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Guide to Ames summer music series 2014

May 19, 2014

By Anthony Capps, Ames Tribune, Iowa

May 19--SUMMER MUSIC 2014: Bookends -- Carillon -- Farmers' Market -- Half Shell -- Municipal Band -- Roosevelt

A new season of outdoor music is upon us.

In the first week of June, all of Ames' summer music series will have started. The Main Street Farmers' Market and its local music performances have already begun.

The other series -- Ames on the Half Shell, Bookends at the Bandshell, Ames Municipal Band and Roosevelt Summer Sundays -- all begin in the next few weeks with their own lineups and vibes for concert-goers.

Here is the lineup for all the music concert series in Ames this summer. Check out each series' specific page for more details.

(This doesn't include one- or two-day events like Summerfest in Campustown, the Fourth of July celebrations, ArtWalk or MusicWalk, which will be all listed and detailed next Sunday.)

Bookends at the Bandshell, 11:30 a.m. Fridays, 6 p.m. select Sundays, Bandshell Park, free

Carillon Concert Series, 7 p.m. on select Tuesdays, ISU central campus, free

Main Street Farmer's Market, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays, 300 and 400 blocks of Main Street, free

Ames on the Half Shell, 5 to 8 p.m. Fridays at Bandshell Park, $4, anyone under 21 must be accompanied by an adult, children 11 and under are free

Ames Municipal Band, 8 p.m. Thursdays, Bandshell Park, free

Roosevelt Summer Sundays, 7 p.m. Sundays, Roosevelt Park, free



The following is a complete list of concerts from Ames' summer concert series. For more information, look at the series' individual page. The series is listed by its initials after the music genre ("AotHS" is Ames on the Half Shell, "BatB" is Bookends at the Bandshell, "MSFM" is Main Street Farmers' Market, etc.).


24: Mark Hagley (folk, country) and Bill Martin Trio (jazz; MSFM)

30: Burnin' Sensations (rock; AotHS)

31: Ira Grace & the Bible Belt Prophets (acoustic) and Elizabeth Zimmerman (jazz, blues; MSFM)


5: Ames Municipal Band

6: Box Brothers (classic rock, R&B; AotHS)

7: Rick Exner & Merle Hall (Americana) and Steve Clark (folk, blues; MSFM)

8: Fiddle Chics (bluegrass; RSS)

10: Eddy MariËn (carillon; CCS)

12: Ames Municipal Band

13: Strange Brew (rock; AotHS)

14: Matt Woods (blues; MSFM)

15: Ken Jolls Quintet (jazz; RSS)

19: Ames Municipal Band

20: Matt Woods (blues; AotHS)

21: Brad Myers (acoustic) and Sidecar Rallye (rock; MSFM)

22: The Dixie Slicks (dixieland jazz; RSS)

26: Ames Municipal Band

27: Amy and Adams (acoustic; BatB)

27: Can of Worms (rock/alternative; AotHS)

28: Second Chair Brass (brass) and Ira Grace & the Bible Belt Prophets (acoustic; MSFM)

29: The El Dorados (rockabilly, blues; RSS)

29: King of the Tramps (rock, roots, blues; BatB)


3: Ames Municipal Band

4: Lavonne McRoberts and Dylan Boyle (rockabilly, blues; BatB)

5: Myra Henderson (R&B, soul; MSFM)

6: Paul Doffing & Holly Figueroa and the Night Owls (folk; RSS)

8: AndrÉe-Anne Doane (carillon; CCS)

10: Ames Municipal Band

11: Hotel Virginia (acoustic, Americana; BatB)

11: Salty View's Acoustic Review (classic rock/country; AotHS)

12: Matt Woods (blues; MSFM)

13: The Sundogs (reggae rock; RSS)

17: Ames Municipal Band

18: Barn Owl Band (country; BatB)

18: Saucy Jack (classic rock; AotHS)

19: Larry Redz Stoltenberg and Steve Clark (folk, blues; MSFM)

20: Sumpin' Doo (blues, R&B; RSS)

24: Ames Municipal Band

25: Steady Shift (blues, jazz; BatB)

25: Abby Normal (rock; AotHS)

26: Bill Martin Trio (jazz) and Original ISU Jazz Quartet (jazz; MSFM)

27: The Vinyl Vagabonds (blues, R&B, roots rock; RSS)

27: The Fiddle Chics (bluegrass; BatB)

31: Ames Municipal Band


1: Sidecar Rallye (rock; AotHS)

2: Cedilla (jazz) and Mark Hagley (folk, country; MSFM)

3: Brother Trucker (roots rock, Americana; RSS)

5: Lynette Geary (carillon; CCS)

9: Bill Martin Trio (jazz) and Steve Clark (folk, blues; MSFM)

10: The Brewer Project (pop, rock, jazz; RSS)

16: Britches & Hose Ukulele Band (folk; MSFM)

23: Rick Exner & Merle Hall (Americana) and Matt Woods (blues; MSFM)

30: Larry Redz Stoltenberg (rock, blues) and Sidecar Rallye (rock; MSFM)


2: Robin Austin (carillon; CCS)

6: Second Chair Brass (brass) and Ira Grace & the Bible Belt Prophets (acoustic; MSFM)

13: Matt Woods (blues) and Bluestem Bellows Band (folk; MSFM)

20: Steve Clark (folk, blues; MSFM)

27: Britches & Hose Ukulele Band (folk) and Asphalt & Stained Glass (blues, rock; MSFM)


11: Steve Clark (folk, blues) and Mark Hagley (folk, country; MSFM)

18: Steve Clark (folk, blues; MSFM)


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