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….Well we can’t promise you warm sunsets and concerts overlooking Lake Okoboji BUT we can promise you amazing live music this fall and holiday season at the all NEW Roof Garden and various venues around the Lakes! Make RESERVATIONS NOW for a weekend in Okoboji with all your favorite summer-time bands! While you are here you can enjoy your favorite food, drinks and live music venues. Keep a watchful eye on our Events Calendar all year round and make plans to come stay and play with us!

Roof Garden
Roof Garden Concert

Live music abounds in Okoboji!  From the Roof Garden, Pearson Lakes Art Center, The Gardens, Little Swan Lake Winery, and Captains Getaway there is NO shortage of live music in Okoboji in the months to come!


Thanksgiving weekend is sure to be a  hit with The Nadas, Casey Muessigmann, Jud Hailey, and the Johnny Holm Band in town!  The Nada's, Iowa's signature rock, alternative and country band, will kick off Thanksgiving weekend Wednesday night the 27th at the Rood Garden. Saturday November 20th you will NOT want to miss crowd and dance favorite, The Johnny Holm band at the Roof Garden.

Live Music
The Nadas

Live Music


There is so much great live music this month you may have to plan several weekends in Okoboji! The first weekend of December there are two great concerts to put you in the holiday spirit.  The Pearson Lakes Art Center will host the locally popular Damon, Dave and Ryan Holiday show on the 7th.  Then on the 8th St Joseph Catholic Church will present The Browns - a classic Christmas.

The 14th of December the Roof Garden will host Jazzed up Christmas and the always popular Farm Rock Band will rock The Gardens.

Tonic Sol-Fa, the in demand Emmy award winning vocal ensemble, will most definitely get you ready for Christmas with their amazing vocal mix of songs you know and many originals. You will be wowed by this talented group.  Don't miss the chance to see Tonic Sol-Fa at the Roof Garden on Sunday December 22nd.

Finally, Ring in the New Year with the Pork Tornadoes, one of Okoboji and Iowa's most sought after party bands.  Get your tickets now! This concert is sure to sell out and the Roof Garden is the place to be on December 31st.

Besides these great concert events check out other live music happenings on our Events Calendar.

Come for the concert....stay for the weekend!  Check out The Inn, Arrowwood Resort, Bridges Bay Resort, Okoboji Inn and Suites, adults only Oakwood Inn or many other great lodging properties.

While here you will have to eat so be sure to grab a bite at one of your favorites such as The Beach Club, Minerva's, The OutriggerPub 19, Smokin Jakes, Twetter's, The Hutt, The Okoboji Store, Water's Edge, Los Pueblo's, The Garden's, Snappers, or the Dry Dock!

As always if you have any questions or need other recommendations please call us at 1-800-270-2574. We would love to help you plan your getaway to Okoboji!

** Helpful planning tip:  If you’re viewing this on your smart phone, click on any of the above blue links.  Read more about it, and if you want to save it for your upcoming trip, choose to “add to my Calendar.”  Add it to your calendar during the dates you plan on visiting so it will be easy for you to find while you’re in the area! For more ideas on what to do while weekending in Okoboji check out our Empty Nester Fall Getaway blog!

And don't forget to mark your calendar for the 40th Annual University of Okoboji Winter Games January 23-26, 2020!