Indie Concert Series - Upstairs Stage

  • Sunday, December 25
  • 9:00PM

21+.  Free entry before 9pm and just a $5 cover after 9pm to enjoy these shows and more entertainment across 3 rooms at Elray's Live & Dive in Downtown Iowa City!  

These shows will all take place on our upstairs stage with a post show DJ set until close.  Check out our full calendar for the happenings on all 3 stages. 


  • Sept 30th @10pm - Not Quite Brothers - we break it up a bit with a cover set upstairs by one of Iowa's best party bands
  • Oct 7th @9pm - Silver Warehouse - MPLS based alt/garage rock band comes to Iowa City
  • Oct 8th @8pm - Critical Mass w/Dolliver - double set of Iowa City based rock bands
  • Oct 14th @9pm - The FeyThe Fey is an alternative R&B project by singer-songwriter Zachary Watkins
  • Oct 15th @9pm - The Many Colored Death - alt rock power trio from Columbia MO
  • Oct 21st @9pm - Funkatude - Iowa City band brings funk, soul & rock n' roll to the upstairs stage
  • Oct 22nd @9pm - Sneezyfunk and soul band from Chicago
  • Oct 27th @9pm - Halloween Metal Bash - Thursday night featuring Cranial Decay, Phantom Threat, and Empty Graves. $10 cover or free if you're wearing a costume! 
  • Nov 18th @9pm - Washington Avenue - local indie pop band
  • Nov 19th @9pm - Camp Culture - from Indie Rock to those old school Doo-Wop’s, the band preserves the roots of musicianship and being able to consistently produce a memorable live performance 
  • Dec 3rd @9pm - The Wonderlandsthe Cincinnati quintet is exploring new sounds and concepts while taking every opportunity to hit the road and share their work with the world
  • Dec 9th @9pm - Louder Now - THE MIDWEST'S PREMIER EMO & POP-PUNK COVER BAND from Chicago
  • Dec 10th @9pm - Erin Coburn - Cincinnati native and perpetual misfit, Erin Coburn is known for her prolific songwriting and modern approach to American Rock and Roll

More shows are added all the time!