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Get stuff just for showing up. All during the festival well be giving away stuff. Get your ticket at the gate (free with admission) and check the giveaway board every hour.

You can also pick up tickets at Hawkeye Downs Speedway. The new location for 319 Fest.

New for 2014 will be a variety of fun and engaging actviites for kids and adults of all ages to spark the imagination and encourage creativity. Check out some of the activities Here.Talent Submissions are closed for the 2014 festival.

Join the growing number of artists, illustrators, and creatives representing our area. Registration is now closed.

Volunteer for part of the day and get free admission to the rest of the festival. Volunter the whole day and get extras. Just email us at or track us down on facebook and let us know you want to help.
319 Fest is the largest and most diverse 1 day multi-genre art and music festival in Eastern Iowa. With over 25 visual artists and vendors and over 40 performers on multiple stages, you'll discover something new. Join thousands of people as we celebrate the creative spirit around us.

GREEN DEATH / Split The Sky - Performing on the NEXUS STAGE

319 Fest Promotional Video

2013 Midwest Hip-Hop Stage Recap

319 Fest is an award-winning, multi-genre, awe-inspiring arts event. Completely volunteer run, the festival brings together the best and most diverse sampling of talent in our area. You'll see many of your favorites and we guarantee you'll discover some new ones. We had this little idea to bring together the diverse talent during one huge event. WE PROMISE you'll experience something you've never experienced before and see acts that you never knew were just down the block from you.

319 Fest started as a modest gathering of talented and creative individuals in 2011. Since then, it has grown into one of the largest local celebrations raising awareness for the enormous amount of talent exploding in our own backyards.

You will experience more in one day than most people will in an entire year. With over 70 performers, 7 stages, and over 20 of the best artists, illustrators, and creatives in one area, as well as multiple activities, contests, and prizes, you'll discover something new and meet many new friends.

      >>> Just take a look at what happened last year < < <

About Nexus Entertainment Arts
For over 10 Years Nexus Entertainment Arts has provided support and education of the creative process to artists, musicians, and our community. Nexus started in 2002 with its work inside the World Theater in downtown Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Over the next decade, Nexus Entertainment Arts brought about both the award-winning live music venue "Shockwave" and the award-winning "319 Fest". Nexus was at the helm of the inception of The New Bohemia Art & Music Festival, and has been active in fostering relationships and events in Waterloo, Cedar Falls, & Iowa City since its emergence in 2002. Completely staffed and operated by passionate and committed volunteers, Nexus continues to look for new opportunities to help people grow and become successful.

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