Roosevelt Summer Sundays Concerts

A summertime tradition continues

Now in its 18th year, Roosevelt Summer Sundays continues an Ames summer tradition of free outdoor concerts at Roosevelt Park. Terrific local and regional bands take the stage each Sunday evening from June through mid-August. Come join us at the park!

Roosevelt Summer Sundays Concerts are produced by Friends of Roosevelt Park, and are made possible by generous contributions from our donors and sponsors. Don’t forget to sign up for our very occasional e-newsletter.

2020 Season Cancelled

All events in Ames city parks are cancelled until (at least) 1 Sept 2020.
As such, it is with sadness that we announce the cancellation of the 2020 Summer Sundays Concert Season.
Looking forward to seeing all of you for our 2021 season.

Next Concert

Roosevelt Park, 9th Street and Roosevelt Avenue, Ames
Rain location: The Annex, 130 South Sheldon Ave., Ames. In case of inclement weather, a change of venue announcement will be made by 5:00 p.m. on concert day.

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2020 Schedule (cancelled)

Concerts begin at 7:00 pm, unless otherwise noted. Bring a blanket or a lawn chair, bring your friends, and we’ll see you at the park! Note: please stay in the public park while attending the concert. The western boundary is marked by signs, beyond which is private property (The Roosevelt). Parking is available on the side streets surrounding the park. Please do not park in The Roosevelt parking lot.

Roosevelt Summer Sundays Concert Committee

Susan Benner, Jeff Hart, Penny Hart, John Hascall, Marty Helland, Jim Popken, Stacey Ross, Kymm Stokke, Brian Tiffany

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Help keep the music playing

A grassroots music venue, Roosevelt Summer Sundays is a staple on the Iowa music scene. Our donors and sponsors keep the music playing year after year by giving to Friends of Roosevelt Park, a registered 501c3 nonprofit organization. All donations directly support RSS and Roosevelt Park, and are gratefully accepted.

Our free, family-friendly, outdoor concerts are made possible by people like you. Be a part of something special, send your contribution today:
Friends of Roosevelt Park
c/o Kelly Conner, Treasurer
PO Box 575
Ames, IA 50010

Or… Donate online! Donations via PayPal will be routed through the Friends of Roosevelt Park site at

Thank you for your generous support of local music!

We are proud to recognize area businesses who support the Roosevelt Summer Sundays Concerts:

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