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3rd Annual North End Arts and Music Festival scheduled

August 11, 2011

Allen Hays, director, UNI Public Policy program, 319-273-2910,

Stacey Christensen, Office of University Relations, 319-273-6728,


CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The 3rd Annual North End Arts and Music Festival will be held on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 27 and 28, on the grounds of Jubilee United Methodist Church, 1621 E. 4th St. in Waterloo. The purpose of this festival is to showcase the rich cultural history of Waterloo's northeast side and to celebrate the talents of its visual and performing artists.

The headline artist for this event will be Tony Brown, a native of Waterloo and a regionally and nationally recognized artist whose performances reflect blues, reggae, funk and other musical traditions. He will appear at 8 p.m., Saturday, Aug 27 at the Jubilee United Methodist Church. Other artists include Tatum Talbert, ShayFresh, the North End Blues All Stars, Original Man, Shy Illa and LyRikal. Sunday's program will be headlined by gospel singer John Mark and will feature many local gospel ensembles.

Sponsors include the University of Northern Iowa College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences, UNI's Public Policy Program, the City of Waterloo, the Waterloo Convention and Visitor's Bureau and many local businesses.

A detailed schedule of events is at