DES MOINES, Iowa – The Iowa National Guard invites the public to Camp Dodge for the 2021 Summer Concert Series at the historic Camp Dodge Pool Pavilion complex, 7105 NW 70th Ave., Johnston. This concert series is free and open to the public. The Thursday evening concerts begin June 24 and run through July 15. All concerts start at 6 p.m. Come tailgate and bring your neighbors.
The 2021 Summer Concert Series lineup includes:
- June 24 – The Nadas – A local classic playing Americana, alternative country, folk, indie and rock.
- July 1 – Sidewinders – The Iowa Army National Guard’s pop and classic rock ensemble.
- July 8 – Brother Trucker – A central Iowa favorite featuring roots, rock and country.
- July 15 – Standing Hampton – Rocking us with 70s & 80s classic rock since 2000.
Food is available for purchase from local food trucks; coolers, picnic baskets, and tailgating are also encouraged. Be sure to bring lawn chairs or blankets.
Visitors can enter Camp Dodge for concerts through either the main gate at 7105 NW 70th Ave., Johnston, or the historic East gate at 7700 NW Beaver Drive, Johnston. Photo identification is required for individuals 16 years of age and older.
All motorcyclists (drivers and passengers) on Camp Dodge are required by Department of Defense policy to wear personal protective equipment consisting of helmet, eye protection (full-face shield or goggles or sunglasses), gloves, long pants, long-sleeved shirt or jacket, and over-the-ankle footwear. Motorcyclists without the required equipment may park their motorcycles at the NW Beaver Drive gate turnaround and walk to the pool complex (approximately three blocks).
For updates on the Summer Concert Series, concert cancellations, or the latest news on the Iowa National Guard, follow them on Facebook at @IowaNationalGuard, on Twitter @IowaNatGuard, and on Instagram @iowanationalguard.