The Committee

North Liberty Blues & BBQ is a festival held each July in Centennial Park in North Liberty, IA. It is coordinated by the North Liberty Community Betterment Group, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. 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 400 day-of volunteers to orchestrate the celebration. You can support our efforts with the purchase of a T-shirt or by making a donation.

North Liberty Blues & BBQ planning committee:

  • Dave Moore, Big Grove Brewery
  • Nick Bergus, City of North Liberty
  • Jillian Miller, City of North Liberty
  • Emily Feagins, Veridian Credit Union
  • Kevin Crall, MidWestOne Bank
  • Dean Colony, Alliant Energy
  • Katie Colony, Colony Pumpkin Patch
  • Cameron Kulhavy, University of Iowa Community Credit Union
  • Jennie Garner, North Liberty Community Library
  • Guy Goldsmith, City of North Liberty
  • Tim Hamer, City of North Liberty
  • Benjamin “BJ” Jaggers, Mercy Iowa City
  • Jean Keeley, Grace Community Church
  • Allison Bates, Hills Bank and Trust
  • Adam Olsen, North Liberty Police Department
  • Keshia Fields, Johnson County Public Health
  • Melanie Harrison, North Liberty Community Library
  • Caroline Allen, North Liberty Community Library
  • Erek Sittig, Holland, Michael, Raiber, and Sittig, PLC
  • Mark Vande Haar, Maudience
  • Kaila Rome, North Liberty Community Pantry
  • Tyson Landsgard, North Liberty Police Department
  • Adam Magee, Hills Bank and Trust
  • Matt Vest, Shay Electric
  • Susan Barrett, North Liberty Community Pantry

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, Iowa blues 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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