Roosevelt Summer Sundays Concerts

local music for local folks
free, live concerts at the Roosevelt School Playground

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!

Public Input Session on Design of Roosevelt Park – MON MAR 2
The City of Ames is hosting a public input session for feedback on draft layouts for Roosevelt Park. Please plan to attend to share your thoughts on the design of our neighborhood park. 7:00 pm, Monday, March 2, 2015, Ames Public Library Auditorium.
If you cannot attend the public session, please view the plans online and share your feedback with Keith Abraham, Director of Ames Parks and Recreation,

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).

Requests? Comments? contact

Photos courtesy Sue Ellen Tuttle

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 ten years 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, Stacey Ross, Kymm Stokke, Asa Wentzel-Fisher

Keep the Music Playing

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, Treasurer
PO Box 575
Ames, IA 50010
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: