Lodging possibilities on University Boulevard are the Gateway, Holiday Inn and Best Western. More choices can be found at the Ames Convention and Visitors Bureau website and the Iowa State University Visitors website including the Memorial Union, located very near the Music Building.
Be aware that the Memorial Union does not offer food on the weekends. However, Stomping Grounds, which is an excellent café at 303 Welch Avenue, offers breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Campustown area has many other lunch and dinner options. A list of local eateries is available at the Ames Convention and Visitors Bureau website and the Iowa State University Visitors website.