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Monday, March 30, 2020
Katie Ripke
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The Roundup: The Tastiest Music Festival in Cedar Rapids

New Name, Format Unveiled for Popular Local Summer Festival

Tickets on-sale Friday, April 3rd at 10 a.m.

(CEDAR RAPIDS, IA) - A new name, look and format has been announced for the BBQ Roundup – now The Roundup. Dubbed the “tastiest music festival in Cedar Rapids”, The Roundup will feature well-known headliners from the 70’s and 80’s in addition to the traditional BBQ available for purchase. The three-day festival will take place at the McGrath Amphitheatre Thursday, June 25th - Saturday, June 27th.

The new format will divide the McGrath Amphitheatre into two distinct sections – the BBQ Food Court will be on the north side of the park and will feature five national-competing BBQ vendors. Music Park will be south of the BBQ Food Court and includes the McGrath Amphitheatre stage where well-known touring headliners will take the stage Friday and Saturday nights. Thursday will feature local bands.

Thursday Headliners

Headlines for Thursday evening will feature local up-and-coming bands who will compete in the Battle of the Bands at Hazzard County in Cedar Rapids on April 25, 2020.

Friday Headliners

• Pure Prairie League – hits include Aimee, Sad Luke, Bustin’ Out and more. Full bio
• Orleans – hits include Still the One, Dance with Me, Love Takes Time and more. Full bio

Saturday Headliners

• Surf Zombies - a local favorite. Full bio
• Men without Hats – hits include The Safety Dance, Pop Goes the World and more. Full bio
• A Flock of Seagulls – hits include I Ran (So Far Away), Space Age Love Song and more. Full bio

Admission to the event will range from $3 for admission to the BBQ Food Court; $10 to the BBQ Food Court and Music Park (GA Lawn seating); and $40 for a VIP ticket which includes admission to the BBQ Food Court, Music Park with VIP reserved seating and private bar. Lunch admission Thursday will be free. Tickets go on-sale Friday, April 3rd at 10 a.m.

For additional information on The Roundup, including a complete lineup and list vendors, please visit CREventsLive.com/TheRoundup.

About VenuWorks

The McGrath Amphitheatre is proudly managed by VenuWorks of Cedar Rapids and apart of the CREventsLive! network. VenuWorks provides customized management solutions for arenas, stadiums, theatres and convention centers throughout the country with services that include operations, catering, concessions, along with the booking and marketing of sports and entertainment events. In addition to the McGrath Amphitheatre, VenuWorks also locally manages the U.S. Cellular Center, ImOn Ice and Paramount Theatre.


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