Here are the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about our 4th of July "McGrath Music on the River" Concert, featuring Jamie Lynn Spears.

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How much are tickets? How can I purchase tickets?
GA (General Admission) PIT: $26.50
GA Lawn: $16.50
Family 4-Pack: $14 each – ($56 total)

Ticket prices above reflect total cost when purchased at the gate, at the McGrath Amphitheatre, beginning at 5pm.

Is there an age limit for the show?
No. All ages will be allowed into the show and kids 2 and under get in free.

What is the GA Pit section?

The GA Pit section will be a section directly in front of the stage, allowing you the closest vantage point of the concert.

Where do we park?
Street Parking  is located on 1st Street SW, across from the main entrance.

• Patrons are encouraged to not park on residential side streets adjacent the McGrath Amphitheatre.

• Metered street parking is free on the 4th of July.

Lot and Ramp Parking -

There are several lots and ramps open to the public for parking (parking fees may apply). For additional questions about lot or ramp parking please contact Park Cedar Rapids at 319-365-7275.

• Park and Ride Lot / Surface Lot - Lot 44- Corner of 8th Avenue and 2nd Street Southeast.

• Parking Ramp - GTC Parking Ramp - 201 4th Avenue Southeast.

• Parking Ramp - 3rd Avenue Parking Ramp - 333 3rd Avenue Southeast.

McGrath Amphitheatre parking
McGrath Amphitheatre Parking

When will doors open? What time does the show start?
Doors open at 6 p.m..  Our Country on the River Next Big Star contest will start at approximately 6:30. Jamie Lynn Spears begins at approximately 8pm.

Will Jamie Lynn be performing during the fireworks?
No.  Jamie's performance will end shortly before the fireworks start.

Will you be playing the music for the fireworks themselves at the Amphitheatre?
Yes.  When the fireworks begin, either KHAK or KDAT's audio (both are providing the music the fireworks are synchronized to) will be played thru the Amphitheatre sound system.

Will it be easy to see the fireworks from the Amphitheatre?
Yes. The Amphitheatre seating area should provide an incredible view point for the fireworks display, which will be shot from the bridge(s) just to the northwest.

Will alcohol be available?
Yes. Fleck Sales will have Coors Light on sale to those adults 21 years of age and older with proper ID.

Can I take pictures?
Yes! You may bring a regular point-and-shoot camera to take photos. However, professional-grade cameras and all video recording equipment will not be allowed at the show.

Can I bring in food and drinks? What about a backpack with extra clothes? Or even just a purse?

Here's what's allowed:

Backpacks / purses (may be subject to search)


Cameras according to the policy above

Ponchos / rain coats if weather dictates


Bagged Lawn chairs

Here's what's not allowed:

Outside food or beverage

Animals: service animals are welcome

Audio / video recording devices

Coolers and picnic baskets

Folding Lawn chairs


Firearms of any kind

Fireworks, or any other pyrotechnic devices


Glass bottles

Illegal substances of any kind

In-line or roller skates, skateboards, scooters, bicycles

Laser pointers

Mace/pepper spray or any type of chemical spray

Musical instruments

Weapons of any kind