The IJA Festival is excited to be welcoming these Special Guest performers — as well as many others — at the Cascade of Stars.


Thom Wall

Benjamin Domask-Ruh


Jay Gilligan

Fernanda Sumano

Aaron DeWitt


Moritz and Julian

Ricardo S-Mendes


Paramount Theatre

A stunning, spectacularly beautiful historic live performance theatre, recently restored to its original 1920’s glory. The beauty of the Paramount brought tears to the eyes of many an IJA performers in 2017, and it is only more breathtaking today as it enters its second century as the home of the performing arts in Cedar Rapids. No theater in America could be a more awe-inspiring venue for a week of juggling joy and thrills for the 75th Annual IJA festival.

The Paramount will be our venue for four nights of world-class juggling and variety shows and IJA Championships that are the unforgettable highlights of every IJA festival.