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Sounds of Summer

Dance your summer away with all the live music and concerts!

Enter BELOW for the chance to win a fun Live Music Prize Package including an overnight stay at Tru by Hilton, event tickets including Kelly Clarkson at newbo evolve and more!

A variety of music is being offered this summer in Cedar Rapids that is sure to please every kind of music lover! Check out this list of some of the live music and concerts!

Hairball at Veterans Memorial Stadium:

Kick off the summer at Veteran’s Memorial Stadium with Hairball, Saturday June 9. Hairball will rock the ballpark with a Rock & Roll experience that you won’t forget. It is more than just a concert with the lights, sounds, smoke and fire, it is an event that you don’t want to miss!

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online by clicking here, by calling the Kernels Ticket Office at (319) 896-7560 or in person at the Kernels Ticket Office. Ticket Office hours are 10 AM to 5 PM, Monday through Friday, and 10 AM to 2 PM on Saturday.

Field tickets (standing on the field) are $25 and GA tickets in the seating bowl are $20. Tickets will go up $5 the day of the event. Opening act will be the Large Midgets.

Z 102.9 and 94.1 KRNA are the proud media sponsors of Hairball ROCKS the Ballpark!

For more information about Hairball, please visit www.hairballonline.com.

Uptown Friday Nights:

Start your summer weekends with Uptown Friday Nights at McGrath Amphitheatre.  ​Presented by the Cedar Rapids Jaycees and happening since 1988, Uptown Friday Nights is the place to gather with your friends after a long week at work, relax and enjoy some great music by local and national bands. 

Admission is $5 at the gate and for 21 and over only. For more information visit http://www.uptownfridaynights.com/.

McGrath Amphitheatre Events:

Don’t miss the opportunity to attend any of the events that are taking place throughout the summer at McGrath Amphitheatre. The outdoor venue is perfect for a summer night and the events range from concert by big names such as Jason Mraz in August to Iowa Summer Jam, Freedom Festival and Uptown Friday Nights.

For more information and tickets for the events, visit http://mcgrathamphitheatre.com/events/.

Rock the Block:

Every Friday night starting May 4 through September 7, join NewBo City Market for a free concert series featuring local bands performing on the Bankers Trust Stage. The music is entertainment for you and the family. Bring lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy the free local music, locally-crafted food and drinks games in the Market Yard.

For more information on Rock the Block, visit https://www.newbocitymarket.org/team/rock-the-block/.

newbo evolve featuring Maroon 5, Kelly Clarkson, The Shadowboxers and a local Sunday lineup:

newbo evolve is bringing star talent to Cedar Rapids this summer with headliners Maroon 5 and Kelly Clarkson. The music will bring you to your feet leave you not wanting the night to end! The Shadowboxers, which includes Cedar Rapids' native Adam Hoffman, have been announced to join Maroon 5 on stage at newbo evolve.

And to keep the local support and the music flowing, newbo evolve will have a thrid day of music with a local lineup. The headliner will be The Pork Tornadoes with other performances including Soul Sherpa, Adam Keith, Kevin "BF" Burt, Four Day Creep and Slap N Tickle.

newbo evolve's stage will feature a variety of musical genres so that there is something for everyone to enjoy!

See ticket information at newboevolve.com/tickets.

Uptown Getdown in Marion:

Meet your friends and neighbors every Thursday night throughout August from 6-9 pm for live music by some of the area’s best bands. With food vendors and a beautiful park setting, this event is fun for you and the family. Admission is free, lawn chairs and coolers are allowed into the park.

For more information, visit http://www.marioncc.org/uptown-getdown.html

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