Big Free Show at Big Grove

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  • April 7, 2018
  • Big Grove Brewery & Taproom- Iowa City
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For our second year, we are teaming up with Big Grove Brewery & Taproom - Iowa City (Mission Creek's official beer sponsor!) to present another BIG FREE SHOW at Big Grove--happening from 2 - 9 p.m. as part of Mission Creek Community Day on Saturday, April 7, when we swing wide the door and invite everyone in for a FREE Mission Creek Festival experience! FREE and open to the public.

Headlining the Big Free Show @ BGB this year is Nashville's underground pop savant, Tristen. An occasional member of Jenny Lewis' band and published poet, Tristen released her latest effort, Sneaker Waves, in 2017 to critical acclaim. Rolling Stone praised her "Nilsson-worthy power balladry" and NPR Music wrote that the album is "bursting with great melodies and hooky arrangements that tickle the ear and won't leave your brain alone. Vintage keyboards or retro-modern guitar parts enhance Tristen's sometimes fantastical, often hilarious, always perceptive vignettes about complicated relationships, artistic ambition, and the ever-present shadow of mortality."

The Big Free Show also features Annalibera, Public Access, Ryan Joseph Anderson, Eric Pettit Lion, Josefina, and Nadalands featuring Alexis Stevens.


2pm: Nadalands with Alexis Stevens - Solo project of John Lindenbaum (½ of The Lonelyhearts) based in Ft. Collins, CO featuring soulful harmonies from Nashville’s fav songbird.

3pm: Josefina - Buenos Aires born, Chicago bred, 1970’s-era Asylum Records influenced Alt-Country

4pm: Eric Pettit Lion - Acoustic, harmony-driven Mississippi River Americana from Burlington, IA

5pm: Ryan Joseph Anderson - Chicago’s finest roots rock outfit, drawing from the entire Americana spectrum with nuance and proficiency

6pm: Public Access - 6 guitars, infectious grooves, jumpsuits, an instrumental spectacle from all over the Midwest, headquartered in Grand Rapids, MI.

7pm: Annalibera - Psychedelic indie pop based out of Des Moines, IA, featuring an all-star Iowa band.

8pm: Tristen - Pop savant, poet, and occasional member of Jenny Lewis’ band, biting pop music from Nashville’s underground scene.

Our FREE Community Day programming is sponsored by Little Village Mag

  • Dates: April 7, 2018
  • Address: 1225 S Gilbert
  • Time: 2:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Price: Free
Big Free Show at Big Grove
  • 1225 S Gilbert
  • Iowa City, IA 52240
  • April 7, 2018
  • Big Grove Brewery & Taproom- Iowa City
  • Free