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Alternating Currents is a festival built on community discovery. AC features 100+ performances across 30+ venues with a wide variety of music, comedy, film and visual arts. It’s also the only bi-state, multi-city festival of its kind, and we take our role of festival curators very seriously. We aim to introduce attendees to artists that will excite and inspire them.


Calling all creatives! We're on the lookout for the next wave of electrifying talent for the 2024 Alternating Currents Festival! Music performers, visual artists, comedians, street performers, filmmakers and more are invited to join this marquee regional event in the Quad Cities!

What to expect:

Circuit of Diverse Venues

Bi-state Exposure

Creative Collaborative Currents

Power Surge of Supportive Community

Whether you're a seasoned performer or an emerging artist, we want to showcase YOUR talent. 

Save the date: August 15 - 18, 2024

Submit your application by Friday, March 29

Performers, apply & plug into the excitement here:

Filmmakers, submit here:

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