Flat Black Studios' First Music Festival: Celebrating Iowa Musicians and Artists

Aug 4, 2017

Eastern Iowa music lovers, take note. Luke Tweedy and his team at Flat Black Studios are throwing the inaugural Grey Area festival August 18 and 19.

The two day concert series will feature artists who have recorded at the studio, DJs local to the Iowa City area, aerial performances by Elevate Vertical Fitness and National Dance Academy, and a laser light show.

“I like every act on this bill. We’ll have some great bands that everyone can listen to during the day on Saturday and then things get a little bit louder at night,” says Tweedy. “I tried to program the kind of event that I’d want to go to.”

All proceeds for the event will go to RVAP in Iowa City and to the ACLU. Find out more about the line-up, and find tickets at Little Village’s website.


Also during this hour of River to River – Grant Rodgers of the Des Moines Register gives an update on a multi-million dollar sexual harassment case involving Senate Republicans. Jeff Charis-Carlson talks about a new tuition task force. Tony Leys sheds light on an investigation into the death of an Iowa City veteran who died by suicide last summer, and guest host Emily Woodbury talks with Mary Campos, who is being honored by the Iowa ACLU for her civil rights work.