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Live Music This Week in DSM: Oct. 11 – 16, 2022

Live Music in DSM

October 11, 2022

This week’s lineup of musical acts in Greater Des Moines (DSM) includes Emily Nenni at Marv’s Record Shop in the Historic East Village on Wednesday, Oct. 12, The Soul Searchers at Greenwood Lounge on Thursday, Oct. 13 and Diverging Clear at Whiskey House in Ankeny on Saturday, Oct. 15.

Tuesday, Oct. 11

  • “Freight Train” Frank at La Mie Restaurant in the skywalk at 11 a.m.
  • Nate Carter at the Johnston Farmers’ Market at 3:30 p.m.
  • SPAM at Sugar Shack Diner in Altoona at 5:30 p.m.
  • Liz Cooper at xBk Live at 7 p.m.; $15-18
  • Celebration of the life of Lefty Mathey at Lefty’s at 7 p.m.
  • Des Moines Irish Session at Magee’s Irish Pub in Ankeny at 7 p.m.
  • The Airborne Toxic Event with In The Valley Below at Wooly’s in the Historic East Village at 7:30 p.m.; $25
  • Blues Jam at Carl’s Place at 7:30 p.m.
  • Dani Aceto at Greenwood Lounge at 8 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 12

  • Emily Nenni in-Store and signing at Marv’s Record Shop in the Historic East Village at 6 p.m.
  • Bruce Day at The Republic on Grand in the Historic East Village at 6 p.m.
  • Tanner Taylor/Steve Charlson Duo on the patio at Louie’s Wine Dive at 6 p.m.
  • Royce Johns at Gilroy’s in West Des Moines at 6 p.m.
  • Muddy Walter Band at Lefty’s at 6:30 p.m.; $5
  • Plastic Apartment on the patio at Paws & Pints at 6:30 p.m.; Free (Unless you bring a dog – membership or day pass, medical documentation required)
  • Jake Schrodt at Stuffed Olive in Historic Court District at 6:30 p.m.
  • Kelsey Waldon - No Regular Dog Tour at Wooly’s in the Historic East Village at 7 p.m.; $15-20
  • The Des Moines Big Band at Noce in Western Gateway at 7 p.m.; $15, Student - $7
  • Bill Matykowski at Greenwood Lounge at 7 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 13

  • “Freight Train” Frank at La Mie Restaurant in the skywalk at 11 a.m.
  • Luke Fox at Casting for Recovery Benefit at Exile Brewing at 4 p.m.
  • Touch of Grey at Chuck’s Restaurant at 6 p.m.
  • Spencer Marlyn at Surety Hotel Courtyard at 6 p.m.
  • Brian Herrin at Board & Batten in Dallas Center at 6:30 p.m.
  • Max Wellman featuring Andrew Walesch at Noce in Western Gateway at 7 p.m.
  • Luke Fox at Confluence Brewery at 7 p.m.
  • Tyler Frazier at Pura Social Club in the Historic East Village at 7 p.m.
  • Mitch McVicker at Pathway Church in Johnston at 7 p.m.
  • Open Jam with Groove Review at Kenny’s Garage in Waukee at 7 p.m.
  • BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet at Temple Theater in Western Gateway at 7:30 p.m.; $20 to $45
  • The Manhatten Transfer with DIVA Jazz Orchestra at Hoyt Sherman Place in Sherman Hill at 7:30 p.m.; $53 to $88
  • Guerilla Toss with Haploid at xBk Live at 8 p.m.; $13-15
  • Smokin’ Joe, Desperate Electric, V Ellsbury at Gas Lamp at 8 p.m.; $10
  • The Soul Searchers at Greenwood Lounge at 8 p.m.
  • The Triple J’s at Yacht Club at 9 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 14

  • Bob Pace & The Dangerous Band at Gas Lamp at 5 p.m.; $5
  • The Punching Pandas at Halloween Zoo Brew at Blank Park Zoo at 5:30 p.m.; $10, VIP $25
  • Matt Woods Band at Captain Roy’s at 6 p.m.
  • The Crust at Kinship Brewing in Waukee at 6 p.m.
  • The Juan & Only at El Toreado in West Des Moines at 6 p.m.
  • Jesse & The Medicine Men at Iowa Distilling Co. in Cumming at 6 p.m.
  • Widow7 with Archers, Alborn, Backhand Blue at Wooly’s in the Historic East Village at 7 p.m.; $12-15
  • Wednesday 13 – 20 Years of Fear Part 2 – Switchblade Saturdays, Grave Corps, Dark Angel at Lefty’s at 7 p.m. (Doors); $20 adv.
  • Chicago Vocalist Alyssa Allgood at Noce in Western Gateway at 7 p.m.; $30, VIP $60, Bar/Hightop $20
  • Tyler Frazier on the patio Paws & Pints at 7 p.m.; Free (Unless you bring a dog – membership or day pass, medical documentation required)
  • Adam Whitehead at Ducktail Lounge in Clive at 7 p.m.
  • Dan Medeiros at Brightside Aleworks in Altoona at 7 p.m.
  • Hudson Road at Mistress Brewing in Ankeny at 7 p.m.
  • Des Moines Irish Session at The Thunderdome in Newton at 7 p.m.
  • Tony Bohnenkamp at Pura Social Club in the Historic East Village at 8 p.m.
  • The Finesse with Allegra Hernandez at The Garden at 8 p.m.; $20, Reserved table for 4 $100
  • Chris and Micah from Decoy at Kenny's Garage in Waukee at 8 p.m.
  • Dick Danger Band at Doc’s in Johnston at 8 p.m.
  • Hold On at Prairie Meadows in Altoona at 8 p.m.
  • Cover That at Whiskey House in Ankeny at 8 p.m.
  • Rick Burke at Greenwood Lounge at 9 p.m.
  • Driving Blind at Down Under in Clive at 9 p.m.
  • Cody Hicks Full Band at Miss Kitty’s in Clive at 9 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 15

  • Tom Hofer at the Downtown Farmers’ Market in Historic Court District at 8 a.m.
  • Girls Rock! Des Moines: Latin Pop at xBk Live at 1 p.m.
  • Heath Alan - Performance with Participation at Franklin Library at 2 p.m.
  • Brian Herrin at Revelton Distillery in Osceola at 4 p.m.
  • JL B.Hood with DJ Skykrow, GFG Records, $ellar Boiz, T.O.T., Naj, and others at Lefty’s at 5 p.m. (Doors); $20
  • Brother Trucker at Captain Roy’s at 6 p.m.
  • The Feel Right at Covered Bridges Winery in Winterset at 6:30 p.m.; $5
  • Coyote at the Croation Slavic Center at 7 p.m.; $5 Members, $7 Nonmembers
  • Carol Montag Music at Anchor Coffee House at 7 p.m.; $15-20
  • Clutch with Helmut, Quicksand, JD Pinkus at Val Air Ballroom in West Des Moines at 7 p.m.; $30-35
  • Dan Roark at Ducktail Lounge in Clive at 7 p.m.
  • David Watson at Reclaimed Rails in Bondurant at 7 p.m.
  • Luke Fox at Firetrucker Brewery in Ankeny at 7 p.m.
  • The Music of Queen with the Des Moines Symphony and a full rock band at Des Moines Civic Center at 7:30 p.m.; $40 to $95
  • For The Love of Peace featuring Witness Matlou Trio from South Africa, Gateway Dance Theatre at the Temple Theater in Western Gateway at 7:30 p.m.; $23 to $33
  • No Age, Dream_Mega, Poly Mall Cops at Gas Lamp at 8 p.m.; $15-18
  • PJ the Human Jukebox at Pura Social Club in the Historic East Village at 8 p.m.
  • The Radiotrain at Kenny’s Garage in Waukee at 8 p.m.
  • Tank Anthony at Prairie Meadows in Altoona at 8 p.m.
  • Diverging Clear at Whiskey House in Ankeny at 8 p.m.
  • Flying Blind at Mickey’s Irish Pub in Waukee at 8:30 p.m.
  • Heath Alan Band at Greenwood Lounge at 9 p.m.
  • Dick Danger Band at Down Under in Clive at 9 p.m.
  • Phantom Threat with Gravis Somnia, Quicksand Devil at Boggs’ Hull Ave Tavern at 9 p.m.
  • Recoil at Hawk Heaven Tavern in Altoona at 9 p.m.
  • Jordan Beem at Flat Tire Lounge in Madrid at 9 p.m.
  • The RAGEberry Jam at Lefty’s at 10 p.m.; $10

Sunday, Oct. 16

  • Tom Hofer outside of Black Cat Ice Cream for the IMT Des Moines Marathon at 9:30 a.m.
  • Music & Movement (for children participation) with Central Iowa Music Labs - Yvette of CIML at Joujou Des Moines at 11 a.m.
  • Chase Martin on the patio at Paws & Pints at Noon; Free (Unless you bring a dog – membership or day pass, medical documentation required)
  • Vida sisters at Urbandale Public Library at 1 p.m.
  • NOLA Jazz Band at Local Bands, Brews, and Bikes at DSM Biergarten, just south of Lauridsen Amphitheater, Water Works Park at 2 p.m. (weather permitting); Drinks and food for sale
  • Dick Danger Band at Summerset Winery in Indianola at 2 p.m.
  • Cover That at The Cellar at White Oak in Cambridge at 4 p.m.; $5
  • Steve Grismore/David Altemeier Duo at Louie’s Wine Dive at 5 p.m.
  • Bob Fields and Swingtime at Lake Robbins Ballroom in Woodward at 5 p.m.; $13
  • Joe & Vicki Price at Halfway to Hall of Fame at Noce in Western Gateway at 6 p.m.; $15-20, $5 CIBS discount, Food truck onsite
  • Nice Vibes Tour: featuring Jay Influential, James1stGen, 7 Psychedelic Sidekick at Lefty’s at 6 p.m.; $12 adv.
  • Them Coulee Boys at xBk Live at 7 p.m.; $10-15
  • Bronco, Siggno, Guardianes del Amour at Val Air Ballromm in West Des Moines at 7:30 p.m.; $70
  • Defiled Sacrament, Plea Of The Sword, Orphic Illusion, Yotuma at Boggs’ Hull Ave Tavern at 8 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.