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5 Cool Events Coming to Downtown DSM: May 19-25

Five Things to Do

There’s a ton to do this weekend in Downtown Des Moines (DSM). Live music on the patio, jazz tunes, a vegan market, Broadway shows and a showcase featuring 40+ artists — take your pick! See you soon in Downtown DSM.

TINA: The Tina Turner Musical

Tuesday, May 16 – Sunday, May 21 | Des Moines Civic Center
A 12-time Grammy award winner, hear the iconic sounds and songs depicting the inspiring story of the Queen of Rock ‘n Roll: the one and only Tina Turner. Her fire is unstoppable! Don’t miss this incredible Broadway musical in Downtown DSM.

Karrin Allyson

Friday, May 19 – Saturday, May 20 | NOCE
Five-time Grammy nominee, Karrin Allyson, will command the stage both Friday and Saturday evenings at NOCE in Downtown DSM. This jazz vocalist, pianist and songwriter boasts 15 albums and one of the most recognized vocal gifts of her generation, with influences ranging from blues, pop, Brazilian, French and more.

Summer Music Series: Dustin Baird

Friday, May 19 & Sunday, May 21 | Truman’s Tavern
It’s the weekend and that means live music is back at Truman’s Tavern! Bands will play on the outdoor patio every Friday from 5 – 8 p.m. and Sundays from 2 – 5 p.m. throughout the summer. This Friday’s musician is Dustin Baird, along with Happy Hour from 3 – 6 p.m. Then on Sunday Funday, Dan Medeiros will hit the stage to help you wind down your weekend.

The Move 6

Saturday, May 20 | Des Moines River Center
Mark your calendar and make your way to Downtown DSM for this gathering of talented creatives from across the state. More than 40 artists hailing from various backgrounds and representing different mediums and skill levels will be on display. Grab some dinner, explore the art and enjoy yourself freely here.

Vegan Summer Market

Sunday, May 21 | Cowles Commons
From Noon to 3 p.m., this showcase of local small businesses brings together tasty vegan food and a welcoming community in the center of Downtown DSM. While you’re here, dip your toes in the refreshing Cowles Commons fountains! Remember to bring a reusable bag and a fillable water bottle to help keep this event sustainable and earth friendly. Additionally, Vegan Summer Markets will be held one Sunday each month during June, July, August and September.

P.S. — Find a list of free things to do, events and happenings taking place around Downtown DSM throughout the month of May.

Karrin Allyson image from Facebook.com.

For these upcoming events and more, find tips on Downtown Des Moines (DSM) parking and navigation. For additional upcoming events, visit the Downtown DSM events calendar. Plus, follow @downtownDSMUSA on Instagram for more epic, things-you-just-can’t-miss happening around Downtown.

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