Cold Start To The 2017 Uptown Friday Nights
The opening weekend of Uptown Friday Nights was cold and gray, and the early indication is this Friday may be a little chilly again.
But there is something special about these end-of-week parties on the riverbank at McGrath Amphitheater.
Maybe its the low cover charge, the affordable drinks, the live local music...or all of the above.
Here is the full schedule for this summer's Uptown Friday Nights, presented by the Cedar Rapids Jaycees.
May 26, 2017 The Strayz
June 2, 2017 8 Seconds
June 9, 2017. The Pork Tornadoes
June 16, 2017. Downward Fall
July 7, 2017. Alisabeth Von Presley
July 14, 2017. Lonesome Road
July 21, 2017. Large Midgets
July 28, 2017. Slap ‘N Tickle
August 11, 2017 American Hitmen
August 18, 2017. Corey Cox
Since 1988, Uptown Friday Nights is the place to gather with your friends after a long hard work week. Come relax and enjoy some great music by local and national bands at McGrath Amphitheatre, 475 1st Street SW in downtown Cedar Rapids.
Gates open at 5:30 pm, the bands start at 6:00 pm. It's a Rain or Shine event, and it runs all summer. All shows require you to be 21 or older so bring your Photo ID It's required and strictly enforced for all ages. Failure to produce an ID may result in no entrance to the event. I'm told the lawyers make them do that.