The Iowa City Farmers Markets bring fresh produce, homemade baked goods, items made by local artisans -- and Market Music, which provides an excellent line-up of live music by some of the area’s best musicians. The performance schedule for the remainder of August includes:
Wednesdays, 5-7 p.m.
- August 12: Nancita Wernett
- August 19: Dunlavin Green
- August 26: The Young Ramblers
Saturdays, 9-11 a.m.
- August 8: Kathy Maxey and Larry Mossman
- August 15: Nick Stika
- August 22: Mike Haverkamp
- August 29: The Beggarmen
Performances take place in Chauncey Swan Park in the 400 block of Washington Street, adjacent to the Farmers Market. Market Music is co-sponsored by the Iowa City Parks and Recreation Department and the University of Iowa Community Credit Union.
Hours for the Iowa City Farmers Markets are Wednesdays from 5 to 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 7:30 a.m. to noon, both at Chauncey Swan Parking Ramp. On Tuesdays, the City sponsors another Farmers Market from 3 to 6 p.m. at Mercer Park, 1317 Dover Street, but that market does not participate in the Market Music program.
For more information about Market Music, contact Parks and Recreation Program Supervisor Joyce Carroll at 319-356-5100. Contact Cassidy Bell at 319-321-1958 or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions about the Farmers Markets.