Sires & Neighbors and Iowa City’s Curt Oren.

Festival officials announced four additional writers, including Iowa Writers’ Workshop alum Kyle Minor. Minor has written two collections of short fiction — In the Devil’s Territory and Praying Drunk — and currently writes a bi-weekly column for Salon. In 2012, he covered the United States presidential election for Esquire magazine.

Joining Minor is Little Village columnist Kembrew McLeod, author of the forthcoming Pranksters: Making Mischief in the Modern World. McLeod, a professor of communications studies at the University of Iowa, is best known as a copyright scholar, filmmaker and media prankster. An excerpt from Pranksters is available here.

The 2014 Mission Creek Festival is scheduled for April 1-6 and will take place across downtown Iowa City’s various dedicated (and ad-hoc) venues. This year’s festival will feature a dense lineup of music, literature, culinary and film events as well as a newly introduced Tech + Innovation mini-conference. Festival organizers will also present a film series co-curated by Iowa City’s FilmScene.

For $125, attendees can pick up a Silver Pass that grants access to all Mission Creek Festival ticketed music and comedy performances. Film screenings, culinary events and the Tech + Innovation mini-Conference will require additional tickets.

For $500, guests can pick up a Deluxe Pass that guarantees entrance to all Mission Creek ticketed events, free meals at all culinary events, registration for the Tech + Innovation mini-conference, a special reception on Thursday, April 3 at the Plaza Towers and a post-show meet and greet with Philip Glass.

Tickets are available here. Check out for the latest.

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