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Live Music This Week in DSM: May 10-15, 2022

Live Music in DSM

May 10, 2022

This week’s lineup of musical acts in Greater Des Moines (DSM) includes The Pork Tornadoes at Pella Opera House on Saturday, May 14 and Unfortunate Sons at Summerset Winery in Indianola on Sunday, May 15. Don’t miss out on these local acts and others listed below.

Tuesday, May 10

  • “Freight Train” Frank at La Mie Restaurant in the Skywalk at 11 a.m.
  • B. John Burns Disaster and Recovery Livestream at 5 p.m. – Local Streaming
  • Lightworker with Spirit Breaker, Pharaohs, Crimson Clean Sweep at Lefty’s at 5 p.m. (Doors); $10
  • You Bred Raptors? With Fever Love at xBk Live at 7 p.m.; $10-13
  • Earth, Wind & Fire at Des Moines Civic Center at 7:30 p.m.; $60 to $100
  • Blues Jam at Carl’s Place at 7:30
  • Mike Aceto at Greenwood Lounge at 8 p.m.

Wednesday, May 11

  • The Jazz Wednesdays at Pura Social Club at 6 p.m.
  • Dan Medeiros at Stuffed Olive in Historic Court District at 6 p.m.
  • Christian Ertl/Nate Sparks Duo at Louie’s Wine Dive on the Patio at 6 p.m.
  • Damon Dotson at Gilroy’s in West Des Moines at 6 p.m.
  • Jeremy Alvarez at Mickey’s Irish Pub on the Patio in Waukee at 6 p.m.
  • The Muddy Walter Band at Lefty’s at 6:30 p.m.; $5
  • Josh Sinclair Live from the Gilded Palace of Sin at 7 p.m. – Local Streaming
  • Hans Gruber and the Die hards, Bigby Woods, The Getaways at Gas Lamp at 7 p.m.; $10
  • Des Moines Big Band plays Buddy Rich at Noce in Western Gateway at 7 p.m.; $15, VIP $50, Bar Seat/Table $12, Student $5
  • Bill Matykowski at Greenwood Lounge at 7 p.m.
  • Jordan Beem at Acoustic Patio Series at Hawk Heaven Tavern in Altoona at 7 p.m.
  • Hillbilly Air Show at Shotgun Betty’s in West Des Moines at 9 p.m.

Thursday, May 12

  • “Freight Train” Frank at La Mie Restaurant in the Skywalk at 11 a.m.
  • Brian Herrin Band at Jasper Winery at 6 p.m.
  • Drama Kings at Chuck’s Restaurant at 6 p.m.
  • Rescue Dogs at Music in The Junction in West Des Moines at 6 p.m.
  • Heath Alan Trio at Noce in Western Gateway at 7 p.m.
  • Robert Deitch at Confluence Brewery at 7 p.m.
  • Open Jam with Groove Review at Kenny’s Garage in Waukee at 7 p.m.
  • Susan Werner with King Margo at Temple Theater in Western Gateway Park at 7:30 p.m.; $20 to $45
  • Widowspeak with Dan Wriggins (Friendship) and Treesreach at xBk Live at 8 p.m.; $13-15
  • The Coulee Boys at Gas Lamp at 8 p.m.; $15-20
  • The Soul Searchers at Greenwood Lounge at 8 p.m.

Friday, May 13

  • The Sheet at Middle of the Map Tattoo Convention at Hy-Vee Hall at 4 p.m.; One-Day: $20, Children $10 and Weekend Pass: $40, Children $20
  • Bob Pace & The Dangerous Band at Gas Lamp at 5 p.m.; $5
  • Mike Fonda at Truman’s Pizza Tavern on the Patio at 5 p.m.
  • Jake Schrodt at 1908 Draught House in the Historic Court District at 5:30 p.m.
  • Drama Kings at Confluence Brewery at 6 p.m.
  • Aaron Ehrlich/Nick Rueckert Duo at The Cave DSM in Historic East Village at 6 p.m.
  • Tank Anthony at Kinship Brewing in Waukee at 6 p.m.
  • Seth Jamison at The Hall in West Des Moines at 6:30 p.m.
  • Matt Woods Band at Captain Roy’s at 7 p.m.
  • The Music of Oscar Peterson with The Tanner Taylor Trio at Noce in Western Gateway Park at 7 p.m.; $25, VIP $50, Bar Seat/Table $12
  • Trevor Rau at Court Avenue Restaurant & Brewing Company at 7 p.m.
  • David Watson at Reclaimed Rails Brewing in Bondurant at 7 p.m.
  • Brittany Sword at Uptown Garage Brewing in Ankeny at 7 p.m.
  • Final Mix at Doc’s Lounge in Johnston at 8 p.m.
  • Fahrenheit at Kenny’s Garage in Waukee at 8 p.m.
  • Ben Puttmann at Mistress Brewing in Ankeny at 8 p.m.
  • PetRock: Tribute to the Smooth Rock of the 70s at Wooly’s in the Historic East Village at 8:30 p.m.; $20
  • Rick Burke at Greenwood Lounge at 9 p.m.
  • Whiskey Bizkit at Down Under in Clive at 9 p.m.
  • BassRaja at Platform at 9 p.m.; $10
  • Jason Brown with Lucas Beebe at MissKittys, Clive at 9 p.m.
  • Hard left Turn at Hawk Heaven Tavern in Altoona at 9 p.m.
  • Cody Hicks at Brick & Ivy Rooftop in Altoona 9 p.m.
  • Cover That! at Whiskey House in Ankeny at 9 p.m.
  • Good Morning Bedlam with The Wildwoods at Gas Lamp at 9:30 p.m.; $12

Saturday, May 14

  • Youth Music Showcase at Captain Roy’s at Noon
  • Psychostick with Elision, Safe Space, Alter Within at Lefty’s at 5 p.m. (Doors); $15
  • Brother Trucker at Captain Roy’s at 6 p.m.
  • Severio Mancieri at Firetrucker Brewery in Ankeny at 6 p.m.
  • Party in the Sky at Middle of the Map Tattoo Convention at Hy-Vee Hall at 7 p.m.; One-Day: $20, Children $10; Weekend Pass: $40, Children $20
  • Led Zeppelin 2 at Wooly’s in the Historic East Village at 7 p.m.; $15-20
  • The Best of Blue Note with Damani Phillips at Noce in Western Gateway at 7 p.m.; $25, VIP $50, Bar Seat/Table $12
  • Unforgiven at Croation-Slavic-Center at 7 p.m.; $5 Members, $7 Nonmembers
  • Dan Medeiros at The Hall in West Des Moines at 7 p.m.
  • Rivieras at Lake Robbins Ballroom in Woodward at 7 p.m.; $10
  • The Pork Tornadoes at Pella Opera House at 7 p.m.; $30
  • Kiss The Tiger at xBk Live at 8 p.m.; $10-13
  • Mason’s Basement at Kenny’s Garage in Waukee at 8 p.m.
  • Driving Blind at Mickey’s Irish Pub in Waukee at 8:30 p.m.
  • Jake Simon with Presley Aaron at Gas Lamp at 9 p.m.; $10-15
  • Jeff Banks Band at Greenwood Lounge at 9 p.m.
  • Burnin Sensations at Down Under in Clive at 9 p.m.
  • Casa Bonita at Platform in the Historic Court District at 9 p.m.; $10
  • 7 @ Best at Hawk Heaven Tavern in Altoona at 9 p.m.
  • Damon Dotson at Brick & Ivy Rooftop in Altoona at 9 p.m.
  • RECOIL at Good Times in Ankeny at 9 p.m. Coasting/The Slow Retreat/The Sleepover at Lefty’s at 9:30 p.m.; $10
  • Last Call with Max Wellman at Noce in Western Gateway at 9:30 p.m.

Sunday, May 15

  • Neva Alden at Winterset Cidery in Winterset at 1:30 p.m.
  • CJC Big Band & Tina Haase Findlay at Franklin Jr. High Event Center at 2 p.m.
  • Unfortunate Sons at Summerset Winery in Indianola at 2 p.m.
  • WorldSongs Concert at Sheslow Auditorium at 4:30 p.m.; $15 (Student/Senior $7)
  • Sam Salomone/Randy Ward Duo at Louie’s Wine Dive at 5 p.m.
  • Gaylin Sudik & Friends Big Band at Lake Robbins Ballroom in Woodward at 5 p.m.; $13
  • Deadline String Band (Weather Permitting) at Full Moon/Total Lunar Eclipse at Briar Patch in Bevington at 9 p.m.; $10 includes camping

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.