A summertime tradition continues

Now in its 20th 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.

Roosevelt Park, 9th Street and Roosevelt Avenue, Ames, Iowa 
In case of inclement weather, by 5:30 pm, we may announce a change in concert venue to our rain location. 
rain location: The Collegiate United Methodist Church Annex, 130 South Sheldon Avenue, Ames, Iowa 

Requests? Comments? contact contact@summersundays.org

2022 Son Peruchos
2022 Randy Burk and the Prisoners
2023 Steve E. George in crowd
2023 Cedar County Cobras and crowd
2023 Larry Stoltenberg
2023 David Zollo and the Body Electric
2023 stage is set
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2023 Schedule

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 Condominiums parking lot.

March 26
The Cherrypickers at The Annex 7pm

April 23
Obsidian’s Dream at The Annex 7pm

June 4
Joe and Vicki Price

June 11
David Zollo & The Body Electric

June 18Fathers’ Day Potluck Gathering begins at 6pm
Son Peruchos (concert at 7pm)
Latin fusion
This concert sponsored by the Discover Ames Community Grant program.

June 25
The RhythMatics

July 2
Stranger Than Fiction

July 9
Dustin Arbuckle & The Damnations w/ special guest Matt Woods
This concert is sponsored by Mary Greeley Medical Center.

July 16
Molly Nova & The Hawks
sweet rockin’ roots n’ blues

July 23
The Steve E. George Band

July 30
Cedar County Cobras
rockabilly / bluegrass / country / blues

August 6
Fred Love & The Bakersfield Brawl
extra activity: kids are invited to add a painted handprint to the potluck table

August 13
Jason Danielson/Doug Johnson Band
extra activity: kids are invited to add a painted handprint to the potluck table

August 20
Vinyl Vagabonds
extra activity: kids are invited to add a painted handprint to the potluck table

August 27 – Food Drive for MICA and Food at First
Stutterin’ Jimmy & The Goosebumps
swamp soul
Please bring a nonperishable food item for donation to MICA. All cash and electronic donations received at this concert will go to Food at First.

Roosevelt Summer Sundays Concert Committee

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

Keep the Music Playing – Donate Today

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 www.rooseveltpark.net.

Thank you for your generous support of local music!

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

Discover Ames Community Grant Program