View of the backyard of The Tangled Wood with live music in the background.

Outdoor Amphitheater

If you’ve been looking for the PERFECT outdoor space for events and live music, we are really excited to host you in our 8,000 square foot patio oasis! Come for a cold one in our outdoor bar, an exceptional meal in our outdoor dining area and entertainment in our outdoor amphitheater.

Who can you catch? Check out live bands such as Funktastic 5, 10 of Soul, Class of ‘82 and The Dawn and plenty of other talented artists, too. Think U2 cover bands, Latin and classic rock, The Brat Pack, country music and even a Talking Heads tribute band.

To host these talented bands, picture a huge screen that is nearly 17’ (more on that below) an even bigger stage (26’ X 24’. It’s all surrounded by luscious greenspace and a spectacular wooded landscape as the backdrop. There is plenty of room for the kids and adults to run around, dance and play. For those who prefer to kick back, there is more than enough seating for everyone (check out our FAQ to answer questions regarding bringing your own chairs)!

In addition to the large outdoor bar, you’ll have several beer tents around the property and a Tangled Wood chef or two manning the grill to make dining outdoors a breeze. Spend the day playing bocce ball and bags (a.k.a. cornhole, baggo, bag toss, the bean bag game, hillbilly horseshoes…whatever you want to call it, we’ve got it!). We’ve even got designated bicycle parking. With all of this live music, events and amenities, we often hear from the locals that this is like a staycation destination but we also serve folks from far and wide!


A BIG ASS TV was needed to cover an 8,000 square feet viewing area but, if The Tangled Wood was married, the wife may have turned an eye at a purchase THIS large. It’s 202-inches (that’s nearly 17 feet for those counting) of big ass screen hung on the amphitheater stage.

Connected to a state-of-the-art sound system, there is nothing like it around the area. It’s the largest permanently installed television in the Quad Cities! We don’t waste this giant screen on small content, either. In the past, we’ve gone big with movie events like our Halloween double feature showing Hotel Transylvania and the original Ghostbusters followed by free pumpkin painting for the kids and a special tasting for the adults. We also use it to show sporting events like the Iowa Hawkeyes and Cubs games and to enhance your experience of the live bands that come for your entertainment.

open green space by amphitheater

Open Green Space

Hey, technology isn’t for everyone, we get it (sort of). If a ridiculously large outdoor television isn’t your thing, we have created a space just for you! Go earthing, watch your kids run around, dance like nobody’s watching and just enjoy nature in our open green space. Find a high top table, picnic table or one of our bright blue Adirondack chairs. We’ve got plenty of luscious plants and horticulture eye candy for the nature lovers here!

This truly is a family-friendly event and live music venue and entertainment destination in Bettendorf. Your plans practically make themselves!

Ask us about our rules for service dogs and comfort animals.

band playing at amphitheater with crowd

A Note About Outside Food & Drink

Leave it in the car or we’ll have to cancel the band! But seriously, we know it’s tempting to BYOB, but please don’t ask us about outside food or drink. We’re talking to you, Karen! That being said, we can promise you that our food and drink menus will NOT disappoint.