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05-24-2015

Special Events

Des Moines Symphony Masterworks 7: Season Finale – Appalachian Spring – A Memorial Day Tribute

May 23, 2015 to May 24, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Venue: Des Moines Civic Center
  • 221 Walnut Street
  • Des Moines, IA 50309
  • Times: Sat 7:30 p.m.; Sun 2:30 p.m.
  • Admission: $15 - $55 (see description)
  • Website

Experience Copland's Pulitzer Prize-winning Appalachian Spring, one of the most iconic pieces of music ever written. The evocative film music of John Williams: The Patriot, Lincoln, Midway and Hymn to the Fallen from Saving Private Ryan, honors those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for the freedoms we enjoy. And, as an encore to the hugely successful Symphony In Sculpture, we...

LOL Y'ALL COMEDY SHOW

May 24, 2015

COMEDY SHOW

Sunday Tunes @ Summerset Winery - Memorial Day Weekend

May 24, 2015
  • Venue: Summerset Winery
  • 15101 Fairfax Street
  • Indianola, IA 50125
  • Times: 3 - 6 p.m.
  • Admission: $3 per person or $10 car load. FREE to Case Club Members (show card)
  • Phone: 515-961-3545
  • Email | Website

Featuring:  Abby Normal.  Free entry for Veterans.

The Smoking Flowers at Vaudeville Mews

May 24, 2015
  • Location: Vaudeville Mews
  • 212 Fourth Street
  • Des Moines, IA 50309
  • Times: 9 p.m.
  • Admission: $5
  • Email | Website

The Smoking Flowers from Nashville performing at Vaudeville Mews with Karen Meat & The Computer opening. Recent Press on The Smoking Flowers: "Often beautifully ragged; sometimes beautifully haunting; many times beautifully goofy-grinned and/or playful, pleading, or pledging, but always beautiful. A punkish/alt-country/whatever-you-need-it-to-be master...

05-25-2015

World War II Memorial Day Remembrance

May 25, 2015
  • Location: WWII Memorial at the State Capitol Complex
  • E 13 Street and Grand Avenue
  • Des Moines, IA 50309
  • Times: 1 - 2:30 p.m.
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: 515-975-7252
  • Email | Website

World War II Memorial Day Remembrance with the Greater Des Moines Community Band!

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!

05-26-2015

Special Events

Club 55 Entertainment

May 05, 2015 to May 26, 2015

o May 5 - Dale Menning and the Star Dusters, Big Band/Jazz o May 12 - The Rivieras, Oldies Rock o May 19 - Jerry Beauchamp Band, Polka/Variety o May 26 - Erv Reutzel, Polka  

Ministry

May 26, 2015
  • Venue: Wooly's
  • Historic East Village
  • Des Moines, IA 50309
  • Times: Doors 7 p.m. / Show 8 p.m.
  • Admission: $66.66 Advance; $70 at the door- ticketfly.com
  • Website

The band was a part of the first Lollapalooza tour in 1992 and has released 13 albums over the last 31 years. The most recent, "From Beer to Eternity," came out in 2013. .  

On-Going Events

Irish Jam

Started October 14, 2014 (Recurring every 2 weeks Tuesday)

2nd Tuesday of each month, come out to Java Joe's for Irish Jam - musicians welcome! For more information:  www.javajoescoffeehouse.com.

05-27-2015

Special Events

Dustin Baird in Concert

May 27, 2015
  • Location: Mickey's Irish Pub Waukee
  • 50 SE Laurel Street
  • Waukee, IA 50263
  • Times: 6 - 10 p.m.
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: 515-987-9604
  • Email | Website

OUR BRAND NEW WEDNESDAY NIGHT EVENT -Wednesday on The Patio- 6 - 10pm with $12 Domestic Buckets $16 Specialty Buckets 3pm-7pm Happy Hour Music on our Patio on a Wednesday? We don't see why not! Dustin has the smooth sounds of all the sing a long covers you love to pop a cold one to! We will be rocking the patio all night with you! Food..drinks... tunes.. How can yo...

The Four Seasons Project Culiminating Performances

May 27, 2015

Enjoy performances of Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, performed by our Academy’s Youth Symphony, who will present Vivaldi’s masterpiece with student soloists, accompanying live dance set to original choreography. In partnership with the Des Moines Art Center, Science Center of Iowa and DanzArts, these performances are the culmination of a season-long, cross-discip...

Wednesday Night Entertainment

May 06, 2015 to May 27, 2015 (Every Wednesday)

o May 6 - David Zollo and the Body Electric, Americana/Rock o May 13 - The Band Spam, Classic Covers o May 20 - Haywire, Top 40 songs  AND May 27 - Nathan Timmel, Comedian  

05-28-2015

Summer Concert Series with Decoy

May 28, 2015
  • Venue: Jasper Winery
  • 2400 George Flagg Parkway
  • Des Moines, IA 50321
  • Times: 6 - 9pm
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: 515-282-9463
  • Email | Website

Join us every Thursday from 6-9pm this summer for live music at the winery! As always, we'll have all of our wines, sangria and Madhouse Brewing Co. beer available by the glass ($5-$6). The grill will be back this year for burgers and brats with some special appearances by Gusto Pizza. For the really hot nights, don't forget to enjoy a Chocolaterie Stam gelato float! Remember...

The Four Seasons Project Culiminating Performances

May 28, 2015

Enjoy performances of Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, performed by our Academy’s Youth Symphony, who will present Vivaldi’s masterpiece with student soloists, accompanying live dance set to original choreography. In partnership with the Des Moines Art Center, Science Center of Iowa and DanzArts, these performances are the culmination of a season-long, cross-discip...

On-Going Events

Music in the Junction

May 07, 2015 to October 01, 2015 (Every Thursday)

Music in the Junction Concert Series

05-29-2015

Special Events

Belin Quartet Summer Series

May 29, 2015
  • Location: Des Moines Public Library - Lawn
  • 1000 Grand Avenue
  • Des Moines, IA 50309
  • Times: 12:15 p.m.
  • Admission: Free
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Join us for the first Belin String Quartet concert of the season! This week, the Belin Quartet will be playing Debussy Op. 10 in G minor. Please come join us on the Downtown Library Lawn for this FREE concert!

Fireside Music with Jenny Kohls & Renee Potts Flanagan

May 29, 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 Jenny Kohls & Renee Potts Flanagan at the Hotel Pattee. David’s Milwaukee Diner and Inter-Urban lounge are open for service. http://www.jennykohls.wix.com/artist

Friday Night Entertainment

May 01, 2015 to May 29, 2015

o May 1 - James Biehn, Americana/ Rock o May 8 - Matt Woods, Blues o May 15 - Stuck in Reverse, 50's/60's Rockabilly o May 22 - Nice Bangs, 60's - 90's Pop/Rock o May 29 - Highroller Express, Americana/Rock

Green Death CD Release Show

May 29, 2015
  • Venue: Wooly's
  • 504 E. Locust Street
  • Des Moines, IA 50309
  • Times: 7 p.m.
  • Admission: $10
  • Website

Featuring Deadfront, Ghosthive and Submerged at Wooly's, 504 E. Locust St. 7 p.m. $10. Go to woolysdm.com.

Steel Panther

May 29, 2015
  • Location: Val Air Ballroom
  • 301 Ashworth Road
  • West Des Moines, IA 50266
  • Times: 7 p.m.
  • Admission: $30
  • Website

Parody metal band at Val Air Ballroom, 301 Ashworth Road, West Des Moines. 7 p.m. $30. Go to valairballroom.com.

05-30-2015

Brewfest Des Moines

May 30, 2015

   

Fireside Music with Ron Burchett

May 30, 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 Ron Burchett at the Hotel Pattee. David’s Milwaukee Diner and Inter-Urban lounge are open for service. http://ronburchett.yolasite.com/

Iowa Beverage Food Truck Throw Down

May 30, 2015

Des Moines can finally satiate its appetite for its local food trucks in a big way — at least 10 are set to convene at the first annual Iowa Beverage Food Truck Throw Down in the Des Moines Social Club’s Courtyard on Saturday, May 30. Free, All Ages.

Radkey in Concert

May 30, 2015

With Men in Lead Masks/Vacation Dad/Discoverer!

Saturday Night Entertainment

May 02, 2015 to May 30, 2015

o May 2 - Fahrenheit, Rock/Pop/Dance o May 9 - Joe & Vicki Price, Country/Blues o May 16 - Opus Taylor, Classic Rock o May 23 - Echo's V, Oldies o May 30 - Party Attack, Rock

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