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02-27-2015

Special Events

Backstage Ball 2015

February 27, 2015

Backstage Ball is the Greater Des Moines Music Coalition's annual local music awards ceremony & fundraiser. It's also a party! Join the DMMC to honor this year's award recipients & to help raise funds to support local music! Backstage Ball is Friday, February 27. The event includes drinks, hors d'oeuvres, a silent auction & live music by Scott Yoshimura &...

Fireside Music with Trahanovsky-Brewer Jazz Duo

February 27, 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 Trahanovsky-Brewer Jazz Duo/Combo at the Hotel Pattee. David’s Milwaukee Diner and Inter-Urban lounge are open for service. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Brewer-Project/120885271276087?sk=timeline.

John Krantz Trio

February 27, 2015
  • Location: Sam and Gabe's Italian Bistro
  • 8631 Hickman Road
  • Urbandale, IA 50322
  • Times: 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: 515-271-9200
  • Website

John Krantz Trio

Karen Meat & the Computer

February 27, 2015
  • Location: Vaudeville Mews
  • 212 Fourth Street
  • Des Moines,
  • Times: 9:30 p.m.
  • Admission: $7
  • Website

Nice Bangs

February 27, 2015

Friday Night Entertainment 8pm - Midnight | Finish Line Show Lounge Feb 6 - Dueling Pianos | Cover Band Feb 13 - Echos V | Oldies Rock Feb 20 - Jeffrey Scott Band | Classic Rock Feb 27 - Nice Bangs | Contemporary More information: http://www.prairiemeadows.com/.  

Pippin: Willis Broadway Series

February 24, 2015 to March 01, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: Des Moines Civic Center
  • 221 Walnut Street
  • Des Moines, IA 50309
  • Times: Tues - Fri 7:30 p.m.; Sat 2 & 7:30 p.m.; Sun 1 & 6:30 p.m.
  • Admission: TBA
  • Phone: 515-246-2300
  • Website

 PIPPIN is back on Broadway for the first time since it thrilled audiences 40 years ago... the show the New York Times declared "ASTONISHING.  A PIPPIN FOR THE 21ST CENTURY." It won the Tony Award for BEST MUSICAL REVIVAL! With a beloved score by Tony nominee STEPHEN SCHWARTZ (GODSPELL, WICKED), PIPPIN tells the story of a young prince on a death-defying j...

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!

02-28-2015

Special Events

An Evening With the Rivieras – 50’s & 60’s Rock

February 28, 2015
  • Location: Palacio Events Center
  • 8900 Hickman Road
  • Clive, IA 50325
  • Times: 6 - 11 p.m.
  • Admission: $8
  • Phone: 515-210-4230
  • Email | Website

A night of live music and fun featuring The Rivieras, an incredible 50's and 60's Rock Band!

Christopher the Conquered

February 28, 2015
  • Location: Vaudeville Mews
  • 212 Fourth Street
  • Des Moines,
  • Times: 6 p.m.
  • Admission: $7 Advance; $10 at door
  • Website

Cornmeal in Concert

February 28, 2015
  • Location: Wooly's
  • 504 East Locust Street
  • Des Moines, IA 50309
  • Times: 9 p.m.
  • Admission: $13/advance; $15 at door
  • Website

Chicago bluegrass group Cornmeal is back at Wooly's! The band is a regular at festivals like Summer Camp, Bonnaroo & Wakarusa.  

Fireside Music with Patresa Hartman

February 28, 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 Patresa Hartman at the Hotel Pattee. David’s Milwaukee Diner and Inter-Urban lounge are open for service. http://www.patresahartman.com/.

Hieland Storm Concert

February 28, 2015

Irish, Scottish & Early American Folk Music

Party Attack

February 28, 2015

Saturday Night Entertainment 8pm - Midnight | Finish Line Show Lounge Feb 7 - Dueling Pianos | Cover Band Feb 14 - Route 66 | 70's Classic Rock, Country Feb 21 - Ro Sham Bo | 70's Classic Rock Feb 28 - Party Attack | 70's Covers, Rock More information: http://www.prairiemeadows.com/.  

Pippin: Willis Broadway Series

February 24, 2015 to March 01, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: Des Moines Civic Center
  • 221 Walnut Street
  • Des Moines, IA 50309
  • Times: Tues - Fri 7:30 p.m.; Sat 2 & 7:30 p.m.; Sun 1 & 6:30 p.m.
  • Admission: TBA
  • Phone: 515-246-2300
  • Website

 PIPPIN is back on Broadway for the first time since it thrilled audiences 40 years ago... the show the New York Times declared "ASTONISHING.  A PIPPIN FOR THE 21ST CENTURY." It won the Tony Award for BEST MUSICAL REVIVAL! With a beloved score by Tony nominee STEPHEN SCHWARTZ (GODSPELL, WICKED), PIPPIN tells the story of a young prince on a death-defying j...

Puddle of Mudd

February 28, 2015
  • Location: Val Air Ballroom
  • 301 Ashworth Road
  • West Des Moines, IA
  • Times: Doors 7 p.m.; Show 8 p.m.
  • Admission: $20
  • Website

On-Going Events

String 'Em Up! Old-Time Music Hangout

November 22, 2014 to February 28, 2015 (Recurring monthly on the 4th Saturday)

STRING ‘EM UP! OLD-TIME MUSIC HANGOUT Join Flying Pig Fiddle & Banjo for a slow jam romp in the living tradition of southern Appalachian Old-time music played by ear. Bring your fiddle, 5-string banjo, guitar, mandolin, dancing shoes, or home made/found rhythm instruments.  Instruction by Dave Losure and Mary Schaeffer-Losure will be given according to ...

 

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