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Three New Music Festivals Coming to Downtown Des Moines in 2014

May 2, 2014

The Downtown Community Alliance (DCA) is pleased to announce the inaugural Music Under the Canopy, a series of weekend summer festivals at Brenton Skating Plaza in Downtown Des Moines on June 20-22 (Americana), July 11-13 (Singer-Songwriter) and August 1-3 (Jazz). The series will be the first set of concerts taking place under a one-of-a-kind canopy being installed at Brenton Skating Plaza in May.

The Americana Music Festival presented by Meredith Corporation is first up and will feature headliners Jayhawks, John Hiatt, and Jason Isbell. Tickets for these concerts are on sale now at musicunderthecanopy.com. Tickets can be purchased for each day or at a discounted rate for a three-day festival pass. There is a limited number of general admission, three-day festival passes, and VIP tickets available. Additional lineup announcements will be made in the weeks to come.

Americana Music Festival presented by Meredith Corporation

Jayhawks — Friday, June 20

Advance Tickets $25 / $35 at the door

John Hiatt and The Combo — Saturday, June 21

Advance Tickets $40 / $50 at the door

Jason Isbell — Sunday, June 22

Advance Tickets $30 / $40 at the door

Three-Day Festival Pass — June 20-22

Advance Price $75 / $100 at the door

“We are grateful to Principal Financial Group for the gift of the new canopy at Brenton Skating Plaza. The canopy will bring new opportunities to the plaza year-round now and in addition to outdoor concerts, we expect to see everything from wedding receptions to yoga class,” said Glenn Lyons, CEO of Downtown Community Alliance.

Music Under the Canopy series sponsors include Meredith Corporation, Principal Financial Group, MidAmerican Energy, DuPont Pioneer, and Operation Downtown. The Media Partner is KFMG 99.1 FM Community Radio.

Music Under the Canopy is produced by the Downtown Community Alliance. All media inquiries should be directed to Jessica Barlow at (515) 286-4907 or (563) 505-9226. For more information please visit musicunderthecanopy.com.

About Brenton Skating Plaza

Brenton Skating Plaza is open seven days a week including holidays from Nov. 17 through March 2018. Gifted by the Brenton Foundation, the facility is the first of its kind in the state of Iowa and is the only outdoor rink in Greater Des Moines (DSM). Brenton Skating Plaza is located conveniently along The Principal Riverwalk. 2017-2018 season sponsors include UnityPoint Health — Des Moines, Mid-American Energy Company, Principal and Meredith Corporation. Brenton is funded by Operation Downtown, City of Des Moines Parks and Recreation Department and the Riverfront Development Authority. The Greater Des Moines Partnership is a partner of Brenton Skating Plaza.