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Live Music This Week in DSM: July 26 - 31, 2022

Live Music in DSM

July 26, 2022

This week’s lineup of musical acts in Downtown Des Moines (DSM) includes Menlo Park at Chuck’s Restaurant on Thursday, July 28, Punching Pandas at Reclaimed Rails on Friday, July 29 and a variety of acts at Muse Fest on Sunday, July 31.

Tuesday, July 26

  • “Freight Train” Frank at La Mie Restaurant in the skywalk at 11 a.m.
  • Asphalt and Stained Glass at the Beaverdale Farmers Market in the Beaverdale neighborhood at 4 p.m.
  • B. John Burns “Indycar Weekend” at 5 p.m. – Live Streaming
  • Jazz in July at Hoyt Sherman Place in Sherman Hill
    • Valley Jazz Combo at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. (Entrance)
    • Big Fun at 6 p.m. (John & Penny Krantz Stage)
    • Marilyn Maye at 7 p.m. (Theater Stage)
  • Belin Quartet at Salisbury House & Gardens at 5:30 p.m.
  • Supersuckers/Speedealer/The Vandon Arms at Lefty’s at 6 p.m. (Doors); $15-20
  • Sugar Valley at Greenwood Lounge at 7 p.m.
  • DSM Irish Sessions at the Beaverdale Neighborhood at 7 p.m.
  • Sons of Gladys Kravitz at Colby Park in Windsor Heights at 7 p.m.
  • Blues Jam at Carl’s Place at 7:30 p.m.
  • Daugherty with Black Stone Cherry at Val Air Ballroom in West Des Moines at 7:30 p.m.; $50-60
  • Wombat with Gravity’s Constant, Sex Funeral at xBk Live at 8 p.m.; $10-15

Wednesday, July 27

  • Talk With Your Fist Tour: Kill/Drowning Life/Neck Wrung/Exodia US/Reign Of Eris at Lefty’s at 5 p.m. (Doors); $10-15
  • Joshua Sinclair at Middlebrook Mercantile in Cumming at 5:30 p.m.
  • Tyler Richton and the High Bank Boys at Zoo Brew at Blank Park Zoo at 6 p.m.; $12
  • Brian Herrin at Stuffed Olive in Historic Court District at 6 p.m.
  • Dave Watson at The Republic on Grand in the Historic East Village at 6 p.m.
  • Scott Johnson at Pura Social Club in the Historic East Village at 6 p.m.
  • Steve Grismore/Bob Washut Duo on the patio at Louie’s Wine Dive at 6 p.m.
  • Dave Watson on the patio at The Republic on Grand in the Historic East Village at 6 p.m.
  • Dustin Baird at Gilroy’s in West Des Moines at 6 p.m.
  • Brian Allen on the patio at Mickey’s Irish Pub in West Des Moines at 6 p.m.
  • Zach Flaherty at Carper Winery in Norwalk at 6 p.m.
  • Lincoln Grimes at Greenwood Lounge at 8 p.m.
  • The Sheet at Bellhop in the Historic East Village at 8 p.m.
  • Hayes Carll with Travis Linville at Wooly’s in the Historic East Village at 9 p.m.; $22-25
  • The Boys at Shotgun Betty’s in West Des Moines at 9 p.m.

Thursday, July 28

  • “Freight Train” Frank at La Mie Restaurant in the skywalk at 11 a.m.
  • Andrew Hoyt at The District in Prairie Trail in Ankeny at 5:30 p.m.
  • Dazy Head Mazy at Jasper Winery at 6 p.m.
  • Menlo Park at Chuck’s Restaurant at 6 p.m.
  • Jake Simon at Music In The Junction in West Des Moines at 6 p.m.
  • David Watson at Fleetwood at Saylorville in Polk City at 6 p.m.
  • Buddy Brown with Tyler Richton and the High Bank Boys along with Mike Bernard at the Guthrie County Fair in Guthrie Center
  • Damon Dotson at Music in the Garden at the Greater Des Moines Botanical Gardens at 6:30 p.m.; $10
  • Sonic Revival at The Brick Room in Grimes at 6:30 p.m.; BYOB/Wine/Snacks
  • Lani at Confluence Brewery at 7 p.m.
  • Open Jam with Groove Review at Kenny’s Garage in Waukee at 7 p.m.
  • Piano Man Richard Spierenburg at Whiskey House in Ankeny at 7 p.m.
  • The Boys at Maytag Bowl in Newton at 7 p.m.
  • Randall King with Eli Alger at Wooly’s in the Historic East Village at 8 p.m.; $15-18
  • Gina Gedler at Noce in Western Gateway at 8 p.m.
  • The Soul Searchers at Greenwood Lounge at 8 p.m.
  • JANA at Bogg’s Hull Ave Tavern at 8 p.m.
  • Johnny Novacaine Duo at Yacht Club at 9 p.m.
  • Tanner Sovereign at Shotgun Betty’s in West Des Moines at 9 p.m.

Friday, July 29

  • Brian Herrin at Middlebrook Farm in Cumming at 4:30 p.m.
  • Bob Pace & The Dangerous Band at Gas Lamp at 5 p.m.; $5
  • Bruce Day on the patio at Truman’s Pizza Tavern in the Market District at 5 p.m.
  • Jake Schrodt at 1908 Draught House – Downtown at 5:30 p.m.
  • Flying Silos with Brian Congdon at Rendezvous on Riverview (Park) at 5:30 p.m.
  • Patresa Hartman at Confluence Brewery at 6 p.m.
  • The Sheet at 300 Craft & Rooftop at 6 p.m.
  • Tommy Boynton at The Cave DSM at 6 p.m.
  • Ryne Doughty on the patio at Smash Park in West Des Moines at 6 p.m.
  • Red Dirt Renegade at Chill on The Hill at Copper Creek Lake in Pleasant Hill at 6 p.m.; $10
  • Treyor Wood at Iowa Distilling Co. in Cumming at 6 p.m.
  • Nice Bangs at Sips & Songs in the District in Ankeny at 6 p.m.
  • Sawyer Brown with The Cadillac Three, Deana Carter and Royce Johns at Guthrie County Fair in Guthrie Center
  • The Drama Kings at Snus Hill Winery in Madrid at 6:30 p.m.
  • Fahrenheit at National Balloon Classic in Indianola at 6:30 p.m.; $12 entry to everything
  • 96 Bitter Beings with Howling Giant, Night Bees, Americature, Timmy Taylor at Lefty’s at 7 p.m. (Doors); $15
  • Robert Deitch at Court Avenue Restaurant & Brewing Co. in Historic Court District at 7 p.m.
  • Chip Albright on the patio at Chocolaterie Stam at 7 p.m.
  • Jesse & The Medicine Men at Urban Cellar in West Des Moines at 7 p.m.
  • Punching Pandas at Reclaimed Rails in Bondurant at 7 p.m.
  • J. Jeffery Messerole at Firetrucker Brewery in Ankeny at 7 p.m.
  • David Watson at Uptown Garage Brewing in Ankeny at 7 p.m.
  • Justin Jarrell at Fleetwood at Saylorville in Polk City at 7 p.m.
  • Boomerang at Penoach Winery in Adel at 7 p.m.; $5
  • Julian Kytasty - Ukrainian Bandura Performance at Legacy Pizza in Newton at 7 p.m.
  • Druids with The Curse of Hail, The Gorge, Dose at Wooly’s in the Historic East Village at 7:30 p.m.; $15-20
  • Allegra Hernandez with Jennifer Hall and special guest Abigail Phelps at xBk Live at 8 p.m.; $10-15
  • A Night of Bossa Nova with Avi Gedler and Her Band at Noce in Western Gateway at 8 p.m.; $25, VIP $50, Bar seat/table $12
  • PJ Piano Party at Pura Social Club in the Historic East Village at 8 p.m.
  • Dave Watson at Son’s Chicken Coop in West Des Moines at 8 p.m.
  • Luke Thomas at Doc’s Lounge in Johnston at 8 p.m.
  • Hudson Road at Mistress Brewing in Ankeny at 8 p.m.
  • Beast at Greenwood Lounge at 9 p.m.
  • Hold On at Down Under in Clive at 9 p.m.
  • Resurrection Mary, Moonlighting, Antlerhead, Turquoise at Bogg’s Hull Avenue Tavern at 9 p.m.
  • Mr. Softheart, Blanky, Joel Sires at Gas Lamp at 9:30 p.m.; $10-12
  • James Biehn Band at Prairie Meadows in Altoona at 10 p.m.
  • Latin Night with Son Peruchos at Noce in Western Gateway at 10:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 30

  • Bruce Day at Annie’s Irish Pub in Historic Court District at 11:45 a.m.
  • Jake Schrodt at Surety Hotel Courtyard at Noon
  • Beggars Bargain at Fuzzy’s Taco Shop in the Gray’s Lake Area at Noon
  • The Unfortunate Sons at Gas Lamp at 4:30 p.m.; $10
  • The Snacks at Captain Roy’s at 6 p.m.
  • Swamp Rats at Peace Tree Brewing Co. in Market District at 6 p.m.
  • Chasing Denver at Kinship Brewing in Waukee at 6 p.m.
  • Brad Seidenfeld at Firetrucker Brewery in Ankeny at 6 p.m.
  • Cody Hicks at Fleetwood at Saylorville in Polk City at 6 p.m.
  • Adam Girard at Fenders Brewing in Polk City at 6 p.m.
  • Sirius Jones at The Cellar Peanut Pub in Newton at 6 p.m.
  • Clay Walker with Sara Evans, Blackhawk, Darryl Worley, Andy Griggs and Trent Tomlinson at the Guthrie County Fair in Guthrie Center Dirty
  • Rotten Scoundrels at the National Balloon Classic in Indianola at 6:30 p.m.; $12 entry to everything
  • Unforgiven at the Croation Slavic Center at 7 p.m.; $5 Members, $7 Nonmembers
  • Close Enough at Lake Robbins Ballroom in Woodward at 7 p.m.; $10
  • Robert Deitch & Brynne Pritchard at Maxwell City Park at 7 p.m.
  • The Harvest Band at The Thunderdome in Newton at 7 p.m.
  • Not Quite Brothers & Birdchild at Wooly’s in the Historic East Village at 8 p.m.; $15
  • Karen Meat with The Vahnevants, Dubb Nubb at xBk Live at 8 p.m.; $10-15
  • Iowa Jazz Composers Orchestra featuring Mike Conrad at Noce in Western Gateway at 8 p.m.; $25, VIP $50, Bar seat/table $12
  • Sam and Adam’s Dueling Pianos at Pura Social Club in the Historic East Village at 8 p.m.
  • Paul Little at Mickey’s Irish Pub in West Des Moines at 8:30 p.m.
  • The Hanging Mic Tour: Reno & Young Rambo featuring Sinister Karnie with King Serp, Kyler Tobias, Spirit, Timothy Flyte, Xlilmarc at Lefty’s at 9 p.m.
  • Stars in Toledo at Gas Lamp at 9 p.m.; $12-15
  • Dustin Farrow & The Relics at Greenwood Lounge at 9 p.m.
  • The Sons of Gladys Kravitz at Down Under in Clive at 9 p.m.
  • Reload at Wicked Rabbit at 9 p.m.
  • TRUTH x LIES at Platform in the Historic East Village at 9 p.m.; $10
  • Dick Danger Band at Kenny’s Garage in Waukee at 9 p.m.
  • Alex Castillo at The Whiskey House in Ankeny at 9 p.m.
  • Southern Comfort Band at Good Times in Ankeny at 9 p.m.
  • Last Call with Max Wellman at Noce in Western Gateway at 9:30 p.m.
  • Final Mix at Prairie Meadows in Altoona at 10 p.m.

Sunday, July 31

  • Muse Fest at Confluence Brewery
    • Girls Rock! DSM Showcase at 1 p.m.
    • The June Bugs at 3 p.m.
    • Plumero at 5 p.m.
    • Girls Rock! Artist Collective at 7 p.m.
  • Nice Bangs at Summerset Winery in Indianola at 2 p.m.
  • Vinyl Vagabonds at Snus Hill Winery in Madrid at 2 p.m.
  • Lucas Peterson at Covered Bridges Winery in Winterset at 2 p.m.

Check for changes at each venue’s website, including cancellations and COVID protocols, and consider your generosity to your local waitstaff and musicians as we continue to welcome back live events in DSM. You can also support local restaurants by visiting nearby businesses before and after the show! Check out the Greater Des Moines Partnership’s Restaurant Guide, featuring neighborhood options here.

The Greater Des Moines Partnership calendar of events is a one-stop resource for activities taking place throughout the region. Find networking information for Greater Des Moines (DSM) businesses or events specific to Downtown DSM.

Jerrica Marshall

Jerrica Marshall is the downtown placemaking manager at the Greater Des Moines Partnership.