A- A+

Live Music This Week in DSM: Aug. 30 - Sept. 5, 2022

Live Music in DSM

August 30, 2022

This week’s lineup of musical acts in Greater Des Moines (DSM) includes Tony Bohnenkamp at The Republic on Grand on Wednesday, Aug. 31, various acts during the Madrid Labor Day Celebration Sept. 1 – 5 and The Music of Whitney Houston – Rashidra Scott (Broadway) with Des Moines Symphony at Lauridsen Amphitheater at Water Works Park on Saturday, Sept. 3.

Tuesday, Aug. 30

  • “Freight Train” Frank at La Mie Restaurant in the skywalk at 11 a.m.
  • John Burns & Society of Broken Souls at Johnston Farmers’ Market in the new Town Center in Johnston at 3:30 p.m.
  • Jeff Stagg at Beaverdale Farmers’ Market at 4 p.m.
  • SPAM at Sugar Shack Diner in Altoona at 5:30 p.m
  • Read Southall Band with Wight Lighters at Wooly’s in the Historic East Village at 7 p.m.; $18-20
  • Sugar Valley at Greenwood Lounge at 7 p.m.
  • Blues Jam at Carl’s Place at 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 31

  • Zachary Freedom 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.
  • John Krantz/Bryan Schumacker/Randy Ward Trio on the patio at Louie’s Wine Dive at 6 p.m.
  • Damon Dotson at Gilroy’s in West Des Moines at 6 p.m.
  • Brian Congdon on the patio at Mickey’s Irish Pub in West Des Moines at 6 p.m.
  • Jordan Beem on the patio at Paws & Pints at 6:30 p.m. (Free unless you bring a dog – membership or day pass, medical documentation required)
  • Lincoln Grimes at Greenwood Lounge at 7 p.m.
  • The Sheet at Bellhop at 8 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 1

  • “Freight Train” Frank at La Mie Restaurant in the skywalk at 11 a.m.
  • Iowa Playboys at Chuck’s Restaurant at 6 p.m.
  • Cover That at Music In The Junction in Historic Valley Junction in West Des Moines at 6 p.m.
  • Robert Deitch at Fleetwood at Saylorville in Polk City at 6 p.m.
  • Max Wellman at Music in the Garden at Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden in the Historic East Village at 6:30 p.m.; $10
  • Sonic Revival Band at The Brick Room in Grimes at 6:30 p.m. BYOB/Wine/Snacks
  • The Steel Woods at Wooly’s in the Historic East Village at 7 p.m.; $15-18
  • Kid Dakota at Confluence Brewery at 7 p.m.
  • Heath Alan and Todd Mason at 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.
  • Gary Allan at Hoyt Sherman Place in Sherman Hill at 7:30 p.m.; $59 to $99
  • The Soul Searchers at Greenwood Lounge at 8 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 2

  • Confluence Brewing Patio Fest at Confluence Brewing
    • Diverging Clear at 3:30 p.m.
    • Birdie Pie at 7 p.m.
  • Robert Deitch at Middlebrook Farm in Cumming at 4:30 p.m.
  • Bob Pace & The Dangerous Band at Gas Lamp at 5 p.m.; $5
  • Girls Rock! DSM at Maingate Studios at 5 p.m.
  • Nothing Special on the patio at Truman’s at 5 p.m.
  • Jack Hackett at Hy-Vee Market Grille on 51st Street in West Des Moines at 5 p.m.
  • Willie Mac and the Lost Cousins at Speckled Hen Farm in Winterset at 5 p.m.
  • The Snacks at Captain Roy’s at 6 p.m.
  • Tanner Taylor at The Cave DSM at 6 p.m.
  • Bruce Day at 300 Craft & Rooftop at 6 p.m.
  • Nicholas Sinclair on the patio at Smash Park in West Des Moines at 6 p.m.
  • Nick Maurer at Cozy Café in Johnston at 6 p.m.
  • Corbett Reeves at Iowa Distilling Co. in Cumming at 6 p.m.
  • Final Mix at Fleetwood at Saylorville in Polk City at 6 p.m.
  • The Sheet on the patio at Smash Park in Pella at 6 p.m.
  • The Palmer Squares/Bobo ThuH Breadboy/Sinister Karnie/Ashy Meat at Lefty’s at 7 p.m.; $15
  • Adam Bruce on the patio at Paws & Pints at 7 p.m. (Free unless you bring a dog – membership or day pass, medical documentation required)
  • Houston & The Dirty Rats (NJ)/The Spleepover/The Getaways/Bigby Woods at Bogg’s Hull Ave Tavern at 7 p.m.; $10
  • Chris English at The Hall DSM in West Des Moines at 7 p.m.
  • Trevor Rau at Brightside Aleworks in Altoona at 7 p.m.
  • Royce Johns at Uptown Garage Brewing in Ankeny at 7 p.m.
  • Danny Grause at The Thunderdome in Newton at 8 p.m.
  • Dirty Rotten Scoundrels with The June Bugs at Wooly’s in the Historic East Village at 8:30 p.m.; $15-20
  • Dustin Farrow & The Relics at Greenwood Lounge 9 p.m.
  • The Feel Right at Yacht Club at 9 p.m.
  • Def Electric at Down Under in Clive 9 p.m.
  • Recoil at Kenny’s Garage in Waukee at 9 p.m.
  • Jordan Beem at Brick & Ivy Rooftop in Altoona at 9 p.m.
  • Black Diamond Loons at Good Times in Ankeny at 9 p.m.
  • Madrid Labor Day Celebration at Veterans Square in Madrid
    • Suede at 9 p.m.
  • Rat Bath/More Cheese/Look At Me at Lefty’s at 9:30 p.m. (Doors); $12
  • Casey Muessigmann at Prairie Meadows in Altoona at 10 p.m.
  • Johnny Molina & Los Sabaneros de Aniceto Molina & DJ Corea at Senor Tequila Mexican Cuisine at 11 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 3

  • The Travelers and others at the Downtown Farmers’ Market in Historic Court District at 7:30 a.m.
  • Confluence Brewing Patio Fest at Confluence Brewing
    • Casey Joe Collins at Noon
    • Trio Aceto at 3:30 p.m.
    • Bitterweet Nation at 7 p.m.
  • Beggars Bargain at Fuzzy’s Taco Shop at Noon
  • Nick Hermann Entertainment at Reclaimed Rails in Bondurant at Noon
  • House band including Sanchez Bell and others – Open jam at the soft opening for Ambro’s Roadhouse in De Soto at 2 p.m.
  • Madrid Labor Day Celebration at Veterans Square in Madrid
    • Royce Johns at 2 p.m.
    • Casey Muessigmann at 5 p.m.
  • Stateparks, Atlas Support Group, Freeman Band, Dolliver at Gas Lamp at 4 p.m.; $10
  • Sumpin Doo with Doug Johnson, JC Anderson, Dave Bohl at Taste of the Junction in West Des Moines at 5 p.m.
  • Dick Danger Band at Winterset Cidery in Winterset at 5:30 p.m.; $10 per car
  • Water Lantern Festival at Water Works Park; $26 until 8/31, $46 until 9/2, $56 Event Day
  • Malcolm Wells & The Two Timers at Captain Roy’s at 6 p.m.
  • Tom’s Top 8 at Uptown Garage Brewing in Ankeny at 6 p.m.
  • Suede at Fleetwood at Saylorville in Polk City at 6 p.m.
  • Hillbilly Air Show at Covered Bridges Winery in Winterset at 6:30 p.m.; $5
  • Tantric & Smile Empty Soul at Lefty’s at 7 p.m.; $20 adv.
  • Crowbar with Green Death, Cobra Czar, Buried in Smoke at xBk Live at 7 p.m.; $20-25
  • Country River Band at the Croation Slavic Center at 7 p.m.; $5 Members, $7 Nonmembers
  • Orquesta Alto Maiz at Taste of the Junction in West Des Moines at 7 p.m.
  • Adam Whitehead at Firetrucker Brewery in Ankeny at 7 p.m.
  • The Rivieras at Lake Robbins Ballroom in Woodward at 7 p.m.; $10
  • The Music of Whitney Houston – Rashidra Scott (Broadway) with Des Moines Symphony at Lauridsen Amphitheater at Water Works Park at 7:30 p.m.
  • Piano Man Richard Spierenburg at Pura Social Club in the Historic East Village at 8 p.m.
  • Covenhoven at Whiskey House in Ankeny at 8 p.m.
  • Diamond in the Rough: Subjec1ne & 5.I.V.E. with DJ Loosel, Maurice & Austin, Honoroll with Gnarley, Larnyx.O, DJ TMAXX THE KID, DJ FREAK at Wooly’s in the Historic East Village at 8:30 p.m.
  • Dustin Farrow at Mickey’s Irish Pub in West Des Moines at 8:30 p.m.
  • Beast at Greenwood Lounge at 9 p.m.
  • The Sons of Gladys Kravitz at Down Under in Clive at 9 p.m.
  • Def Electric at Kenny’s Garage in Waukee at 9 p.m.
  • Final Mix at Good Times in Ankeny at 9 p.m.
  • The Punching Pandas at Prairie Meadows in Altoona at 10 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 4

  • Bowlful of Blues at Maytag Park in Newton; $25-30
    • Matt Woods Band at Noon
    • Muddy Walter Band at 2 p.m.
    • Ghost Town Blues Band at 4 p.m.
    • Kent Burnside at 6 p.m.
    • Poppa Chubby at 8 p.m.
  • Confluence Brewing Patio Fest at Confluence Brewing
    • Jim Stockberger at 12:30 p.m.
    • Ryne Doughty at 4 p.m.
  • Sons of Gladys Kravitz at Summerset Winery in Indianola at 2 p.m.
  • Madrid Labor Day Celebration at Veterans Square in Madrid
    • JJ & the Boys at 2 p.m.
    • Tim Nowell at 5 p.m.
    • The Nadas at 9 p.m.
  • The Cherrypickers at Snus Hill Winery in Madrid at 2 p.m.
  • Mike Moody & The Outlaws at Fleetwood at Saylorville in Polk City at 3 p.m.
  • Round A Bout at Norwalk City Park in Norwalk at 4 p.m.
  • Marvin Truong/Ana Koch Duo at Louie’s Wine Dive at 5 p.m.
  • The Drive-Ins at Bellhop in the Historic East Village at 5 p.m.
  • Suede at Live at the Creek at Jordan Creek Town Center in West Des Moines at 5 p.m.
  • The Kenastons at Lake Robbins Ballroom in Woodward at 5 p.m.; $13
  • Snailmate/Allegra/Haploid at Lefty’s at 6 p.m.
  • Dan Tedesco on the patio at Paws & Pints at 6 p.m. (Free unless you bring a dog – membership or day pass, medical documentation required)
  • ELL songs at Exile Brewing at 6:30 p.m.
  • REO Speedwagon and Styx with Loverboy at Wells Fargo Arena at 6:45 p.m.; $40 to $200
  • Tapestry with The Haunted Hallows at xBk Live at 7 p.m.; $10-15
  • NYC’s Benny Benack III with Max Wellman & The Nate Sparks Trio at Noce in Western Gateway at 7 p.m.; $25, VIP $50, Bar/High Top $15
  • Parranderos Latin Combo at Miss Kitty’s in Clive at 7 p.m.
  • Hooray for Hollywood – Des Moines Symphony at Lauridsen Amphitheater at Water Works Park at 7:30 p.m.
  • Gran Baile de Lujo - Conjunto Primavera/Los Rieleros del Norte/Duelo at Val Air Ballroom in West Des Moines at 8 p.m.; $60, VIP $400

Monday, Sept. 5 – Labor Day

  • Confluence Brewing Patio Fest at Confluence Brewing
    • The Kings of Mars at Noon
    • Seth Cloe and the Silver Liners at 3 p.m.
  • Chase Martin on the patio at Paws & Pints at Noon (Free unless you bring a dog – membership or day pass, medical documentation required)
  • The Adaptors by the Robert D. Asian Garden in the Historic East Village/Across from Lauridsen Skatepark at 5 p.m. BYOB/chair
  • (hed) p.e. withREdEFIND, Elison, Night Bees, Heidi Hates It at Lefty’s at 6 p.m. (Doors); $20
  • Jesse & The Medicine Men at Claxton’s Smokehouse in Altoona at 6 p.m.
  • Madrid Labor Day Celebration at Veterans Square in Madrid
    • KISSin Time at 6 p.m.
  • Kevin Burt at xBk Live at 8 p.m.; $10-15

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.