Go Cedar Rapids

The whole point of being alive is to evolve into the complete person you were intended to be.
~Oprah Winfrey

ABOUT newbo evolve™

newbo evolve (yes, all lowercase!) is an annual celebration of the bohemian creative spirit. Learn more about the origins of newbo evolve.
newbo evolve attendees will be able to participate and learn in a variety of topics from fashion and design to technology and culinary arts, and much more through dozens of keynotes, activities, sessions, keynotes, exhibits and experiences. newbo evolve is a program of GO Cedar Rapids.


Three-day festival passes and general admission concert tickets are available here, at the U.S. Cellular Center Box Office, Ticketmaster.com, or by phone at 1-800-745-3000.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Passes sold may equal a greater number of people than the seating capacity in some venues. Seats for any session will be filled on a first-come basis, but multiple sessions will be running at any one time and some popular sessions are expected to be repeated. The aim is to strike a balance between making sure sessions are full to encourage the return of our experts and celebrities while ensuring passholders are able to attend the sessions they are most interested in.
There will be no ala carte newbo evolve passes sold.


Onsite registration, beginning August 2, 2018, will give you access to sessions and more. Look for newbo evolve emails leading up to the festival with specific details. See the event schedule here.


Cedar Rapids, Iowa is located off I-380, just 20 minutes north of I-80 in east/central Iowa. For flight information visit The Eastern Iowa Airport.

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View the newbo evolve Festival Map.

View the newbo evolve Concert Area.


The center of newbo evolve is the NewBo/Czech Village area and the footprint radiates from there to cover more than 25 city blocks and two miles, down 3rd Street SE to the DoubleTree by Hilton Cedar Rapids Convention Complex on 1st Avenue NE and across the river to 16th Avenue and Inspiration Place SW. The concert venue is located on the east side of the Bridge of Lions at the intersection of 2nd Street SE and 14th/16th Ave SE (1620 2nd St. SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401). See maps above.


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