Goldfinch Room announces outdoor summer series

The Goldfinch Room has announced a nine-show outdoor Tuesday concert series for the summer. Two to three times each month, the series will feature Midwest singers and songwriters performing on the Stephens Auditorium front lawn.

Admission is $10 at the door. A summer series pass, available online before June 1 for $100, provides admission to all nine shows. It also includes a $50 donation to Stephens Auditorium to support The Goldfinch Room, which launched in 2019 to host a series of Iowa songwriter showcases throughout the year.

Guidance for guests

Face coverings will be required unless guests are seated. Attendees should bring their own lawn chairs or blankets for seating. Pop-up tents and umbrellas will be allowed around the perimeter of the seating area.

Attendees may bring outside food and nonalcoholic beverages, and Stephens Auditorium will sell beer, wine, soda and water. The Traveling Pig food truck, Ames, will offer mobile meals featuring local ingredients and global flavors.

Concerts will begin at 6:30 p.m., except for the two September dates, which will begin at 5:30 p.m. Lawn access will open approximately 30 minutes before show time.

The summer lineup brings in artists from around Iowa and the Midwest: