Irish District Music & Arts Festival
Hi Everyone! This update on the state of the Irish District Music and Arts Fest. Because of two major construction projects we have reluctantly decided to postpone the Fest for one year until 2019. Our venue is situated on 16th St NE and the street are going to be under construction for the better part of the summer. Along with that the Shores Building itself is getting ready to start its own major renovation of space that until this point has been a cabinet shop and general storage. We start that work this April and expect to be ready for new tenants late summer. If you are at all interested or know someone who likes the type of commercial loft space we offer please send me a note at 319-521-3113. Thank you all for the wonderful support over the last 8 years and please continue your support of this great neighborhood and the artists that work from here. We will have periodic updates so come back to see us.

About the Fest

The Irish District Music & Arts Festival is an outdoor neighborhood music festival in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, with live music, local food and arts vendors and a Kid Zone. As a 501c3 nonprofit organization, all proceeds support local music and arts education programs.

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Emerging Artists Grant Program

This year, we’re launching an all-new Emerging Artists Grant Program! We’re awarding $500 grants to “Emerging Artists” to enable them to pursue music study or the creation of musical work. We define “Emerging Artists” as those who are at an early stage of their artistic development – regardless of age – and gaining momentum. If you think you might qualify, click here to get all the details, eligibility criteria, and an application. All entries are due by April 15, so don’t delay!

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2017 Tickets are $15 per person at the gate.

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