Adam Levine of Maroon 5 and Kelly Clarkson are going to be spending a lot of time together in 2018. Not only are they coaches on NBC's "The Voice" for season 14 premiering on Feb. 26, they will be the headliners of a new festival being held in Iowa. The festival, named "newbo evolve," will be in Cedar Rapids, Iowa Aug. 3-5.
The newbo evolve festival is being launched by GO Cedar Rapids and will take place across several areas in the downtown area. Maroon 5 and Clarkson will have a stage built just for them along the bank of the Cedar River where they will perform newer material (each released a new album in the last quarter of 2017) as well as well-known hits. Clarkson will take the stage on Aug. 3 and Maroon 5 will follow up on Aug. 4.
This isn't the first time Maroon 5 and Kelly Clarkson have teamed up. In 2013, they were co-headliners for the Honda Civic Tour (check out Clarkson's tour prank on the second to last date above). Levine and Clarkson had already been friends at the time, many thanks to Blake Shelton who is managed by Clarkson's husband Brandon Blackstock.
Aside Maroon 5 and Clarkson, other talents not related to music will also be at the festival including Clint Harp of HGTV's "Fixer Upper," Carson Kressley of "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy," fashion designer Christian Siriano, entrepreneur and investor Alexis Ohanian, and writer and director John Waters.
Three-day tickets for the event go on sale Friday, Feb. 2 at Newbo Evolve.