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Live Music This Week in DSM: Oct. 25 – 30, 2022

Live Music in DSM

October 25, 2022

This week’s lineup of musical acts in Greater Des Moines (DSM) includes Andrew Hoyt at Cocktail Lab in the Historic East Village on Wednesday, Oct. 26, Tee Juan & Only at El Toreador Mexican Bar & Grill in West Des Moines on Friday, Oct. 28 and The Other Brothers at Greenwood Lounge on Saturday, Oct. 29.

Tuesday, Oct. 25

  • “Freight Train” Frank at La Mie Restaurant in the skywalk at 11 a.m.
  • SPAM at Sugar Shack Diner in Altoona at 5:30 p.m.
  • NOSFERATU (classic film) with live score by Invincible Czars at xBk Live at 7 p.m.; $20-25
  • Sugar Valley at Greenwood Lounge at 7 p.m.
  • Des Moines Irish Session at Beaverdale Neighborhood at 7 p.m.
  • Blues Jam at Carl’s Place at 7:30 p.m.
  • WICKED WARLORDS Tour featuring OUIJA MACC, HEXXX, DJ CHUNK with Crisis Child, Rogues Gallery, Otis Julius, TBD at Lefty’s at 8 p.m.; $20
  • Johnny Novacaine Halloween at Yacht Club at 9 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 26

  • Joshua Sinclair at Paws & Pints at 5:30 p.m.; Free (Unless you bring a dog – membership or day pass, medical documentation required)
  • Tom Buckmiller & Brian Schwager at Stuffed Olive in Historic Court District at 6 p.m.
  • Jordan Beem at The Republic on Grand in the Historic East Village at 6 p.m.
  • Tanner Taylor/Steve Charlson at Louie’s Wine Dive at 6 p.m.
  • Dopapod with Cycles at Wooly’s in the Historic East Village at 7 p.m.; $20-25
  • The Des Moines Big Band at Noce in Western Gateway at 7 p.m.; $15, Student - $7
  • Wheatus, Fat Tony at Gas Lamp at 8 p.m.; $20
  • Chris Falcon at Greenwood Lounge at 8 p.m.
  • Andrew Hoyt at 503 Cocktail Lab in the Historic East Village at 8 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 27

  • “Freight Train” Frank at La Mie Restaurant in the skywalk at 11 a.m.
  • Tina Haase Findlay & Steve Charlson Trio at Chuck’s Restaurant at 6 p.m.
  • We The Kingdom with Cory Asbury at Hoyt Sherman Place in Sherman Hill at 7 p.m.; $28 to $78
  • Bassist Dave Altemeier & Co. at Noce in Western Gateway at 7 p.m.
  • Toni Williams of Bittersweet Nation at Confluence Brewery at 7 p.m.
  • Open Jam with Groove Review at Kenny’s Garage in Waukee at 7 p.m.
  • Des Moines Irish Session at Brightside Aleworks in Altoona at 7 p.m.
  • Piano Man Richard at Ladies Night at Whiskey House in Ankeny at 7 p.m.
  • Jason Aldean with Chase Rice, John Morgan, Dee Jay Silver at Wells Fargo Arena at 7:30 p.m.; $40 to $150
  • Local H at Wooly’s in the Historic East Village at 8 p.m.; $23-25
  • NEWSKI “Theoretical Soul” Tour at xBk Live at 8 p.m.; $10-15
  • The Soul Searchers at Greenwood Lounge at 8 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 28

  • Bob Pace & The Dangerous Band at Gas Lamp at 5 p.m.; $5
  • Kingdom Collapse with The Funeral Portrait, Versus Me, Switchblade Saturdays, Balefire at Lefty’s at 5 p.m. (Doors); $15 adv
  • Bill Bergen/Tanner Taylor Duo at The Cave DSM at 6 p.m.
  • Tee Juan & Only at El Toreador Mexican Bar & Grill in West Des Moines at 6 p.m.
  • Josh Sinclair at Iowa Distilling Co. in Cumming at 6 p.m.
  • JANA at Costume Party at Captain Roy’s at 7 p.m.
  • Vocalist Lauren Vilmain at Noce in Western Gateway at 7 p.m.; $25, VIP $50, Bar/Hightop $15
  • Dan Medeiros at Paws & Pints at 7 p.m.; Free (Unless you bring a dog – membership or day pass, medical documentation required)
  • Chris Miller at Kelly’s Little Nipper at 7 p.m.
  • Fancy Pants at Palloween Dance at Pal Joey’s at 7 p.m.
  • The Blackshoe Project – Sight Lives, Vante, Dessy X, Jandrobands, Dirt LXRD, XMAJIN, IMMA, DRXCULV at Your Private Bar in West Des Moines at 7 p.m.; $10 - $5 if in costume
  • Tyler Frazier at Brightside Aleworks in Altoona at 7 p.m.
  • Luke Fox at Reclaimed Rails in Bondurant at 7 p.m.
  • The Drive-Ins at Uptown Garage Brewing in Ankeny at 7 p.m.
  • Sing Along Piano Party featuring Tony Bohnenkamp at Pura Social Club in the Historic East Village at 8 p.m.
  • Elision, Rehtek, Orphic Illusion, Nyhilist at Hulloween Part 1 at Bogg’s Hull Ave Tavern at 8 p.m.
  • Cover That at Kenny’s Garage in Waukee at 8 p.m.
  • Def Electric – Costume party at Doc’s in Johnston at 8 p.m.
  • Kick at Prairie Meadows in Altoona at 8 p.m.
  • PJ’s Sing-Along Piano Party at Whiskey House in Ankeny at 8 p.m.
  • Trevor Rau at The Proletariat in Perry at 8 p.m.
  • Robert Deitch at Fore Seasons in Newton at 8 p.m.
  • Amigo The Devil with Willi Carlisle at Wooly’s in the Historic East Village at 8:30 p.m.; $20-24
  • Buckmiller-Schwager Band at Greenwood Lounge at 9 p.m.
  • The Other Brothers at Yacht Club at 9 p.m.
  • Project TDS at Down Under in Clive at 9 p.m.
  • Red Dirt Road at Miss Kitty’s in Clive at 9 p.m.
  • Jordan Beem at Brick & Ivy Rooftop in Altoona at 9 p.m.
  • Red Hott - Motley Crue tribute, with The Rock Dolls at Good Times in Ankeny at 9 p.m.
  • New Member Charles, Gut Feeling, Flamingos, Kiriko, DJ Richie Daggers Rex Manning Day Halloween Party at Gas Lamp at 9:30 p.m.; $10-15
  • Moodie Black/Haploid/Voiddweller at Lefty’s at 10 p.m.; $15-20
  • Latin Night with Son Peruchos at Noce in Western Gateway at 10 p.m.; $5

Saturday, Oct. 29

  • Jesse & The Medicine Men at Revelton Distillery in Osceola at 11 a.m.
  • Central Iowa Music Lab Recital at Kenny's Garage in Waukee at 2 p.m.
  • STARSET AE02 at Kinship Brewing in Waukee at 4 p.m.
  • Sean Sullivan Music at Middlebrook Mercantile in Cumming at 5 p.m.
  • Dustin Farrow & The Relics at Captain Roy’s at 7 p.m.
  • The Queers 40th Anniversary Tour with Teenage Bottlerocket, North of Grand, Heidi Hates It at Lefty’s at 7 p.m. (Doors); $20 adv
  • Dave Rezek & Co.: Cannonball Adderley Tribute at Noce in Western Gateway at 7 p.m.; $25, VIP $50, Bar/Hightop $15
  • Hold On at Croation Slavic Center at 7 p.m.; $5 Members, $7 Nonmembers
  • Joshua Sinclair at Twisted Vine Brewery at 7 p.m.
  • Fast Dolly at Ducktail Lounge in Clive at 7 p.m.
  • Adam Girard at Fenders Brewing in Polk City at 7 p.m.
  • Willie Mac & the Lost Cousins at Big Rack Brew Haus in Winterset at 7 p.m.; $5
  • Lindsey Buckingham at Hoyt Sherman Place in Sherman Hill at 7:30 p.m.; $45 to $89
  • Sonic Revival at The Brick Room in Grimes at 7:30 p.m.; BYOB/WINE/Snacks
  • Night Stories with Traffic Death and Sam Locke Ward at xBk Live at 8 p.m.; $10-15
  • Dueling Pianos featuring PJ and Eben Seamen at Pura Social Club in the Historic East Village at 8 p.m.
  • Company’s Comin’ at Halloween Party at East Side Eddie’s at 8 p.m.
  • Dick Danger Band at Halloween Bash at Kenny’s Garage in Waukee at 8 p.m.
  • SPAM at Halloween Spooktacular at Sam’s Bar & Grill at Altoona at 8 p.m.
  • Hudson Road at Prairie Meadows in Altoona at 8 p.m.
  • Jones and Owens at Whiskey House in Ankeny at 8 p.m.
  • FretNoise at Halloween Party at Cabaret in Ankeny at 8 p.m.
  • Dia De Los Defnotes with Audiowaves at Gas Lamp at 8:30 p.m.; $10-15
  • Sister Sara Halloween Show at Mickey’s Irish Pub in Waukee at 8:30 p.m.
  • The Other Brothers at Greenwood Lounge at 9 p.m.
  • Erf Halloween at Yacht Club at 9 p.m.
  • The Sons of Gladys Kravitz at Down Under in Clive at 9 p.m.
  • The Freeman Band & Salt Fox & Costume Party at BeechWood Lounge in the Historic East Village at 9 p.m.
  • Gimmik at Halloween Bash at Hawk Heaven Tavern in Altoona at 9 p.m.
  • Kick at Halloween Bash at Good Times in Ankeny at 9 p.m.
  • Driving Blind at Halloween Blast at Benchwarmers in Ankeny at 9 p.m.
  • Last Call with Sydney Marian at Noce in Western Gateway at 9:30 p.m.; $5
  • Bad Friends at The Station on Ingersoll at 10 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 30

  • Central Iowa Music Lab’s Student Showcase/Halloween Party at Val Air Ballroom in West Des Moines at 11 a.m.
  • DJ Taylor G at Paws & Pints at Noon; Free (Unless you bring a dog – membership or day pass, medical documentation required)
  • Fall Concert - DMCO Honors John Williams at Sheslow Auditorium at 1 p.m.
  • ‘Roda de Choro” with Choro Moingona at The Cave DSM at 2 p.m.
  • The Gladys Kravitz Duo at Summerset Winery in Indianola at 2 p.m.
  • WoR, Squidhammer, Hauntology, Animals On LSD at Lefty’s at 5 p.m. (Doors); $10-15
  • John Krantz/Randy Ward Duo at Louie’s Wine Dive at 5 p.m.
  • Al Welsh Orchestra at Lake Robbins Ballroom in Woodward at 5 p.m.; $13
  • Collaboration Station Jam at Boggs’ Hull Ave Tavern at 6 p.m.
  • Todd Snider at Wooly’s in the Historic East Village at 7:30 p.m.; $25

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.