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Schedules

Schedules for the 2022 World Food & Music Festival will be announced at a later date. Check out the 2021 lineup below.

Main Stage  |  Cultural Stage  |  Culinary Discovery Pavilion  |  Cultural Activity Pavilion

Festival Main Stage

Main Stage featured The Original Wailers.

The Original Wailers Main Stage Performance

Friday, Sept. 17

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.: United States Naturalization Ceremony
4 – 5:30 p.m.: Joshua Sinclair
6 – 7:30 p.m.: Monkey Monkey Monkey
8 – 10 p.m: Dick Danger Band

Saturday, Sept. 18

11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.: MidAmerican Energy Company Cooking Challenge
2 – 3 p.m.: Lani
3:30 – 4:30 p.m.: NOLA Jazz Band
5 – 6 p.m.: Good Night Gold Dust
6:30 – 8 p.m.: The Maytags
8:30 – 10 p.m.: The Original Wailers presented by Prairie Meadows

Sunday, Sept. 19

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: Ace Jones
1 – 2 p.m.: Guitarras ATM
2:30 p.m.: EZ FM People’s Choice Winner Announced
3 – 4:30 p.m.: Dueling Fiddles

Principal Cultural Stage

The 2021 Principal Cultural Stage featured musicians and dancers showcasing culturally diverse performances. Festival Cultural Performances are coordinated in partnership with CultureALL.

Friday, Sept. 17

11:30 a.m. – Noon: Larry Berenguel
2:30 – 3 p.m.: Abe Goldstein (Java Jews)
5 – 5:30 p.m.: Tavita Taueetia (Somoa/Hawaii)
6 – 6:30 p.m.: Vera Babich

Saturday, Sept. 18

Noon – 12:30 p.m.: Gateway Dance Theater
1 – 1:30 p.m.: Soten Taiko (Japan)
2:30 – 3 p.m.: MacKenzie Highlanders
3:30 – 4:15 p.m.: Emmett Phillips
5 – 5:30 p.m.: Jovenes Embajadores - Latino Heritage Festival

Sunday, Sept. 19

12:30 – 1 p.m.: Annalyn Vida & Larry Berenguel
1:30 – 2 p.m.: Foy Irish Dancers
2:30 – 3 p.m.: Genesis Youth Foundation
3:30 – 4 p.m.: Cucho Madero

Meredith Culinary Discovery Pavilion

All weekend long, local chefs demonstrated their culinary skills, offer samples of their delectable creations and share instructions from how to prepare them in the Meredith Culinary Discovery Pavilion. This is a can't-miss opportunity for anyone who enjoys live cooking demonstrations or is interested in expanding their recipe book.

Meredith Culinary Discovery Pavilion

Friday, Sept. 17

Noon – 12:30 p.m.: Alyssa Rosenbaum, Iowa State Culinary Food Science Program
1 – 1:30 p.m.: Adam Schonert, Schonert's Patisserie
3 – 3:30 p.m.: Bob Trader, Court Avenue Brewing Company
5 – 5:30 p.m.: Mo Knupp & Steph Jessen, Mo'Rub
6 – 6:30 p.m.: Aria Volz, Nepalese cuisine
7 – 7:30 p.m.: Jennifer Baccam, Tai Dam cuisine

Saturday, Sept. 18

2 – 2:30 p.m.: Mamta Israni, Indian cuisine
3 – 3:30 p.m.: Jasmine Woods, Jazz It Up (Personal Chef)
4 – 4:30 p.m.: Valerie Williams, Executive Chef
5 – 5:30 p.m.: Cassandra Spence, DSM Culinary
6 – 6:30 p.m.: Abdulla Abusharkh, Macaron Club LLC
7 – 7:30 p.m.: Lucas Annis, Brazilian cuisine

Sunday, Sept. 19

Noon – 12:30 p.m.: Mike Miyabi, Miyabi 9 Japanese Restaurant
1 – 1:30 p.m.: JaV'on Latimore, EnTune "Eat Bugs"
2 – 2:30 p.m.: Harry Rios, El Coqui 515
3 – 3:30 p.m.: Michelle Allers, Casserole Kitchen Food Truck
4 – 4:30 p.m.: Sue Honkamp, Real Food 4 Kids

Cultural Activity Pavilion presented by Global Atlantic Financial Group

Programming Coordinated by CultureALL

Featuring a great mix of local ambassadors and fun activities, the Cultural Activity Pavilion offers a virtual trip around the world with workshops, interactive presentations and hands-on activities. Support for the Cultural Activity Pavilion was provided by Global Atlantic Financial Group.

Principal Cultural Performance

Friday, Sept. 17

11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.: Blank Park Zoo
4 – 5 p.m.: Spice of Life
5:30 – 7 p.m.: The Ancient Art of Mehndi

Saturday, Sept. 18

Noon – 1 p.m.: Thai Kids Culture
1:30 – 4:30 p.m.: Gateway Dance Theater
5 – 6 p.m.: Indian Dance
6:30 – 7:30 p.m.: Life in South Sudan 

Sunday, Sept. 19

11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.: Japanese Children’s Games
1:30 – 4:30 p.m.: Museum of Danish America