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Music on the Riverfront

Five ways to cool off on hot summer nights with music and culture on the riverfront! Here’s your summer guide to date night, family night or a girls night out at McGrath Amphitheatre Cedar Rapids.

1) Concert Line-Up

The McGrath Amphitheatre has a fantastic summer schedule of concerts for all musical genres including:

June 17 - Lee Brice

The Roundup - see more information below!
June 24 - The Blooze Brothers 
June 25 - Catfish Murphy, Orleans, Pure Prairie League
June 26 - A Flock of Seagulls, Naked Eyes, Surf Zombies
July 2 - Fitz and the Tantrums
July 3 - REO Speedwagon
July 17 - Parker McCollum
July 23 - Comedian Iliza Shlesinger
July 31 - The Pork Tornadoes
August 11 - Foreigner: The Greatest Hits
August 13 - Chris Tomlin, Kari Jobe & Bethel Music
August 15 - Jake Owen
October 10 - Primus


2) Uptown Friday Nights

Grab a friend on Friday and head over to Uptown Friday Nights hosted by the Cedar Rapids Jaycees from May to September.  It's a place to gather with your friends after a long week at work, relax and enjoy some great music by regional bands. These events are ages 21+.
June 11 - Fresh Fighters with Defnotes
July 9 - Lonesome Road with Jarrod Hogan
July 16 - Metalocalypse
July 24 (Saturday) - Girl Power Glow Party with Alisabeth Von Pressley and Barbie Johnson
August 6 - 319 Night
August 20 - Pianopalooza
August 27 - The Unicorporated with the Hex Girls
September 3 - Slap N Tickle with Strays


3) AsianFest 2021 & Festival Latino of Cedar Rapids

Asian Fest is date TBD - Be a part of the Annual AsianFest. Enjoy a fun free event and experience the flair, fusion and flavor of Asian cultures from rich performances, delicious cuisine to exotic cultures showcasing and celebrating the diversity that continues to be part of the Midwest fabric.  

Festival Latino of Cedar Rapids is September 12. Festival Latino is a celebration of Latin culture that has been hosted in Cedar Rapids to bring community together to enjoy music, dancing, food & more!

4) Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust Movies on the Riverbank
June 19 - Sonic the Hedgehog
July 10 - The Croods: A New Age
August 7 - Trolls World Tour
See a movie on the big screen and on the riverbank! The festivities typically begin each date at 7:00 p.m., with free activities for kids of all ages with the movie starting at sunset. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and for a fun family night out. Click here for more information.


5) The Roundup - the tastiest music festival in Cedar Rapids!

June 24 - The Blooze Brothers
June 25 - Catfish Murphy, Orleans, Pure Prairie League
June 26 - A Flock of Seagulls, Naked Eyes, Surf Zombies

This annual BBQ event features delicious food, tons live music, and much more!

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