Music A concert at the Ames Collective Art Space. Special to Juice

A concert at the Ames Collective Art Space. Special to Juice

The Ames Collective Arts Space (The Space) hosting final show Monday

Published on April 7th, 2014 | by Joe Lawler

For the last six years 118 Hayward Ave., Ames has been known as the Ames Progressive, The Space for Ames and lately The Ames Collective Arts Space. It’s a small, DIY venue hosting music and art shows.

But after tonight (Monday), the venue is hosting its final concert. The concert starts at 6 p.m. and the lineup includes Taramis, Secret Freedom, Terror Pigeon Dance Revolt, Thee Goons, Holly and The Night Owls and Utopia Park.

Chloe Carson, 19, has been helping to run The Ames Collective Arts Space since last year, and has been attending shows there since she was 15.

“In the beginning, lots of people were interested, but lately there has been a lack of funding and a lack of interest,” Carson said. “People are ready to move on to the next thing. We’re hoping something new in the community will spark up.”

Mumford’s frontman Nate Logsdon helped found the Ames Progressive space in Feb., 2008 because of the closing of Boheme Bistro, which hosted a popular open mic night. The Space continued that open mic, as well as hosting concerts by acts like Kimya Dawson, Koo Koo Kanga Roo, Christopher the Conquered and others. The Space also hosted annual 14+ hour music marathons.

In a 2012 interview with Juice, Logsdon credited those marathons for providing the spark that grew into the Maximum Ames Music Festival.

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Joe Lawler covers music and more for Juice Magazine. E-mail him at or follow his updates on Twitter @JoeLawler

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