Summer in the City

  • 1650 Garfield Avenue | Des Moines, IA 50316
  • Presented By: Martin Luther King Jr. Park
  • Dates: July 14, 2018
  • Location: Martin Luther King Jr. Park
  • Start/End Time: 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Event Times: 3 pm - 8 pm
  • Price: Free & Open to Public
  • Overview

    A four-part Saturday afternoon concert series, coined "Summer in the City," plans to bring culturally diverse music to underserved Des Moines communities, organizers Tobi Parks and Thomas Kutz, of nonprofit label Station One, said in a news release.

    Shows kick off May 12 in Good Park with California hip-hop headliner Blackalicious, wrapping on Aug. 11 at Greenwood Park with the return of Hinterland Music Festival alum Cactus Blossoms. 

    Each concert is all ages and open to the public. Music will begin at about 3 p.m., wrapping at 8 p.m. 

    The concerts: 

    • May 12 at Good Park: Blackalicious, Looprat, Jessica Manning, and Andre Davis & Motide. 
    • June 9 at Stewart Square Park: Bad Bad Hats, SIRES, Honeycreeper, and Lily DeTaeye 
    • July 14 at Martin Luther King Jr. Park: Adia Victoria, J.C. Brooks and the Uptown Sound, and Peas & Carrot 
    • Aug. 11 at Greenwood Park: Cactus Blossoms and special guests TBA.