Uptown Friday Nights 2018

The Cedar Rapids JAYCEE's announce the line-up for the 2018 season!

Uptown Friday Nights happens every Friday at McGrath Amphitheatre May-Aug

Attendee's must be 21+ w/ ID Admission is only $5 each week!

Uptown Friday nights 2018 Schedule

"Special" Post Season Celebration!

September 14 w/ Copperhead Creek + 8 Seconds

The Cedar Rapids Jaycees are excited to announce an added special event at Uptown Friday Nights. On Friday, September 14th, Uptown Friday Nights will present not one, but TWO local bands at the McGrath Amphitheatre in celebration of Uptown Friday Nights 30th anniversary in Cedar Rapids.

5:30PM - Copperhead Creek

8:00PM - 8 Seconds Band

Gates open at 5:30pm. Live music until 10pm. Rain or shine. Admission is just $5 at the gate for everyone ages 21 and over. Photo ID is REQUIRED and strictly enforced for all ages. Failure to produce an ID may results in no entrance to the event.

ABOUT UPTOWN FRIDAY NIGHTS ​Presented by the Cedar Rapids Jaycees Since 1988, Uptown Friday Nights is the place to gather with your friends after a long week at work, relax and enjoy some great music by local and national bands


This years Regular Season line-up features a return of some old favorites and some new talent to take the stage at McGrath Amphitheatre.


5/18 Black The Sun

Band Members

Shane Lunsford - Bass/Vox

Les Ohlhauser - Lead Guitar/Vox

Jesse Caruthers - Drums/Vox


Welcome to another home of Black The Sun. We're a hard-rockin' and harder-partyin' cover band based in Cedar Rapids, IA. Since starting in early 2007, BTS has completely conquered the locals with their way-too-fun brand of rocking out.

There really isn't much else to say; if you've been to a Black The Sun show, you know what you're in for. And if you haven't... well, what are you waiting for?!?! Come out and get totally friggin' rocked!!!!

Follow Black The Sun on Facebook ------> HERE!


5/25 Lonesome Road

Band Members

Charlie Chapman - bass guitar, vocals Doug Stock -