For its fifth year, the Mission Creek Festival is taking over Iowa City’s downtown art spaces and venues for a whole five (5) days. Starting on March 30 and ending April 3, this year’s fest will feature such notable acts as Booker T. (sans M.G.’s,) Xiu Xiu, Meat Puppets, Camera Obscura, Acid Mothers Temple, Tim Hecker, The Bomb Squad, Little Dragon, David Bazan, Talk Normal, Wet Hair, and Peaking Lights, as well as over 100 artists spanning the realms of music, literature, and visual art. Everything is within five minutes of everything else and the shows range from 50- to 700-capacity venues. Tickets will be $50 for the gold-access pass and $80 for the platinum all-access pass (if you desperately need to see Booker T. and Greg Brown).
• Mission Creek Festival: http://festival.missionfreak.com