2017 Free Summer Music in Waterloo


posted on Friday, May 12, 2017

Summer Music_Friday'looFriday’Loo, Lincoln Park


Downtown Waterloo’s own ‘T.G.I.F. Party’. It's always free, always fun and always Friday! The concerts showcase an eclectic line-up of local, regional and touring artists. It is held in Lincoln Park, 201 E 4th St, in downtown Waterloo. The party begins at 5:30pm and goes until 9:30pm. Food and beverages are available for purchase.

RiverLoop Rhythms

Join the fun at Waterloo Center for the Arts’ summer outdoor concert series. The concerts are held at the RiverLoop Amphitheatre, 225 Commercial St, along the Cedar River. Enjoy the free music and dancing with food and beverages available for purchase. Concerts take place from 5:30-9:30pm. Plus, there is free fun for the kids right next to the Amphitheatre at Mark’s Park splash pad and playground.

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RiverLoop Rhythms, RiverLoop Amphitheatre

Waterloo Municipal Band

The Waterloo Municipal Band, under the direction of Bill Shepherd, will hold a series of free concerts every Thursday evening in June and July. Concerts begin at 7:30pm at the RiverLoop Amphitheatre or inside the Waterloo Center for the Arts in case of inclement weather. Both venues are located at 225 Commercial St, along the Cedar River in downtown Waterloo.

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Bike Night, Downtown Waterloo

Street Thunder Bike Night

Enjoy great friends and good times. Bike Night is held every Thursday evening from 6-10pm, May-September, on the street outside Screaming Eagle (inside during rainy weather) at 228 E 4th St. It features live music and great food and drink specials.

  • May 4 | 3rd Street
  • May 11 | Rush Cleveland Trio
  • May 18 | Magnetos
  • May 25 | Ice Breakers
  • June 1 | At a Glance
  • June 8 | Jason Leroy
  • June 15 | Hack Sabbath
  • June 22 | Vice Box
  • June 29 | CB & Co

Be sure to check our website for the rest of the summer line-up at Bike Night.

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Outdoor Concert, Isle Casino Hotel Waterloo

Isle Outdoor Summer Concerts 

Rock out to some of your favorite hits from the 80’s at the Isle’s Summer Concert Series. Concerts are held outdoors at the Isle Casino Hotel Waterloo, 777 Isle of Capri Blvd, so don’t forget to bring your lawn chairs. Gates open at 7:30pm and the show begins at 8pm.

My Waterloo Days

There will be two stages with music during this year’s My Waterloo Days festival, as well as other family-friendly entertainment. The festival runs June 7-11. Visit their website or Facebook page for a complete schedule of events. 

  • Friday, June 9 & Saturday, June 10 | Lincoln Park, 201 E 4th St | See website for times
  • Saturday, June 10 | RiverLoop Amphitheatre, 225 Commercial St | Noon-Midnight

Cedar Falls also has a variety of live music events taking place throughout the summer, including Live to 9, Municipal Band Concerts, and the Cedar Valley Acoustic Guitar Association at Movies Under the Moon. For a full listing of live music events taking place in the Cedar Valley, check out our events calendar.

 - Annette Freeseman, Waterloo Convention & Visitors Bureau
Photo Credit: Main Street Waterloo, Waterloo Center for the Arts, Screaming Eagle American Bar & Grill, Isle Casino Hotel Waterloo. 

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