by Joe Lawler, joe@dmJuice.com , desmoinesregister.com
This weekend there are two big music festivals in small Iowa towns. Fairfield in southeast Iowa hosts the third annual Fairfest, while Waverly will be home to Mumford & Sons' Gentlemen of the Road Stopover.
Here's how the two match up.
Gentlemen of the Road: Thursday-Saturday
GOTR: Mumford & Sons, My Morning Jacket, The Flaming Lips
Fairfest: Cyril Neville's Royal Southern Brotherhood, Elephant Revival, Greg Brown
Hometown of headlining act
GOTR: London (Mumford & Sons)
Fairfest: Fairfield (Greg Brown)
GOTR: The Maytags, The Nadas, Dylan Sires and Neighbors, Miss Christine
Fairfest: Christopher the Conquered, The Olympics, Extravision, Dylan Sires and Neighbors
Distance from Des Moines
GOTR: 140 miles
Fairfest: 111 miles
College in town
GOTR: Wartburg College
Fairfest: Maharishi University
Will it be back?
GOTR: No, Mumford & Sons are trying to host one in every state.