Music in the Park

This summer concert series began in 2002 as a collaboration among the Arts Council, Chamber of Commerce and City Tourism. Between May and August we host a variety of local and touring performers, typically scheduled on Thursday evenings at Central Park, in conjunction with the Farmer's Market. 

The Arts Council arranges the schedule, recruits sponsors, books musicians, promotes the event, and supervises each performance. Work on the concert series typically begins in January.  Local support helps underwrite the performance fees of the musicians.

Past performers include Grinnell's own Too Many String Band and Turlach Ur, polka favorites Barefoot Becky and the Ivanhoe Dutchmen, and Iowa legends Bob Dorr and the Blue Band. 

If you are a performer and would like to be considered for the coming year, or your business would be interested in sponsoring one or more evenings of the concert series, please contact us