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Iowa, Le Mars, Event Date: August 29-September 4, 2016

41st Old Time Music Festival Offers Music From The Heart, Le Mars, Iowa

For 41 years, Smithsonian Institution recording artist Bob Everhart, a BMI songwriter and publisher, has passionately been hosting an event in Iowa, the major thrust being the preservation and performance of America's forgotten rural music. The 41st Old Time Music Festival will be held August 29-September 4, 2016 in Le Mars, Iowa at the Plymouth City Fairgrounds, 500 4th Ave NE. "I love America's old-time music" Everhart said.  "It's the very soul

 

Iowa, LeMars, Event Date: August 31 to September 6, 2015

40th National Old Time Music, Arts, Crafts, & Flea Market Festival, August 31 to September 6, LeMars, Iowa

Celebrities this year will be Anita Bryant, Rex Allen Jr.,Terry Smith, and Roni Stoneman. The event, which has been going for 40 years, is the largest gathering of old-time music makers and fans in mid-America. "We'll have over 650 musicians this year on 10 stages, including Hall of Fame inductions and RRMC CD's of the Year awards," Everhart said ...

 


Iowa, Davenport, Event Date: May 9 & 10, 2015

62nd Bi-Annual Beaux Arts Fair May 9 & 10, Davenport, Iowa

The Beaux Arts Fund Committee has announced their 62nd Bi-Annual Spring Art Fair being held on Saturday and Sunday, May 9 & 10 (Mother’s Day weekend). This juried fine art/fine craft fair is held outdoors on the Figge Art Museum Plaza and along 2nd Street in downtown Davenport, Iowa. Admission to the fair is free all weekend. Hours are Saturday, 10-5 and Sunday 10-4. The Spring fair features over 100 artists from multiple states, a food court, children's art activities, and $2 ...

 


 

Iowa, Davenport, Event Date: September 12 & 13, 2015

62nd Bi-Annual Fall Beaux Arts Fair September 12 & 13, Davenport, Iowa

The Beaux Arts Fund Committee has announced their 62nd Bi-Annual Fall Art Fair being held on Saturday and Sunday, September 12 & 13. This juried fine art/craft fair is held outdoors on the Figge Art Museum Plaza in downtown Davenport, Iowa. Admission to the fair is free all weekend. Hours are Saturday, 10-5 and Sunday 10-4. The fall fair features artists from multiple states, a food court, children's art activities, and $2 admission to the Figge Art ...

 


 

Iowa, Iowa/Illinois Mississippi River Valley Area, Event Date: May 2-3, 2015

Mississippi River Valley Art Directory to Host the 10th Bi-Annual Art Drive, May 2-3

The Mississippi River Valley Art Drive (MRVAD) is a self-guided art drive that directs you to the private studios, homes and galleries where the artists create their works of art. You may be stopping at an artist home studio in one location and then off to an “Art Garage” filled with many talented area artists. Plan a trip May 2-3 for a fun filled weekend of color and conversation. Watch as the artist creates a new work of art right in front of your eyes. This is your time to ask questions ...

 


 

Iowa, Davenport, Event Date: September 6 & 7, 2014

Beaux Arts Fall Fair - A Premier Art Festival, Davenport, Iowa, September 6 & 7

The Beaux Arts Fund Committee has announced their 61st Bi-Annual Fall Art Fair being held on Saturday and Sunday, September 6 & 7. This juried fine art/fine craft fair is held outdoors on the Figge Art Museum Plaza, 2nd Street in downtown Davenport, Iowa.  Admission to the fair is free all weekend.  Hours are Saturday, 10-5 and Sunday 10-4. The fall fair features artists from multiple states ...

 


 

Iowa, Boone, Event Date: September 4-7

Paint the Town Puffer - Pufferbilly Days,™ September 4-7, Boone, IA

The 2014 Pufferbilly Days™ will be held September 4th through the 7th in Boone, IA and a full line-up of activities and entertainment has been planned.  The 38th annual community celebration will begin Thursday, September 4th featuring a classic car show, amusement rides, and live bands.  The downtown entertainment center will be alive Thursday night with Pufferbilly™ Unplugged featuring Hawk McIntyre from 7-8:30 p.m. and Vinyl Vegabonds from 8:30-10pm.  Friday night, Burnin’ Sensations is sure to ...


 

Iowa, LeMars, Event Date: August 25-31, 2014

39th National Old Time Music, Arts, Crafts, & Flea Market Festival, August 25-31, LeMars, Iowa

Due to additional space available at the Plymouth County Fairgrounds in LeMars, Iowa, the internationally well known 39th Old-Time Music, Arts, Crafts, & Flea Market Festival now has more space for vendors. "At $10 a day for a 20'x40' flea market space it is a real bargain considering the huge number of people we have for seven days, August 25-31," said Festival Director Bob Everhart. The event, which has been going for 39 years, is the largest gathering of old-time music makers and fans in mid-America. "We'll have over 600 musicians this year," Everhart said, "including special guests like John Carter Cash ...


 

Iowa, West Des Moines, May 18th

Historic Valley Junction hosts Spring Art Market, West Des Moines, Iowa, May 18th

Historic Valley Junction will hold its 25th annual Spring Art Market on Sunday, May 18th from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. One hundred Iowa and regional artists and craftspeople will have their booths located on 5th Street in West Des Moines, in the heart of Historic Valley Junction.   A wide variety of items will be available at this juried art show, including: paintings, prints, sculpture, photography, pottery, jewelry, furniture, clothing, stained glass, fiber and much more ...

 


 

Iowa, West Des Moines, May 24th & 25th

Historic Valley Junction Presents Smokin' in the Junction BBQ Contest, West Des Moines, Iowa, May 24th & 25th

The 6th Annual Smokin’ in the Junction BBQ Contest will be held on Saturday and Sunday, May 24th & 25th, on 5th Street in West Des Moines, in the heart of Historic Valley Junction. Enjoy hot BBQ, great food, live music, food vendors, kids activities, inflatables, beverage garden and two days full of fun. This event will be held from Noon – 10:00 pm on Saturday, and from Noon – 9:00 pm on Sunday.   Saturday, May 24, entertainment includes: Rob Lumbard & Matt Woods (Noon-2), Malcom Wells (2:30-5:00) ...

 


 

Iowa, West Des Moines, June 8th

Historic Valley Junction's Antique Jamboree Celebrates 35 Years, West Des Moines, Iowa, June 8th

Historic Valley Junction will hold its 35th Annual Antique Jamboree on Sunday, June 8th from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. on 5th Street in West Des Moines, in the heart of Historic Valley Junction.   A nostalgic event which the entire family will enjoy, the Jamboree displays a wide array of antiques, including: furniture, primitives, architectural, vintage clothing, jewelry, linens and quilts, glassware, stoneware, textiles, toys and much more.   Historic Valley Junction is six square blocks ...

 


 

Iowa, West Des Moines, July 3rd

Historic Valley Junction's July 3rd Street Celebration, West Des Moines, Iowa, July 3rd

On Thursday, July 3rd the Historic Valley Junction’s July 3rd Street Celebration will take place, immediately following the West Des Moines Parade until 11:00 p.m. Aries Rising will be performing on stage in Railroad Park from 6-7:30 p.m. Featured performers will be The Faculty Lounge Funk Band from 8-11:00 p.m. Food vendors and beverage garden will be on site. There will be no Farmers Market on July 3rd; however, many of your favorite ...

 


 

Iowa, West Des Moines, May 3rd

Celebration Cinco de Mayo in Historic Valley Junction, Saturday, May 3rd, West Des Moines,

Travel south of the border as the Historic Valley Junction Foundation presents its 10th Annual Cinco de Mayo Festival on Saturday, May 3, 2014, Noon to 10:00 pm. Located in the 200 & 300 Blocks of 5th Street in Historic Valley Junction, West Des Moines, IA, visitors will enjoy Mexican foods, artwork, live music, dancing and family activities.   Scheduled entertainment includes dancers Los Jovenes Embajadores. Live music will be performed by Mariachi Zapata, Mariachi Tigres de Valle and The Tony Valdez Large Band. Celebrating the Mexican heritage  ...

 


 

National Old-Time Music Contests Thrive In LeMars, Iowa

LeMars, Iowa (February 5th, 2014) - For 39 years, the National Traditional Music Association has been hosting old-time music contests at their annual rural-lifestyle festival, held in LeMars, Iowa. The event boasts seven days of old-time acoustic music (August 25-31, 2014) with no less than 650 performers. According to the Association president, Bob Everhart, a Smithsonian Institution recording artist, "We have nine stages of professional entertainers, including celebrities, but the tenth stage is for music contests, from singing old-time songs to playing acoustic instruments. There are individual contests that covers all the old time music instruments ...