Ames summer concert series



Mariah Wellman

Throughout the summer months in Ames, there are three distinct concert series that start up sometime around early June and end late July or early August before the rush of students head back to campus. The three main concert series are the Ames Municipal Band, Ames on the Half Shell and Roosevelt Summer Sundays. All three start this upcoming weekend, June 4-7.

The Ames Municipal Band will begin its concert series on June 4 at Durham Bandshell Park. Each week the concert begins at 8 p.m. with pre-entertainment beginning at 7 p.m. The concert is free and guests are encouraged to bring their own bug spray and lawn chairs. 

Ames on the Half Shell began its concert series on May 29 at Durham Bandshell Park. Admission is $4 for ages 12 and older, with $3/$1 tickets for alcohol/soda. Each week, the concert series accepts free will donations that go toward a different charity. For more information, visit Ames on the Half Shell’s Facebook page

Roosevelt Summer Sundays concert series begins June 7 and runs through August 9. Performances begin at 7 p.m. in Roosevelt Park and go until 8:30 p.m. Audience members are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and food if they wish, as concessions are unavailable. 

Ames Municipal Band 2015 concert schedule

June 4: Featuring Collegiate Brass

June 11: Featuring Robert Thomas Dancers

June 18: (With Simon Estes), featuring Ballard Community Band

June 25: Featuring Heartland Marimba Academy

July 3: (At Reiman Gardens)- featuring Ames Choral Society

July 9: Featuring Heart of Iowa Senior Band

July 16: Featuring Friends of Ames Strings

July 23: Featuring Jive for Five Brass Quintet

July 30: Featuring Oompahmeisters German Band

Ames on the Half Shell June concert schedule

June 5: Box Brothers

June 12: Abby Normal

June 19: Jason Brown

June 16: Standing Hampton

Roosevelt Summer Sundays Concert Series schedule

June 7: Sumpin Doo

June 14: David Zollo and the Body Electric

June 21: Doctor Murdock

June 28: Hot Tamale and the Red Hots

July 5: Jason Danielson

July 12: Fat Sky

July 19: James Biehn

July 26: Brother Trucker

Aug. 2: Paul Doffing/Men on Horseback

Aug. 9: Diva and the Deacons