The City of Iowa City has announced road closures and transit changes for the Iowa City Jazz Festival.

The annual music festival organized by the Summer of the Arts brings with it dozens of jazz performances and activities for the whole family. It runs throughout Downtown Iowa City from Friday, July 5, 2019 to Sunday, July 7, 2019. 

Road closures and parking

Streets will be closed starting at 6 a.m. Friday, July 5, and reopened at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, July 7. Roads closed due to the festival are:

  • Clinton Street from East Jefferson Street to East Washington Street
  • Iowa Avenue from Clinton to Jefferson
  • North Dubuque Street from Jefferson to Iowa

In addition to reduced street parking, some ramp and lot parking will be reserved for festival vendors, artists, performers and service vehicles. Look for posted signs indicating restricted parking.

Transit changes

Iowa City Transit will be moving the transit interchange starting on Friday, July 5 through Saturday, July 6.

The bus interchange at the intersection of Clinton and Washington Streets will be temporarily relocated to the Court Street Transportation Center, 150 E. Court St., beginning at 6 a.m., Friday, July 5 and will remain there until Monday, July 8.

Transit services will be free on Friday, July 5, and Saturday, July 6. Normal schedules will be in place with the following detour and stop closures beginning on Friday:

Outbound bus stops

  • Washington Street & Linn Street (stop 7200)
  • Washington Street & Gilbert Street (stop 7201)
  • Clinton Street & Jefferson Street (stop 7400)
  • Jefferson Street & Linn Street (stop 7401)
  • Jefferson Street & Van Buren Street (7123)
  • Washington Street & Madison Street (stop 7082)
  • UI Main Library (stop 7080)

Inbound bus stops

  • Madison Street & Washington Street (stop 7081)
  • UI Lindquist Center (stop 7079)
  • Market Street & Linn Street (stop 7206)
  • Clinton Street & Jefferson Street (stop 7207)
  • Robert A. Lee Recreation Center (stop 7243)
  • Burlington Street & Dubuque Street (stop 7244)
  • Mercy Hospital (7443)

Transit will not run on Sunday, July 7. Normal schedules will resume on Monday, July 8.

Date of publication

Friday, June 28, 2019