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12-19-2014

Special Events

Celestial Sounds Crystal Bowl and Vocal Healing Concert

December 19, 2014
  • Location: Unity of Des Moines
  • 414 31st St.
  • Des Moines, IA 50312
  • Times: 7 p.m.
  • Admission: $20 suggested love offering
  • Phone: 515-371-0725
  • Email | Website

Join Deb Jennings and Judy Olson of Celestial Sounds for a one-of-a-kind Healing Concert. Deb will play crystal singing bowls and Judy will tone vocally, all with the intention of creating a healing environment for those who attend. Bring a friend-it would be a wonderful Christmas gift to them. Very unique!

Fireside Music with Bryan Baker

December 19, 2014
  • 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 Bryan Baker at the Hotel Pattee. David’s Milwaukee Diner and Inter-Urban lounge are open for service. http://www.reverbnation.com/bryanbaker.

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis

December 19, 2014 to December 20, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Venue: Des Moines Civic Center
  • 221 Walnut Street
  • Des Moines, IA 50309
  • Times: Fri 7:30 p.m.; Sat 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
  • Admission: $51.50 & up
  • Phone: 515-246-2300
  • Website

MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER CHRISTMAS by Chip Davis has been America's favorite holiday tradition and this year marks the 30th Anniversary of the group's annual tour. Grammy Award winner Chip Davis has created a show that features the beloved Christmas music of Mannheim Steamroller along with dazzling multimedia effects performed in an intimate setting. The spirit of the season come...

Tonic Sol-fa Holiday Show

December 19, 2014 to December 20, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Venue: Hoyt Sherman Place
  • 1501 Woodland Avenue
  • Des Moines, IA 50309
  • Times: 7:30 p.m.
  • Admission: Adults-Main Floor $37.50; Balcony $32.50; Ages 12 & Under-Main Floor $25; Balcony $20
  • Phone: 515-244-0507
  • Email | Website

Celebrate the holiday season at this popular holiday show. Greg, Mark, Jared, and Shaun have arranged a fantastic a cappella show, fun for any age!

Two From Galilee

December 19, 2014
  • Location: New Hope Assembly of God
  • 4425 70th Street
  • Urbandale, IA 50322
  • Times: 7 p.m.
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: 515-254-9094
  • Website

A BROADWAY STYLE CHRISTMAS MUSICAL

Winter Solstice Concert

December 19, 2014 to December 20, 2014
  • Location: First Christian Church
  • 2500 University Avenue
  • Des Moines, IA
  • Times: 7:30 p.m.
  • Admission: Ticket on sale soon

MAKE THE YULETIDE GAY!

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

12-20-2014

Special Events

Bonnie Koloc - Live at the Temple Series

December 20, 2014

One of the top folk singers from the Midwest, Iowa-native Bonnie Koloc brings her unique and timeless blend of jazz, folk and blues music to the Temple Theater. Following the release of her newest album, Bonnie Koloc - Rediscovered, experience the singer the Chicago Tribune calls "one of the originals of the 70's Old Town folk scene."

Born a Child Community Christmas Event

December 20, 2014
  • Location: Mount Olive Lutheran Church
  • 5625 Franklin avenue
  • Des Moines, IA 50310
  • Times: 4:30 p.m. or 6:30 p.m.
  • Admission: Free of charge
  • Phone: 515-277-8349
  • Email | Website

Experience the joy of Jesus’ birth through this wonderful program which weaves together the Christmas story from scripture with music (adult and children’s choirs, handbells and orchestra). No charge. Two shows, 4:30 or 6:30 on Saturday, Dec. 20th. Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, 5625 Franklin Avenue, Des Moines, 50310. Call 515-277-8349 for more information

Christmas at The Barn

December 20, 2014

O Holy Night! 4th Annual Community Christmas At the Barn celebrating the birth of Jesus with music, live nativity, praise and worship in a beautiful setting.

Damon Dotson

December 20, 2014
  • Location: Mickeys Irish Pub Waukee
  • 50 SE Laurel Street
  • Waukee, IA 50263
  • Times: 9 p.m. - 1 a.m.
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: 515-987-9604
  • Email | Website

Damon Dotson is ready to come to Mickeys Irish Pub and give you a night between jazz and rock! He is versatile between his acoustic solo act and his full band. One reviewer from the Des Moines Register wrote "he is the curly locks of Jim Morrison, but more a warmly romantic sound that veers between Dave Mathews and Coldplay!" Touring all through the Midwest in areas s...

Euforquestra's "Home for the Holidays"

December 20, 2014
  • Venue: Wooly's
  • Historic East Village
  • Des Moines, IA 50309
  • Times: Doors: 8 p.m. / Show: 9 p.m.
  • Admission: $12 - $17 over 21 event
  • Website

Fireside Music with JJ Express

December 20, 2014
  • 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 JJ Express at the Hotel Pattee. David’s Milwaukee Diner and Inter-Urban lounge are open for service. http://www.jjexpressband.com/.

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis

December 19, 2014 to December 20, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Venue: Des Moines Civic Center
  • 221 Walnut Street
  • Des Moines, IA 50309
  • Times: Fri 7:30 p.m.; Sat 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
  • Admission: $51.50 & up
  • Phone: 515-246-2300
  • Website

MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER CHRISTMAS by Chip Davis has been America's favorite holiday tradition and this year marks the 30th Anniversary of the group's annual tour. Grammy Award winner Chip Davis has created a show that features the beloved Christmas music of Mannheim Steamroller along with dazzling multimedia effects performed in an intimate setting. The spirit of the season come...

Nightmare Before Christmas

December 20, 2014
  • Location: Mickey's Irish Pub Waukee
  • 50 SE Laurel Street
  • waukee, IA 50263
  • Times: 7pm-2am
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: 515-987-9604
  • Email | Website

Looking for a way to celebrate the Holidays but just haven't planned anything! We have just the party for you. While enjoying the beautiful music of Damon Dotson who hits the stage at 9pm, come a little early! We want to see you in your BEST Christmas costumes... Santas, Reindeer, Elves, Unlce Eddie... whatever! *Prizes will be awarded to those with the most holiday spirit! *Us...

Steel Panther

December 20, 2014
  • Location: 7 Flags Event Center
  • 2100 NW 100th Street
  • Clive,
  • Times: Doors 7:30 p.m./Show 8:30 p.m.
  • Admission: $25; Tickets are available online at Ticketfly.com or at the Event Center box office
  • Phone: 515-276-7003
  • Website

First Fleet Presents: Steel Panther on December 20, 2014! This is an All Ages show...Tickets are available online at Ticketfly.com or at the Event Center box office 

Tonic Sol-fa Holiday Show

December 19, 2014 to December 20, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Venue: Hoyt Sherman Place
  • 1501 Woodland Avenue
  • Des Moines, IA 50309
  • Times: 7:30 p.m.
  • Admission: Adults-Main Floor $37.50; Balcony $32.50; Ages 12 & Under-Main Floor $25; Balcony $20
  • Phone: 515-244-0507
  • Email | Website

Celebrate the holiday season at this popular holiday show. Greg, Mark, Jared, and Shaun have arranged a fantastic a cappella show, fun for any age!

Winter Solstice Concert

December 19, 2014 to December 20, 2014
  • Location: First Christian Church
  • 2500 University Avenue
  • Des Moines, IA
  • Times: 7:30 p.m.
  • Admission: Ticket on sale soon

MAKE THE YULETIDE GAY!

12-21-2014

Holiday Carolers/Free Holiday Cookies (Winners Wonderland)

December 21, 2014 to December 24, 2014

Holiday carolers will entertain guests throughout Prairie Meadows

Special Sunday Performance with the Midnight Madness Quartet

December 21, 2014
  • Venue: Hotel Pattee
  • 1112 Willis Avenue
  • Perry, IA 50220
  • Times: 2 -3 p.m.
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: 515-465-3511
  • Email | Website

Join us at the Hotel Pattee for a special holiday event with the Midnight Madness Quartet who also perform with the Harmony Central Sweet Adeline Chorus. Midnight Madness is a registered Sweet Adeline quartet that was formed in 2012 but the members have over a 100 years of barbershop singing experience between them! Members include Charyl Barr on tenor, Jennifer Norton on Lead,...

Two From Galilee

December 21, 2014
  • Location: New Hope Assembly of God
  • 4425 70th Street
  • Urbandale, IA 50322
  • Times: 6 p.m.
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: 515-254-9094
  • Website

A BROADWAY STYLE MUSICAL

On-Going Events

Sunday Tunes

November 16, 2014 to March 01, 2015 (Every Sunday)
  • Venue: Summerset Winery
  • 15101 Fairfax Street
  • Indianola, IA 50125
  • Times: 2 - 5 p.m.
  • Admission: $3 per person or $10 a car load. Free to Case Club members
  • Phone: 515-961-3545
  • Email | Website

Live music every Sunday all year long! Kick your heels up and listen to the best bands in the Midwest. We bring the bands inside in the winter, but weather permitting the bands perform outside. we sell Summerset wine, beer, cheese, crackers and other snacks. Feel free to bring your own food but all alcohol needs to be purchased at the winery

12-22-2014

Special Events

Concert featuring Women Composers

December 22, 2014
  • Location: Faith Lutheran Church
  • 10395 University Avenue
  • Clive, IA 50325
  • Times: 7 p.m.
  • Admission: Free-will offering
  • Phone: 515-225-8334
  • Email | Website

Make your holidays even more special with an evening of holiday music by women composers, 7 p.m., December 22, at Faith Lutheran Church! The concert will feature vocal music of many our finest women composers ranging from the Renaissance to the 21st Century – this concert will be a combined performance & lecture on an often bypassed study of classical music history ...

Holiday Carolers/Free Holiday Cookies (Winners Wonderland)

December 21, 2014 to December 24, 2014

Holiday carolers will entertain guests throughout Prairie Meadows

12-23-2014

Holiday Carolers/Free Holiday Cookies (Winners Wonderland)

December 21, 2014 to December 24, 2014

Holiday carolers will entertain guests throughout Prairie Meadows

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