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University of Iowa News Release

April 15, 2010

RiverFest returns to Hubbard Park April 22-25

RiverFest is going back to its roots.

Last year, the festival was moved to downtown Iowa City, but this year’s event is returning to Hubbard Park Thursday, April 22, through Sunday, April 25. This year’s festival features a full lineup of musical and dance performances, a magician, a wide variety of foods, carnival rides, games and more.

RiverFest kicks off with RiverFEAST from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 22, in downtown Iowa City. RiverFEAST features food from Iowa City restaurants and food tickets can be purchased for $1 per ticket.

This year’s musical lineup includes Matt Nathanson (photo right), The Tanks, Maxilla Blue, Bombardier, Slip Silo and many DJs including DJ Arbiter, DJ Delta, DJ Avant Garde, Jack of All Trades, KAGE, Beat Resonance, Electrocity and Mike “All Night” Long. Matt Nathanson tickets can be purchased at University of Iowa Box Office, located in the Iowa Memorial Union (IMU) and all other Ticketmaster locations.

Some groups from the University of Iowa will also perform, including UDO, the Undergraduate Dance Organization (UDO), and the UI Percussion Society. Other local performances include magician and Iowa City native Nate Staniforth and a demonstration from Master Choe’s Iowa City Tae Kwon Do Academy.

All RiverFest events and attractions are free and open to the public. For more information and a complete list of events, visit

The schedule of events is as follows with locations listed for events outside of Hubbard Park:

Wednesday, April 21:
8:30 p.m.: Swing Dancing (IMU Ballroom)

Thursday, April 22:
4 p.m.: RiverFEAST
8 p.m.: Last Lecture with (Share Restaurant, downtown Iowa City)
9 p.m.: Magician Nate Staniforth (IMU Ballroom)

Friday, April 23:
5 p.m.: UI Latin Jazz
5 p.m.: Craig Erickson
6 p.m.: Roxi Copland
6:30 p.m.: The Tanks
7:45 p.m.: BBQ Mansion
9 p.m.: Maxilla Blue
9 p.m.: Bonnaroo Comedy Tour (IMU Ballroom)
10 p.m.: Outdoor movie: Invictus (Hubbard Park)
7-11 p.m.: DJ Touchnice, Mike "All Night" Long, Beat Resonance, Electrocity, DJ Avant Garde

Saturday, April 24:
10 a.m.: Chasing Eden
11 a.m.: Item9 & the Mad Hatters
12 p.m.: Debrah
12 p.m.: UDO
12:30 p.m.: Bombardier
1 p.m.: Unknown Component
1:30 p.m.: Speedloaders
2:30 p.m.: Joseph Fassler
2:30 p.m.: Firesale
4 p.m.: Jon Eric
4 p.m.: History on Repeat
5 p.m.: UI Percussion Society
5 p.m.: Junk Poet
6 p.m.: Insectoid
7 p.m.: Viking Freak
7:30 p.m.: Dance for Humanity (IMU Ballroom)
8 p.m.: Slip Silo
9 p.m.: The Ruckus
11 p.m.: Dead Larry
7-10 p.m.: DJ Delta, Jack of All Trades, DJ Arbiter, Kage

Sunday, April 25:
10 a.m.: UI Youth Ballet
11 a.m.: RiverRun awards
11:30 a.m.: UI Juggalos
12 p.m.: Marisa Handler
12 p.m.: Dot Syndrome
1 p.m.: Master Choe’s Iowa City Tae Kwon Do Academy
1 p.m.: Girl Repellent
1:30 p.m.: Michael Reed
2 p.m.: Avian Sunrise
2:30 p.m.: Iowa Andi
3:30 p.m.: Suddyn
4:30 p.m.: Beast Wars
7:30 p.m.: Matt Nathanson (IMU Ballroom) 

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Services, 300 Plaza Centre One, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500
MEDIA CONTACTS: Molly Golemo, RiverFest, 319-335-3273,; George McCrory, University News Services, 319-384-0012,; Writer: Ashton Shurson