Back for its 3rd Season! Join us for FREE Tiny Deck Concerts featuring talented local musicians. Held on select Fridays, 6-7:30pm, throughout the summer. Meet us on the east deck and grab dinner, drinks and friends! Bring a lawn chair too, the deck fills up quick!
Friday, June 7th
Sugar & the Vincents
Sugar & the Vincents consists of fresh new talent and seasoned musical veterans. They play a combination of cover songs and original tunes with the intent to have a little something for everyone. Their bluesy-rock sound is sweet with heat!
Friday, June 28th
Britches & Hose
Nicknamed the “band to melt all faces” by some people on the Internet, Britches & Hose Ukulele Club is an eight-piece all-ukulele-all-the-time ensemble from central Iowa. Using a combination of ukuleles, voices, and rock-star charisma, Britches & Hose delivers a new twist on popular songs. Song selection ranges from folk to pop to arena rock – you’re never quite sure what B&H will play next.
Friday, July 5th
Jon began writing and performing original songs at bars around the Midwest in 2013. After a couple of years and hitting his stride, Jon started touring wineries and breweries from Illinois to Colorado. His sound has been compared to that of the likes of Bob Dylan, Mumford and Sons, Neil Young, and Sufjan Stevens.
Friday, July 26th
Vanessa Ellsbury is a local singer/song writer/multi-instrumentalist musician. Picking up her first guitar at age 11, she hasn’t stopped since! Her sound can best be described as sultry and haunting with a little soul and blues dropped in.
Friday, August 9th
In the field of geology the term doomed pioneers describes small critters living at the bottom of a shallow ocean that are being unwillingly transported to the deep by mud-slides. In this new and strange environment they become pioneers, and because most of them will not succeed they are doomed. Deanna, an Arkansas transplant, and Jacqueline, from Switzerland, can relate to the feeling of being in an unfamiliar place and working hard on not becoming doomed.
Doomed Pioneers formed three years ago in Ames when Deanna and Jacqueline discovered that they enjoy the same mixture of jazz inspired folk music. Deanna has been singing all her life and is fascinated by minimalistic instrumentation and loves lyrics that employ a good turn of phrase. Jacqueline, originally a saxophone player, discovered the beauty of the guitar ten years ago and infuses songs of various genres with the feeling of Bossa Nova.
Friday, August 23rd
Ben Schrag & the Cautionaries
Filled with the restless energy of a dedicated songwriter, rich with melodic hooks, and supported by the gut level intuitive prowess of a jazz-ensemble-by-way-of-a-street-corner-folk-band, Ben Schrag & The Cautionaries are a free wheeling acoustic throwdown, channeling inquisitive indie-folk with plenty of musical punch.
Friday, September 13th
Chris Myers, an Ames local, will be returning to the “Tiny Deck” for the second time. If you didn’t catch Chris on the deck a few summers ago, maybe you saw him playing in the dining area during a $5 Dinner or Member Appreciation Day. Either way, you are in for a real treat! Music fans both young and old can enjoy Chris’ original original songs about love, family, travel, and having fun. Chris blends styles of rock, folk, pop, blues and soul into his music, making sure to please all audience members, regardless of if it’s their first time hearing him, or one of his “returning customers.”