Goldfinch Room: Fred Love

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The Goldfinch Room featuring Ames native singer/songwriter Fred Love will return for an outdoor performance on the Stephens Auditorium front lawn on Tuesday, August 18 at 6:30pm!

The lawn will open at 6pm with socially distanced seating areas and music will start at 6:30pm. Free parking is available in Lot F, just west of Stephens Auditorium. Entry is $5 per person at the door. The event will also be livestreamed for free on the Goldfinch Room Facebook page with a virtual tip jar that will give listeners an opportunity to support the artist and Stephens Auditorium.

COVID-19 Accommodations

To safely deliver events in the time of COVID-19, the following procedures will be followed:

  1. No advance ticket sales – pay upon arrival ($5 per person)
  2. Social distancing shapes will be marked on the lawn for up to 4 people. Parties will be asked to stay within these markings as we’ve allowed 6-8 feet between shapes. If you are part of a larger group, please email the Ticket Office at by Monday at 2pm and we will adjust the size of the shape to accommodate your group.
  3. Bring your own lawn chairs and/or blankets. Pop-up tents/umbrellas will be allowed in the outer social distancing shapes.
  4. Face coverings will be required when entering and exiting the event as well as when moving around to restrooms or to purchase food and beverage. Face coverings will not be required once you are seated.
  5. We will be offering beer, wine, soda and water at an outdoor bar area.
  6. The Traveling Pig will be on site offering yummy menu items.
  7. Outside food and non-alcoholic beverages may be brought into the event.
  8. Restrooms will be open in Stephens and we will ask patrons to follow directional signage when entering and exiting the venue.

The event will be also livestreamed on the Goldfinch Room Facebook page with a virtual tip jar that will give listeners an opportunity to support the artist and Stephens Auditorium.

In case of inclement weather, a decision will be made by 3pm on day of show with an email going out to our Goldfinch Room mailing list and Facebook page if the live portion is cancelled and moving to livestreaming only with no audience.

The Traveling Pig Food Truck and Catering will be set up at 6pm. Link to menu:

For more information, contact the Stephens Auditorium ticket office at

About the Artist – Fred Love

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Fred Love is a singer-songwriter and guitarist from Ames, Iowa. He released his debut solo album, “Lily of the Valley,” in 2017. Most recently, he released a new five-song EP – “The Nine Days EP” –  a DIY project recorded entirely in his basement and his experiences sheltering in place during the coronavirus pandemic with his wife and two young children.  Previously, he played guitar and sang in the band the Colt Walkers. A native of an isolated farm town, Love has always thought of his music as an extension of the most primal forms in the American songbook. His direct blend of country, folk and blues lends his songs an immediacy that taps into the hearts of the wanderers, misfits and strangers that haunt America’s rural interior.