The Iowa Soul Festival will return to Downtown Iowa City the evening of Friday, Aug. 17 and all day Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018, to celebrate the culture and art of African and African-American communities and their positive influence on eastern Iowa and beyond. Enjoy dance, music, fun, food and art for all ages. For the lineup of events, visit

Setup for the outdoor portion of the festival will begin at 6 a.m. on Saturday and will close Iowa Avenue between Linn and Dubuque streets, as well as Linn Street from Iowa Avenue to the alley located near the Yacht Club, 13 S. Linn St. 

For more information about road closures for this event, contact Communications Coordinator Shannon McMahon at

Date of publication

Thursday, August 16, 2018