Second Saturday is a once a month arts and music street fest to be held on 2nd Street from Cedar to Iowa and on Iowa from Mississippi Drive to 3rd Street the second Saturday of every month from May to October. It is presented by CBI Bank & Trust and The Merrill Hotel & Conference Center in collaboration with downtown businesses. The event aims to promote the arts and culture in Muscatine and to support Muscatine’s downtown.

The Second Saturday committee is looking for musicians, either groups or single artists, to play during these events, which are entirely outdoors. We have space for 4 acts each month to play for 2 hour segments. Space is given on a first come, first serve basis, with consideration to diversity of music. Performers will be paid a minimum $50 stipend and will have the freedom to busk and to sell CDs & merchandise. In fact, we encourage you to do so!

Set up for first segment musicians begins at 2:45 (no earlier) and must be complete by 3:45 (no later).  Performance time will be from 4:00-6:00pm
Setup for second segment musicians begins at 4:45 (no earlier) and must be complete by 5:45 (no later).  Performance time will be from 6:00-8:00pm

If you are interested in performing, please fill out the form below! Please feel free to reach out to us at or 563-571-1281 with any questions.

Thank you for your interest!

2019 Season: May 11, June 8, July 13, August 10, September 21, Oct 12

If you’d like to help us get the word out about this event, please see our Media page, where we’ve made our resources available to you!