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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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09-17-2014

Special Events

Brothers Osborne

September 17, 2014
  • Venue: Wooly's
  • Historic East Village
  • Des Moines, IA 50309
  • Times: 11 p.m.
  • Admission: $5
  • Website

Tickets available at www.ticketfly.com or Wooly's box office

Eric Church: Outsiders World Tour

September 17, 2014

Country singer Eric Church & his Outsiders World Tour will include a September 17 stop at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines. Dwight Yoakam will be a special guest on the tour. The tour takes its name from Church's album, "The Outsiders," which came out in February. The title track and "Give Me Back My Hometown" have both been Top 10 hits for Church. Th...

The Phantom of the Opera

September 10, 2014 to September 21, 2014 (Recurring daily)

Following an acclaimed sell-out tour of the United Kingdom, Cameron Mackintosh's spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's phenomenal musical success, The Phantom of the Opera, will return to Des Moines as part of a brand new US National Tour. Hailed as "stunning, intense and spectacular" by the Sunday Express, this production features a brilliant new design...

09-18-2014

Amina Figarova Trio

September 18, 2014
  • Location: Caspe Terrace
  • 33158 Ute Ave.
  • Waukee, IA 50263
  • Times: 7:30 pm
  • Admission: $30 advance; $35 Day of Concert
  • Phone: 515-279-6452
  • Email

Caspe Terrace has had the pleasure of introducing you to pianist like Lee Shaw, Anat Fort and John Weber. Now we are pleased to introduce you to Amina Figarova. The heartbeat of Amina’s highly successful sextet, the trio will have a unique opportunity to be in the spotlight for an evening of Amina’s favorite jazz standards as well as her original compositions, which...

Jazz at Caspe Terrace Presents the Amina Figarova Trio

September 18, 2014
  • Location: Caspe Terrace
  • 33158 Ute Ave
  • Waukee, IA 50263
  • Times: Doors open at 7 p.m., Concert begins at 7:30 p.m.
  • Admission: $25 in advance, $30 at door
  • Phone: 515-279-6452
  • Email

The Amina Figarova trio will have a unique opportunity to be in the spotlight for an evening of Amina's favorite jazz standards as well as her original compositions, which are destined to become classics. Born in Azerbaijan, where she was trained as a classical pianist, Amina pursued her jazz interests at the Rotterdam Conservatory and Berklee School Music. Since that time sh...

Music in the Junction: The James Biehn Band

September 18, 2014

Join us for our signature event in Historic Valley Junction - our weekly Farmers Market and Music in the Junction concert series. Free parking and free shuttle service are available 4-9 p.m. during all scheduled Thursday night events at Hillside Elementary School, 713 8th St., West Des Moines. Farmers Market is home to over 100 weekly vendors selling fresh produce, baked goods,...

Nitefall on the River: Trampled by Turtles

September 18, 2014

Trampled by Turtles will play a Nitefall on the River show on September 18 with Apache Relay opening! Tickets on sale starting June 6 through www.ticketfly.com.

The Phantom of the Opera

September 10, 2014 to September 21, 2014 (Recurring daily)

Following an acclaimed sell-out tour of the United Kingdom, Cameron Mackintosh's spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's phenomenal musical success, The Phantom of the Opera, will return to Des Moines as part of a brand new US National Tour. Hailed as "stunning, intense and spectacular" by the Sunday Express, this production features a brilliant new design...

09-19-2014

Beaverdale Fall Festival

September 19, 2014 to September 20, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: Beaverdale
  • Beaver & Urbandale Avenue
  • Des Moines, IA 50310
  • Times: Fri 5 - 11 p.m.; Sat 7:30 a.m. - 11 p.m.
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: n/a
  • Website

Be sure to mark your calendar for the Beaverdale Fall Festival which will be held Friday, September 19 & Saturday, September 20! There will be all kinds of events including: carnival rides, food/drink vendors, merchandise sales, live music, parade & FIREWORKS! For a complete schedule of events: www.fallfestival.org.

Electrify Des Moines

September 19, 2014

Des Moines, get ready for one of the WILDEST EDM events to ever hit Iowa. For the first time, we are taking the Brenton Skating Plaza by storm and turning it into an ELECTRIFIED party. Think TOP notch lighting production, a banging sound system, and some of the best DJs around.

Parranderos Latin Combo

September 19, 2014
  • Location: East Village Outdoor Piano
  • E. 4th & E. Grand
  • Des Moines, IA 50309
  • Times: 6 - 7 p.m.
  • Admission: Free

City Sounds, which installed pianos two locations in downtown Des Moines in July, is organizing a few end-of-season concerts. The Gateway Piano is located in front of the Des Moines Central Library, 1000 Grand Ave. The East Village Piano is at East Fourth Street and East Grand Avenue, diagonal from Zombie Burger. Here are the concerts: Parranderos Latin Combo, 6-7 p.m. ...

The Phantom of the Opera

September 10, 2014 to September 21, 2014 (Recurring daily)

Following an acclaimed sell-out tour of the United Kingdom, Cameron Mackintosh's spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's phenomenal musical success, The Phantom of the Opera, will return to Des Moines as part of a brand new US National Tour. Hailed as "stunning, intense and spectacular" by the Sunday Express, this production features a brilliant new design...

World Food & Music Festival

September 19, 2014 to September 21, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: Walnut Street Bridge
  • Walnut Street
  • Des Moines, IA 50309
  • Times: Fri & Sat 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.; Sun 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: 515-286-4906
  • Email | Website

The 2014 World Food & Music Festival will take place Friday through Sunday, Sept. 19-21 at a new location: the Walnut Street Bridge, downtown! Now in its 10th year, the World Food & Music Festival has grown steadily as Iowa’s top celebration of diverse food traditions and rich cultural network. The event is free to the public, with reasonably-pric...

09-20-2014

80's Pop Icon TIFFANY

September 20, 2014
  • Location: The Garden Nigthtclub
  • 112 SE 4th St
  • Des Moines, IA 50309
  • Times: 10 p.m.
  • Admission: Reserved Seating: $15 / General Admission: $10
  • Phone: 515-243-3965
  • Website

80's Pop Star TIFFANY Live at The Garden Nightclub!

Beaverdale Fall Festival

September 19, 2014 to September 20, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: Beaverdale
  • Beaver & Urbandale Avenue
  • Des Moines, IA 50310
  • Times: Fri 5 - 11 p.m.; Sat 7:30 a.m. - 11 p.m.
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: n/a
  • Website

Be sure to mark your calendar for the Beaverdale Fall Festival which will be held Friday, September 19 & Saturday, September 20! There will be all kinds of events including: carnival rides, food/drink vendors, merchandise sales, live music, parade & FIREWORKS! For a complete schedule of events: www.fallfestival.org.

Flynn Barn Dance

September 20, 2014
  • Venue: Living History Farms
  • 11121 Hickman Road
  • Urbandale, IA 50322
  • Times: 7 - 9 p.m.
  • Admission: $15/adult, $5/child aged 5-15, Under 5 Free (members receive 20% discount)
  • Phone: 515-278-5286
  • Email | Website

Kick up your heels in the historic lantern lit Flynn Barn. Bring the entire family for a rollicking good time with good old-fashioned, toe-tapping, foot-stomping entertainment! No experience is necessary, and no need to bring a partner. Refreshments and nibbles included. www.LivingHistoryFarms.org

Metro Arts 5K Rock 'N Run

September 20, 2014
  • Location: Clive Aquatic Center
  • 1801 NW 114th Street
  • Clive, IA 50325
  • Times: 4 - 9 p.m.
  • Admission: Now- Aug 24: $35/person; $30/teams of 4 or more. Aug 25- Sept 19: $40/person; $35/ teams of 4 or more. Day of: $45/person; $40/teams of 4 or more
  • Email | Website

Rock out to great local bands as you race to the stage and enjoy a concert by Pop Rocks! Dress up as your favorite rock star and you’ll have a chance to win the “best dressed” prize. The event is sponsored by Metro Arts Alliance and includes a chip-timed 5K race, 1 mile walk, prizes for race winners, food/beverages, vendors, children’s activities, and li...

Metro Arts Rock 'n Run 5K & Concert

September 20, 2014

Become a rock star on Saturday, September 20, 2014 from 4:00 - 10:00pm. You can run like a rock star and help support arts education, with live music every half mile of this 5k run! Forget the ipod and break out the big hair and spandex! Run like a rock star with live music every half mile of this 5k run! Finish the race in front of a free concert from great local bands. Prizes...

Music at the Winery - Ron Burchett

September 20, 2014

Outdoor Concert Series featuring Ron Burchett

No Good Deed CD Release Party

September 20, 2014
  • Location: Gas Lamp
  • 1501 Grand Avenue
  • Des Moines, IA 50309
  • Times: 8 p.m. Doors; 9 p.m. Show
  • Admission: $5
  • Website

No Good Deed celebrates the release of its new cd, "Looking for a Mantra," with guests North of Grand and Handlebar

Rapper Machine Gun Kelly

September 20, 2014
  • Location: Val Air Ballroom
  • 301 Ashworth Road
  • West Des Moines, IA 50265
  • Times: 8 p.m.
  • Admission: $30 advance
  • Phone: 515-223-6152
  • Website

Machine Gun Kelly (the rapper, not the prohibition gangster) will return to Des Moines Sept. 20 for a show at the Val Air Ballroom. He's best known for his hits "Wild Boy" (with Waka Flocka Flame) and "Invincible." The 24-year-old currently only has one studio album out, with a second in the works, but he has eight mix tapes. MGK last played in Des Mo...

The Phantom of the Opera

September 10, 2014 to September 21, 2014 (Recurring daily)

Following an acclaimed sell-out tour of the United Kingdom, Cameron Mackintosh's spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's phenomenal musical success, The Phantom of the Opera, will return to Des Moines as part of a brand new US National Tour. Hailed as "stunning, intense and spectacular" by the Sunday Express, this production features a brilliant new design...

Will Hoge

September 20, 2014
  • Venue: Wooly's
  • Historic East Village
  • Des Moines, IA 50309
  • Times: 8 p.m.
  • Admission: $15 - $20
  • Website

Tickets available at www.ticketfly.com or Wooly's box office

World Food & Music Festival

September 19, 2014 to September 21, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: Walnut Street Bridge
  • Walnut Street
  • Des Moines, IA 50309
  • Times: Fri & Sat 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.; Sun 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: 515-286-4906
  • Email | Website

The 2014 World Food & Music Festival will take place Friday through Sunday, Sept. 19-21 at a new location: the Walnut Street Bridge, downtown! Now in its 10th year, the World Food & Music Festival has grown steadily as Iowa’s top celebration of diverse food traditions and rich cultural network. The event is free to the public, with reasonably-pric...

On-Going Events

Coffee Karaoke

Started April 19, 2014 (Every Saturday)
  • Location: Java Joes DART Bus Station
  • 620 Cherry Street
  • Des Moines, IA 50309
  • Times: 7 - 9 p.m.
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: 515-288-1572
  • Website

Coffee Karaoke will take place from 7 - 9 p.m. on Saturday nights at the DART Bus Station...stop by for FREE coffee & karaoke!!

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