Roosevelt Summer Sundays Concerts

local music for local folks
free, live concerts at the Roosevelt Park, Ames, Iowa

Terrific local bands share a diversity of music with folks from all across Ames. Neighbors leave their air conditioning to enjoy the cool of a summer evening at open-air concerts. Join us at the park!

Roosevelt Summer Sundays Concerts are produced by Friends of Roosevelt Park, and made possible by generous contributions from our donors and sponsors.

Help us build a better Roosevelt Park!

Friends of Roosevelt Park is raising funds to enhance the city’s planned improvements to Roosevelt Park (summer 2015). Donations are welcome and will be a key part in shaping Roosevelt’s future as a concert venue and as a great place for families to play. Donate today!

Next Concert

Roosevelt Park, 9th Street and Roosevelt Avenue, Ames
Rain Location: The Annex, 130 S. Sheldon Avenue, Ames. Announcement of staging location will be made around 5pm on the day of the concert (if the weather is dodgy).

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2015 Schedule

Concerts begin at 7:00 pm, unless otherwise noted. Bring your own lawn chair and a posse of friends.

The City of Ames permits alcohol use only in designated parks that do not include Roosevelt. In compliance with this policy, and in keeping with over a decade of all-ages, family-friendly events, alcoholic beverages are prohibited at Roosevelt Summer Sundays concerts.

Roosevelt Summer Sundays Concert Committee

Susan Benner, Jeff Hart, John Hascall, Marty Helland, Maria Howe, Ross Lemon, Stacey Ross, Kymm Stokke, Elizabeth Wentzel

Keep the Music Playing - Donate Today

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 Jeff Hart, Co-Treasurer
PO Box 575
Ames, IA 50010

Or… Donate online! Donations via PayPal will be routed through the Friends of Roosevelt Park site at To be sure your donation is tagged for the concert series, please put “Summer Sundays” in the special instructions.

Contributions to support the concert series are considered tax-deductible, as Friends of Roosevelt Park is a nonprofit 501c3 organization. Thank you for your generous support of local music!

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

Look for Roosevelt Summer Sundays in these publications and community calendars: