Tickets for fifth annual Maximum Ames Music Festival on sale


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Doctor Murdock performs at the Iowa Music Store in Ames on Sept. 25 as a part of the Maximum Ames Music Festival.

Ricky Lewis and Melissa Garrett

Get ready, Ames. Tickets are on sale for the fifth annual Maximum Ames Music Festival, a celebration of music, diversity and culture, from Sept. 10 to 13 in a three-block radius of Downtown Ames.

The Mountain Goats will return to headline the festival along with father of hip-hop Grandmaster Flash, fierce female trio Ex Hex, Mikal Cronin, and Jon Wayne & The Pain. More than 100 other artists will perform at this exciting four-day event.

This fully-walkable festival has an all-festival pass for $39.95 and an all-ages pass, which excludes shows for ages 21 and over, for $29.95. Tickets for individual shows are also available for purchase via Midwestix.

The lineup for Maximum Ames Music Festival is as follows:

Thursday, Sept. 10

5:30 p.m. – Ames Intergenerational Song Circle at Octagon Center for the Arts

6 p.m. – Dylan Boyle at London Underground

7 p.m. – BeJae Fleming & Jackie Blount at Ames Public Library

8 p.m. – Nova Labs Folk and Country Showcase at Deano’s

9 p.m. – Grandmaster Flash, The fifth annual VARIETEASE Showcase at DG’s Tap House

9 p.m. – ALL RAGES: Pop and Punk Showcase at Iowa Music Store

Friday, Sept. 11

5 p.m. – Neon & Nude at Ames Elk Lodge

7 p.m. – William Tyler w/ Brooks Strause & Extravision at Inkblot Studio

9 p.m. – Ex Hex w/ The Depaysement, Annalibera, and the Foxholes at Deano’s

9 p.m. – Jon Wayne & The Pain w/ Dead Larry at DG’s Tap House

Saturday, Sept. 12

Noon – Dear Rabbit, Lesbian Poetry, Flavor Basket, Loaf, Kila at Vinyl Café

3 p.m. – Ames Poets Alliance at KHOI Community Radio

5 p.m. – Mikal Cronin w/ The Cairo Gang, Twins at Ames Elk Lodge

7 p.m. – The Mountain Goats w/ Kate Kennedy at First United Methodist Church

9:30 p.m. – Charlie Parr w/ Adam Faucett at DG’s Tap House

9:30 p.m. – Ebony Tusks w/ MR NASTI and Secret Freedom at Iowa Music Store

9:30 p.m. – ROCK THERAPY: Nova Labs Showcase at Deano’s

9:30 p.m. – POETOASTER at London Underground

Sunday, Sept. 13

3 p.m. – Ames Women of Rock Showcase at Ames Public Library

5 p.m. – Arguments & Grievances at DG’s Tap House

6:30 p.m. – Mumford’s, The Olympics, The Wheelers, Johnny Habu & The Rebel Salmon at Deano’s

For more information about the Maximum Ames Music Festival and individual ticket prices, visit the Maximum Ames website. For updates on the festival, follow Maximum Ames on Facebook and Twitter.