Iowa Irish Fest allows credit and debit card purchases, unveils entertainment schedule

WATERLOO, Iowa (KCRG) — All service stations at Iowa’s Irish Fest will begin allowing credit and debit card purchases within the next two years.

Credit and debit cards will still be used to purchase cash from vendors for food and beverages.

Organizers of the three-day festival, scheduled for August 5-7, made the announcement on Wednesday, along with a schedule of events for this year’s festival.

“This development, and all of the developments we incorporate, are aimed at improving the Fest experience for our attendees,” said Chad Shipman, Iowa Irish Fest Director. “Overall, those who bring their debit or credit card have less wait times and fewer lines, allowing them to enjoy the sights and sounds of the Fest.”

The organizers have published the following schedule:

  • The Red Hot Chilli Pipers – Friday only
  • Gaelic Storm – Saturday only
  • The High Kings – Sunday headliner, Saturday performer
  • The Screaming Orphans – Friday/Saturday/Sunday
  • Scythian – Friday only
  • Elders – Saturday only
  • Socks in the frying pan – Friday only
  • The Dublin City Ramblers – Sending Show Friday/Saturday/Sunday
  • Les Logues – Friday/Saturday
  • Aoife Scott – Saturday/Sunday
  • Boxing Banjo – Friday/Saturday/Sunday
  • The Friel Sisters – Saturday/Sunday
  • Shane Hennessy – Friday/Saturday/Sunday
  • The Black Donnellys – Saturday/Sunday
  • Ian Gould – Friday/Saturday/Sunday
  • Brother Crowe – Friday/Saturday/Sunday
  • Blame Not the Bard – Friday/Saturday/Sunday
  • Peadar Hickey – Friday/Saturday/Sunday
  • Trinity Irish Dancers – Friday/Saturday/Sunday

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