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Music, Art & Literature Festival in Iowa

Let's take our festival to the next level and grow Iowa's creative community!


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SELDOM SEEN is a two-day music, art and literature festival that takes place on a rural farm in Eastern Iowa on June 28 and 29, 2013.

Showcasing amazing talent in music, literature and art, the first round of
Seldom Seen headliners include: fourteen-eyed folk outfit hailing from Baraboo,Wisconsin – PHOX, Chicago-based master of humorous fiction Kyle Beachy and hyper-talented filmmaker from Dubuque – Ted Wittman.

We want you to join Seldom Seen in creating a full sensory experience through music, art collaborations, spoken word poetry, literature, organic foods, yoga, photography, and anything else its attendees choose to bring to the event. Seldom Seen exists to further the cultural relevancy of Iowa by exposing its audience to local art while also encouraging them to become a part of the experience.

Other music acts to perform at the festival include: Trouble Lights, Alex Body, Brian Johannesen (formerly of The Grand Tetons and Terrible) & Alexis Stevens, AlienTech, and ION. The literature showcase will feature Kyle Beachy, Lucas Mann, Anna Meister, Mollie Martin and an expertly-curated group of Iowa City spoken word poets. Art installations will transform the rural farm space into a found-art gallery of sorts, featuring talent by Ted Wittman, Kyle Regan, Erik Dutcher and other homegrown artists to be announced.

Leading the efforts are three University of Iowa students: Zoey, Therese and Emily. Welcome to our lil family.


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AccessPass: Art Collaboration Canvas PDF Download

Art Collaboration Canvas PDF Download

Receive a PDF download of your name painted on Seldom Seen’s art collaboration canvas on display at the festival PLUS behind the scenes updates before and during the festival.

Personal Thank You


Be a part of the gang! If you come to Seldom Seen, $10 grants you a public announcement of your awesome contribution.

Personalized Postcard


Let us communicate with you! We’ll send you a unique postcard from our beautiful festival location, Mineral Crossing!

Seldom Seen Zine PDF


Our zine will feature some awesome collaged images of the festival’s past, with fun blurbs from poets and artists who will be present this year. This will be a truly special item!

VIP Pre-Show Ticket & Digital Photo Album

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Pre-show extravaganza! Get early admission and VIP privileges into one of the pre-shows around the state. We’re having them in Iowa City, Des Moines, Ames, and Dubuque throughout May! We’ll also send you a digital photo album of the shows for you to have forever!

VIP Festival Ticket

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Experience the festival! Reserved parking, early entry, and a coffee meet and greet with one of our artists!

Seldom Seen Zine


A hard copy the the exclusive magazine featuring a unique images of the farm and selected literature and quotations.

Exclusive T-Shirt + Seldom Seen Zine PDF

Exclusive T-Shirt + Seldom Seen Zine PDF
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Represent us in style! Get an official Seldom Seen t-shirt designed by Iowa’s own Raygun Shirts! Plus a ticket to the festival.

Literature Journal

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Take home part of the festival! A mini booklet featuring literature pieces from the talented writers at the festival and custom made cover art. Signed by lit headliners.

Custom Artwork

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Deck out your place with custom artwork! Get a custom Seldom Seen piece of art, painted and designed by one of our festival creators Therese Muglrew!

Small Business Sponsorship


Take advantage of all the advertising and promotional opportunities for your small business with a full-out sponsorship of Seldom Seen.

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