Free, live, outdoor concerts are happening all over the Corridor this summer! Here are some of the concert series that are scheduled for 2024 in Linn and Johnson County:

Rock the Block

  • NewBo City Market, Cedar Rapids
  • Fridays from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Dates/Bands
    • June 7th - The Invisible Band
    • June 14th - Molly Nova & The Hawks
    • June 21st - The King of Mars
    • June 28th - Young the Lion
    • July 5th - Isaac Jordan
    • July 12th - Running in Place
    • July 19th - Evan Stock Band
    • July 26th - Fight Paper Box
    • August 2nd - FunkDaddies
    • August 9th - Betty Calling
    • August 16th - Newski
    • August 23rd - Fresh Fighters
  • "... free and open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. You are welcome to bring lawn chairs and find a space to sit and enjoy the concert!"
  • No smoking/outside food or beverages

Jazz Under The Stars

  • Noelridge Park, Cedar Rapids
  • Thursdays in August
  • Lineup TBA

Marion by Moonlight

  • Lowe Park, Marion
  • Thursdays from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Dates/Bands
    • June 6th - AirWaves
    • June 13th - Crazy Delicious
    • June 20th - Throwback Jack
    • June 27th - Retro Rockits
  • "Enjoy live music from local bands, delicious food vendors, and fun activities for all ages. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets for a great time under the stars."

Pop-Up Acts in the Artway

  • Uptown Artway, Marion
  • Fridays from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Dates/Bands
    • June 7th - Matt Gogel
    • June 14th - The Drive-Ins
    • June 21st - Anji Kat
    • June 28th - School of Rock
    • July 12th - Angela Meyer
    • July 19th - Joel Sires Trio
    • July 26th - Pandelirium
    • August 2nd - Celtic Duo – Lost in the Bog
    • August 9th - Benny Bassett
    • August 16th - Brass Transit Authority
    • August 23rd - Olivia Rudeen & Zoe Cummins
    • August 30th - Casey Klein

Music Under the Moon

  • Klopfenstein Amphitheater Stage at Lowe Park, Marion
  • Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.
  • Dates/Bands
    • June 8th - The Beat Goes On starring Lisa McClowry as Cher
    • July 13th - Head East
    • August 10th - The Boy Band Night with Kenny Braasch
  • "Guests should bring chairs or blankets for general lawn seating. Outside food and drink are permitted and select vendors will be onsite during the event."

Uptown Getdown

  • Uptown Marion
  • Thursdays in August at 6 p.m.
  • Lineup TBA

Marion Big Band ‘Swingin’ At Sunset Concerts 

  • Thomas Park, Marion
  • Thursdays in July at 7 p.m.
  • "​Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy classic 30’s and 40’s Bing Band hits!"

Ranshaw House Concert Series

  • Ranshaw House Lawn, North Liberty
  • Fridays from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Dates/Bands
    • June 7th - Calle Sur
    • June 14th - Camp Cardinal
    • June 21st - Iowa Brass
    • June 28th - YesterNite
    • July 5th - Pucker Street Band
    • July 12th - Tanya English Band
    • July 19th - Two-Bit Maniac
    • July 26th - Youth Night, performances by Ingrid Streitz, Josh Gallman, Kaykilla, Ruhi.Wav, Sasha Jakob, and Sink MK
  • Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets - food and beverages (including wine/beer in non-glass containers) and dogs are permitted

Friday Night Concert Series

  • Ped Mall Stage, Iowa City
  • Fridays from 6:30 p.m.
  • Dates/Bands
    • June 14th - Blake Shaw, Alyx Rush, and Shining Star
    • June 21st  - Swampland Jewels
    • June 28th - Avey Grouws Band
    • July 12th - Vibe
    • July 19th - Charlotte Blu and Natural Habits
    • July 26th - Vivian Shanley Quartet and Betsy Hickok & Ron Roberts Quartet
    • August 2nd - The Fabulous Trutones and Cedar County Cobras
    • August 9th - River Glen & Band and Flash in a Pan
    • August 16th - The Beaker Brothers
    • August 23rd - Dandelion Stompers
    • August 30th - Uniphonics
    • September 6th - The Jumbies
    • September 13th - Big Begonias and Miss Christine
    • September 20th - Signal Flow Productions
  • "We encourage you to bring your own chair or blanket to sit comfortably in front of the Main Stage or in the grassy area nearby."
  •  Snacks and non-alcoholic beverages are permitted

Music on the Move

  • Iowa City/Coralville
  • Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m.
  • Dates/Bands/Locations
    • June 11th - Kevin Burt Mercer Park
    • June 18th - James Tutson Penn Meadows Park Gazebo
    • June 25th - Cedar County Cobras S.T. Morrison Park
    • July 2nd - Blake Shaw @ Northside Market Place
    • July 9th - Dave Zollo James Alan McPherson Park
    • July 16th - Kevin Burt Willow Creek Park
    • July 23rd - The Feralings @ North Market Square Park
    • July 30th - Blake Shaw @ Emma J. Harvat Square
    • August 6th - Crystal City Trio @ Northside Market Place
    • August 13th - James Tutson Fairmeadows Park
    • August 20th - Dave Zollo @ Frauenholtz-Miller Park
    • August 27th - Natural Habits @ Terry Trueblood Recreation Area
  • "We encourage you to bring your own chair or blanket to sit comfortably in front of the Main Stage or in the grassy area nearby."
  • Snacks and non-alcoholic beverages are permitted

Northside Saturday Nights

  • Corner of Market St & Linn St, Iowa City
  • Saturdays from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Dates/Bands
    • June 8th - Ace Jones
    • June 15th - The Feralings
    • June 22nd - Dave Zollo
    • June 29th - Yogev Shetrit
    • July 6th - Dave Helmer
    • July 13th - Brad & The Big Wave
    • July 20th - Bella Moss
    • July 27th - Fork In The Road
    • August 3rd - Blake Shaw
    • August 10th - Marc Janssen
    • August 17th - James Tutson
    • August 24th - TyLand
    • August 31st - Flash In A Pan
    • September 7th - Jordan Sellergren
    • September 14th - The Swampland Jewels
    • September 21st - BrianFest
  • "Pull up a chair, grab a bite to eat and your favorite beverage"

Party in the Park

  • Cardigan Park, Iowa City
  • Thursdays from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Dates/Bands
    • June 6th - Bryce Janey and David Schroeder
    • June 13th - Brad & the Big Wave
    • June 20th - The Drive-ins
    • June 27th - Golden Alexander
    • July 11th - James Tutson
    • July 18th - Pigs & Clover
    • July 25th - Marc Janssen
    • August 1st - The Recliners
    • August 8th - The Nic Arp Band
    • August 15th - Freegrass
  • "Gather with neighbors and friends for our annual Party in the Park series! Enjoy live music, STEAM Investigation Stations, visits from the Iowa City Book Mobile, and outdoor recreation activities at some of your favorite parks."

Rhythms at Riverfront Crossings

  • Riverfront Crossings Park, Iowa City
  • Saturdays at 6:30 p.m.
  • Dates/Bands
    • June 29th - Kevin Burt and Big Medicine
    • July 27th - Dave Zollo & The Body Electric
    • August 24th - Winterland
    • September 28th -  Shade of Blue
  • "New in 2024! This series brings some of the area’s larger, well-known acts to Iowa City’s newest park. There will also be children’s activities and a beverage garden provided by Big Grove Brewery."
  • "We encourage you to bring your own chair or blanket to sit comfortably in front of the Main Stage or in the grassy area nearby."
  • Snacks and non-alcoholic beverages are permitted

Palo in the Park

  • Clymer Park, Palo
  • June 13th, July 11th, & August 8th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Lineup TBA

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