Roosevelt Summer Sundays Concerts

A summertime tradition continues

Now in its 14th 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.

Donate today to 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.

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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2016 Schedule

Concerts begin at 7:00 pm, unless otherwise noted. Bring a lawn chair, bring your friends, and we’ll see you at the park!

Roosevelt Park is an alcohol- and tobacco-free park, in compliance with City of Ames ordinances.

Roosevelt Summer Sundays Concert Committee

Susan Benner, April Eisman, Jeff Hart, John Hascall, Marty Helland, Jim Popken, Stacey Ross, Kymm Stokke, Nick Waldrop, 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:

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