Riley Smith Youth Music Festival

The Eastern Iowa Arts Academy is excited to present 

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RSYMF Photo 2016 Concert

Saturday, July 15, 2017 10:00am - 10:00 pm

NewBo City Market, 1100 3rd St. SE, Cedar Rapids 

This all day event includes a YOUTH MUSIC FESTIVAL featuring youth rock bands, solo performers and singing groups from Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, Waterloo and surrounding communities.  

The day's events culminate with a performance by RILEY SMITH and THE LIFE OF RILEY, featuring Alburnett, Iowa native Riley Smith who starred as Markus Keene on ABC's hit TV drama "Nashville" as well as CW's hit TV drama "Frequency"

We are excited to welcome him home to Iowa.



10am - 6pm - tickets $10


10am - 10pm - tickets $15




 Tickets will also available for sale at the EIAA office,

1841 E Ave NE 

(Office hours are Monday - Thursday 10 - 4)



We are looking for volunteers for the day of the event!  No experience necessary,sign up for a shift, tell your friends (18 and over, please)!



A Huge Thanks to our 2017 Sponsors!!

Your generosity helps to:  

  • Support the growth and development of the future music scene in Cedar Rapids!
  • Support the dreams and ambitions of area youth as they being their life long journey with music.
  • Support the programs of Eastern Iowa Arts Acdemy whose students will perform and who will benefit from the proceeds of the event.

Click to view the event brochure.


 Rockstar Sponsors

 SYC Sponsors 2016


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Garage Band Sponsor

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Crew Sponsor



General Mills

ImOn Communications

Jenn Zieser in Memory of Steven Zieser

Stephen and Susan Rogers in Honor of Emily Kelly

Strategic Print Solutions


Groupies Sponsor

Bata's Restaurant

Blair Ridge Dental, PC

Bosch Financial, Inc.

F & M Bank

Great American Popcorn Co.

John's Lock and Key

Marie's Jewelers

n2 Publishing

Millar Woodwind Repair

River Ridge Dental

Skogman Companies

Van Meter Donor Advised Fund of the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation

Zeppelins Bar and Grill