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Live Music This Week in DSM: June 7 - 12, 2022

Live Music in DSM

June 7, 2022

This week’s lineup of musical acts in Greater Des Moines (DSM) includes the Belin Quartet at Salisbury House on Tuesday, June 7, Chris Falcon at TrailSide Tap in Ankeny on Thursday, June 9 and The Nadas at Adventureland on Saturday, June 10. Don’t miss out on these local acts and others listed below.

Tuesday, June 7

  • “Freight Train” Frank at La Mie Restaurant in the skywalk at 11 a.m.
  • B. John Burns at the Johnston Farmers’ Market at 3:30 p.m.
  • Scott Stillwell at the Beaverdale Farmers’ Market at 4 p.m.
  • iNFUZiON at the Newton Farmers’ Market at 4 p.m.
  • Damon Dotson at Kinship Brewing in Waukee at 5 p.m.
  • Belin Quartet at Salisbury House at 5:30 p.m.
  • Blues Jam at Carl’s Place at 7:30 p.m.
  • Acoustic Irish Jam at Sully’s in West Des Moines at 7:30 p.m.
  • Basement Philosophers Society at Greenwood Lounge at 8 p.m.

Wednesday, June 8

  • Cover That at Back Forty Bike Night at Big Barn Harley-Davidson at 5 p.m.
  • Standing Hampton at Zoo Brew at Blank Park Zoo at 5:30 p.m.; $16 Nonmembers
  • Zenith Chamber Music Festival at Jasper Winery at 6 p.m.
  • J.B. Williams 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.
  • Michael Conrad/Chris Merz Duo at Louie’s Wine Dive on the patio at 6 p.m.
  • Jordan Beem on the patio at The Republic on Grand in the Historic East Village at 6 p.m.
  • Royce Johns at Gilroy’s in West Des Moines at 6 p.m.
  • Brian Congdon at Mickey’s Irish Pub in Waukee on the patio at 6 p.m.
  • Jesse & The Medicine Men at Carper Winery in Norwalk at 6 p.m.
  • The Muddy Walter Band at Lefty’s at 6:30 p.m.; $5
  • Sean M. Sullivan at 7 p.m. – Local Streaming
  • Bill Matykowski at Greenwood Lounge at 7 p.m.
  • Robbie Huffaker at the Acoustic Patio Series at Hawk Heaven Tavern in Altoona at 7 p.m.
  • Post Animal with Stuyedeyed at xBk Live at 8 p.m.; $17-22
  • The Sheet at Bellhop Tiki in the Historic East Village at 8 p.m.

Thursday, June 9

  • “Freight Train” Frank at La Mie Restaurant in the skywalk at 11 a.m.
  • Pianopalooza Band at Jasper Winery at 6 p.m.
  • Vida Sisters at Chuck’s Restaurant at 6 p.m.
  • Anthony Koester at Music In The Junction in West Des Moines at 6 p.m.
  • Richard Arndt at Fleetwood at Saylorville in Polk City at 6 p.m.
  • Ducharme-Jones at Confluence Brewery at 7 p.m.
  • B2wins at the Iowa National Guard Pool Pavilion at Camp Dodge in Johnston at 7 p.m.
  • Open Jam with Groove Review at Kenny’s Garage in Waukee at 7 p.m.
  • Opus Taylor at Maytag Bowl in Newton at 7 p.m.
  • The World is Your Runway – DMGMC Pride Concert at Temple Theater at 7:30 p.m.; $32, $52
  • Eleven Moons with Alleygrass and No Good Deeds at xBk Live at 8 p.m.; $10-15
  • Bouquet, Soultru, Illegal Smile at Gas Lamp at 8 p.m.; $10
  • Iowa Women’s Jazz Orchestra Sextet at the Zenith Music Festival at Noce in Western Gateway at 8 p.m.
  • The Soul Searchers Organ Trio at Greenwood Lounge at 8 p.m.
  • Chris Falcon at TrailSide Tap in Ankeny at 8 p.m. Flatfoot 56/Hookshot/The Slow Retreat/Aage Birch at Lefty’s at 9 p.m.; $15
  • Flatfoot 56/Hookshot/The Slow Retreat/Aage Birch at Lefty's at 9 p.m.; $15
  • Triple J's at the Yacht Club at 9 p.m.

Friday, June 10

  • Nicholas Sinclair at Middlebrook Farm in Cumming at 4:30 p.m.
  • Bob Pace & The Dangerous Band at Gas Lamp at 5 p.m.; $5
  • Maxx G/T Flip Duo at Truman’s Pizza Tavern on the patio at 5 p.m.
  • King Iso’s “Get Well” Tour with C-Mob and Taebo at Lefty’s at 5:30 p.m.; $18-25
  • Fahrenheit at Rendezvous on Riverview Park at 5:30 p.m.
  • Dustin Baird at Food Truck Friday at Campbell Park in Clive at 5:30 p.m.
  • Surf Zombies at Captain Roy’s at 6 p.m.
  • Bad Friends at Confluence Brewery at 6 p.m.
  • Brian Congdon at 300 Craft & Rooftop at 6 p.m.
  • Bill Bergren/Bob Washut Duo at The Cave DSM at 6 p.m.
  • Night Like This at Smash Park in West Des Moines on the patio at 6 p.m.
  • Punching Pandas at Chill on The Hill at Copper Creek Lake in Pleasant Hill at 6 p.m. $10
  • DM Project (Dan Medeiros) at Iowa Distilling Co. in Cumming at 6 p.m.
  • BS & The Liars at Sips & Songs in The District at Prairie Trail in Ankeny at 6 p.m.
  • Tony B at Fleetwood at Saylorville in Polk City at 6 p.m.
  • The Kraft Bros. at R Place in Kelley at 6 p.m.
  • Rush Cleveland Trio at Smash Park in Pella on the patio at 6 p.m.
  • Hank Bauer at The Hall DSM in West Des Moines at 6:30 p.m.
  • The Soul Searchers at Snus Hill Winery in Madrid at 6:30 p.m.
  • Wave Cage featuring Chris Merz & Mike Conrad at Noce in Western Gateway at 7 p.m.; $25, VIP $50, Bar seat/table $12
  • James Biehn at Court Avenue Restaurant & Brewing Co. in the Historic Court District at 7 p.m.
  • Jake Schrodt and Taylor King at Kelly’s Little Nipper at 7 p.m.
  • Drum Circle & Bonfire at 3125 Mann Ave. at 7 p.m.
  • Sean Sullivan Music at Reclaimed Rails in Bondurant at 7 p.m.
  • Severio Mancieri at Uptown Garage Brewing in Ankeny at 7 p.m.
  • The World is Your Runway – DMGMC Pride Concert at Temple Theater in Western Gateway at 7:30 p.m.; $32, $52
  • Zenith Chamber Music Festival at Westminster Presbyterian Church at 7:30 p.m.
  • Wave Cage featuring Chris Merz & Mike Conrad at Noce in Western Gateway at 8 p.m.; $25, VIP $50, Bar seat/table $12
  • The Nadas at Adventureland in Altoona at 8 p.m.; $55 park entrance fee
  • Nick Hermann at Mistress Brewing in Ankeny at 8 p.m.
  • Rick Burke at Greenwood Lounge at 9 p.m.
  • MollieGitDown at Pura Social Club in the Historic East Village at 9 p.m.
  • Hold On at Down Under in Clive at 9 p.m.
  • The Bond at Kenny’s Garage in Waukee at 9 p.m.
  • Red Dirt Road at MissKittys in Clive at 9 p.m.
  • The Relics at Whiskey House in Ankeny at 9 p.m.
  • Hillbilly Air Show at Flat Tire Lounge in Madrid at 9 p.m.
  • Driving Blind at Good Times in Ankeny at 9 p.m.
  • The Hen House in Elkhart at 9 p.m.
  • Trophy Dads, Black Diamond Loons at Gas Lamp at 9:30 p.m.; $10
  • Ryan Jeter & the Mind at Large at Noce in Western Gateway at 10 p.m.

Saturday, June 11

  • The Travelers at the Downtown Des Moines’ Farmers’ Market in the Historic Court District at 7 a.m.
  • Jake Schrodt at Surety Hotel Courtyard at 11 a.m.
  • Freight Train Frank and Cindy Grill at La Mie Restaurant at 11 a.m.
  • Beggar’s Bargain at Fuzzy’s in the Gray’s Lake Area at 11:30 a.m.
  • David Watson at Craft Bru at Noon
  • One Can Stan, The National Treasures, 10 Watt Robot at Gas Lamp at 4:30 p.m.; $10
  • Gravis Somnia with Resurrection Mary and others at Lefty’s at 5 p.m.
  • Waukee Palooza at Kinship Brewing in Waukee
    • The Sheet at 5 p.m.
    • Tank Anthony Band at 6 p.m.
    • Big Time Grain Co. at 7 p.m.
  • The World is Your Runway – DMGMC Pride Concert at Temple Theater in Western Gateway Park at 5:30 p.m.; $32, $52
  • The Retro Gold Band at Winterset Cidery in Winterset at 5:30 p.m.; $10
  • Cold Filtered at Captain Roy’s at 6 p.m.
  • Dick Danger Band at Fleetwood at Saylorville in Polk City at 6 p.m.
  • The Relics at Big Rack Brew Haus in Winterset at 6 p.m.
  • Crosswind Band at Covered Bridges Winery in Winterset at 6:30 p.m.; $5
  • The Unforgiven at Croation Slavic Center at 7 p.m.; $5 Members, $7 Nonmembers
  • Jake Schrodt at The Hall DSM in West Des Moines at 7 p.m.
  • JJ & The Boys at Ducktail Lounge in Clive at 7 p.m.
  • Dan Trilk at Firetrucker Brewery in Ankeny at 7 p.m.
  • Trevor Rau at Uptown Garage Brewing in Ankeny at 7 p.m.
  • Country River Band at Lake Robbins Ballroom in Woodward at 7 p.m.; $10
  • Outlaw Country Express at Thunderdome in Newton at 7 p.m.
  • ENGLISH at xBk Live at 8 p.m.; $10-15
  • Chris Falcon at Mickey’s Irish Pub in Waukee at 8:30 p.m.
  • Jeff Banks Band at Greenwood Lounge at 9 p.m.
  • South 35 at Down Under in Clive at 9 p.m.
  • Definite Instinct at Zora’s at 9 p.m.
  • Tru Rock Cru at Misfits at 9 p.m.
  • Oreo Meatwagon at Kenny’s Garage in Waukee at 9 p.m.
  • Cover That at Hawk Heaven Tavern in Altoona at 9 p.m.
  • Terrance Luther Duo at Brick & Ivy Rooftop in Altoona at 9 p.m.
  • The Jury at Whiskey House in Ankeny at 9 p.m.
  • Trophy Dads at Good Times in Ankeny at 9 p.m.
  • Last Call with Max Wellman at Noce in Western Gateway at 10:30 p.m.

Sunday, June 12

  • 28 Days Later at Exile Brewing at 1 p.m.
  • Brutal Republic at Summerset Winery in Indianola at 2 p.m.
  • Jordan Beem at Flat Tire Lounge in Madrid at 2 p.m.
  • Jimmy The Weasel at Snus Hill Winery in Madrid at 2 p.m.
  • Royce Johns at Nitehawk in Slater at 2 p.m.
  • Bob Pace/Brendan McKnight at the Take Me to the Bridge Music Series at the Robert D. Ray Asian Garden/Oriental Pagoda (across from Lauridsen Skatepark) at 4 p.m.
  • iNFUZiON outside at The Cellar at White Oak in Cambridge at 4 p.m.; $5
  • Two Guys Named Dave with Steve O’Brien Duo at Louie’s Wine Dive at 5 p.m.
  • Sentimental Swing at Lake Robbins Ballroom in Woodward at 5 p.m.; $13
  • Cancerslug with Switchblade Saturdays, Grave Corps, 3 Finger Betty at Lefty’s at 5:30 p.m.; $15-20
  • Guittarras ATM at Jamie Hurd Amphitheater in West Des Moines at 6 p.m.
  • Blue Hazard and Shamarr Allen at Earlham City Park Music Series in Earlham at 6 p.m.
  • Lucas Beebe at Exile Brewing at 6:30 p.m.
  • An Evening with Andrew Walesch at Noce in Western Gateway at 6:30 p.m.; $25, VIP $50, Bar seat/table $12
  • Music Under The Stars on the Iowa State Capitol lawn in the Historic East Village at 7 p.m.
  • New Kids On The Block at Wells Fargo Arena at 7:30 p.m.; $30 to $160

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.