Live music performances at Octopus


Located at 2205 College Street in Cedar Falls, the Octopus is a local bar and live music venue. Live music is hosted intermittently here throughout the year, and anyone over the age of 21 is more than welcome to check out the action.  Along with live performances, the Octopus also has a variety of their own activities which include team trivia every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m., comedy night once a month with featured comics and an open-mic portion and Latin night with DJ Shaky at 8 p.m. on the third Thursday of every month.

The Octopus is hosting a multitude of live musicians this fall. The next talent coming to the stage is Joel Sires and the Basic Band with Jordan Sellergren. They will be performing on Sept. 17 at 9:00 p.m. and on Sept. 18 at 12:00 a.m. Tickets are $10. Next, on Sept. 18 a lively brass band called BYO Brass will be playing a range of styles for free from 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Then, Salt Fox will take the stage on Sept. 24 at 9:00 p.m. and again on Sept. 25 at 12:00 a.m. for a $10 admittance fee. The next group coming in is called the Evan Stock Band who is providing a free performance from 9:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Oct. 2. On Oct. 9 Joel Sires and the Deeves will be playing from 8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. for $10, and Good Morning Midnight will be playing for free on Oct. 15 at 9:00 p.m. and again on Oct. 16 at 11:30 a.m. Then, Clayton Ryan, Rachel Bearinger and Ben Rendall take the stage for another free performance on Oct 16 from 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.   Then, on Oct. 23 Carnage the Executioner and Hummingbird Horizon will be playing for $10 from 8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Thumb Buddy and Measure will be taking the stage and playing for free on Nov. 6 at 9:00 p.m. and on Nov. 7 12:00 a.m, and Sorry Pluto, The Slow Retreat, and 404 will be playing for free on Nov. 12 from 9:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. The last live performance at the Octopus in 2021 will come from a band called The Rumors who will be playing from 9:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Nov. 20.

Additional information including more details about these and the full calendar of events can be found at