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Live Music This Week in DSM: May 3-8, 2022

Live Music in DSM

May 3, 2022

This week’s lineup of musical acts in Greater Des Moines (DSM) includes Planet of Zeus with Druids xBk Live on Wednesday, May 4 and The Everly Brothers Reunion Concert - Live At Royal Hall (Revisited) at Temple Theater on Friday, May 6. Don’t miss out on these local acts and others listed below.

Tuesday, May 3

  • “Freight Train” Frank at La Mie Restaurant in the Skywalk at 11 a.m.
  • John Burns’ Mutants That I’ll Never Understand Livestream at 5 p.m. – Local Streaming
  • Open Mic at Kelly’s Little Nipper at 6 p.m. Blues Jam at Carl’s Place at 7:30 p.m.
  • Mat Kearney - January Flower Tour with Birdtalker at Hoyt Sherman in Sherman Hill at 8 p.m.; $35 to $55
  • Mark Hummel’s Blues Survivors with Rusty Zinn/Matt Woods at xBk Live at 8 p.m.; $20 (Advance)
  • Basement Philosophers Society at Greenwood Lounge at 8 p.m.

Wednesday, May 4

  • The English A Deer A Horse, Haploid, Bigby Woods at Lefty’s at 6 p.m.; $12
  • Randy Burk at Stuffed Olive at 6 p.m.
  • Steve Grismore/Randy Ward Duo at Louie’s Wine Dive on the Patio at 6 p.m.
  • Cindy Grill & Dennis Kain Livestream at 7 p.m. – Local Streaming
  • Planet of Zeus with Druids at xBk Live at 8 p.m.; $12-15
  • Desperate Electric, Night Like This at Gas Lamp at 8 p.m.; $10
  • Randy Burk & The Prisoners at Greenwood Lounge at 8 p.m.

Thursday, May 5

  • “Freight Train” Frank at La Mie Restaurant in the Skywalk at 11 a.m.
  • Wolf King with Gravis Somnia, Frontal Assault at Lefty’s at 5 p.m. (Doors); $10
  • 3 On The Tree at Music in the Junction in West Des Moines at 6 p.m.
  • The Brick Room All Stars at The Brick Room in Grimes at 6 p.m.; $10 BYOB/Wine/Soda/Snacks
  • Diplomats of Solid Sound at All Access Live! - IPR at xBk Live at 7 p.m.; $10
  • Wayne Page Quartet at Noce in Western Gateway at 7 p.m.
  • Ryne Doughty at Confluence Brewery at 7 p.m.
  • Bob Pace Trio at the Pura Social Club in the Historic East Village at 7 p.m.
  • Open Jam with Groove Review at Kenny's Garage in Waukee at 7 p.m.
  • The Soul Searchers Organ Trio at Greenwood Lounge at 8 p.m.
  • CW Smith: Live From Silicon Alley at 8 p.m. – Local Streaming
  • Au5 and Chime - The Other Side Tour at Platform at 8:30 p.m.; $15-20
  • J Plaza w/Doozy, Late Street, Sinister Karnie, Blak Friday at Lefty’s at 9 p.m.; $15-20

Friday, May 6

  • Bob Pace & The Dangerous Band at Gas Lamp at 5 p.m.; $5
  • NOLA Jazz Band at Noce in Western Gateway at 5 p.m.; $15, bar seat/table $12
  • Brad Seidenfeld at Truman’s Pizza Tavern on the Patio at 5 p.m.
  • Abigail Phelps at Cozy Cafe in Johnston at 5 p.m.
  • Seth Cloe and the Silver Liners at Confluence Brewery at 6 p.m.
  • The Sheet at 300 Craft & Rooftop at 6 p.m.
  • Tanner Taylor at The Cave DSM at 6 p.m.
  • Adam Girard at Firetrucker Brewery in Ankeny at 6 p.m.
  • Chris Falcon at The Hall in West Des Moines at 6:30 p.m.
  • Terry Bradley at The Thunderdome in Newton at 6:30 p.m.
  • Drake White with Kasey Tyndall at Wooly’s in the Historic East Village at 7:30 p.m.; $20-25
  • The Unfortunate Sons at Captain Roy’s at 7 p.m.
  • Brittany Sword at Court Avenue Restaurant & Brewing Co. in Historic Court District at 7 p.m.
  • Birdchild Duo at the Surety Hotel in the Courtyard at 7 p.m.
  • Robert Deitch at Uptown Garage Brewing in Ankeny at 7 p.m.
  • The Everly Brothers Reunion Concert - Live At Royal Hall (Revisited) at Temple Theater at 7:30 p.m. in Western Gateway; $36 to $58
  • Summer Samba with Natalie Simon & Friends at Noce in Western Gateway at 8?p.m.; $25, VIP $50, Bar seat/table $12
  • Dustin Farrow at Sons Chicken Coop in West Des Moines at 8 p.m.
  • The Remedy at Doc's Lounge in Johnston at 8 p.m.
  • Recoil at Kenny's Garage in Waukee at 8 p.m.
  • The Mondeau Dukes at The Cellar Peanut Pub in Pella at 8 p.m.
  • Lucinda Dark/Fontenelle/Skytotem at Lefty’s at 9 p.m.; $10-15
  • Heath Alan Band at Greenwood Lounge at 9 p.m.
  • Mary Runyan Band at Down Under in Clive at 9 p.m.
  • Locomotive Gun, Pharaohs, Forever Tormented at Boggs’ Hull Ave Tavern at 9 p.m.; $5
  • Los Aliados at Senor Tequila at 9 p.m.
  • Brad Morgan at Miss Kitty's in Clive at 9 p.m.
  • RetroFuture Radio with Midnight Animal at Black Sheep in Historic East Village at 10 p.m.

Saturday, May 7

  • BitterSweet Nation at Big Barn Harley-Davidson at 10 a.m.
  • Birdie Pie at Exile Brewing Company at 1 p.m.
  • Switchblade Saturdays/TV Cop/The Getaways/Good Devils at Lefty’s at 5 p.m. (Doors); $10
  • The Damon Dotson Band at 300 Draft & Rooftop at 6 p.m.
  • Trevor Rau Music at Firetrucker Brewery in Ankeny at 6 p.m.
  • Joshua Sinclair at Fenders Brewing in Polk City at 6 p.m.
  • Jazz Trio at The Brick Room in Grimes at 6:30 p.m.; $15 BYOB/Wine/Snacks
  • Malcolm Wells & The Two Timers at Captain Roy’s at 7 p.m.
  • The Joyann Parker Band at Noce at 7 p.m.; $25, VIP $50, Bar seat/table $12
  • Whiskey Bizkit at Croation-Slavic-Center at 7 p.m.; $5 Members, $7 Nonmembers
  • Flying Silos with Rob Edgeton at The Hall in West Des Moines at 7 p.m.
  • DJ Fisher at Reclaimed Rails in Bondurant at 7 p.m.
  • Jake Kemble at Uptown Garage Brewing in Ankeny at 7 p.m.
  • Red Hott: Motley Crue Tribute at Wooly’s in Historic East Village at 8 p.m.; $12
  • Rock Ko Fol @ Zora Rooftop Bar at 8 p.m.
  • JJ & the Boys at Kenny's Garage in Waukee at 8 p.m.
  • 10 Fold at Mickey's Irish Pub in Waukee at 8:30 p.m.
  • Molten, Heir of Sorrow, East Madison at Gas Lamp at 9 p.m.; $10
  • Very Big Machines with Acousti-Beast, with Lincoln Grimes at Greenwood Lounge at 9 p.m.
  • Driving Blind at Down Under Bar & Grill in Clive at 9 p.m.
  • RELOAD at Woody’s Sports Bar at 9 p.m.
  • Joe Inman & Co. at Hawk Heaven Tavern in Altoona at 9 p.m.
  • Last Call with Max Wellman at Noce at 9:30 p.m.

Sunday, May 8

  • Been There Done That (BTDT) at Jasper Winery at Women’s Half Marathon 10K/5K Team Relay at 9:15 a.m.
  • Recoil at Summerset Winery in Indianola at 2 p.m.
  • Ryne Doughty at Covered Bridges Winery in Winterset at 2 p.m.
  • Joshua Sinclair at Boomers Bicycle Lounge in West Des Moines at 3 p.m.
  • Barefoot Becky at Lake Robbins Ballroom in Woodward at 5 p.m.; $13

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.