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Live Music This Week in DSM: June 14 - 19, 2022

Live Music in DSM

June 14, 2022

This week’s lineup of musical acts in Greater Des Moines (DSM) includes Triple J's at Greenwood Lounge on Wednesday, June 15, Run Wilson at Gas Lap on Thursday, June 16 and Fat Tuesday at Snus Hill Winery on Sunday, June 19. Don’t miss out on these local acts and others listed below.

Tuesday, June 14

  • “Freight Train” Frank at La Mie Restaurant in the skywalk at 11 a.m.
  • Scott Eggleston at the Beaverdale Farmers’ Market at 4 p.m.
  • Bestial Mouths with Gravity’s Constant, Violet’s Embrace at Lefty’s at 5:30 (Doors) $15
  • Belin Quartet at Salisbury House at 5:30 p.m.
  • Matt Woods Band at Iowa Arboretum in Madrid a 6 p.m.
  • The Byrne Brothers at Mickey’s Irish Pub in Waukee at 7 p.m.
  • Blues Jam at Carl’s Place at 7:30 p.m.
  • Mike Aceto at Greenwood Lounge at 8 p.m.

Wednesday, June 15

  • Standing Hampton at Zoo Brew at Blank Park Zoo at 5:30 p.m.; $16 nonmembers
  • Dustin Smith at Stuffed Olive in the Historic Court District at 6 p.m.
  • Jazz Wednesdays featuring Scott Johnson at Pura Social Club in the Historic East Village at 6 p.m.
  • NOLA Jazz Trio at Louie’s Wine Dive on the patio at 6 p.m.
  • Mike Aceto on the patio at The Republic on Grand in the Historic East Village at 6 p.m.
  • Damon Dotson at Gilroy’s in West Des Moines at 6 p.m.
  • Kevin Lindgren on the patio at Mickey’s Irish Pub in Waukee at 6 p.m.
  • Brad and Kate at Carper Winery in Norwalk at 6 p.m.
  • Black Dirt Ramblers at Cumming Tap at 6 p.m.
  • One with the Riverbed, Woods & Stars, Nyhilist, Death Sin War at Bogg’s Hull Ave Tavern at 7 p.m.
  • Prodigal Stranger at Acoustic Patio Series at Hawk Heaven Tavern in Altoona at 7 p.m.
  • Buddy Guy with Tom Hambridge at Hoyt Sherman in Sherman Hill at 7:30 p.m.; $60, $80, $100
  • Triple J’s at Greenwood Lounge at 8 p.m.
  • The Sheet at Bellhop Tiki in the Historic East Village at 8 p.m.

Thursday, June 16

  • “Freight Train” Frank at La Mie Restaurant in the skywalk at 11 a.m.
  • Chris Muhlbauer at La Poste in Perry at 5 p.m.
  • Mike Aceto at Johnston Green Days in Terra Park at 5:30 p.m.
  • The Maytags at Jasper Winery at 6 p.m.
  • Fahrenheit 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/Snacks
  • Royce Johns at Fleetwood at Saylorville in Polk City at 6 p.m.
  • The Sheet at Music in Greater Des Moines Botanical Gardens at 6:30 p.m.; $10
  • Run Wilson at Gas Lamp at 7 p.m.; $10
  • Chris Falcon at Confluence Brewery at 7 p.m.
  • Damon Dotson at Surety Hotel Courtyard at 7 p.m.
  • Open Jam with Groove Review at Kenny’s Garage in Waukee at 7 p.m.
  • Newton City Band at Maytag Bowl in Newton at 7 p.m.
  • Prison City Brigade, Manhattan Blockade, High Card Killer, More Cheese, Fitness Gram Pacers at Lefty’s at 7:30 p.m.; $12
  • Bassist Dave Altemeier at Noce in Western Gateway at 8 p.m.
  • The Soul Searchers Organ Trio at Greenwood Lounge at 8 p.m.
  • Joshua Sinclair at TrailSide Tap in Ankeny at 8 p.m.
  • MFK at Yacht Club at 8:30 p.m.
  • BitterSweet Nation at Senor Tequila at 9 p.m.

Friday, June 17

  • Royce Johns at Middlebrook Farm in Cumming at 4:30 p.m.
  • Bob Pace & The Dangerous Band at Gas Lamp at 5 p.m.; $5
  • Brian Congdon on the patio at Truman’s Pizza Tavern at 5 p.m.
  • Brother Trucker at Rendezvous on Riverview (Park) at 5:30 p.m.
  • Johnston Green Days at Terra Park in Johnston
    • Jake Schrodt at 5:30 p.m.
    • Sons of Gladys Kravitz at 8:30 p.m.
  • Josh Sinclair at Food Truck Friday in Campbell Park in Clive at 5:30 p.m.
  • The Snacks at Captain Roy’s at 6 p.m.
  • Emblem Faction, Display Case, Vapid Soul, Enox, Ny.Hil.ist, Tu’Mera at Lefty’s at 6 p.m. (Doors); $10
  • Grunge Unplugged at Confluence Brewery at 6 p.m.
  • SP3 at 300 Craft & Rooftop at 6 p.m.
  • Tank Anthony on the patio at Smash Park in West Des Moines at 6 p.m.
  • Dick Danger Band at Chill on The Hill at Copper Creek Lake in Pleasant Hill at 6 p.m.; $10
  • Robert Deitch at Iowa Distilling Co. in Cumming at 6 p.m.
  • Cody Hicks at Sips & Songs in The District at Prairie Trail in Ankeny at 6 p.m.
  • Monkey Monkey Monkey at Fleetwood at Saylorville in Polk City at 6 p.m.
  • J Jeffery Messerole at Fenders Brewing in Polk City at 6 p.m.
  • Punching Pandas on the patio at Smash Park in Pella at 6 p.m.
  • Willie Mac & The Lost Cousins atSpeckled Hens Farms in Winterset at 6 p.m.; $5
  • Ryne Doughty at The Hall in West Des Moines at 6:30 p.m.
  • Grill n' Kain with Buddy Franklin at The Brick Room in Grimes at 6:30 p.m.; $10 BYOB/Wine/Snacks
  • Old School at Snus Hill Winery in Madrid at 6:30 p.m.
  • Hank Williams Jr. with Riley Green at Wells Fargo Arena at 7 p.m.; $35 to $275
  • Cannons with Windser at Wooly’s in the Historic East Village at 7 p.m.; $18
  • The Cactus Blossoms with Esther Rose at xBk Live at 7 p.m.; $20
  • Tyler Frazier at Court Avenue Restaurant & Brewing in the Historic Court District at 7 p.m.
  • Sean Sullivan Music at Craft Bru at 7 p.m.
  • B. John Burns on the patio at Chocolaterie Stam at 7 p.m.
  • Acousti-Beast at Ducktail Lounge in Clive at 7 p.m.
  • Chad Elliott at Penoach Winery in Adel at 7 p.m.
  • TBJ at The Thunderdome in Newton at 7 p.m.
  • Johnny Cash Tribute at Pella Opera House at 7 p.m.; $20
  • Shaun Cassidy at Hoyt Sherman in Sherman Hill at 7:30 p.m.; $35, 45, 55, 75
  • Kracklin at Sons Chicken Coop in West Des Moines at 8 p.m.
  • JJ & The Boys at Doc’s Lounge in Johnston at 8 p.m.
  • Loose Gravel at Greenwood Lounge at 9 p.m.
  • Dustin Farrow & The Relics Yacht Club at 9 p.m.
  • Tyler of VIP Iowa .com at Pura Social Club in the Historic East Village at 9 p.m.
  • The Crust at Down Under in Clive at 9 p.m.
  • South of Society at Kenny’s Garage in Waukee at 9 p.m.
  • Ben McClure at MissKittys in Clive at 9 p.m.
  • Bob Pace and Company featuring Todd Mason and Jim Stevens at Whiskey House in Ankeny at 9 p.m.
  • Space Monkey Mafia, Some Friends at Gas Lamp at 9:30 p.m.; $10
  • Nate Sparks & Friends at Noce in Western Gateway at 10:30 p.m.

Saturday, June 18

  • Freight Train Frank and Cindy Grill at La Mie Restaurant at 11 a.m.
  • xBk Juneteenth Community Celebration at xBk Live from Noon – Close facebook.com/events/1440314513136879
  • Johnston Green Days at Terra Park in Johnston
    • School of Rock at Noon
    • Shockwaves at 1:30 p.m.
    • Slipstream at 5:30 p.m.
    • Gimikk at 8:30 p.m.
  • Heath Alan – Play and Sing Along at West Des Moines Public Library at 1 p.m.
  • Simple Stories at Kinship Brewing in Waukee at 2 p.m.
  • Sumpin Doo at Hawkeyes Elk Lodge at 4 p.m.; $5
  • The Kent Brothers at Captain Roy’s at 6 p.m.
  • Suede at Fleetwood at Saylorville in Polk City at 6 p.m.
  • Asphalt and Stained Glass on the patio at Chocolaterie Stam at 7 p.m.
  • Coyote at the Croation Slavic Center at 7 p.m.; $5 members; $7 nonmembers
  • The Travelers at Ducktail Lounge in Clive at 7 p.m.
  • Fahrenheit – Bacoon Ride at Mickey’s Irish Pub in Waukee at 7 p.m.
  • Grunge Unplugged at Brightside Aleworks in Altoona at 7 p.m.
  • Dirk Von Stein at Reclaimed Rails in Bondurant at 7 p.m.
  • Luke Fox at Firetrucker Brewery in Ankeny at 7 p.m.
  • High Country at Lake Robbins Ballroom in Woodward at 7 p.m. $10
  • Eli Alger & The Faster Horses at Nite Hawk in Slater at 7 p.m.
  • Shoot To Thrill: AC/DC Tribute at Wooly’s in the Historic East Village at 8 p.m.; $12
  • Sam and Adam Dueling Piano at Pura Social Club in the Historic East Village at 8 p.m.
  • 28 Days Later at Scornovaccos at 8 p.m.; $5
  • Surf Zombies at Whiskey House in Ankeny at 8 p.m.
  • Steve Berry: 1972 at Noce in Western Gateway at 9 p.m.; $25, VIP $50, Bar seat/table $12
  • Southern Comfort at Down Under in Clive at 9 p.m.
  • Anthony Attalla at Platform at 9 p.m.; $10
  • Jeremy Ray Band at Kenny’s Garage in Waukee at 9 p.m.
  • The Unfortunate Sons at Good Times in Ankeny at 9 p.m.
  • The BASSberry Jam at Lefty’s at 10 p.m.; $10 ($5 with proof of VFW purchase)
  • Last Call with Max Wellman at Noce in Western Gateway at 10:30 p.m.

Sunday, June 19

  • Brian Congdon at Cabaret in Ankeny at 1 p.m.
  • J Jeffrey Messerole at Winterset Cidery at 1:30 p.m.
  • Jake Schrodt & the Goats at Summerset Winery in Indianola at 2 p.m.
  • Ben Puttmann at Fleetwood at Saylorville in Polk City at 2 p.m.
  • Dave Watson at Flat Tire Lounge in Madrid at 2 p.m.
  • Fat Tuesday at Snus Hill Winery in Madrid at 2 p.m.
  • Royce Johns outside at The Cellar at White Oak in Cambridge at 4 p.m.; $5
  • Betsy Hickok/Ron Roberts Duo at Louie’s Wine Dive at 5 p.m.
  • Sentimental Swing at Lake Robbins Ballroom in Woodward at 5 p.m.; $13
  • Kalypso Music Festival Juneteenth Celebration at xBk Live at 6 p.m.; $10-13
  • Ryne Doughty/Andrew Hoyt at Jamie Hurd Amphitheater in West Des Moines at 6 p.m.
  • Walker County and Dave Thaker Music at Earlham City Park Music Series at 6 p.m.
  • ELL songs at Exile Brewing at 6:30 p.m.

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.