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01-29-2015

Special Events

Bridges 2 Harmony Concert

January 29, 2015
  • Location: Roosevelt High School
  • 4419 Center Street
  • Des Moines, IA 50312
  • Times: 7:00 p.m.
  • Admission: Free

Come to Roosevelt High School's Bridges 2 Harmony gospel choir concert on January 29! Bridges 2 Harmony celebrates the unique & inspirational power of African-American gospel music. The 36-strong choir, under the direction of James McNear, Jr, draws on the best vocal talent at Roosevelt High School with an infectious & entertaining soulful style. Bridges 2 Harmony is de...

Kinky Boots: Willis Broadway Series

January 27, 2015 to February 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

Broadway's new high-heeled hit is the winner of six Tony Awards® including BEST MUSICAL & Grammy® winner CYNDI LAUPER has made history with KINKY BOOTS as the first solo woman ever to receive the Tony Award for Best Score! KINKY BOOTS tells the story of Charlie Price, a man who has reluctantly inherited his father's nearly bankrupt s...

01-30-2015

'80s Prom Dance Party

January 30, 2015
  • Venue: Wooly's
  • Historic East Village
  • Des Moines, IA 50309
  • Times: 8 p.m.
  • Admission: $10
  • Website

With music by Burning Down the House

Fireside Music with Jenni and Deanna

January 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 Jenni and Deanna at the Hotel Pattee. David’s Milwaukee Diner and Inter-Urban lounge are open for service. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1398106433770340/.

Hairball w/Special Guest PopROCKS

January 30, 2015

Hairball in concert at the Iowa State Fairgrounds

Iowa Blues Winter Blues Fest 2015 - Hall of Fame Night

January 30, 2015 to January 31, 2015 (Recurring daily)

Hall of Fame Night" will be Friday, January 30th with a private reception for the Class of 2014 inductees at 6 pm, followed by the induction ceremony in the Des Moines Room at the Downtown Marriott at 7 pm. The inductees will be backed up by Sumpin Doo, featuring Iowa Blues Hall of Famers George Davis (Class of 1999) and Gil Davis (Class of 2003). Then headliner Lil Ed &am...

Kinky Boots: Willis Broadway Series

January 27, 2015 to February 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

Broadway's new high-heeled hit is the winner of six Tony Awards® including BEST MUSICAL & Grammy® winner CYNDI LAUPER has made history with KINKY BOOTS as the first solo woman ever to receive the Tony Award for Best Score! KINKY BOOTS tells the story of Charlie Price, a man who has reluctantly inherited his father's nearly bankrupt s...

Valley High School Vocal Jazz Summit

January 30, 2015
  • Location: Valley High School Performing Arts Center
  • 3650 Woodland Avenue
  • West Des Moines, IA 50266
  • Times: 7 p.m.
  • Admission: $10
  • Phone: 515-633-4000
  • Email | Website

Winter weather got you singing the blues? Change your tune with a NIGHT OF JAZZ. Join us Friday, January 30 at 7:00 pm for the 2015 Valley Vocal Jazz Summit. The concert will be held in the Valley High School Performing Arts Center and will feature the Valley Jazz Choirs, jazz choirs from other area high schools and jazz director and educator Duane Davis. Tickets will be sold a...

Winter Blues Festival

January 30, 2015 to January 31, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: Downtown Des Moines Marriott
  • 700 Grand Avenue
  • Des Moines, IA 50309
  • Times: Friday beginning @ 7:30 p.m.; Saturday beginning @ 5 p.m.
  • Admission: Friday $15; Saturday $20 - both nights for $32
  • Website

Friday, January 30 will include the Iowa Blues Hall of Fame induction with Sumpin Doo followed by Lile Ed & the Blues Imperials at 10pm! Saturday, January 31, bands on 7 stages, including The Bel Airs, Moreland and Arbuckle, Danielle Nicole Band and more! For more information/lineup of bands: www.cibs.org. FRIDAY, JANUARY 30 - Will Call & Admissions open at 5:30...

On-Going Events

Live Music @ Wellman's Pub Ingersoll Avenue

December 12, 2014 to February 13, 2015 (Every Friday)
  • Location: Wellman's Pub
  • 2920 Ingersoll Avenue
  • Des Moines, IA 50312
  • Times: 7 - 10 p.m.
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: 515-245-9737
  • Email

Local Live Music @ Wellman's Pub ~ Ingersoll Avenue

01-31-2015

Special Events

Iowa Blues Winter Blues Fest 2015 - Hall of Fame Night

January 30, 2015 to January 31, 2015 (Recurring daily)

Hall of Fame Night" will be Friday, January 30th with a private reception for the Class of 2014 inductees at 6 pm, followed by the induction ceremony in the Des Moines Room at the Downtown Marriott at 7 pm. The inductees will be backed up by Sumpin Doo, featuring Iowa Blues Hall of Famers George Davis (Class of 1999) and Gil Davis (Class of 2003). Then headliner Lil Ed &am...

Jazz For Iowa Concert Series

January 31, 2015
  • Location: Turner Jazz Center @ Drake University
  • 505 Carpenter Avenue
  • Des Moines, IA
  • Times: 7:30-9:30 p.m.
  • Admission: $20 Adults/$10 Students
  • Phone: 515-669-6331
  • Email

Corey Christiansen-Guitar, Sam Salomone- Hammond B3, Steve Grismore-Guitar, John Kizilarmut-Drums. For more information www.synergyjazz.org Origin Records recording artist Corey Christiansen is joined by Des Moines music legend Sam Salomone. Tickets are $20 adult & $10 students.

Joel Dangerous

January 31, 2015
  • Location: Mickeys Irish Pub Waukee
  • 50 Se Laurel St
  • waukee, IA 50263
  • Times: 9pm-1am
  • Admission: Free
  • 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...

Kinky Boots: Willis Broadway Series

January 27, 2015 to February 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

Broadway's new high-heeled hit is the winner of six Tony Awards® including BEST MUSICAL & Grammy® winner CYNDI LAUPER has made history with KINKY BOOTS as the first solo woman ever to receive the Tony Award for Best Score! KINKY BOOTS tells the story of Charlie Price, a man who has reluctantly inherited his father's nearly bankrupt s...

Lit By the Sun Dinner & Concert with Callaghan

January 31, 2015
  • Venue: Hotel Pattee
  • 1112 Willis Avenue
  • Perry, IA 50220
  • Times: 6 - 9:30 p.m.
  • Admission: $25 - $45
  • Phone: 515-465-3511
  • Email | Website

Lit By the Sun Signature Series - Pairing the artistry of cuisine & the artistry of song! 6:30pm Custom 3 course dinner by Executive Chef Ben Ferguson 7:45pm Listening Concert with Callaghan (Ballroom) The Hotel Pattee is proud to present the Lit by the Sun Series, a pairing of the artistry of cuisine with the artistry of song. The hotel is filled wi...

Winter Blues Festival

January 30, 2015 to January 31, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: Downtown Des Moines Marriott
  • 700 Grand Avenue
  • Des Moines, IA 50309
  • Times: Friday beginning @ 7:30 p.m.; Saturday beginning @ 5 p.m.
  • Admission: Friday $15; Saturday $20 - both nights for $32
  • Website

Friday, January 30 will include the Iowa Blues Hall of Fame induction with Sumpin Doo followed by Lile Ed & the Blues Imperials at 10pm! Saturday, January 31, bands on 7 stages, including The Bel Airs, Moreland and Arbuckle, Danielle Nicole Band and more! For more information/lineup of bands: www.cibs.org. FRIDAY, JANUARY 30 - Will Call & Admissions open at 5:30...

 

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