Upcoming Events

Rick Monroe brings his "outlaw Gypsy country rock" BACK to The Ideal and is joined once again by local outlaw country band Catfish Murphy. This bill lit up The Ideal's stage last October, which means this time it will be even bigger and better. DO NOT MISS an awesome night of original country from the some of the best talent near and far. Rick has opened for Lee Brice, Aaron Lewis, Eric Church, Charlie Daniels, Dwight Yoakam, Montgomery Gentry, Emerson Drive, Randy Houser, and Josh Thompson, among others. Check him out on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/67VBNCfGT2EPGiViUNcJS3 Doors at 7:45PM Show at 8:30PM $17 ADV / $22 Day of Show

Catfish Murphy at Outlaws

Outlaws, Ames, IA

Catfish Murphy makes their debut in Ames, IA at Outlaws for a double-header weekend Friday April 26th and Saturday April 27th The best Country Rock Bar in town with three levels of drinking pleasure. 10:30 pm showtime.

Previous Venues

  • Club 5 (Alliant Energy PowerHouse) – Cedar Rapids, IA 
  • McGrath Amphitheatre – Cedar Rapids, IA 
  • Wildwood Saloon – Iowa City, IA 
  • Rockin’ On the River Amphitheater – Cascade, IA 
  • Treasure Island Casino – Red Wing, MN 
  • Shenandoah Pro Rodeo - Galena, IL
  • Jackson Co Pro Rodeo - Bellevue, IA
  • Waterloo Blackhawks Young Arena – Waterloo, IA 
  • Freedom Fest – Bernard, IA 
  • Black Dirt Days – Conrad, IA 
  • Pitchapalooza Music Festival – Marion, IA 
  • Offshore Events Center – Bellevue, IA 
  • Elray's Live & Dive– Iowa City, IA
  • Hull Ave Tavern – Des Moines