Starting today, July 19, at 6:00 p.m., tickets for the Cedar Rapids RAGBRAI® Party on the Island concert on Thursday, July 26 will be available at a special discount: buy three tickets and get the fourth ticket free. That’s a savings of $25.00. Four tickets must be purchased to receive this discount. The following special discount code must be used to receive the discount: crowsincr726. Tickets purchased in other quantities cost $25 each in advance.
Tickets can be purchased at the Theatre Cedar Rapids box office, located at 102 3rd Street SE, or online at www.TheatreCR.org/RAGBRAI. The box office has expanded its hours over the next few days to accommodate demand for this special discount. Those special hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on July 20, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on July 23, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on July 24, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on July 25 and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on July 26.
The Cedar Rapids RAGBRAI® Party on the Island concert and 40th Celebration will feature the Grammy-nominated Counting Crows. The Counting Crows are best known for hits such as, “Mr. Jones”, “Accidentally in Love”, “Hanginaround”, and “Big Yellow Taxi”. Local opening bands include: Chad Elliott and Bonita Crowe, followed by Adobanga. Opening national acts include: We Are Augustines, Kasey Anderson and The Honkeys, and Field Report.
Gates open and music begins at 4:30 p.m. The concert ends at 11:00 p.m. All tickets are general admission. No ticket refunds will be issued. This is a rain or shine event. No outside food or drinks will be allowed. Food and drink will be available for purchase at several stands. Chairs and blankets are allowed inside the venue. Registered RAGBRAI® riders will receive free admission to this concert.
The downtown concert venue encompasses First Street SE in front of the Alliant Energy building, the Second and Third Avenue bridges and May’s Island. These streets will be blocked off for beverage gardens, merchandise and food vendors serving pulled pork sandwiches, shish kabobs, caramel apple nachos, smoothies, strawberry lemonade and more.
Cedar Rapids area residents are encouraged to take part in the excitement and entertainment throughout the city. Click here to view a full list of Cedar Rapids RAGBRAI entertainment.