The Committee

North Liberty Blues & BBQ is a festival held each July in Centennial Park in North Liberty, IA. The planning committee is made up of business leaders, city representatives and North Liberty residents. Though fundraising efforts begin in the fall, the planning process is in full swing before winter’s out. It takes about 300 day-of volunteers to orchestrate the celebration.

North Liberty Blues & BBQ planning committee:

  • Nick Bergus, City of North Liberty
  • Jillian Miller, City of North Liberty
  • Emily Feagins, Veridian Credit Union
  • Kevin Crall, MidWestOne Bank
  • Guy Goldsmith, City of North Liberty
  • Tim Hamer, City of North Liberty
  • Benjamin Jaggers, Covenant Family Solutions
  • Jean Keeley, Grace Community Church
  • Allison Bates, Hills Bank and Trust
  • Tyson Landsgard, North Liberty Police Department
  • Melanie Harrison, North Liberty Library
  • Erek Sittig, Phelan Tucker Law
  • Adam Magee, Hills Bank and Trust
  • Sam Fordyce, MidWestOne Bank
  • Amber Rock, GreenState Credit Union
  • Derek Blackman, City of North Liberty
  • Micah Ariel James, City of North Liberty
  • Brian Platz, City of North Liberty
  • Dave Moore, Big Grove Brewery
  • Angela Millard, City of North Liberty
  • Keegan Colleta Huckfeldt, Englert Theatre
  • Brian Johannesen, Englert Theatre
  • Sarah Galtenhofen, Community Member
  • Steve Anderson, ASAP Electric

Our Mission

The purpose of North Liberty Blues & BBQ is to bring the community together for a free, family-friendly event under the umbrella of live, blues and blues-inspired music and remarkable food. Our goal is to provide an artistically and culturally rich celebration for North Liberty residents and visitors. We also hope it will always be a volunteer-driven festival for the entire family. Blues & BBQ strives to keep the Iowa connection to musicians, beverages, artists and vendors. The festival is paid for by local business sponsorship and donations.

Our contact information
Phone: (319) 626-5726

Mailing address:
North Liberty Community Betterment Group
c/o North Liberty Blues & BBQ
520 W. Cherry, PO Box 77
North Liberty, IA  52317


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