Live music returns to Jack Trice on May 25

Billy Joel and Elton John, Pink Floyd, U2, Paul McCartney and the Rolling Stones. They all made Ames concert stops at the football stadium in the 1990s. On Saturday, May 25, live music returns.

Country music icon George Strait and eight-time Grammy Award winner Chris Stapleton will take the stage at Jack Trice Stadium as part of a nine-stadium tour that also will feature the Grammy Award-winning band, Little Big Town. Concert tickets, starting at $90, are available at Ticketmaster. The north, east and south stadium gates open at 4:15 p.m. with the first act taking the stage at 5:45 p.m.

Fittingly, Strait was the headliner for the last concert held at Jack Trice when he brought his music festival tour in April 1999. He was joined by fellow country music performers Tim McGraw and the Dixie Chicks.

The concert will closely mirror a football gameday. Permitted items include one unopened or empty water bottle, clear totes and backless cushions. The athletics department's usual list of prohibited items also will be enforced.

Car parking lots (see map, below) open at noon on Saturday, and RV Village opens Friday, May 24 (8 a.m.-11:59 p.m.) and reopens at noon on Saturday. Parking passes also should be purchased online. Drivers will be directed to a stall within the zone purchased (they won't pick a stall). 

Additional car parking is available at the ISU Research Park south of Highway 30 or in campus parking lots. Parking also is available in the neighborhoods near Jack Trice Stadium. "Cyclone Trolley" golf carts will run throughout the stadium lots starting at 4 p.m. on May 25. Trolleys won't run after the concert.  



Available parking for the May 25 concert in the areas around Jack Trice Stadium. Courtesy of ISU athletics department.