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Live Music This Week in DSM: Nov. 1 – 6, 2022

Live Music in DSM

November 1, 2022

This week’s lineup of musical acts in Greater Des Moines (DSM) includes Too Many Zooz with Yam Yam at Wooly’s on Wednesday, Nov. 2, The Boys at Good Times in Ankeny on Saturday, Nov. 5 and Dave Rezek/Steve Grismore Duo at Louie’s Wine Dive on Sunday, Nov. 6.

Tuesday, Nov. 1

  • “Freight Train” Frank at La Mie Restaurant in the skywalk at 11 a.m.
  • B. John Burns plays his new album “Garbage Day” at 5 p.m. – Live Streaming
  • GR!DSM - Girls Rock! DSM Open Mic at xBk Live at 6 p.m.; $5
  • Des Moines Irish Session at Sully’s Irish Pub in West Des Moines at 7 p.m.
  • Blues Jam at Carl’s Place at 7:30 p.m.
  • Basement Philosophers Society at Greenwood Lounge at 8 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 2

  • TBD at Paws & Pints at 5:30 p.m.; Free (Unless you bring a dog – membership or day pass, medical documentation required)
  • Dan Medeiros at Stuffed Olive in Historic Court District at 6 p.m.
  • Brian Congdon at The Republic on Grand in the Historic East Village at 6 p.m.
  • Wayne Page/Mark Lawson/Steve Charlson Trio at Louie’s Wine Dive at 6 p.m.
  • Open Mic Music Jam at Fuzzy’s Taco Shop at 6 p.m.
  • Too Many Zooz with Yam Yam at Wooly’s in the Historic East Village at 7 p.m.; $18-20
  • Caroline Kid with Zach Stone at xBk Live at 7 p.m.; $10 -15
  • The Des Moines Big Band at Noce in Western Gateway at 7 p.m.; $15, Student – $7
  • Randy Burk & The Prisoners at Greenwood Lounge at 8 p.m.
  • TRYINGTOGETBY/AMERICATURE/BIBGYWOODS/MORECHEESE at Bogg’s Hull Ave Tavern at 8 p.m.; $5
  • The Sheet at Bellhop at 8 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 3

  • “Freight Train” Frank at La Mie Restaurant in the skywalk at 11 a.m.
  • Kris Karr at La Poste in Perry at 5 p.m.
  • TBD at Chuck’s Restaurant at 6 p.m.
  • A Night of Jazz, Organ Trio at The Brick Room, Grimes at 6:30 p.m.; BYOB/WINE/Snacks
  • Avey Grouws Band at IPR’s All Access Live! at xBk Live at 7 p.m.; $10-13
  • Guitarist Dan Padley & Co. at Noce in Western Gateway at 7 p.m.
  • David Watson at Confluence Brewery at 7 p.m.
  • Open Jam with Groove Review at Kenny’s Garage in Waukee at 7 p.m.
  • Craig Morgan: God, Family, Country Tour 2022 with Ray Fulcher at Hoyt Sherman Place in Sherman Hill at 8 p.m.; $30 to $65
  • The Soul Searchers at Greenwood Lounge at 8 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 4

  • Bob Pace & The Dangerous Band at Gas Lamp at 5 p.m.; $5
  • Makeout with 408, Morning in May, On Hiatus, Timmy Taylor at Lefty’s at 5 p.m. (Doors); $15 adv.
  • The NOLA Jazz Band at Noce in Western Gateway at 5 p.m.; $15
  • Grill n’ Kain at Fenders Brewing in Polk City at 5 p.m.
  • Jake Schrodt at WineStyles in The District at Prairie Trails in Ankeny at 5:30 p.m.
  • Tanner Taylor at The Cave DSM at 6 p.m.
  • David Watson at Iowa Distilling Co. in Cumming at 6 p.m.
  • The Unfortunate Sons at Captain Roy’s at 7 p.m.
  • TBD at Paws & Pints at 7 p.m.; Free (Unless you bring a dog – membership or day pass, medical documentation required)
  • Brian Dougherty & Isaac Rodriguez Duo at Surety Hotel at 7 p.m.
  • Paul Little at Sons Chicken Coop Bar & Grill in West Des Moines at 7 p.m.
  • Dirk Von Stein at Pallys in Clive at 7 p.m.
  • Brittany Sword at Reclaimed Rails in Bondurant at 7 p.m.
  • Luke Farland at Sticks & Balls Indoor Golf and Bar in Indianola at 7 p.m.
  • Brian Condon at The Thunderdome in Newton at 7 p.m.
  • Dickie with The James Biehn Band at xBk Live at 8 p.m.; $10-15
  • Gladys Kravitz Lite at Pura Social Club in the Historic East Village at 8 p.m.
  • Recoil at Kenny’s Garage in Waukee at 8 p.m.
  • Night Like This at Ducktail Lounge in Clive at 8 p.m.
  • TOAST3R at Doc’s in Johnston at 8 p.m.
  • Robert Deitch at Prairie Meadows in Altoona at 8 p.m.
  • The Snacks at Whiskey House in Ankeny at 8 p.m.
  • Jesse & The Medicine men at Flat Tire Lounge in Madrid at 8 p.m.
  • Fool House: The Ultimate 90’s Dance Party at Wooly’s in the Historic East Village at 9 p.m.; $20-25 (Limited early bird $15)
  • Heath Alan Band at Greenwood Lounge at 9 p.m.
  • The Feel Right at Yacht Club at 9 p.m.
  • Suede at Down Under in Clive at 9 p.m.
  • Blacktop at Miss Kitty’s in Clive at 9 p.m.
  • Erek Wright at Hawk Heaven Tavern in Altoona at 9 p.m.
  • Not Quite Brothers at Good Times in Ankeny at 9 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 5

  • Abbie Sawyer & The Flood, The June Bugs, Contakta, Eleven Moons, Lily DeTaeye, Patresa Hartman, Sara Routh, Courtney Krause, and friends! at Iowa Abortion Access Fund - Fundraiser at xBk Live at 3 p.m. (Doors)
  • Taylor King at Revelton Distillery in Osceola at 4 p.m.
  • Luke Stutzman at Firetrucker Brewery in Ankeny at 6 p.m.
  • Robert Deitch Band at Covered Bridges Winery in Winterset at 6:30 p.m.; $5
  • Magdalena Bay with BAYLI at Wooly’s in the Historic East Village at 7 p.m.; $20
  • Malcolm Wells & the Two Timers at Captain Roy’s at 7 p.m.
  • Toronzo Cannon at CIBS (Central Iowa Blues Society) Member Appreciation Party at Lefty’s at 7 p.m. (Must be a member! Join up!)
  • The Road Scholars Spyro Gyra Tribute Band featuring Dan Moore & Damani Phillips at Noce in Western Gateway at 7 p.m.; $25, VIP $50, Bar/Hightop $15
  • Country River at the Croation Slavic Center at 7 p.m.; $5 Members, $7 Nonmembers
  • The Relics at DSM Fraternal Order of Eagles 109 at 7 p.m.; $5
  • Dustin Lynch with King Calaway at Horizon Event Center in Clive at 7 p.m.; $35 to $55
  • The Heartshakers - A Tom Petty Experience at Pella Opera House in Pella at 7 p.m.; $30
  • Jeff Stagg at Atlantic & Pacific Pub in Knoxville at 7 p.m.
  • J. Jeffery Messerole at Van Wijk Winery in Sully at 7 p.m.
  • Jordan Beem at Fireside Grille in Altoona at 7:30 p.m.
  • Tyler Frazier at Pura Social Club in the Historic East Village at 8 p.m.
  • Haywire at East Side Eddie’s at 8 p.m.
  • Round-A-Bout at Kenny’s Garage in Waukee at 8 p.m.
  • Route 66 at Prairie Meadows in Altoona at 8 p.m.
  • Sharane Calister at Whiskey House in Ankeny at 8 p.m.
  • Shock Collar at Mickey’s in Waukee at 8:30 p.m.
  • Vision Video, Art Monk at Gas Lamp at 9 p.m.; $15
  • Rainbow Penley Band at Greenwood Lounge at 9 p.m.
  • Mooseknuckle at Yacht Club at 9 p.m.
  • Suede at Down Under in Clive at 9 p.m.
  • The Boys at Good Times in Ankeny at 9 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 6

  • TBD at Paws & Pints at Noon; Free (Unless you bring a dog – membership or day pass, medical documentation required)
  • Iowa Military Veterans Band – Star Spangled Salute To Veterans at Des Moines Civic Center at 2 p.m.
  • Autopilot with Balefire, Look At Me, Mutually Assured Destruction at Lefty’s at 5 p.m. (Doors); $10 adv.
  • Dave Rezek/Steve Grismore Duo at Louie’s Wine Dive at 5 p.m.
  • David Huckfelt + Pieta Brown with special guests Bo Ramsey & Jeremy Ylvisaker at xBk Live at 7 p.m.; $25-32
  • Calibre 50/Banda Carnaval/Cuarto de Milla/DJ Alen at Val Air Ballroom in West Des Moines at 9 p.m.; $60

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.