With a near-perfect weather forecast this evening, the Cedar Rapids Jaycees are hopeful that a huge turnout could set a new attendance record for Uptown Friday Nights at McGrath Amphitheatre in downtown Cedar Rapids.

Uptown Friday Nights photo: TSM/Cedar Rapids

It seems fitting since this is the opening night of their 30th anniversary. The band BLACK THE SUN will perform along with special guests Four Day Creep, starting at 6:00 p.m.

The gates open at 5:30 p.m. Admission is low, (still just $5) and drinks and food are very moderately priced.

There's food from Paul Revere Pizza includes brats, nachos, burgers, pizza. A wide variety of beers, wine, sodas, and water are all available. Tonight's guest bartenders include LimoLink, Hibu, and Lynch Ford of Mt. Vernon.

Remember that Uptown Friday Nights is a 21+ older event, so bring your ID.

It's the perfect way to kick off your weekend and a very symbolic way to welcome the unofficial arrival of summer to Eastern Iowa.

[source: Uptown Friday Nights]