Since 1991. Come down for a three-day weekend of live Jazz performances, delicious dishes, and cap off the weekend with a full blown fireworks display over the University of Iowa's Pentacrest lawn. You're sure to enjoy the music from all four stages, which showcase a variety of well- known jazz musicians and up-and- coming talent alongside national and international artists to encourage and educate a jazz audience of all ages. Bring a blanket, chair, or come sit in our beverage garden and get ready for a weekend Jazz extravaganza! Since its humble inception as an intimate local gathering of jazz aficionados, the Festival has transformed into a nationally recognized event. Over the years, the festival has featured some of the biggest names in music. Iowa City Jazz Festival presented by UICCU - UI Pentacrest in front of the Old Capitol with the rest of the festival on Clinton Street and Iowa Avenue.