The Maintenance Shop

The Maintenance Shop Over 40 Years of Live Music... it does the talking for us! Get Tickets! http://www.midwestix.com/organizations/the-maintenance-shop The Maintenance Shop, or M-Shop as it is affectionately known, is the longest running nightclub in Ames, IA.
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The M-Shop is located in the west entrance of the Memorial Union (2229 Lincoln Way | Ames, IA) at Iowa State University and hosts around 50 musical shows a year. In addition, the M-Shop also hosts stand-up comedy nights, Grandma Mojos Moonshine Revival, a student improv comedy troupe, open mic nights, theater performances, dances, and more. The M-Shop is an ALL AGES VENUE that is open for events in the evenings and from 11:00am-5:00pm weekdays, during the academic year, for studying, lounging and relaxing while listening to upcoming artists. Our box office is open to purchase event tickets during these hours as well. As a student-run entity of Iowa State University's Student Union Board (SUB), the M-Shop can be rented for events or private use. Without a bad seat in the house, the M-Shop easily rivals any venue for performance quality and concert experience for its patrons. Stop by the M-Shop and check us out...We welcome suggestions for artists and improvements and we'll do our best to provide superior customer service if you come to enjoy a show!

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Culinary Team: A selection of bottled beer and wine, as well as popcorn are available for purchase at the bar during most concerts & other official M-Shop events.

Operating as usual

10/01/2020
We are excited to have local roots/blues artist Matt Woods back at The M-Shop on Wednesday, September 30. Doors open at ...
09/26/2020

We are excited to have local roots/blues artist Matt Woods back at The M-Shop on Wednesday, September 30. Doors open at 7:30 for the seated 8pm show! Face coverings required.

Get your tickets and find show details here: https://tickets.midwestix.com/event/matt-woods-isu2020

09/25/2020
09/24/2020

Can’t make it to Ryne Doughty’s live performance tonight at The M-Shop? Don’t worry! We’ve got you covered. We’ll be streaming the concert virtually LIVE! Tune in at 8pm for an awesome performance!

Come see Ryne Doughty Music at The M-Shop this Thursday, September 24! The doors open at 7:30 and the show starts at 8. ...
09/22/2020

Come see Ryne Doughty Music at The M-Shop this Thursday, September 24! The doors open at 7:30 and the show starts at 8. Get your tickets now: https://tickets.midwestix.com/event/ryne-doughty-isu2020

Face coverings will be required and we will be strictly following the detailed university guidelines.

09/17/2020
WWS S5 Ryne Doughty "Crossing The River"

ANNOUNCEMENT: Ryne Doughty Music will now be playing The M-Shop a week from today on Thursday, September 24. The doors open at 7:30 for this 8pm show.

Face coverings will be required and we will be strictly following the detailed university guidelines. Keep an eye out for tickets!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j2FQjs3nzc8

The White Wall Sessions Season 5 Ryne Doughty "Crossing The River" thewhitewallsessions.com http://thewhitewallsessions.libsyn.com/ #rynedoughty #wwsessions ...

09/16/2020

SERIES UPDATE: Unfortunately, Fred Love will no longer be able to perform at the M-Shop on Thursday, September 24. As a result, this show is now CANCELED.

09/12/2020
09/12/2020

Couldn’t make it to The M-Shop tonight? Tune into our live stream of Mississippi Jake starting at 8!

We are excited to have local folk artist Mississippi Jake at the M-Shop TONIGHT. There is still time to get your tickets...
09/11/2020
Mississippi Jake

We are excited to have local folk artist Mississippi Jake at the M-Shop TONIGHT. There is still time to get your tickets! Doors open at 7:30 for the 8PM show. Face coverings will be required and we will be strictly following the detailed university guidelines.
Tickets: https://tickets.midwestix.com/event/mississippi-jake-isu2020

Tickets for Mississippi Jake in Ames from MIDWESTIX. Mississippi Jake is a native of the Ozarks, transplanted to Des Moines. He tours the United States as a solo artist, and is the band leader of The Bootleggers orchestra (folk) and The Ghosts (rock & roll). Mississippi Jake is storytelling, wo

09/10/2020

SERIES UPDATE: Unfortunately, Strong Like Bear will no longer be able to perform at the M-Shop on Friday, September 18. As a result, this show is now CANCELED.

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09/10/2020

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09/08/2020
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Don't forget to get your tickets for Mississippi Jake this Friday, September 11 at 8pm. Come check out this local folk show! tickets: https://tickets.midwestix.com/event/mississippi-jake-isu2020

*Due to COVID-19, we will be strictly following the detailed university guidelines, and face coverings are required.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOWytFSqIEU&feature=emb_title

Filmed by: Alchemy Digital (Minneapolis, MN) Watched the city fall asleep And wake again in the morning Spent the night tangled up Never even closed our eyes...

We are excited to announce local folk artist Mississippi Jake will be playing The M-Shop Friday, September 11 at 8pm! Ge...
09/05/2020

We are excited to announce local folk artist Mississippi Jake will be playing The M-Shop Friday, September 11 at 8pm! Get your tickets: https://tickets.midwestix.com/event/mississippi-jake-isu2020

* due to COVID-19, we will be strictly following the detailed university guidelines including having all patrons/staff/volunteers wear face coverings at all time, operating at 50% or less capacity, distanced seating throughout the venue, ample signage noting said face coverings, distancing, to regularly wash/sanitize hands, and to stay home if ill. We additionally have hand sanitizer located throughout the club and larger Memorial Union. We will also be fully sanitizing the M-Shop and before and after sound check as well as before and after the show.

Another #tbt to when Jack Johnson stopped by and accurately described the M-Shop. :-) Mason Jennings opened what was no ...
05/28/2020

Another #tbt to when Jack Johnson stopped by and accurately described the M-Shop. :-) Mason Jennings opened what was no doubt an awesome concert that night! Anyone here, back on Oct. 21, 2001?
Looking forward to having you back for more great shows soon!...

Best wishes with finals week Cyclones and congrats to all the spring graduates, including Jonathan, Cole, Cory, Karlie, ...
05/05/2020

Best wishes with finals week Cyclones and congrats to all the spring graduates, including Jonathan, Cole, Cory, Karlie, Matt, & Collin from the M-Shop team! You all rock / stay in touch!

04/23/2020
Eddie Shaw & The Wolfgang (2) at The Maintenance Shop

For this #tbt check out a video from the sold-out M-Shop 40th anniversary blues show with the legendary Eddie Shaw & the Wolfgang from 2014!

Eddie Shaw & The Wolfgang (2) at The Maintenance Shop, Ames IA Friday Jan 31, 2014

We are excited to announce the Josie Dunne concert has been rescheduled to Friday, September 11. Valid tickets from orig...
04/17/2020

We are excited to announce the Josie Dunne concert has been rescheduled to Friday, September 11. Valid tickets from originally scheduled April 18 concert will be honored at this show. Current ticket holders have been emailed additional details. You can get tickets now: https://tickets.midwestix.com/event/josiedunne-isu2020

Great #tbt post from our friends The Nadas - glad we were able to have them back in the M-Shop earlier this year! Check ...
04/16/2020

Great #tbt post from our friends The Nadas - glad we were able to have them back in the M-Shop earlier this year! Check out their upcoming virtual "Storytellers Tour" now and hopefully we'll be able to bring them back for a live show down the road! :-)

Today's #tbt photo is courtesy of Geoff Wood's #springcleaning. These tickets are from a show at the The Maintenance Shop more than two decades ago. Everyone can add to their ticket collection by grabbing tix for an upcoming virtual show on the Storytellers Tour! Visit tikly.co/thenadas for full details.

THIS JUST IN: Chris Renzema has been rescheduled to perform at the Maintenance Shop on Wednesday, October 28 at 8pm! Tic...
04/16/2020

THIS JUST IN: Chris Renzema has been rescheduled to perform at the Maintenance Shop on Wednesday, October 28 at 8pm! Tickets that have already been purchased for the original March 28 date will be honored at the October 28 show. Current ticket holders have been emailed additional details. Tickets for the new date are up for sale now at tickets.midwestix.com/event/chrisrenzema-isu2020

04/16/2020
The Maintenance Shop

#tbt with a 2017 homemade 'tour' of the M-Shop, showcasing the venue and some of the bigger shows from the past decade!

Shoutout to the narrating former-director Jon Laczniak and tech Nick Bramanti, as well at the Ames Community Arts Council for having the video available!

We look forward to getting you all back to the Iowa State University Memorial Union for more M-Shop shows soon!

The Maintenance Shop, or 'M-Shop' as it’s affectionately known, is the longest running, ALL AGES, nightclub in Ames, IA. Conveniently located in Iowa State U...

If you’re bored in quarantine and craving entertainment, check out some live virtual concerts from our spring semester l...
04/14/2020

If you’re bored in quarantine and craving entertainment, check out some live virtual concerts from our spring semester lineup! 🎶 #mshop #livestream #virtualconcerts #music

04/09/2020
The Lumineers @ The M-Shop - "Ho Hey"

#tbt with an awesome M-Shop crowd helping The Lumineers perform "Ho Hey" eight-years ago this very day! (April 9, 2012)

The Lumineers performed "Ho Hey" at the Maintenance Shop in Ames, Iowa on Apr. 9, 2012.

04/08/2020

We miss having concerts in The M-Shop! Help us reminisce about our shows over the years. What has been your favorite M-Shop concert/memory? Feel free to share your stories and pictures in the comments!

Thanks to Special Collections and University Archives, Iowa State University Library for sharing the image and article f...
04/07/2020

Thanks to Special Collections and University Archives, Iowa State University Library for sharing the image and article from this old M-Shop show! Just checked our records and it looks like The Itals w/ Roots Radics concert took place on Oct. 22, 1983!

We posted the first half of this #MusicMonday back in February in celebration of Black History Month. Here’s the other reggae band, The Itals, that performed at the M-Shop back in 1984! Image from the 1984 Bomb pg. 109.
#tbt #reggae #mshop #concert #theitals #throwback #ames #iastate #isu #thebomb #scua

03/20/2020

Amidst the ongoing COVID-19 issues everyone is dealing with, we’ve unfortunately had to postpone or cancel our remaining spring concerts.

We’re working with the artists to hopefully reschedule dates for the fall and will provide updates as soon as we’re able. Current tickets holders have been contacted via the email provided at purchase with options on retaining, or refunding, their tickets.

Thanks for your understanding & continued support. We hope everyone is staying safe and healthy, and that you’re able to enjoy great live-music and other events at the M-Shop again soon!

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03/20/2020

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Tickets are going FAST for our show w/ Tiny Moving Parts this Thursday (March 12) - get yours now!! Pop/punk rockers Bel...
03/09/2020

Tickets are going FAST for our show w/ Tiny Moving Parts this Thursday (March 12) - get yours now!! Pop/punk rockers Belmont and Capstan will support and alt-pop singer Jetty Bones will open. Doors at 7:30 for the 8pm concert.

www.midwestix.com/organizations/the-maintenance-shop

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03/08/2020

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THIS Saturday (March 7), we welcome folk/blues/rock musician Jack Broadbent with Benjamin Jaffe to The M-Shop at 8PM! Fa...
03/04/2020

THIS Saturday (March 7), we welcome folk/blues/rock musician Jack Broadbent with Benjamin Jaffe to The M-Shop at 8PM! Fans of John Lee Hooker,Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, and similar will dig this concert. Doors open at 7:30 PM for the seated show! Get your tickets now!

www.midwestix.com/organizations/the-maintenance-shop

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03/01/2020

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The Maintenance Shop
02/29/2020

The Maintenance Shop

Address

Iowa State University Memorial Union 2229 Lincoln Way
Ames, IA
50014

Opening Hours

Monday 11:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 11:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 11:00 - 17:00
Thursday 11:00 - 17:00
Friday 11:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(515) 294-8349

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Get Tickets! www.midwestix.com/organizations/the-maintenance-shop The Maintenance Shop, or M-Shop as it is affectionately known, is the longest running nightclub in Ames, IA. The M-Shop is located in the west entrance of the Memorial Union (2229 Lincoln Way | Ames, IA) at Iowa State University and hosts around 50 musical shows a year. In addition, the M-Shop also hosts stand-up comedy nights, Grandma Mojos Moonshine Revival, a student improv comedy troupe, open mic nights, theater performances, dances, and more. The M-Shop is an ALL AGES VENUE that is open for events in the evenings and from 11:00am-5:00pm weekdays, during the academic year, for studying, lounging and relaxing while listening to upcoming artists. Our box office is open to purchase event tickets during these hours as well. As a student-run entity of Iowa State University's Student Union Board (SUB), the M-Shop can be rented for events or private use. Without a bad seat in the house, the M-Shop easily rivals any venue for performance quality and concert experience for its patrons. Stop by the M-Shop and check us out...We welcome suggestions for artists and improvements and we'll do our best to provide superior customer service if you come to enjoy a show!

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It was back just about 40 years ago when Rusty Poehner was running the show, that we played The M Shop. We played the gig a few times and always had a lot of fun. Hard to imagine that many years and decades have gone by, and that you are still going strong. Congratulations... Be well!
Dear MShop: Wondering if you could link us to the IA Public Television Jazz and Blues series so we could get our musical fix while staying home. Please and thanks. From me, 1980 MShop Manager Student Union Board 1980
Any blues shows this semester?
If you’re looking for NYE plans look no further!
Getting it started.
Getting it started years ago. 43 to be exact.
I know I have A TON of friends and family who like hip-hop and this group is one you are not going to want to miss! They were voted into Red Bull Record's top 20 music groups to look for in 2017! It's going to be an awesome show AND you get see Angela Chamberlain and I. 😁What's better than that?!
When is the full fall lineup announced? I'm excited can't wait to see who all is playing
Nice!