Seriously, LARGE midgets? The name comes from a joke on the Bob & Tom show. At a practice, our guitarist, retold a joke he heard that morning on Bob & Tom about the worst circus ever – Bob’s Circus in a Mall parking lot – starring HUGE midgets – he just told the story a little wrong, and we had ourselves a name. As musicians, like a good hunter, or a drunk person at the end of the night, we’ll take a shot at anything. Our range goes from Neil Diamond to the Violent Femmes, or from to Michael Jackson to Matchbox 20. If it is fun, and people will sing, dance and enjoy, we are all in for given it a shot. It’s sort of like going over to friend’s house to watch some of your other friends play music. We are just four good friends playing with ourselves on stage and you get to watch. Wait, that sounds sort of wrong. We enjoy having fun with each other, wait that sounds even worse. How about this, our energy comes from the crowd – they are energized by the vibe and good feeling that comes from the stage – a feeling of friendship and unexpected fun, like a backyard barbeque at your crazy Uncle Fred’s house – you never know what to expect, but odds are you will be telling stories about it and asking yourself questions like, did I really do that? What happened to my money? Is a tomato a fruit or vegetable? Why do I have no voice left? Why is there a cheese ball in my pocket? Who was that masked man? How late does Perkins stay open? You know, the usual stuff after a long and fun night. And after close to three years of retirement, we are ready to have another barbeque or two!
What is Uptown Friday Nights?
Presented by the Cedar Rapids Jaycees Since 1988, Uptown Friday Nights is the place to gather with your friends after a long week at work, relax and enjoy some great music by local and national bands.
Where your weekend begins!
475 1st Street SW
Rain or Shine all Summer Long!
Photo ID is required and strictly enforced for all ages. Failure to produce an ID may result in no entrance to the event.