5th annual Ames Winter Classic to take place Friday at the M-Shop


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Local Ames band Mumford’s will perform among other local bands at the Ames Winter Classic 5 at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the M-shop. The show is free and open to the public.

Jacob Beals

Mumford’s, Twins, Pelvis and Kickstart the Sun will perform in the fifth annual Ames Winter Classic at 7 p.m. Friday in the Maintenance Shop of the Memorial Union.

Headlined by Mumford’s, a local rock and dance group, the show is for all ages and is free and open to the public. 

The M-Shop is a place where Mumford’s loves to play, and this annual show gives the group a chance to perform there every year, according to Mumford’s website .

Mumford’s has been performing since 2008 and has developed and continued traditions along the way, including an annual New Year’s Eve show at DG’s Tap House and a show at the M-Shop during the early part of the New Year.

Nate Logsdon, member of Mumford’s, said the M-Shop show came about as a chance to give the group’s New Year’s show to people of all ages.  

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Oh you KNOW that Nate made one of his terrible posters for Ames Winter Classic 5!

Posted by Mumford’s on Wednesday, January 6, 2016

“[For] the Ames Winter Classic, we kinda came up with that to be the ‘all ages’ version of [the New Year’s Eve show] because lots of people can’t come to the bar because they’re under the age of 21,” Logsdon said. “But we love playing all ages shows. That’s our heart; that’s where we come from.”

Joining Mumford’s is Cedar Falls pop rock group Twins. They are signed with Maximum Ames Records and have released two albums, with their latest being “Tomboys on Parade” in 2014.

Recently they have announced they will be releasing a new EP and album later this year.     

Pelvis and Kickstart the Sun, both Ames bands, will be joining the party this year, with both groups bringing more rock to the stage.

To find out more about the fifth annual Ames Winter Classic visit the event’s Facebook Page