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UPDATE 7.27.2020

It is with a heavy heart that the Cedar Rapids Jaycees have to announce that the remainder of the 2020 Uptown Friday Nights season has been CANCELLED, due to COVID-19. 

We look forward to bringing back the Uptown Friday Nights summer concert series in 2021 with a bigger and better experience for our fans. If you would like information on how to submit your band's information to be considered for next season, become a volunteer, sign up for guest bartending sponsorships, or host an event at Uptown Friday Nights in our 32nd season, please email with your inquiry and contact information.

‚ÄčThank you for your support of our virtual concert this summer and your continued support of our Cedar Rapids Jaycees organization! We appreciate you, Cedar Rapids.

- Shelby Marsh & Courtney Magner, 2020 Uptown Friday Nights Directors

Uptown Friday Nights &  Cedar Rapids Jaycees proudly support...




McGrath Amphitheatre
‚Äč475 1st Street SW
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52404


Gates open at 5:30 pm
Bands start at 6:00 pm
Rain or Shine - All Summer Long!


All shows age 21+ 

NOTE: Photo ID is REQUIRED and strictly enforced at the gate. All IDs will be scanned at the entrance and failure to produce an ID may result in no entrance to the event.

UPDATE 5.26.2020 

Due to COVID-19, the regularly scheduled Uptown Friday Nights season will move forward with modifications to keep our community safe. We will be cancelling our scheduled concerts for May, June and July 2020 and making some adjustments moving forward. This includes:

  • Friday 5/29 with Slap'n'Tickle - CANCELLED
  • Friday 6/5 with The Mixtape - CANCELLED
  • Friday 6/12 with Jett Threatt - CANCELLED
  • Friay 7/10 with Fresh Fighters - CANCELLED
  • Friday 7/17 with Alisabeth Von Presley - CANCELLED
  • Friday 7/31 with Jesse Allen - TBD
  • Friday 8/7 with Boot Jack Band - TBD
  • Friday 8/14 with Pianopalooza - TBD
  • Friday 8/21 with Crazy Delicious - TBD

Through the support of our sponsors in our community, we will be moving forward with a VIRTUAL CONCERT with TWO BANDS (Superknot and Slap'n'Tickle) on Friday, June 12th. This concert will be aired live on Facebook at 7pm with "doors opening" with behind the scenes footage at 6:30pm.

There will be no tickets required to view the concert online, but we ask for your support by sharing the event on Facebook and donating online. Donations online will benefit local projects and programs supported by the Cedar Rapids Jaycees - all of your money stays right here in our community. Thanks to the support of our local bartending sponsors, we're excited to be giving away gift cards and t-shirts to winners chosen randomly who support our virtual concert online! Winners will be announced on Monday, June 15th on our Uptown Friday Nights Facebook page.

For the past 30 years, Uptown Friday Nights has been a staple event in our Cedar Rapids area and we hope to continue to provide live music in our community this summer and for the years to come - but we can't do this without YOU.

If you have any questions in regards to the adjustments to the 2020 Uptown Friday Nights season, please contact our directors, Shelby and Courtney, via email at

Thank you for your continued support of Uptown Friday Nights and the Cedar Rapids Jaycees!