The Scene

Market After Dark illuminated street at night full of people in Cedar Rapids

Market After Dark 2018: Sat., August 25, 6:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Market After Dark Venue Map & Parking

Market after dark venue map in cedar rapids

Check out the 2018 venue map to find vendors, participating bars/restaurants, beverage tent locations and more. Don't forget to stop by an ID tent to get your wristband if you are 21+ years of age. That's the only way to be served by our outdoor beverage tents!

Market After Dark parking map in Cedar Rapids

Parking ramps will be available during Market After Dark for $5. If needed, leave your car overnight and find safe alternative transportation home. Your parking spot is secure until Sunday morning at 10:00 a.m. Check out the parking map here.

The Vendors

The Market After Dark is a vendor-based market with additional entertainment and a unique atmosphere for downtown Cedar Rapids. Shop for delicious foods and unique goods from local and regional vendors! Anything from fresh produce and flowers to beautiful artwork, Market After Dark is sure to have it!

Musical Performances: Main Stage

Alisabeth Von Presley at Market After Dark in Cedar Rapids Join us at 6:30 p.m. to watch Alisabeth Von Presley take the stage and kick off Market After Dark! This Iowa native performs with a flair for the dynamic and theatrical and will guarantee fantastic entertainment throughout the venue as attendees shop and take in the atmosphere at this unique event.
10 of Soul at Market After Dark in Cedar Rapids Then stick around at 9:00 p.m. to see 10-piece Soul, Funk and R&B band, 10 of Soul! Bring a friend and get ready to dance the night away.

We are disappointed to announce that due to unforeseen scheduling conflicts, Maddie Poppe, the newly crowned American Idol winner, will no longer be performing at Market After Dark. This unfortunate change is out of the control of Maddie's management team and they deeply regret the inconvenience.

Musical Performances: Art Museum Stage

Featuring DJ Matt Rissi & DJ Patrick Blin all night, and the Prestige lighted ballerinas are back at 8:00 p.m. on the Art Museum Stage and 8:20 p.m. on the main stage!

Prestige lighted ballerinas on the Art Museum stage and main stage at Market After Dark in Cedar Rapids

DJ MATT RISSI on the Art Museum stage at Market After Dark in Cedar Rapids DJ PATRICK BLIN on the Art Museum stage at Market After Dark in Cedar Rapids

The Drinks

The taps in our beverage tents will be flowing with local beer thanks to 7G Distributing, our Preferred Beverage Sponsor. At our beverage tents you'll find:




Bud Light Harvest Blush Water
Millstream Brewing - German Pilsner Demi Sec Millstream Rootbeer
Big Grove Brewery - IPA Five Seasons Lion Bridge - Blood Orange Soda *
Quarter Barrel - Felhofer Amber Ale
Sutliff Cider - Hard Cider
Lion Bridge - Compensation *
Iowa Brewing Company - Surf Zombies *

*= Only available at beer tent 4 (by the stage).

A special thanks to our beverage tent hosts:

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The Fun

The fun isn't just happening on the main stage. You'll find yard games, including our giant Lite Brite at Greene Square, street performers at almost every corner and recreated downtown alleyways like the Secret Garden Alley, the Starry Night Alley and the Rainbow Alley. There will be fun for all throughout the entire venue! Some performers include ballet dancers from Prestige Dance Studio and LD Kidd's "Robot Man".

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