Live Music in Okoboji!

Okoboji LIVE!

A true live music destination!

Okoboji offers a vast array of live music venues with an atmosphere and musical style to fit everyone! Throughout the summer you can find live music 7 days a week! For the most up-to date schedule check the opens in a new windowEVENTS CALENDAR often. Grab your people and come visit the following places:

opens in a new windowArnolds Park Preservation Plaza


With free concerts AND fireworks every Saturday night (mid June - Labor Day weekend), this attractive area is perfect for friends and family to sit down in the green grass and soak in all the amazing music of the night. Just next to the amusement park, you will pass by and want to join in all of the fun! Pack your picnic blankets and lawn chair and make your way over on Saturdays! Hint...stay for the fireworks afterwards over West Lake Okoboji.

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Roof Garden

The iconic Roof Garden – which became famous throughout the Midwest for hosting marquee swing and then rock n’ roll bands –was completely re-imagined, rebuilt, and receives rave reviews. The Roof Garden live music schedule is amazing! There is something for everyone!  Check out the opens in a new windowRoof Garden Facebook page for concert announcements and the summer line-up.

opens in a new windowBarefoot Bar

Barefoot Bar

Where else in Iowa can you enjoy live music under the shade of palm trees? With a wide variety of food and drink options, the lively atmosphere is a perfect place to dock your boat and dance with your friends as you listen to the awesome bands playing at Barefoot Bar! With a play and swim area for the kids and bar for the parents, it is a great place for all ages to enjoy their time on East Lake Okoboji! Every Thursday night you can be the star of the show with Big Nacho Karaoke!

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Okoboji Store from lake

Okoboji Store is home to Boatstock, Okoboji's lake front music festival, as well as live music on the deck and down below at Zeke's Bait Shop Thursday through Sunday for the entire summer. Grab a burger, a cold beer, enjoy the the view of boats passing between East and West Lake Okoboji, and relax to the live music at The Okoboji Store!

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Bracco From the Lake

Overlooking East Lake Okoboji, Bracco World Café & Island Bar is a Lake Okoboji favorite. You will want to grab a spot on the upper or lower deck to try their unique food and drink options while listening to the variety of local artists perform!

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On the lower lake level in the Central Emporium located in Arnolds Park, you will find a bar and restaurant with a waterfront deck to take in the lake's view. Enjoy Sunset Funset on the lakeside patio EVERY SINGLE night from 5-9! After enjoying great food and drinks, you can hop out on the dance floor and dance to live music Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights until 11 pm!

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The Ritz from the lake

With a perfect view of the East Lake Okoboji, you can sit down to indulge in large variety of pizzas offered at The Ritz. Dock your boat because you will be here for awhile as you attend the live music entertainment played loud enough for the inside and outside tables to hear! Grab a group of friends and head on over to spend an Okoboji day under the sun and straight into the night!

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Captain's Getaway

With a Key-West themed bar & grill atmosphere, they offer an amazing seasonal line-up of new bands and artists around the lakes area. On the main strip in Arnolds Park, you will have to witness the buzz happening all around these performance nights!  Be sure and go up to the rooftop for a drink and to catch a beautiful Okoboji Sunset!

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Live music


The Pearson Lakes Art Center has always been home to not only painters and sculptures but musical artists as well. From classical music to your favorite contemporary pieces, you can find a variety of unique shows that may spark an interest. opens in a new windowCheck out their website to find out more of their upcoming shows.

opens in a new windowLittle Swan Lake Winery

Little Swan Lake Winery

Whether you are here for wine tasting or a relaxing day at the Little Swan Lake Winery, you can find a calming selection of musical offerings. Take a break and head on down to this charming rustic barn to relax for the day! Live music will be flowing Friday, Saturday and Sunday in the summer months and Saturday and Sunday during the off-season.

opens in a new windowOkoboji Brewing Company

Okoboji Brewing Company

With a large assortment of locally brewed and imported beers, it is easy to get caught up in a good time with friends as you attend their weekly musical performances. Mark these events on your calendar to give yourself a break each week to enjoy this local brewery.

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West O

With a welcoming and friendly atmosphere, you and your friends can take in all West Okoboji Brewing Company has to offer in Okoboji: live music, a diverse selection of beer, and the ideal place for everyone to get together!

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wine bar


On the main strip in Arnolds Park, the Wine Bar is the place to be when wanting a view to go along with your wine. The live musical performances enhance the beauty of the artworks located inside. After getting your glass of wine and taking a look at local pieces, the outdoor seating will allow you to watch the buzz all around Arnolds Park.

opens in a new windowNautical


With an immense amount of seating and friendly smiles, it is the place to visit on your nights out. This bar invites local artists and bands to play for the people of Okoboji. With delectable food, perfectly mixed drinks, and ice cold beer, it is a must-go place for you and your friends!

For more information, please call us at 712-332-2209 or request a free visitors guide