Red Rhythm & Boom


Mason City Council hopes you enjoy this FREE regional event intended to showcase the quality of life that Mason has to offer. Phillip Phillips and Ben Rector are the featured artists for this year’s event you won’t want to miss!


The City of Mason is excited to announce that Red Rhythm and Boom will feature multi-platinum artist, Phillip Phillips! This acclaimed artist began his career by winning Season 11 of American Idol in 2011. Since releasing his five-times platinum debut single “Home” in spring 2012, Phillip Phillips has put out two chart-topping albums and taken his earthy but expansive brand of guitar-fueled rock to stages across the globe. With songs from his platinum album, The World from the Side of the Moon and sophomore album, Behind the Light, Phillips is sure to get the crowd rocking with his rich, soulful vocals and bold twist on anthemic folk-rock. The City of Mason is also excited to host chart-topping musical artist Ben Rector as the opening act.


The fun will begin at 4 p.m. with access to carnival and kid zone activities such as a zipline, extreme air trampolines, interactive inflatables, a climbing wall, bounce houses, strolling entertainment and more! Guests can also enjoy a wide variety of food options as well as an adult beverage garden available throughout the evening. Stage entertainment will kick off at 6 p.m. with a skydiving exhibit presented by Start Skydiving and continue throughout the night until a fireworks display presented by Rozzi’s Famous Fireworks at 10 p.m. We hope you can join us!


Interested in volunteering at the event? Volunteers of all ages and abilities are needed to help make this event a success! Organizations or groups who get at least 10 people to volunteer for a four hour shift each will receive a $200 donation to their organization or group. The City will make a donation to the Mason Parks and Recreation Foundation for each individual volunteer not associated with a group or organization of 10.

Volunteer Opportunities


Mason’s Red Rhythm and Boom will be held rain or shine and will not be rescheduled. In the event of severe weather, updates will be posted on the City of Mason’s social media pages for any cancellations. The City encourages residents and event participants to download the FREE Code Red Mobile App on their mobile phone to receive up to date weather and safety notifications regarding the event.


Lakeside Drive between Mason Montgomery Road and Foxfield Drive will close beginning at 8 a.m. on Monday, July 3 for event set up. The Mason Municipal Center and Community Center Campus can be accessed by Nixon Park Drive and Foxfield Drive during this time.

Mason Montgomery Road will be closed from Foxfield Drive to Lakeside Drive on Monday, July 3 beginning at 4 p.m. until midnight. Detours will be provided.

Event Site Map


Convenient off campus parking and shuttle service is available from local partners and businesses for this event. Parking at these locations is permitted on Monday, July 3 beginning at 4 p.m. to midnight. A shuttle will transport your party to the Mason Municipal Center Campus. RV’s or large trailers, alcohol, grills and glass bottles are NOT permitted in designated parking areas. Both onsite and offsite parking is indicated below:

1. Grace Baptist Church 5595 Mason Road
2. Heritage Oak Park 4601 US 42
3. St. Susanna Catholic Church 616 Reading Road/td>
4. *Pine Hill Lakes Park 211 Kings Mills Road
5. *Corwin M. Nixon Park 6249 Mason Montgomery Road
6. *Heritage Presbyterian Church 6546 Mason Montgomery Road
7. Hope Church 4934 Western Row Road/td>
8. Christ’s Church at Mason 5165 Western Row Road
9. *Mason United Methodist Church 6315 Mason Montgomery Road

*These sites are within walking distance to the event site and shuttle service is not available.
Print a map of parking and shuttle locations for 2017 Red Rhythm and Boom.


The event is FREE (no admission ticket is required). All lawn seating is first come, first serve beginning at 3 p.m. on Monday, July 3. Backstage passes are not available.


In case of any emergency during the event please call 911. Emergency response personnel will be onsite during the event. In addition two First Aid booths are available - look for the large red and white flags. The City encourages residents and event participants to download the FREE Code Red Mobile App on their mobile phone to receive up to date weather and safety notifications regarding the event.



To obtain more information while at the event visit one of the four information booths. Information booths can be identified by black and yellow flags.


A Fifth Third Bank ATM is located inside the Mason Municipal Center and is available until the event ends.


Pets can become overwhelmed by large crowds, noise, commotion and fireworks. Be kind to your pet and leave them at home during this event. We are not permitting pets on campus during this event.


Please refrain from setting up any items on the lawn or area of the event until 3 p.m. on Monday, July 3. Items that are an impediment for setup operations will be removed and can be retrieved from lost and found located in the Community Room inside the Mason Municipal Center.

You are welcome to bring a cooler, chair, and/or blanket while you enjoy the music and fireworks. Tents, umbrellas, glass containers and alcohol not bought on site are not permitted.

The City of Mason is not responsible for personal items left unattended, lost, stolen or removed during set-up operations. Personal items must be removed from the campus promptly after the fireworks. Any items left will be discarded during clean-up.


SuperGames will be providing the kids entertainment while includes a zip line, extreme air trampolines, a climb wall, interactive inflatables, bounce houses, carnival games and more!

A $5 wristband (one per child) allows your child to enjoy the kids’ activities and games throughout the event. Beginning on June 19, wristbands will be sold in Symbiosis located inside the Mason Community Center. Wristbands can be obtained at all information booths on the day of the event until 9:30 p.m. Proceeds from the sale of the wristbands benefit the Mason Parks and Recreation Foundation’s Common Ground playground project.


Over 20 food and non-food vendors will be available at the event and their prices may vary. Credit Cards may not be accepted at all food vendors.


The Mason Parks and Recreation Foundation will be proudly serving Pepsi products at the various refreshment tents located throughout the event site. 20 ounce bottled water and 20 ounce soda will be available. Proceeds from the sale of refreshments benefit the Mason Parks and Recreation Foundation’s Common Ground playground project. Purchase of refreshments will be cash only.


The American Legion will be selling adult beverages as part of the July 3 event. Beverages will be available from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. and served from the front plaza of the Mason Municipal Center. A portion of the proceeds from the beverage sales will benefit the Mason Parks and Recreation Foundation’s Common Ground playground project.


In preparation for the event, Mason City offices will be closed on Monday, July 3. Brush removal services will be delayed one week. There will be no interruption to the waste removal services. City offices will also be closed on Tuesday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day. All regular City services will resume on Wednesday, July 5.


Mason Community Center will be open from 5:00 a.m. to noon on Monday, July 3.


Lou Eves Municipal Pool will be open under normal hours of noon to 8:00 p.m. on Monday, July 3.





Get connected with us for the latest event updates on Twitter, Facebook by following #RedRhythBoom. Scan the QR Code below to download the free CodeRED Mobile Alert app and stay informed on weather conditions and other safety notifications throughout the Red Rhythm and Boom event.