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Nice Summer Venue

Our first visit to McGrath Amphitheater was for Garrison Keillor's Love & Comedy Tour. Our seats... read more

Reviewed 24 August 2017
Denis K
Harpers Ferry, Iowa
Mixed feeling

I always enjoy an outdoor music venue with a scenic view, and the McGrath Amphitheater is no... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2017
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“cedar river”(4 reviews)
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475 1st St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA
+1 319-362-1729
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Reviewed 24 August 2017

Our first visit to McGrath Amphitheater was for Garrison Keillor's Love & Comedy Tour. Our seats were in the Orchestra B section, row 6. The view and sound were perfect and the chairs were comfortable. Their website said there was street parking, but since this...More

2  Thank Denis K
Reviewed 18 August 2017

This was an amazing venu for a concert. Seating was comfortable, we were in section D row 6 and were able to see the whole concert (I'm a whopping 5'2" and everyone was standing) Bathrooms and beverage tents were plentiful and the food served was...More

1  Thank MrsFarns14
Reviewed 7 August 2017

I always enjoy an outdoor music venue with a scenic view, and the McGrath Amphitheater is no exception with a nice view of the Cedar Rapids "skyline". Yes, it obviously isn't Grant Park or Millennium Park in Chicago but it is still a very nice...More

Thank IA_Hawks
Reviewed 24 April 2017

I enjoy going to McGrath Amphitheatre for Uptown (Friday night music in the summer) but also saw Nelly here last year.

Thank Shelby A
Reviewed 31 March 2017

The set up at the amphitheatre is nice for national concerts (such as Weird Al or 2Cellos) with stadium seating. Rain or shine the show goes on but plenty of beverage vendors are on hand to help with thirst. Parking not the greatest, but the...More

Thank jennelliott14
Reviewed 27 January 2017

As a facility, the views of the Cedar River are amazing. It is on the riverside of the future river wall system so they will not change. Great place to see an outdoor concert.

Thank cdhcch
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

They have Friday night localish band shows in the summer and bring in decent, groups all year. Most recently, we saw Nelly there. Drink prices are decent ($5), bathroom lines aren't too bad and there is plenty of room to walk around.

Thank isumike
Reviewed 20 September 2016

Clean and great sound system. But very limited ADA parking and parking in general. 100% profit driven and price gouging customers at every opportunity. While a public building, supported by tax dollars, this venue attempts to exclude the majority of people who refuse to be...More

1  Thank jessieots
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Bored stiff. Said concert was suppose to start at 6:30. Still waiting at 7:37.....yawning.....waiting for something fun to happem.

Thank darlinH
Reviewed 13 August 2016

My wife & I attended the Beach Boys & Temptations concert at the Amphitheatre. It was our first time attending an event there. we were very impressed on how well the event was run. Plenty of helpful attendants to help you find your seat. And...More

Thank John A
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