The University of Iowa

Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings

Iowa Soul Festival

Friday, August 28, 2015, 8:30 pm

A collaboration with Summer of the Arts

EVENT UPDATE: Tonight's concert will go forward as scheduled. In the event of light rain, the concert will continue. Lightning or heavy rain could delay the show. We'll do everything possible to present the performance, and we hope you will join us!

Give the People What They Want. Few record titles so clearly explain what an artist is up to. But Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings know what the people want and are fully equipped to offer it up. And while the record is hot, the live show is nothing short of scorching. Jones and the band are likely to set the stage on fire with funk, R&B, and soul music. If you love that sound, then this concert is exactly what you want.


John Cleary & The Absolute Monster Gentlemen
Jon Cleary & The Absolute Monster Gentlemen
6:45 pm
Pianist Jon Cleary explained the music of his adopted hometown to the Los Angeles Times: "New Orleans music is really about three things: Good songs, good funk, and a good time." Cleary and his band will bring all three to the Soul Festival stage.

Iowa City Carnival Parade
Iowa City Carnival Parade and Pandelirium
5:30 pm
The Iowa City Carnival Parade takes to the streets to kick off the Iowa Soul Festival while Pandelirium, the University of Iowa steel drum band, performs on the festival stage.

See the full schedule for the Iowa Soul Festival.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Hancher in advance at (319) 335-1160.