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Botanical Blues - Grill and Kain: Cindy “Hot Tamale” Grill and Dennis Kain

  • 909 Robert D. Ray Drive | Des Moines, IA 50309
  • Dates: March 12, 2023
  • Location: Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden
  • Price: Member – free; Adult – $10; Senior – $9; Military – $9; Youth – $7; Children 3 and under – free Adventure Pass holders and Museums for All (WIC and SNAP EBT card holders) – free Tickets for Botanical Blues will not be sold in advance, but will be available at the door. First come, first served until capacity is reached. - Leave coolers and food at home' Bring Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden Silipint® for 10% off drinks - Purchase admission at the door
  • Overview

    Cindy Grill is a premiere Blues and Rock vocalist who has been performing professionally for over 40 years. Cindy played for many years with Alan Smith, a well-respected Bluesman on the Botanical Blues stage. Cindy currently performs with her band, Hot Tamale, and the Red Hots. Cindy’s soulful, joyous vocals are engaging and exciting for audiences of all ages. Cindy’s excitement and passion for Blues is unmatched.

    Dennis “Big Daddy” Kain is a veteran of many years of performing Delta and Country Blues as a soloist and as a featured musician. Dennis has performed in a variety of venues; from Iowa backwoods to deep in the Delta and on the islands of Hawaii. Dennis began his musical journey on the banks of the Des Moines River where he learned how to play finger-style and slide Blues. Dennis has learned to play many Blues standards and has written numerous creative Blues songs of his own.

    Shows are held live in the conservatory and last one hour each. Botanical Blues attendees are welcome to wander the indoor gardens during the concert.

    Trellis Café will have food and drinks available for purchase in the café and concessions and drinks in Swartz and Walsh Rooms.- Café: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; Swartz and Walsh Rooms: 1-4:30 p.m.