As we enter August, we are also entering prime music festival season here in the Hawkeye State. One of the most popular festivals here in Iowa is Hinterland.

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This music festival is located in St. Charles, Iowa which is not too far from Des Moines.  Hinterland takes place at the Avenue of the Saints Ampitheatre and the organizers bring in a stellar lineup of indie-folk/pop artists to the festival every single year.

The upcoming three-day event will take place on Friday, August 4th through Sunday, August 6th.

Setlist/Performance Times

Friday, August 4th 2023

Gates Open @ 2:00 PM

3:30 PM ~ Skeggs

4:45 PM ~ The Regrettes

6:00 PM ~ Houndmouth

7:30 PM ~ Sylvan Esso

9:15 PM ~ Bon Iver

10:45 PM @ Campfire Stage (campers only event)

Saturday, August 5th 2023

9:00 AM ~ Brunch Stage (campers only event)

Gates Open @ 11:00 AM

12:00 PM ~ Pony Bradshaw

1:00 PM ~ Riley Downing

2:30 PM ~ Wilderado

3:15 PM ~ Koo Koo Kanga Roo (at Hinterkids area)

3:45 PM ~ Joy Oladokun

5:00 PM ~ The Teskey Brothers

6:30 PM ~ Angel Olsen

8:00 PM ~ Noah Kahan

9:30 PM ~ Zach Bryan

11:30 PM ~ Campfire Stage (campers only event)

Sunday, August 2023

9:00 AM ~ Brunch Stage (campers only event)

Gates Open @ 11:00 AM

12:00 PM ~ Yot Club

1:00 PM ~ spill tab

2:00 PM ~ Tomberlin

3:00 PM ~ Del Water Gap

4:15 PM ~ Faye Webster

5:45 PM ~ Alex G

7:15 PM ~ Wallows

9:15 PM ~ Maggie Rogers

10:45 PM ~ Campfire Stage (campers only event)

Food & Drinks

Drinks for General Admission attendees will be at the center of grounds closest to the stage and top of the hill by vendors, according to Hinterland officials. There will be beer, seltzers, liquor, wine, and cocktails.

Attendees over the age of 21 must get wristbands if they intend to enjoy an adult beverage or two. Also, bars at the festival will only be accepting cashless payment like card or registered festival cashless wristbands.

These cocktails include the following:

  • Hinter Mule: Bagger Vodka, Ginger Beer
  • Iowa Mule: Cedar Ridge Bourbon, Ginger Beer
  • Red Bull Vodka: Tito’s Vodka, Red Bull
  • Red Bull Watermelon Margarita: Altos Tequila, Watermelon Red Bull
  • Spiked Arnold Palmer: Cedar Ridge Bourbon or Tito’s Vodka, Sweet Tea, Lemonade

There will be a bar just for VIP pass holders that will include everything the GA attendees get plus additional liquor and cocktails.

The additional VIP cocktails include:

  • Hinter Highball: Cedar Ridge Bourbon, Club Soda, Lemon
  • Orange Peel, Orange Vodka, Watermelon Pucker, Orange Juice, Red Bull

Drink prices are as follows:

  • Canned Beer/Seltzer – $9-$10
  • Draft Beer – $10-$12
  • Liquor (GA) – $10
  • Liquor (VIP) – $10-$16
  • Cocktails – $11-$13
  • Wine – $10

There is a plethora of food options at the festival this year. You can check them all out here. Also, the majority of the food vendors have vegan and vegetarian options for hungry guests.

Craft/Art Vendors

While you're exploring the festival grounds in between performers, you can make your way over to check out all of the different art and craft vendors that will be set up that weekend.

Maybe you forget a key part of your outfit at home or maybe you just want to grab yourself a little souvenir to remember the festival.

  • Baldwin Family Jewels
  • Baraka Jewelry
  • Bud & Mary’s Cannabis
  • Chelsey Faye/Qween of the North
  • Greene Goods Market & Greenhouses
  • H Bar C
  • Hemp Hats!
  • Hinge
  • Iowahenna
  • Larissa Loden
  • North Country Craft
  • Pepper Harrow Farms
  • Qween of the North
  • Shawn Lohse Art
  • The Permanent Collection
  • Then, Now, Always
  • TJ’s Trove
  • To Write Love on Her Arms
  • Tree Hugger’s Haven
  • Trixie’s Salon & Spa
  • Wander & Co.:

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