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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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09-02-2014

Special Events

Iowa Youth Chorus Open Auditions

September 02, 2014 to September 03, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: Windsor Presbyterian Church
  • 6301 University Ave., Ste 208
  • Windsor Heights, IA 50324
  • Times: 5 - 6:30 p.m.
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: 515-262-8312
  • Email | Website

Singers ages 8 - 18 are invited to drop in for an individual audition at any time during our scheduled event. They should come prepared to sing any song of their choosing. The audition takes just 10 minutes on a first-come, first-served basis. Come, be a part of our award winning choir!

09-03-2014

Iowa Youth Chorus Open Auditions

September 02, 2014 to September 03, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: Windsor Presbyterian Church
  • 6301 University Ave., Ste 208
  • Windsor Heights, IA 50324
  • Times: 5 - 6:30 p.m.
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: 515-262-8312
  • Email | Website

Singers ages 8 - 18 are invited to drop in for an individual audition at any time during our scheduled event. They should come prepared to sing any song of their choosing. The audition takes just 10 minutes on a first-come, first-served basis. Come, be a part of our award winning choir!

09-04-2014

Jason Boland and the Stragglers

September 04, 2014
  • Venue: Wooly's
  • Historic East Village
  • Des Moines, IA 50309
  • Times: 9 p.m.
  • Admission: $15 - $20
  • Website

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

Music in the Junction: North of Grand

September 04, 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,...

09-05-2014

FIRST FRIDAY: Janey Hooper Trio

September 05, 2014
  • Venue: Des Moines Art Center
  • 4700 Grand Avenue
  • Des Moines, IA 50312
  • Times: 5 - 8 p.m.
  • Admission: Admission is $5; Free for Members
  • Phone: 515-277-4405
  • Email | Website

Janey Hooper has been playing the piano and singing professionally for more than 30 years. Born and raised in Des Moines, Hooper has opened headlining acts for Blues artists Robert Cray and Lonnie Brooks; Buckwheat Zydeco; and 60s groups such as The Marvelettes and Lou Christi to name a few. The Janey Hooper Trio is Janey Hooper, keyboard/vocals; John Kazilermut, drums; and S...

Mixology Night

September 05, 2014

Mix. Mingle. Music. Lasers. 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, experience all that SCI has to offer – minus the kids. THIS MONTH: • Live music from The Snacks • Laser shows in the Star Theater planetarium General admission is $5; FREE for SCI Me...

Run Like A Girl 1K

September 05, 2014
  • Venue: Mullet's
  • 1300 SE First Street
  • Des Moines, IA 50315
  • Times: 6 p.m.
  • Admission: $20 - $30
  • Phone: 515-250-0547
  • Email | Website

Run Like A Girl’s 1K Race to Benefit Camp for Kids with Diabetes Annual 1K Race (.625) is the LARGEST 1k road race in the Midwest!  Run Like a Girl will host it’s 8th annual 1K race on September 5 beginning at 6 p.m. Hundreds will take part in the event to support Camp Hertko Hollow which provides a residential camping program for kids ages 6-17 with dia...

Unwined - Roxi Copland

September 05, 2014
  • Location: The Hub Spot
  • 215 Water St
  • Des Moines, IA 50309
  • Times: 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
  • Admission: FREE
  • Phone: 248-6332
  • Website

Come relax and unwind a little at Unwined from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. at the Hub Spot. Enjoy wine from Jasper Winery and Beer from Madhouse Brewing Co. There will also be food for purchase and live music by Roxi Copland. All ages are welcome to attend this FREE event.

09-06-2014

Blake Lubinus

September 06, 2014
  • Location: Mickey's Irish Pub Waukee
  • 50 SE Laurel Street
  • Waukee, IA 50263
  • Times: 9 p.m. - 1 a.m.
  • Admission: No Cover
  • Phone: 515-987-9604
  • Email | Website

Come watch Blake play acoustic and harmonica Live at Mickey's Waukee from 9pm-1am.

Dickie

September 06, 2014
  • Venue: Wooly's
  • Historic East Village
  • Des Moines, IA 50309
  • Times: 9 p.m.
  • Admission: $12 Advance; $14 Door
  • Website

Iowa's Latino Heritage Festival

September 06, 2014 to September 07, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: Walnut and Court Avenue Bridges
  • Downtown
  • Des Moines, IA 50309
  • Times: Sat 10 - 11 p.m.; Sunday 10 - 6 p.m.
  • Admission: $5/Adults; $1 Children
  • Phone: 515-279-0715
  • Email | Website

Iowa's Latino Heritage Festival will feature entertainment all day long both days. The festival will include an elote (corn) eating contest; an art exhibit; fire safety exhibit with Smokey the Bear; a children's area, where kids can makes crafts, break piñatas every hour, play on free inflatable rides and watch "Lucha Libre," a drama about villains and heroes...

J. D. McPherson

September 06, 2014
  • Location: Vaudeville Mews
  • 212 Fourth Street
  • Des Moines,
  • Times: 9 p.m.; 21+
  • Admission: $15
  • Website

As a visual artist, Broken Arrow, Okla., native JD McPherson is well versed in the process of working within clearly defined formal parameters, and he employs a similarly rigorous discipline with his music. On Signs & Signifiers (Rounder, April 17), McPherson's seductively kickass debut album, produced by JD's musical partner, Jimmy Sutton, this renaissance man/hepcat seaml...

Rockin’ the Ridge featuring Jason Brown

September 06, 2014
  • Venue: Southridge Mall
  • 1111 E Army Post Road
  • Des Moines, IA 50315
  • Times: Family activities begin @ 3 pm; Concert @ 5pm.
  • Admission: $15; Ages 12 & Under Free
  • Phone: 515-697-7961
  • Email | Website

Join us for a Jason Brown concert benefiting Children & Families of Iowa. This family-friendly event will kick off with kids activities and raffle prizes. The concert begins at 5 p.m.

The Barn Owl Band

September 06, 2014

Barn Dance Music with space for dancing!

The Eagles

September 06, 2014

The Eagles have sold more than 120 million albums worldwide, earning five #1 U.S. singles and six GRAMMY® Awards.Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975 is the best-selling album of all time, exceeding sales of 29 million units. The band's Hotel California and Their Greatest Hits Volume 2 have sold more than 16 and 11 million albums respectively. The Eagles were inducted into the Roc...

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!!

Des Moines Renaissance Faire 2014

September 06, 2014 to September 07, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: Festival Park @ Sleepy Hollow Sports Park
  • 4051 Dean Avenue
  • Des Moines, IA IA
  • Times: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Admission: Season Pass $35; Adult 2-Day Pass $25; Adult 1-Day Pass $16; Ages 5-13 $8; Under 5 Free
  • Phone: 515-262-4100
  • Website

Hidden behind the golf course trees at Sleepy Hollow Sports Park is one of the most unique attractions in Iowa. It's a complete merry olde English castle town, known as Canterbury-on-Sherwood & it hosts one of the most popular events in the region: the annual Des Moines Renaissance Faire! Travel way back in time to the era of knights, damsels and larger-than-li...

09-07-2014

Special Events

Iowa's Latino Heritage Festival

September 06, 2014 to September 07, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: Walnut and Court Avenue Bridges
  • Downtown
  • Des Moines, IA 50309
  • Times: Sat 10 - 11 p.m.; Sunday 10 - 6 p.m.
  • Admission: $5/Adults; $1 Children
  • Phone: 515-279-0715
  • Email | Website

Iowa's Latino Heritage Festival will feature entertainment all day long both days. The festival will include an elote (corn) eating contest; an art exhibit; fire safety exhibit with Smokey the Bear; a children's area, where kids can makes crafts, break piñatas every hour, play on free inflatable rides and watch "Lucha Libre," a drama about villains and heroes...

On-Going Events

Des Moines Renaissance Faire 2014

September 06, 2014 to September 07, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: Festival Park @ Sleepy Hollow Sports Park
  • 4051 Dean Avenue
  • Des Moines, IA IA
  • Times: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Admission: Season Pass $35; Adult 2-Day Pass $25; Adult 1-Day Pass $16; Ages 5-13 $8; Under 5 Free
  • Phone: 515-262-4100
  • Website

Hidden behind the golf course trees at Sleepy Hollow Sports Park is one of the most unique attractions in Iowa. It's a complete merry olde English castle town, known as Canterbury-on-Sherwood & it hosts one of the most popular events in the region: the annual Des Moines Renaissance Faire! Travel way back in time to the era of knights, damsels and larger-than-li...

Sunday Tunes @ Summerset Winery Every Sunday All Year Long, Rain or Shine

March 30, 2014 to December 14, 2014 (Every Sunday)
  • Venue: Summerset Winery
  • 15101 Fairfax Street
  • Indianola, IA 50125
  • Times: 3-6 p.m.
  • Admission: $3/pp or $10 a car load. FREE to Case Club members
  • Website

When the weather is warm the concerts will be held outside, weather permitting. In the winter months concerts are inside.For outside concerts you will want to bring your own chair and picnic basket. Wine and beer are available for purchase. Alcohol cannot be brought onto the Summerset property. All alcohol must be purchased at the winery. Cover charge: $3/pp or $10 a car load...

09-08-2014

Special Events

Iowa Youth Chorus Open Auditions

September 08, 2014
  • Location: Ankeny United Church of Christ
  • 602 SE Delaware Ave
  • Ankeny, IA 50021
  • Times: 5 - 6:30 p.m.
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: 515-262-8312
  • Email | Website

Singers ages 8-18 are invited to drop in for an individual audition at any time during our scheduled event. They should come prepared to sing a song of their choosing. The audition takes just 10 minutes on a first-come, first-served basis. Come be a part of our award-winning choir!

Jazz at The Ritual Cafe

September 08, 2014
  • Location: The Ritual Cafe
  • 13th between Locust and Grand
  • Des Moines, IA 50309
  • Times: 7 - 9 p.m.
  • Admission: Free
  • Email

Jazz At The Ritual Café 13th Street between Locust and Grand Monday, September 8 7-9 pm FREE The Betsy Hickok Quartet Vocal: Betsy Hickok Guitar: Ron Roberts Trumpet: Dave Rezek Bass: Steve Charlson Betsy Hickok has performed as a solo jazz vocalist, and as a member of the Iowa City-based group “Too Much Yang.” In 2006, she released her first solo jazz album ...

09-10-2014

Iowa Youth Chorus Open Auditions

September 10, 2014
  • Location: Windsor Presbyterian Church
  • 6301 University Ave., Ste 208
  • Windsor Heights, IA 50324
  • Times: 5 - 6:30 p.m.
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: 515-262-8312
  • Email | Website

Singers ages 8-18 are invited to drop in for an individual audition anytime during our scheduled event. They should come prepared to sing a song of their choosing. The audition takes just 10 minutes on a first-come, first-served basis. Come be a part of our award-winning choir!

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...

09-11-2014

Music in the Junction: Rebyl Road

September 11, 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,...

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