Roosevelt Summer Sundays Concerts

A summertime tradition continues

Now in its 21st 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 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 on our Facebook page a change in concert venue to our rain location. (Note that our Facebook page is viewable by all and does not require a Facebook account.)
Rain location: The Collegiate United Methodist Church Annex, 130 South Sheldon Avenue, Ames, Iowa 

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2024 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.

June 2–Matt Woods Band–roots and blues

June 9–River City Opry–Nashville honky tonk

June 16–Vinyl Vagabonds–R&B/roots/soul

June 23–Ducharme-Jones Band–Americana/roots

June 30–The Get Down-DSM–soul/jazz/funk

July 7–Avey Grouws Band–blues/rock/soul (this concert made possible by Mary Greeley Medical Center

July 14–Buckmiller | Schwager Band–blues

July 21–NOLA Jazz Band–New Orleans jazz (this concert made possible by the Ames Commission on the Arts)

July 28–Sharane Calister and The Feel Right–neo-soul, R&B

Aug. 4–Brother Trucker–Americana/roots/rock

Aug. 11–The Cherrypickers–70s, 80s, 90s

Aug. 18–Haymakers–bluegrass/country

Aug. 25–Southbound-A Tribute To The Allman Brothers Band

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

Thank you for your generous support of local music!

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

Ames Commission on the Arts logo
KHOI Community Radio 89.1FM logo

Mary Greeley Medical Center logo

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