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Live music in Ames this summer

May 29, 2024

Ames is alive with music this summer! Dive into the hottest season with the coolest tunes from local artists. Here is our guide for the best places to catch live music in Ames this summer.


Alluvial Brewing

Outside of Alluvial Brewery
Alluvial Brewing

Sip on locally crafted beers while listening to the vibrant sounds of local artists. It’s a great place to check out the local music scene while enjoying local breweries. Every week this summer, Alluvial Brewing holds live music performances. Visit our events calendar and check out their website for performance updates.


Bandshell Park

Performance at Bandshell Park
Performance at Bandshell Park

Bandshell Park is hosting Ames on the Half Shell  every Friday throughout the month of June. Located near the heart of downtown Ames, Bandshell Park is the perfect event space to bring the family for a night of fun. With local food trucks, this combination creates the perfect atmosphere to unwind.

Ames Municipal Band  plays every Thursday in June and July at 8 p.m. at Bandshell Park. The band is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, so this summer is one you won’t want to miss!



The Railyard Patio at Cornbread
The Railyard at Cornbred

Live at the Railyard features the stylings of local bands every Saturday at 8 p.m. Chow down on some of the best barbecue in Ames while enjoying a night on the patio! Check out weekly lineups on the Cornbred website.



Iowa Arboretum

Tunes in the Trees
Tunes in the Trees promotion

Once a month the Iowa Arboretum and Gardens hosts Tunes in the Trees. From 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. enjoy a night of great food surrounded by the vibrant colors and tranquility of the natural landscape. Find more details in our events calendar .



London Underground

London Underground Neon Sign
The London Underground

A taste of Britain in the heart of Iowa, London Underground replicates the pub feel in downtown Ames. Once a month, enjoy the live music and sip on a collection of brews from around the world! Check out the Underground website for calendar listings.



Prairie Moon Winery and Vineyards

Prairie Moon Winery Performance
Prairie Moon Winery performance

Prairie Moon is a family-owned winery and vineyard in North Ames. The vineyard hosts live music every Sunday at 3 p.m. Bring the family and enjoy brick oven pizza and a new artist weekly. Visit the Prairie Moon website for a list of performers.



Roosevelt Park

Roosevelt Park Performance
Roosevelt Summer Sundays performance

Now in its 21st year, the summer tradition of Roosevelt Summer Sundays continues. Every Sunday throughout June, July, and August, enjoy free outdoor concerts in Roosevelt Park. A list of performers is available on the Summer Sounds website.






By Reese Scherder, Marketing Intern


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