Get ready to enjoy food, drinks, and live music in Cedar Rapids this weekend!

After a VERY long 2020, the Uptown Friday Nights concert series presented by the Cedar Rapids Jaycees will finally return this Friday, May 28th. It will take place at the McGrath Amphitheatre beginning at 5:30 p.m. and will feature local band The Mixtape. As always, the event is for ages 21 and over only and you must show a photo ID to get through the gates. It costs $5 per person.

While this year's Uptown Friday Nights will be very similar to years past, there are a few changes and additions to make the events bigger and better than ever. First of all, all nine events will run until 10 p.m. in 2021. There will also be multiple food trucks/vendors each night, so you'll have a few more options when it comes to dinner.

As far as drinks go, the token system is dead. According to the Facebook event page, the Jaycees "will not be selling tokens this year but will still accept them for admission and at the Jaycees beverage tents for those who have them from previous years!" Cash is very much encouraged at this year's Uptowns.

And finally, there will be the addition of the 'Play It Again Sports' game area and a selfie station, plus an official after-party at Hazzard County in downtown Cedar Rapids beginning at 10 p.m. You can read more about that HERE.

For details on all nine Uptown Friday Nights this summer, including the lineup of bands/performers, click HERE. We hope to see you out on Friday night!

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