Maximum Ames Music Festival Takes Over the City

Now in its 10th year, Maximum Ames takes over the college town with live music Sept. 15-18. Catch acts like Bleujack (pictured) among the more than 40 acts scheduled to perform.

Looking to hear Brother Trucker, Courtney Krause, the Indigo Monks and other Iowa bands in one music-filled weekend? Ames has you covered in its 10th Maximum Ames Music Festival.

The Sept. 15-18 event runs at venues throughout downtown and elsewhere in the city, including the Angry Irishmen, Alluvial Brewing, KHOI, Ames City Auditorium, London Underground and Della Viti.

The festival is also partnering for the first time with the Goldfinch Room, the songwriter spotlight concert series at Stephens Auditorium on the ISU campus. The Goldfinch Room hosts songwriters Elizabeth Zimmerman and Liv Carrow on Sunday, Sept. 18.

Most shows are free to attend. Get more information, including a schedule of events, at


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