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Music takes over Des Moines on final day of 80/35

William Hehir of Misterwives plays the bass during the 2019 80/35 Festival in downtown Des Moines on Saturday, July 13, 2019. Misterwives formed in 2012 and have opened for other artists such as Panic! at the Disco, Twenty One Pilots, and Paramore. (Wyatt Dlouhy/The Daily Iowan).
Lauren Arzbaecher, Arts Reporter July 13, 2019

The festival grounds were brimming with energy on the final day of the 80/35 music extravaganza in downtown Des Moines on July 13. The day started out a bit cooler than the previous one, clouds spotting...

Photos: 80/35 Festival Day 1 (07/13/19)

The festival ground is seen during the 2019 80/35 Festival in downtown Des Moines on Friday, July 12, 2019.
Wyatt Dlouhy, Photojournalist July 13, 2019

First day of 80/35 fills Des Moines with vibrant music

DJs mix music at the Nationwide stage during  the 2019 80/35 Festival in downtown Des Moines on Friday, July 12, 2019. (Wyatt Dlouhy/The Daily Iowan).
Lauren Arzbaecher, Arts Reporter July 12, 2019

Amid blazing heat from the summer sun, the first night of the 80/35 music festival hosted a parade of talented artists of all genres. People took shade underneath the few trees spotting the festival grounds...

80/35 to light up Des Moines

The Me 3 performs on the Coca-Cola Gen Z Showcase Stage on Saturday, July 7, 2018. (Thomas A. Stewart/The Daily Iowan)
Lauren Arzbaecher, Arts Reporter July 10, 2019

The music festival 80/35 will return to Des Moines for its 12th year on July 12 and 13. The two-day experience will run on the first night and all day on the second with headliners Elle King and Portugal....

Iowa City Jazz Festival Night 1 (07/05/19)

The audience watches a performance during the 2019 Iowa City Jazz Festival in downtown Iowa City on Friday, July 5, 2019.  Jazz Fest is a three day extravaganza with stages on Iowa Avenue, Clinton Street, and the Pentacrest. The last performance will commence at 9 p.m. on Sunday.
Wyatt Dlouhy, Photojournalist July 5, 2019

TrekFest welcomes local and global communities

Dennis Lynch walks in the parade during TrekFest in Riverside, Iowa on June 29, 2019. Riverside is the fictional birthplace of Captain Kirk. Lynch has been going to TrekFest for all 35 years. (Katie Goodale/The Daily Iowan)
Brooklyn Draisey, Summer editor July 2, 2019

Traces of Star Trek can be found all throughout Riverside, Iowa. The sign welcoming visitors to the small town, with a population of just over 1,000 people, reads “Welcome to Riverside: Where the...

Jazz Fest brings unique genre to IC music scene

The Danny McCaslin Group performs on the main stage for the 2017 Jazz Fest on Sunday, July 2nd, 2017. Jazz Fest has been hosted by Summer of the Arts since 2005. (James Year/Daily Iowan)
Brooklyn Draisey, Summer editor July 2, 2019

Before I could ask Jazz Fest committee chair Don Thompson any questions about this year’s festival, he jumped in with a question of his own: “Are you a jazz fan?” As the lead trumpet player in...

Jam band Frogleg to perform at Gabe’s

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Lauren Arzbaecher, Arts Reporter June 25, 2019

Jazzy brass alongside rock-fueled guitar with an underscoring of funk may seem like too many elements for one song, but different music styles blend together effortlessly in the band Frogleg. Featuring...

Local artists host art exhibit to help fund nonprofits

Art is seen during the HATCHED Hair and Art Exhibition at Salon Studios in Coralville on Saturday, June 22, 2019. The proceeds from this event were donated to United Action for Youth and RVAP, two local non profit groups. (Wyatt Dlouhy/The Daily Iowan)
Tian Liu, News Reporter June 23, 2019

The hallway of Headdress Salon was lined with paintings of colorful nature and city landscapes for sale on June 22 to help two nonprofit organizations in the community. The salon hosted the Hatched...

QueertopIA, a cabaret of queer love, sweeps over the Mill

Deb Tiemens performs an acoustic set during QueertopIA on June 21, 2019 at The Mill. The event was held for the first time in Iowa City.
Lauren Arzbaecher, Arts Reporter June 22, 2019

A stage manager adorned in fairy wings buzzed through the crowd to set up for the next performer, adding to the magic and love that filled the back room of the Mill during QueertopIA on the evening of...

Big Grove celebrates Walt Whitman’s 200th birthday

Attendees of the Walt Whitman and Pfaff's Beer Cellar event listen to a presentation about Walt Whitman's life on Wednesday, June 19, 2019. The presentation featured aspects of Whitman's life and his relationship with drinking. (Michael Guhin/The Daily Iowan)
Lauren Arzbaecher, Arts Reporter June 19, 2019

How would you celebrate your 200th birthday? For famed poet Walt Whitman, the bicentennial festivities in Iowa City spanned an entire week and wound to a close in the friendly confines of a barroom. As...

People gain new experiences with art at Downtown Block Party

Partygoers dance to a performance by Flint Eastwood during the Iowa City Downtown District Block Party on Saturday June 23, 2018. The 2nd annual event during which open containers were allowed in a select portion of downtown attracted thousands of guests and featured a variety of activities and performances. (Nick Rohlman/The Daily Iowan)
Brooklyn Draisey, Summer editor June 18, 2019

As Downtown Iowa City gears up for the third-annual Downtown Block Party, local artists and musicians prepare to inspire people’s curiosity with special shows and pieces. For this year’s Block Party,...

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