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Catch rock concerts at an outdoor amphitheater. Headlining acts at the Iowa State Fair, Wells Fargo Arena and Prairie Meadows. Metro Opera and the Des Moines Symphony. The Downtown Des Moines music scene at Wooly’s in the Historic East Village. Indie bands at 80/35 Music Festival. Street acts and dance clubs throughout Court Avenue District. Catch Broadway. Taylor Swift. Kenny Rogers. Ethnic music festivals and Music Under the Stars. Catch a tune in Greater Des Moines.

 

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04-02-2015

Special Events

Storm Circus in Concert

April 02, 2015
  • Location: Inspired Grounds Coffee House
  • 117 5th Street
  • West Des Moines, IA 50266
  • Times: 6 - 8 p.m.
  • Admission: $5 cash @ door
  • Phone: 515-306-7204
  • Email | Website

Corey Martin, aka, Storm Circus, will be sharing his music and stories from life in this intimate setting at Inspired Grounds Coffee House! Bring your friends, family, or just drop in for a relaxing and fun evening. Enjoy a latte, cup a tea, or fruit smoothy. This will be the perfect accompaniment to the end of the day. Get a fresh perspective and enjoy some great music right h...

The Maytags

April 02, 2015

Live from Studio One - Iowa Public Radio - Des Moines Social Club

04-03-2015

Fireside Music with Federal Cheese

April 03, 2015
  • Venue: Hotel Pattee
  • 1112 Willis Avenue
  • Perry, IA 50220
  • Times: 7 - 10 p.m.
  • Admission: Free (tips welcome)
  • Phone: 515-465-3511
  • Email | Website

Enjoy music fireside with Federal Cheese at the Hotel Pattee. David’s Milwaukee Diner and Inter-Urban lounge are open for service. https://http://www.facebook.com/FederalCheese.

Friday Night Entertainment

April 03, 2015 to April 24, 2015

Friday Night Entertainment | o April 3 - Jeffrey Scott Band | Jazz o April 10 - David Zollo | Blues, Rock o April 17 - Big Joe Kinser Band | Bluegrass, Country 10pm - 1am | Finish Line Show Lounge o April 24 - BeJae Fleming | Folk Rock

Mixology Night: Science of Light

April 03, 2015

Mixology Night: Science of Light Music: Dan Tedesco Mix. Mingle. Music. Science. Mix your Friday night up with drinks, mingling, science and entertainment! 21+ crowd: This night is exclusively for you! The first Friday of every month from 5:30 – 9:00 pm, experience all that the Science Center of Iowa has to offer – minus the kids. Grab a cocktail and enjoy live musi...

The Nola Jazz Band

April 03, 2015 to December 04, 2015

On-Going Events

International Fridays

February 20, 2015 to April 24, 2015 (Every Friday)
  • Location: 3 Brothers Bar
  • 1517 2nd Avenue
  • Des Moines, IA 50321
  • Times: 9 p.m.
  • Admission: Ladies Free before 11pm; Others $10
  • Phone: 317-457-4894
  • Email | Website

International Friday(Live Dj) Plays Best Reggae/Hiphop/ Afrobeats!

04-04-2015

Special Events

Fireside Music with Steffen Heins

April 04, 2015
  • Venue: Hotel Pattee
  • 1112 Willis Avenue
  • Perry, IA 50220
  • Times: 7 - 10 p.m.
  • Admission: Free (tips welcome)
  • Phone: 515-465-3511
  • Email | Website

Enjoy music fireside with Steffen Heins at the Hotel Pattee. David’s Milwaukee Diner and Inter-Urban lounge are open for service. https://http://www.iowarecords.com

Joel Dangerous Band

April 04, 2015
  • Location: Mickey's Irish Pub Waukee
  • 50 SE Laurel St
  • Waukee, IA 50263
  • Times: 9 p.m. - 1 a.m.
  • Admission: No Cover
  • Phone: 515-987-9604
  • Email | Website

Joel Dangerous, a band born out of the corn in the middle of Iowa. Rock & Roll seedlings grown from the richest Loess Soil on planet earth. Born to play, dangerous in name, these modern day music hereos live to die. Is it humid out? Nope, you just feel the funk, take the pain, kick the ceiling, and throw your hands in the air. The hottest and most humid band in America is a...

Jucifer

April 04, 2015
  • Location: Vaudeville Mews
  • 212 Fourth Street
  • Des Moines,
  • Times: 9 p.m.
  • Admission: $10
  • Website

Saturday Night Entertainment

April 04, 2015 to April 25, 2015

Saturday Night Entertainment o April 4 - Max Wellman Band | Jazz o April 11 - Jacob County & the Damaged Goods | Rock  10pm - 1am  o April 18 - Fahrenheit | Rock, Contemporary o April 25 - Bob Pace and the Dangerous Band | Blues ‘70s Saturday Night Every Saturday night in April from 7pm - midnight We'll play all your favorite hits from the &lsq...

The Queers

April 04, 2015
  • Location: Gas Lamp
  • 1501 Grand Avenue
  • Des Moines,
  • Times: 9 p.m.
  • Admission: $10 advance/$15 door
  • Website

04-05-2015

Sunday Tunes @ Summerset Winery

April 05, 2015
  • Venue: Summerset Winery
  • 15101 Fairfax Street
  • Indianola, IA 50125
  • Times: 3 - 6 p.m.w/ Adult Easter Egg Hunt
  • Admission: $3 per person or $10 car load. FREE to Case Club Members (show card)
  • Phone: 515-961-3545
  • Email | Website

Featuring:  Doghouse Daddies

04-06-2015

On-Going Events

The Des Moines Big Band

March 02, 2015 to May 25, 2015 (Every Monday)
  • Location: Palacio Events Center
  • 8900 Hickman Road
  • Clive, IA 50325
  • Times: 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. every Monday thru May 25
  • Admission: n/a
  • Phone: 515-210-4230
  • Email | Website

Come enjoy the progressive sounds of one of Iowa's longest running jazz orchestras. We play every Monday evening from October through May at 6:30 at El Palacio, 8900 Hickman Avenue. Drinks and light dinner items are available, restaurant-style seating is first come, first served. See calendar for cover fees and special events!

04-07-2015

Special Events

Free Live Entertainment - April Line-Up

April 07, 2015 to April 28, 2015

April Line-Up Club 55 Entertainment Tuesdays |  | Finish Line Show Lounge o April 7 - Maple Street Jazz, Big Band/Jazz o April 14 - RBJ Trio, Oldies o April 21 - Sentimental Swing, Big Band/Jazz o April 28 - Maple Street Jazz Band, Big Band/Jazz

Kalin & Myles

April 07, 2015
  • Venue: Wooly's
  • Historic East Village
  • Des Moines, IA 50309
  • Times: 7 p.m.
  • Admission: $15 - $75
  • Website

04-09-2015

Black and Tan-ner

April 09, 2015
  • Venue: Drake University - Harmon Fine Arts
  • 2505 Carpenter Avenue
  • Des Moines, IA 50311
  • Times: 7:30 pm.
  • Admission: $20 advance; $25 at Door
  • Website

Minneapolis piano phenomenon, Tanner Taylor joins us to present Ellington"s "Black and Tan Fantasy". as well as other piano jazz masterworks. Tanner's playing is nothing short of electric, and you'll find no more accomplished a technician on the instrument! He's backed many national touring artists and started his own Jazz Club in the Twin Cities.

Revolver Tour - Flyleaf

April 09, 2015
  • Location: Val Air Ballroom
  • 301 Ashworth Road
  • Des Moines, IA
  • Times: Doors 4 p.m.; Event 4:30 p.m.
  • Admission: $22 advance; $25 day of
  • Phone: 515-223-6152
  • Website

Revolver hottest chicks in hard rock tour featuring Flyleaf! For more information: www.hottestchickstour.com.

The Basement Tapes Project with the Howard Fishman Quartet

April 09, 2015

THE BASEMENT TAPES PROJECT explores the mysterious underground recordings made by Bob Dylan and The Band in 1967. Prior to the 2014 release of the original basement tapes, only bootlegged copies were discreetly distributed and sold. Critically-acclaimed singer, guitarist, composer and bandleader Howard Fishman shares the source material and the wide-ranging influences of one of...

04-10-2015

Fireside Music with Marilyn Jerome

April 10, 2015
  • Venue: Hotel Pattee
  • 1112 Willis Avenue
  • Perry, IA 50220
  • Times: 7 - 10 p.m.
  • Admission: Free (tips welcome)
  • Phone: 515-465-3511
  • Email | Website

Enjoy music fireside with Marilyn Jerome at the Hotel Pattee. David’s Milwaukee Diner and Inter-Urban lounge are open for service.

Friday Night Entertainment

April 03, 2015 to April 24, 2015

Friday Night Entertainment | o April 3 - Jeffrey Scott Band | Jazz o April 10 - David Zollo | Blues, Rock o April 17 - Big Joe Kinser Band | Bluegrass, Country 10pm - 1am | Finish Line Show Lounge o April 24 - BeJae Fleming | Folk Rock

On-Going Events

International Fridays

February 20, 2015 to April 24, 2015 (Every Friday)
  • Location: 3 Brothers Bar
  • 1517 2nd Avenue
  • Des Moines, IA 50321
  • Times: 9 p.m.
  • Admission: Ladies Free before 11pm; Others $10
  • Phone: 317-457-4894
  • Email | Website

International Friday(Live Dj) Plays Best Reggae/Hiphop/ Afrobeats!

Jazz Happy Hour

March 13, 2015 to December 11, 2015 (Recurring monthly on the 2nd Friday)

Jazz Happy Hour Every second and fourth Friday. 5:30-7:30 pm The Basement @ The Des Moines Social Club 901 Cherry The best in local and regional Jazz in a funky basement club reminiscent of Greenwich Village circa 1960. Catered food and no cover. Donations are accepted. All Ages.

04-11-2015

Special Events

Brazilian 2wins

April 11, 2015
  • Location: Palacio Events Center
  • 8900 Hickman Road
  • Des Moines, IA 50325
  • Times: 7:30 - 1:30 a.m.
  • Admission: $10 - $15
  • Phone: 515-210-4230
  • Email | Website

The Brazilian 2wins will be playing at Palacio Event Center in Des Moines, IA on April 11th, 2015. This will be an unforgettable night of high energy and an incredible performance. Make sure you mark the date for this amazing opportunity to see the group live. Doors open for Margarita Happy hour at 7:30PM, band starts at 9:30PM. Learn about the band at: http://brazilian2wins.co...

Final Mix

April 11, 2015
  • Location: Mickey's Irish Pub Waukee
  • 50 SE Laurel St
  • Waukee, IA 50263
  • Times: 9 p.m. - 1 a.m.
  • Admission: no cover
  • Phone: 515-987-9604
  • Email | Website

Des Moines best party band, come out and dance! They rock the house, playing the hottest hits, this band features experienced, talented showman musicians. FINAL MIX serves up the latest in R&B, Jazz Fusion, Blues, Hip Hop, Rock & Roll and original material. The leader and songwriter of the group is DEL "SAXMAN" JONES. For Del, blowing smooth sounds from his sa...

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