Friday Night Concert Series 2020 is taking place May 22-September 11!

Thanks to a partnership with City Channel 4, we will offer live virtual performances of the Friday Night Concert Series throughout the season. Performances will start at 7 PM each Friday on our Facebook page.

Our July, August, and September concerts will be recorded at the City Park bandshell in Hills, IA. Thanks to City Channel 4 for recording the video and Alex Body of Body Sound LLC for sound production.

Northside Concert Series 2020

The Northside Concert Series has been cancelled for 2020.

About Friday Night Concert Series

Summer of the Arts invites the community to come out and get to know great, local entertainment! Running mid-May through August, this festival kicks off the summer season. We return this year to the intimate stage (and shade) of the Ped Mall.

Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy free, live entertainment.

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In Case of Rain…

*In the event of rain, the Friday Night Concert Series will move to the Chauncey Swan Parking Ramp on the corner of Washington and Gilbert Streets in Iowa City. Enter from Burlington or Court Streets, bring your lawn chairs, and find us set up in the lower level where the Farmers Market is normally held.

What to Bring

Bring chairs, snacks, non-alcoholic beverages, and maybe even your dancing shoes!

Friday Night Concert Series History

Wanna know more about who has performed in previous years? Click on the links below!


There are four parking ramps in downtown Iowa City providing over 3,000 parking spots! Find out more including detailed locations and cost by clicking on one below: