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Live Music This Week in DSM: Nov. 22 – 27, 2022

Live Music in DSM

November 22, 2022

This week’s lineup of musical acts in Greater Des Moines (DSM) includes Eden Forrest at Stuffed Olive in Historic Court District on Wednesday, Nov. 23, Jack Stack at Uptown Garage in Ankeny on Friday, Nov. 25, Jason Brown Country Christmas at Reclaimed Rails in Bondurant on Saturday, Nov. 26. 

Tuesday, Nov. 22 

  • “Freight Train” Frank at La Mie Restaurant in the skywalk at 11 a.m. 
  • Liv McNair at Kinship Brewing in Waukee at 5 p.m. 
  • Des Moines Irish Session at Beaverdale Neighborhood at 7 p.m. 
  • Blues Jam at Carl’s Place at 7:30 p.m. 
  • Steve Vai at Hoyt Sherman in Sherman Hill at 8 p.m.; $40 to $60 
  • Lincoln Grimes at Greenwood Lounge at 8 p.m. 

Wednesday, Nov. 23 

  • Levi Smith at Paws & Pints at 6 p.m.; Free (Unless you bring a dog – membership or day pass, medical documentation required) 
  • Eden Forrest at Stuffed Olive in Historic Court District at 6 p.m. 
  • Andy Classen/Tanner Taylor at Louie’s Wine Dive at 6 p.m. 
  • Open Mic Music Jam at Fuzzy’s Taco Shop at 6 p.m. 
  • THE DSM Big Band at Noce in Western Gateway at 7 p.m.; $15, Student – $7 
  • Great Caesar’s Goat at The Thunderdome in Newton at 7 p.m. 
  • Brian Herrin at Elk’s Lodge #1270 in Newton at 7 p.m. 
  • The Sheet at Bellhop in the Historic East Village at 8 p.m. 
  • Erek Wright at Hawk Heaven Tavern in Altoona at 8 p.m. 
  • David Kramer at 1st St Tavern in Grimes at 8 p.m. 
  • The Jury at Greenwood Lounge at 9 p.m. 
  • Johny Novacaine Thanksgiving at Yacht Club at 9 p.m. 

Thursday, Nov. 24 

  • “Freight Train” Frank at La Mie Restaurant in the skywalk at 11 a.m. 
  • Open Jam with Groove Review at Kenny’s Garage in Waukee at 7 p.m. 
  • The Soul Searchers at Greenwood Lounge at 8 p.m. 
  • Geoffrey Jr. Solo at 300 Craft & Rooftop at 8 p.m. 

Friday, Nov. 25 

  • Bob Pace & The Dangerous Band at Gas Lamp at 5 p.m.; $5 
  • The Dice Waltz (Johhny Dice & G-Walt Co-Headline Premier – 6 performers) at Lefty’s at 5 p.m. 
  • Dan Tedesco at Paws & Pints at 5 p.m.; Free (Unless you bring a dog – membership or day pass, medical documentation required) 
  • Sam Salamone/Dave Altemeier Duo at The Cave at 6 p.m. 
  • Charlson Trio at Chuck’s Restaurant at 6 p.m. 
  • Into The Black with Ben Puttman at Fenders Brewing in Polk City at 6 p.m. 
  • Robert Deitch Iowa Distilling Co. in Cumming at 6 p.m. 
  • 5-Time Grammy Moninee Karrin Allyson at Noce in Western Gateway at 7 p.m.; $30, VIP $60, Bar/Hightop $20 
  • Jake Schrodt at Surety Hotel at 7 p.m. 
  • Dirk Von Stein at Kelly’s Little Nipper at 7 p.m. 
  • The Midlanders at The Hall in West Des Moines at 7 p.m. 
  • Luke Fox at Brightside Aleworks in Altoona at 7 p.m. 
  • Jack Stack at Uptown Garage in Ankeny at 7 p.m. 
  • Some Friends with Leradee & The Positives, Strang Dang Doodle at Wooly’s in the Historic East Village at 8 p.m.; $12-20 
  • JAHBLUES - Reggae Moon Thanksgiving at Yacht Club at 8 p.m. 
  • ElectroBeast at Kenny’s Garage in Waukee at 8 p.m. 
  • Taylor King at Prairie Meadows in Altoona at 8 p.m. 
  • Nick Hermann at Whiskey House in Ankeny at 8 p.m. 
  • Todd Partridge at Greenwood Lounge at 9 p.m. 
  • Guilty Pleasures at Down Under in Clive at 9 p.m. 
  • Jordan Beem at Good Times in Ankeny at 9 p.m. 
  • Erf playing the Music of Phish at Gas Lamp at 10 p.m.; $10 
  • Latin Night with Son Peruchos at Noce in Western Gateway at 10 p.m.; $5 

Saturday, Nov. 26 

  • Emmett Sheehan at Middlebrook Mercantile in Cumming at 5 p.m. 
  • Menlo Park at Chuck’s Restaurant at 6 p.m. 
  • Rivieras at Lake Robbins ballroom in Woodward at 6 p.m.; $10 
  • Dreamwell with Crowning at xBk Live at 7 p.m.; $14-17 
  • The Sons of Gladys Kravitz at Croation Slavic Center at 7 p.m.; $5 Members, $7 Nonmembers 
  • Open Mic at Good Vibes Movement at 7 p.m. 
  • Jason Brown Country Christmas at Reclaimed Rails in Bondurant at 7 p.m. 
  • Jason Farrow & Rod Snyder at Uptown Garage in Ankeny at 7 p.m. 
  • Pork Tornadoes with Birdchild at Wooly’s in the Historic East Village at 8 p.m.; $20, $40 VIP 
  • Stutterin’ Jimmy & The Goosebumps at Maggie’s Rumble Room at 8 p.m. 
  • Other Brothers, Dipsos, Heidi Hates It, 10 Watt Robot at Gas Lamp at 8 p.m.; $10 
  • Sing Along Piano Party feat PJ Gartrell at Pura Social Club in the Historic East Village at 8 p.m. 
  • Jazz at The Continental in the Historic East Village at 8 p.m. 
  • Black Diamond Loons at East Side Eddie’s at 8 p.m. 
  • Driving Blind at Kenny’s Garage in Waukee at 8 p.m. 
  • Fahrenheit at Prairie Meadows in Altoona at 8 p.m. 
  • Plastic Apartment at Whiskey House in Ankeny at 8 p.m. 
  • Jason and The Degenerates at Mickey’s in Waukee at 8:30 p.m. 
  • Loose Gravel at Greenwood Lounge at 9 p.m. 
  • Jason Kincel Band at Down Under in Clive at 9 p.m. 
  • Final Mix at Miss Kitty’s in Clive at 9 p.m. 

Sunday, Nov. 27 

  • “Roda de Choro’ with Choro Moingona at The Cave DSM at 3 p.m. 
  • SAUL with VRSTY, All Things Lost, Balefire, Alter Within at Lefty’s at 5 p.m. (Doors); $15 adv 
  • Sam Salamone/Randy Ward Duo at Louie’s Wine Dive at 5 p.m. 
  • Gaylin Sudik and Friends 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.