Uptown Getdown in Marion

Hear some “dad rock” from Solon-based group Trophy Dads during Uptown Getdown. Photo: Trophy Dads

Bring your lawn chairs and rock out to live music at the Uptown Getdown every Thursday in August in Marion’s revitalized Uptown district. Detour performs today, the Trophy Dads perform Aug. 17, and the Boot Jack Band plays Aug. 24. Various food vendors will also be available to grab a bite to eat.

The Uptown neighborhood traces its origins to the late 1800s when various businesses clustered around the City Square Park. Today it’s a thriving Iowa Main Street District with dozens of shops, restaurants and cultural attractions, including the Marion Heritage Center and Museum and Granger House Cultural Center and Museum.

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