Lookin’ to get down, but not sure where to go this weekend? It’s OK; happens to the best of us. Don’t let Monday find you with no great stories to share. Little Village has the lowdown on this weekend’s can’t-miss shows.
Iowa Arts Festival: Joan Osborne w/ Pieta Brown
Downtown Iowa City — Friday, June 1 at 7 p.m.; free
David Bromberg Quintet
Legion Arts CSPS Hall — Friday, June 1 at 8 p.m.; tickets $27-32
A heavyweight of contemporary music, multi-instrumentalist David Bromberg has been called the godfather of Americana. His long and storied career has meandered through country, bluegrass and folk to jazz, blues and rock and roll.
Honeycreeper EP Release w/ Collidescope, Glitter Destiny
Trumpet Blossom Cafe — Friday, June 1 at 8:30 p.m.; $5 cover
Des Moines punk rockers Honeycreeper slide into town with a new EP for you to enjoy.
Flash In A Pan & Miles Kean Double Album Release Party w/ B. Baumbach
The Mill — Friday, June 1 at 9 p.m.; $8
More new music awaits as Iowa City bluegrass troubadours Flash In A Pan offer up their second undertaking, Folklore, and Miles Kean returns home to the area with his debut, My Name is Miles.
Iowa Arts Fest Main Stage
Clinton Street and Iowa Avenue — Saturday, June 2 at 10 a.m.; free
The music kicks off bright and early on the Main Stage; here’s a listing of who you’ll find there and when! (Note: theater and dance performances in parentheses.)
10 a.m. — Iowa City Community Band
(11:30 a.m. — DanceWorks Chicago)
12:45 p.m. — Awful Purdies
2:15 p.m. — The Recliners
4:15 p.m. — Kevin Burt and Big Medicine
7 p.m. — Parker Millsap
9 p.m. — Trampled by Turtles
Iowa Arts Fest Linn Street LIVE Stage
Iowa Avenue and Linn Street — Saturday, June 2 at 11 a.m.; free
Fight your way down Culinary Row from the Main Stage to catch these performers. (Note: theater and dance performances in parentheses.)
11 a.m. — River Glen
12 p.m. — Ingrid Streitz
1 p.m. — City Circle Teens with selections from Return to the Forbidden Planet
1:45 p.m. — Abbie Callahan
(2:45 p.m. — Riverside Theatre)
3:30 p.m. — Jordan Sellergren
4 p.m. — Crystal City Duet
6 p.m. — Jarrett Purdy Project
Iowa Arts Fest Family Stage
Clinton Street and College Street — Saturday, June 2 at 11 a.m.; free
Get the whole family engaged with these kid-friendly and focused shows. And don’t miss the Sunday lineup for the festival, found on their website! (Note: theater and dance performances in parentheses.)
11 a.m. — After School Specials
12 p.m. — Dino O’Dell
(12:30 p.m. UI Spirit Squad)
(1 p.m. Dream Divas, Tumblers & Set the Atmosphere)
2 p.m. — Family Folk Machine
FMWT Vol. 3, Edition #2: Forest Management w/ special guest The Christine Burke Ensemble
Trumpet Blossom Café — Saturday, June 2 at 9 p.m.; tickets $8
Ohioan (now Chicagoan) John Daniel brings some much-needed ambient drone to your Saturday night.
The Mill — Saturday, June 2 at 8:30 p.m.; $8
There’s more classic folk and Americana going on than you can shake a stick at this weekend, and this show from Iowa City songwriter Dave Moore is the perfect way to cap it off!