Is it June yet?!

If you're a fan of great BBQ and live music, then The Roundup is the perfect event for you! Formerly known as the Cedar Rapids BBQ Roundup, The Roundup is set to return to the McGrath Amphitheatre June 24th through the 26th.

Described as "the tastiest music festival in Cedar Rapids," The Roundup is a three-day celebration filled with pulled pork, ribs, cornbread, mac & cheese, beans, brisket, and more. The event was cancelled last year due to the pandemic, but that just means you'll need to eat double the food this year to make up for it! Here's a rundown of each day of the 2021 event:

  • Thursday, June 24th
    • Admission
      • Free from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
      • $3 from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.
    • Live entertainment TBA
  • Friday, June 25th
    • Admission
      • Free from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
      • BBQ Food Court Only from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. - Free
      • BBQ Food Court + Music Park from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. - $10 in advance/$12 at the gate
      • VIP tickets - $40
    • Entertainment
      • Local opener TBA
      • Pure Prairie League
      • Orleans
  • Saturday, June 26th
    • Admission
      • BBQ Food Court OnlyFree all day
      • BBQ Food Court + Music Park - $10 in advance/$12 at the gate
      • VIP tickets - $40
    • Entertainment
      • Local opener TBA
      • Surf Zombies
      • Men Without Hats
      • A Flock of Seagulls

As far as the food goes, a list of BBQ vendors has yet to be announced, but we're sure it will all be delicious! In the meantime, please enjoy these photos I took at BBQ Roundups these past few years:

Get more details on the 2021 Roundup HERE.

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