The 2023 line-up will be announced in April.


The Ames Junior Chamber (Jaycees) is proud to host Ames on the Half Shell. Ames on the Half Shell is an outdoor concert series held at Durham Bandshell Park from 5pm to 8pm on Friday evenings in the summer.



per person
(cash only)



years old to purchase alcoholic beverages

Family Friendly. Kids welcome with a parent or guardian.
Food trucks are present and beverages (beer, pop, and water) available for purchase.

Beverage Prices (cash only):


per alcoholic drink token


per 3 alcoholic drink tokens


per non-alcoholic drink token

This event is sponsored by the Ames Jaycees. Proceeds from Ames on the Half Shell go in part to fund community projects sponsored by the Ames Jaycees and in part to support the Ames Park and Recreation Youth Scholarship Program. Thanks to Ames Parks and Recreation and Ames City Council for their continued support.

Donate to Ames on the Half Shell & Ames Jaycees!


Ames Jaycees
P.O. Box 624
Ames, IA 50010
Don’t forget to hashtag #AOTHS!