Maximum Ames 2012

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Maximum Ames 2012 Festival Logo WHERE:Ames, IA
WHEN:September 20-23, 2012
TICKETS: $100 3-Day Pass
WEBSITE: Official Website


Maximum Ames Music Festival is a four-day celebration of music and culture that will take place at dozens of venues all over Ames. The festival will feature acts from Iowa and the Midwest as well as excellent nationally prominent touring acts. The goal of MAMF is to fill Ames with music for full weekend and give a boost to the local economy by hosting shows in many different venues and in multiple cultural districts throughout the community. We are eager to foster collaborations between artists, businesses and organizations to create a unique and exciting event that celebrates Ames and maximizes our cultural potential.


  • Adam Faucett
  • Alex Kintzle and the Davis Brothers
  • BeJae Fleming
  • Diamonds for Eyes
  • Doctor Murdock
  • Great American Desert
  • Gunpowder Fatty
  • Holly & the Night Owls
  • Jaw Harp Potential
  • Jeff Mangum
  • Jon Wayne & the Pain
  • Ladysoal
  • Mantis Pincers
  • Motivated
  • Mount Eerie
  • Mutts
  • Old Scratch Revival Singers
  • Omens
  • Paleo
  • Peace, Love & Stuff
  • Phoenix L’amour
  • Plume Giant
  • Purple Asteroid Cadillac
  • Run-On Sunshine
  • Scarlet Isis
  • The Bootytronic Suite
  • The Daredevil Christopher Wright
  • The Dirty Dozen Brass Band
  • The Music Tapes
  • The Poison Control Center
  • The River Monks
  • The Wheelers
  • Time Hammer
  • Trouble Lights
  • Twins
  • Wanda Jackson – “The Queen of Rockabilly”