newbo evolve

newbo evolve
1620 2nd Street SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
United States

Event Description:

Taking place in the heart of Cedar Rapids’ New Bohemia (NewBo) neighborhood, newbo evolve is a celebration of the history of the region through artistic inspiration.

It offers something for everyone from music, art, tech, fashion, design, culinary arts and more through dozens of keynotes, activities, sessions, exhibits and experiences.
newbo evolve highlights today’s culture with leading thought-makers coming to the Midwest to share their journeys with passholders . The all-star celebrity lineup includes:

  • Maroon 5 – headlining Saturday, August 4
  • Kelly Clarkson – headlining Friday, August 3
  • THE SHADOWBOXERS – opening for Maroon 5 on Saturday, August 4
  • HGTV’s Fixer Upper carpenter and woodworker Clint Harp, now with his own show Wood Word on the DIY network
  • An original on Queer Eye for the Straight Guy and expert tszujer Carson Kressley
  • Reddit founder and technology expert Alexis Ohanian
  • Figure skater and Olympic medalist Adam Rippon
  • High-end to high-value fashion designer Christian Siriano
  • American film director, screenwriter, author and actor John Waters

3-day festival passes and general admission concert tickets are available at or at

Starting Friday, July 13th at 10a through Sunday, July 15th at 10p use the promocode CEDAR to save 25% on tickets to see Kelly Clarkson and/or Maroon 5. Use the promocode RAPIDS to buy 3 day passes and see them both!