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Ames RAGBRAI entertainment

A daylong party in Ames, with thousands of our closest bicycle-riding friends! Head to downtown Ames for all the excitement: Food trucks, two stages, beer tents, and more. Arena band Hairball headlines on the main stage at 8:30 p.m.!

Called a “bombastic celebration of arena rock,” Hairball is like 20 concerts in one night. The lights, sound, smoke, fire, bombs, and screaming fans is a rock’n’roll experience you won’t soon forget. Hairball is part of the weeklong RAGBRAI 2023 Concert Series across the state of Iowa.

Entertainment begins at 2 p.m. on two downtown stages:

First National Bank Stage

  • Great Caesar’s Goat – 2-3:30 p.m.
  • Foxpin – 4:30-6 p.m.
  • Buckmiller/Schwager Band – 7-8:30 p.m.
  • The Cherrypickers – 9-11 p.m.

Main Stage

  • Danny Grause – 2-3 p.m.
  • Stranger than Fiction – 3:30-5 p.m.
  • Burnin’ Sensations – 6-8 p.m.
  • Hairball – 8:30-10:30 p.m.


Jul 25 2023


2:00 pm - 11:00 pm


Downtown Ames
Downtown Ames, Iowa

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