World Food & Music Festival

Colleen Murphy

Culinary culture from around the world coupled with great live music

Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival

Brooks Reynolds

One of the founders of the world's largest bacon festival

Julien Dubuque International Film Festival

Susan Gorrell

Dubuque's prestigious international film festival

Drake Relays

Blake Boldon

Since 1910, the Drake Relays have been regarded as one of the top track and field events in the US


FryFest & CRANDIC Marathon

Monica Nieves

World's largest celebration of Hawkeyes and Cedar Rapids/Iowa City marathon


Iowa's Ride

TJ Juskiewicz

Producer of world-class bicycle events

Hinterland Music Festival

Sam Summers

Concert promoter of some of the top Midwest music festivals and venues

Latino Heritage Festival

Joe Gonzalez

Executive Director of Iowa’s Latino Heritage Festival

North Liberty Blues & BBQ Festival

Dave Moore

Founder of the one of the best BBQ & Blues Fests in the Midwest

Codfish Hollow & The Rust Belt

Sean Moeller

Founder of Daytrotter, concert promoter in Iowa and Illinois venues

Coralville, 4thFest & FryFest

Kelly Hayworth

City Administrator of Coralville, hosts annual 4thFest & FryFest

Iowa's Ride & JustGoBike Podcast

Andrea Parrott

Manages Social Media and co-host of JustGoBike Podcast

Department of Homeland Security

Chris Judge

Protective Security Advisor for the Department of Homeland Security

Iowa City Downtown District

Betsy Potter

Operations Director for downtown Iowa City events

Think Iowa City

Nick Pfeiffer

Marketing and Communications for the Iowa City/Coralville CVB

Mission Creek Festival & Englert Theatre

Savannah Lane

Programming for some of the top events in Iowa City

Meghan Lynch

Director of Sponsorship for

Charles City Challenge Whitewater Festival

Ginger Williams

Tourism Director, hosts state's premiere whitewater event

Go Stagestruck

Kim Johnson-Smith

Co-Founder of mobile stage and event production company

Englert Theatre, Mission Creek Festival & Witching Hour

Jessica Egli

Programming for some of the top events in Iowa City

The Gazette

Brian Morelli

Reporter for one of the top newspapers in Midwest

Iowa Bike Expo & Iowa Bicycling

Mark Wyatt

Runs biggest bike expo in Midwest and several events

Iowa's Ride

Scott Garner

Logistics for large bike events


Matt Phippen

Sales expert and events for large sporting goods store