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Live Music This Week in DSM: Sept. 6 - 11, 2022

Live Music in DSM

September 6, 2022

This week’s lineup of musical acts in Greater Des Moines (DSM) includes Des Moines Irish Session at Sully’s on Tuesday, Sept. 6, NOLA Jazz Band at Noce on Friday, Sept. 9 and Recoil at Down Under on Saturday, Sept. 10.

Tuesday, Sept. 6

  • “Freight Train” Frank at La Mie Restaurant in the skywalk at 11 a.m.
  • Randy Burk & The Prisoners at the Beaverdale Farmers’ Market at 4 p.m.
  • B. John Burns “Ample Waves of Grey/Some of My Friends” at 5 p.m. – Livestream
  • Urbandale Community Concert Band at the Johnston Farmers’ Market at 5 p.m.
  • SPAM at Sugar Shack Diner in Altoona at 5:30 p.m.
  • Des Moines Irish Session at Sully’s in West Des Moines at 7 p.m.
  • 311 with Tropidelic at Hoyt Sherman Place in Sherman Hill at 7:30 p.m.; $45 to $79
  • Blues Jam at Carl’s Place at 7:30 p.m.
  • Haley Heynderickx with LePonds at xBk Live at 8 p.m.; $21
  • Basement Philosophers Society at Greenwood Lounge at 8 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 7

  • Tyler Frazier at Stuffed Olive in Historic Court District at 6 p.m.
  • Tony Bohnenkamp at The Republic on Grand in the Historic East Village at 6 p.m.
  • Gina Gedler/Jamie Poulsen Duo on the patio at Louie’s Wine Dive at 6 p.m.
  • Damon Dotson on the patio at Mickey’s Irish Pub in West Des Moines at 6 p.m.
  • Bruce Day on the patio at Paws & Pints at 6:30 p.m. (Free unless you bring a dog - membership or day pass, medical documentation required)
  • Steve ’n’ Seagulls at Wooly’s in the Historic East Village at 7 p.m.; $22-27
  • The Des Moines Big Band at Noce in Western Gateway at 7 p.m.; $15, Students – $7
  • The Indianapolis Quartet at Hoyt Sherman Place in Sherman Hill at 7:30 p.m.; $25 to $40
  • Randy Burk & The Prisoners at Greenwood Lounge at 8 p.m.
  • The Sheet at Bellhop in the Historic East Village at 8 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 8

  • “Freight Train” Frank at La Mie Restaurant in the Skywalk at 11 a.m.
  • Within Chaos & Animals On LSD at Lefty’s at 5 p.m. (Doors); $10-15
  • Tank Anthony, Tyler Frazier, Lani at Acoustic Sets at The District in Prairie Trail in Ankeny at 5:30 p.m.
  • Menlo Park at Chuck’s Restaurant at 6 p.m.
  • Spencer Marlyn at Surety Hotel Courtyard at 6 p.m.
  • The Muddy Walter Band at Music In The Junction in Historic Valley Junction in West Des Moines at 6 p.m.
  • Anthony Koester at TrailSide Tap in Ankeny at 6 p.m.
  • Nick Hermann at Fleetwood at Saylorville in Polk City at 6 p.m.
  • Parranderos Latin Combo at Music in the Garden at the Greater Des Moines Botanical Gardens in the Historic East Village at 6:30 p.m.; $10
  • All Access Live! Featuring Penny Peach at xBk Live - IPR Broadcast at 7 p.m.; $10-13
  • Trumpeter Scott Davis & Co. at Noce in Western Gateway at 7 p.m.
  • Corbett Reeves at Confluence Brewery at 7 p.m.
  • Open Jam with Groove Review at Kenny’s Garage in Waukee at 7 p.m.
  • Bernadette Peters at Des Moines Civic Center at 7:30 p.m.; $40 to $165
  • Final Mix at Wooly’s in the Historic East Village at 8 p.m.; $10-12
  • Angelus Apatrida, NervoChaos, Hidden Intent at Gas Lamp at 8 p.m.; $15-20
  • The Soul Searchers at Greenwood Lounge at 8 p.m.
  • Triple J’s at Yacht Club at 9 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 9

  • Sinners and Kings at Middlebrook Farm in Cumming at 4:30 p.m.
  • NOLA Jazz Band at Noce in Western Gateway at 5 p.m.; $15
  • Bob Pace & The Dangerous Band at Gas Lamp at 5 p.m.; $5
  • Tony Bohnenkamp at Campbell Park for Food Truck Friday in Clive at 5:30 p.m.
  • Aviana Gedler/Lucas Mattson at The Cave DSM at 6 p.m.
  • Zachary Freedom on the patio at Smash Park in West Des Moines at 6 p.m.
  • Adam Whitehead at Iowa Distilling Co. in Cumming at 6 p.m.
  • Damon Dotson Full Band at Fleetwood at Saylorville in Polk City at 6 p.m.
  • Kracklin at Fenders Brewing in Polk City at 6 p.m.
  • Zellmer Brothers on the patio at Smash Park in Pella at 6 p.m.
  • All Things Lost with Gabriel & The Apocalypse, Etched In Embers, Awakenings at Wooly’s in the Historic East Village at 7 p.m.; $10-15
  • Rick Burke at Greenwood Lounge at 7 p.m.
  • Neil Hewitt at Teacher Appreciation Night (Free day pass for your dog and a free domestic pint for you) on the patio at Paws & Pints at 7 p.m. (Free unless you bring a dog - membership or day pass, medical documentation required)
  • Pecos & The Rooftops with Huser Brothers Band at Val Air Ballroom in West Des Moines at 7 p.m.; $20-25
  • Ryne Doughty at The Hall in West Des Moines at 7 p.m.
  • The Sheet at Kinship Brewing in Waukee at 7 p.m.
  • Dirk Von Stein at Reclaimed Rails in Bondurant at 7 p.m.
  • Levi Smith at Uptown Garage Brewing in Ankeny at 7 p.m.
  • The Nashville Yacht Club Band at Pella Opera House in Pellla at 7 p.m.; $30 ($18 for 18 and under)
  • Cheap Trick with Miles Nielsen & The Rusted Hearts at Hoyt Sherman Place in Sherman Hill at 7:30 p.m.; $60 to $100
  • Stutterin’ Jimmy & The Goosebumps with Matt Jesson at xBk Live at 8 p.m.; $10-15
  • The Max Wellman Big Band Plays Frank Sinatra at Noce in Western Gateway at 8 p.m.; $30, VIP $60, Bar/High Top $20
  • PJ Gartrell at Pura Social Club in the Historic East Village at 8 p.m.
  • The Travelers at The Continental in the Historic East Village at 8 p.m.
  • Round A Bout at Doc’s in Johnston at 8 p.m.
  • Jesse & The Medicine Men at Whiskey House in Ankeny at 8 p.m.
  • Rome Oliver & Ray West, TgFg Bear and others at Fall Kick Off Show at Lefty’s at 9 p.m.; $10
  • Sister Sara at Down Under in Clive at 9 p.m.
  • Deadline String Band at Bogg’s Hull Ave. Tavern at 9 p.m.
  • Dick Danger Band at Kenny’s Garage in Waukee at 9 p.m.
  • Tyler Richton & The High Bank Boys at Miss Kitty’s in Clive at 9 p.m.
  • Nice Bangs at Prairie Meadows in Altoona at 10 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 10

  • Black Dirt Ramblers with Dave Alfstad and Phil Smith at Cy/Hawk Tailgate Feeding Frenzy Party at Truro City Park in Truro at 11 a.m.
  • Beggars Bargain at Fuzzy’s Taco Shop at Noon
  • Dirk Von Stein at Kinship Brewing in Waukee at Noon
  • Backyard Bash 3.0 at 29970 NW 114th St. in Granger; $10 (BYOB, free camping)
    • Dan Jones & Co. at 5 p.m.
    • The Unfortunate Sons at 7 p.m.
    • The Relics at 9:30 p.m.
  • Ducharme-Jones Band at Captain Roy’s at 6 p.m.
  • Hookshot, The Curse of Hail, Display Case, The Emblem Faction, Too Far Off, Cursed Existence, Exodia US, Safe Space at GURNFEST 2022 at Lefty’s at 6 p.m.; $10 (Food and art for sale)
  • The Drive-Ins at Firetrucker Brewery in Ankeny at 6 p.m.
  • Punching Pandas at Fleetwood at Saylorville in Polk City at 6 p.m.
  • Dick Danger Band at Hen House Pub & Grub in Elkhart at 6 p.m.
  • Chris Falcon & The Spacetime Continuum at STEERTOBERFEST at The Hall DSM in West Des Moines at 6:30 p.m.; Ticketed dinner - Adults $20-25, Kids $10
  • Looking 4 Luke at Big Rack Brew Haus in Winterset at 6:30 p.m. (after IA/ISU game); $5
  • Dan Padley Quartet Plays The Beatles at Noce in Western Gateway at 7 p.m.; $25, VIP $50, Bar/High Top $15
  • The Unforgiven at the Croation Slavic Center at 7 p.m.; $5 Members, $7 Nonmembers
  • Haywire at The Eagles 109 at 7 p.m.
  • Vida Sisters at Ducktail Lounge in Clive at 7 p.m.
  • TBA at Lake Robbins Ballroom in Woodward at 7 p.m.; $10
  • Yola with Jac Ross at Hoyt Sherman Place in Sherman Hill at 8 p.m.; $30 to $45
  • Sam and Adam’s Dueling Pianos at Pura Social Club in the Historic East Village at 8 p.m.
  • The Fitness Gram Pacers, The Sleepover, Triple Elvis at Bogg’s Hull Ave. Tavern at 9 p.m.
  • BitterSweet at Kenny’s Garage in Waukee at 8 p.m.
  • Cover That at Whiskey House in Ankeny at 8 p.m.
  • Jesse &The Medicine Men at Truro City Park - Feeding Frenzy (BBQ Contest/Auction earlier) at 8 p.m. (followed by fireworks)
  • The HYPE!: North America’s Ultimate Glam Rock Experience at Wooly’s in the Historic East Village at 8:30 p.m.; $20-25
  • MFK at Yacht Club at 8:30 p.m.
  • Paul Little at Mickey’s Irish Pub in West Des Moines at 8:30 p.m.
  • Richie Daggers, FLT.RTH, Specter Poetics at Gas Lamp at 9 p.m.; $10
  • Bad Donkey at Greenwood Lounge at 9 p.m.
  • Recoil at Down Under at 9 p.m.
  • Final Mix at Miss Kitty’s in Clive at 9 p.m.
  • 10 Fold Return at Good Times in Ankeny at 9 p.m.
  • Last Call with Max Wellman at Noce in Western Gateway at 9:30 p.m.; $5
  • Trio Aceto at Prairie Meadows in Altoona at 10 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 11

  • Porchfest at Union Park Neighborhood from Noon – 5 p.m. (Includes 16 porches); Tip buckets – bring cash
    • The High Crest, Sara Routh, Ryne Doughty, Courtney Krause, Andrew Hoyt, Jack Curtis, Good Morning Midnight, Scott Eggleston, Abigail Phelps, Tanner Taylor, Jenny Kohls and Renee Potts Flanagan, Patricia Holly, Howard Freerksen, Rick Dressler & Ben Hopkins and Lani.
  • Tyler Frazier on the patio at Paws & Pints at Noon (Free unless you bring a dog – membership or day pass, medical documentation required)
  • Sean Sullivan at Winterset Cidery at 1:30 p.m.
  • David Watson at Fleetwood at Saylorville in Polk City at 2 p.m.
  • JJ & The Boys Acoustic at Flat Tire Lounge in Madrid at 2 p.m.
  • Fat Tuesday & The Grease Fire Horns at Summerset Winery in Indianola at 2 p.m.
  • Vinyl Vagabonds at Snus Hill Winery in Madrid at 2 p.m.
  • Looking for Luke at Covered Bridges Winery in Winterset at 2 p.m.
  • Betsy Hickok/Ron Roberts Duo at Louie’s Wine Dive at 5 p.m.
  • Al Godfredsen Orchestra at Lake Robbins Ballroom in Woodward at 5 p.m.; $13
  • Joshua Sinclair at Exile Brewing at 6:30 p.m.
  • The Obsessed with Ecstatic Vision, Caustic Casanova, ResurrectioN MarY at Lefty’s at 7 p.m.; $17 advance

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.