Calendar

Aug
21
Wed
Johnston Curbside Nights! @ Terra Park
Aug 21 @ 5:00 pm

Curbside Nights are from 5- 8 pm at Terra Park on Wednesday evenings!

Featuring on a rotating basis a talented local musician each week alongside a wonderful line-up of food trucks

Aug
23
Fri
Summer Concerts @ Penoach Winery
Aug 23 @ 7:00 pm

Concerts 7:00 to 10:00 pm

May 31: Freedom Project
June 7: Chad Elliott
June 21: Brother Trucker
July 5: Back Stage Boogie Band
July 19: Opus Taylor
July 26: Jimmy Buffet Night with Brick n’ Bob
August 9: Abby Normal
August 23: Boomerang

Aug
28
Wed
Johnston Curbside Nights! @ Terra Park
Aug 28 @ 5:00 pm

Curbside Nights are from 5- 8 pm at Terra Park on Wednesday evenings!

Featuring on a rotating basis a talented local musician each week alongside a wonderful line-up of food trucks

Sep
4
Wed
First Wednesday @ Des Moines Children's Museum
Sep 4 @ 10:00 am

The first Wednesday of every month, Bruce Day provides some fun sing-a-long songs. Always a little extra fun at The Des Moines Children’s Museum!

 

Johnston Curbside Nights! @ Terra Park
Sep 4 @ 5:00 pm

Curbside Nights are from 5- 8 pm at Terra Park on Wednesday evenings!

Featuring on a rotating basis a talented local musician each week alongside a wonderful line-up of food trucks

Sep
6
Fri
First Friday New Orleans Jazz Party @ Des Moines Social Club
Sep 6 @ 5:30 pm

The NOLA Jazz Band’s monthly “New Orleans Jazz Party” occurs every First Friday of the month at The Basement, usually to a packed house.

All band members have a common love for the sound and “feel” of both traditional and current New Orleans and roots blues music – real, gutsy, raw, heartfelt, and entertaining. They also find joy in their music and love performing together, having fun, and entertaining their audiences.

The NOLA Jazz Band has played alongside a number of well-known traditional jazz and music groups this past year including Davina & the Vagabonds, Sony recording artist trumpet player and singer Bria Skonberg, and Dom Flemons of The Carolina Chocolate Drops.

Individual band members have also shared the stage with Vincent Gardner, Maynard Ferguson, Benny Goodman, Kurt Elling, and many other well know jazz artists during their careers. NOLA Jazz Band members have also been inducted into the Iowa Jazz Hall of Fame, and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

CD’s are available at live shows, online at iTunes and CD Baby, on their website, as well as streaming on Spotify.

The Basement // all ages

Sep
11
Wed
Johnston Curbside Nights! @ Terra Park
Sep 11 @ 5:00 pm

Curbside Nights are from 5- 8 pm at Terra Park on Wednesday evenings!

Featuring on a rotating basis a talented local musician each week alongside a wonderful line-up of food trucks

Sep
18
Wed
Johnston Curbside Nights! @ Terra Park
Sep 18 @ 5:00 pm

Curbside Nights are from 5- 8 pm at Terra Park on Wednesday evenings!

Featuring on a rotating basis a talented local musician each week alongside a wonderful line-up of food trucks

Sep
21
Sat
Art on the Lake @ Copper Creek Lake Park
Sep 21 @ 11:00 am

The festival is a family-friendly event that is free to the community and features music by local musicians, food from local vendors, interactive kids’ crafts in Lil’ Artist Alley, and showcases over 50 artists. Art on the Lake Festival aims to promote and foster interest and participation in the arts among all members of the community. 11:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Sep
25
Wed
Johnston Curbside Nights! @ Terra Park
Sep 25 @ 5:00 pm

Curbside Nights are from 5- 8 pm at Terra Park on Wednesday evenings!

Featuring on a rotating basis a talented local musician each week alongside a wonderful line-up of food trucks

Oct
4
Fri
First Friday New Orleans Jazz Party @ Des Moines Social Club
Oct 4 @ 5:30 pm

The NOLA Jazz Band’s monthly “New Orleans Jazz Party” occurs every First Friday of the month at The Basement, usually to a packed house.

All band members have a common love for the sound and “feel” of both traditional and current New Orleans and roots blues music – real, gutsy, raw, heartfelt, and entertaining. They also find joy in their music and love performing together, having fun, and entertaining their audiences.

The NOLA Jazz Band has played alongside a number of well-known traditional jazz and music groups this past year including Davina & the Vagabonds, Sony recording artist trumpet player and singer Bria Skonberg, and Dom Flemons of The Carolina Chocolate Drops.

Individual band members have also shared the stage with Vincent Gardner, Maynard Ferguson, Benny Goodman, Kurt Elling, and many other well know jazz artists during their careers. NOLA Jazz Band members have also been inducted into the Iowa Jazz Hall of Fame, and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

CD’s are available at live shows, online at iTunes and CD Baby, on their website, as well as streaming on Spotify.

The Basement // all ages

Oct
12
Sat
Symphony in Sculpture @ Civic Center
Oct 12 @ 7:30 pm
Ten years ago, the John & Mary Pappajohn Sculpture Park opened to the public, forever changing the cultural landscape of central Iowa. The Des Moines Symphony celebrates this artistic milestone with a suite from Symphony in Sculpture, originally commissioned by the Symphony to portray the sculptures in the park through music. You’ll hear Sibelius’s extraordinary ‘symphonic fantasy,’ his Seventh Symphony; then, the exhilarating adventures of Scheherazade will take your imagination on a colorful, thrilling journey.

SIBELIUS Symphony No. 7
Steve HEITZEG Suite from Symphony in Sculpture I & II
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Scheherazade

Joseph Giunta, conducting

 

Oct
13
Sun
Symphony in Sculpture @ Civic Center
Oct 13 @ 1:30 pm

Ten years ago, the John & Mary Pappajohn Sculpture Park opened to the public, forever changing the cultural landscape of central Iowa. The Des Moines Symphony celebrates this artistic milestone with a suite from Symphony in Sculpture, originally commissioned by the Symphony to portray the sculptures in the park through music. You’ll hear Sibelius’s extraordinary ‘symphonic fantasy,’ his Seventh Symphony; then, the exhilarating adventures of Scheherazade will take your imagination on a colorful, thrilling journey.

SIBELIUS Symphony No. 7
Steve HEITZEG Suite from Symphony in Sculpture I & II
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Scheherazade

Joseph Giunta, conducting

 

Oct
29
Tue
Baby Shark Live! @ Civic Center
Oct 29 @ 6:00 pm

Take an adventure into the sea with Baby Shark as he joins up with his friend Pinkfong to sing and dance through some of your favorite new and classic songs! Baby Shark Live! is a state of the art enchanting kids spectacular .

In this one of a kind concert experience young fans will be dancing in the aisles as Baby Shark and friends, go on fun adventures to learn and meet new friends! Some of the hit songs include, Baby Shark, Five Little Monkeys, Wheels On The Bus, Jungle Boogie, and Monkey Banana Dance!

Please note: all patrons, regardless of age, must purchase a ticket to be permitted into the theater for this production. There are no lap seats.

 

Nov
1
Fri
First Friday New Orleans Jazz Party @ Des Moines Social Club
Nov 1 @ 5:30 pm

The NOLA Jazz Band’s monthly “New Orleans Jazz Party” occurs every First Friday of the month at The Basement, usually to a packed house.

All band members have a common love for the sound and “feel” of both traditional and current New Orleans and roots blues music – real, gutsy, raw, heartfelt, and entertaining. They also find joy in their music and love performing together, having fun, and entertaining their audiences.

The NOLA Jazz Band has played alongside a number of well-known traditional jazz and music groups this past year including Davina & the Vagabonds, Sony recording artist trumpet player and singer Bria Skonberg, and Dom Flemons of The Carolina Chocolate Drops.

Individual band members have also shared the stage with Vincent Gardner, Maynard Ferguson, Benny Goodman, Kurt Elling, and many other well know jazz artists during their careers. NOLA Jazz Band members have also been inducted into the Iowa Jazz Hall of Fame, and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

CD’s are available at live shows, online at iTunes and CD Baby, on their website, as well as streaming on Spotify.

The Basement // all ages

Dec
6
Fri
First Friday New Orleans Jazz Party @ Des Moines Social Club
Dec 6 @ 5:30 pm

The NOLA Jazz Band’s monthly “New Orleans Jazz Party” occurs every First Friday of the month at The Basement, usually to a packed house.

All band members have a common love for the sound and “feel” of both traditional and current New Orleans and roots blues music – real, gutsy, raw, heartfelt, and entertaining. They also find joy in their music and love performing together, having fun, and entertaining their audiences.

The NOLA Jazz Band has played alongside a number of well-known traditional jazz and music groups this past year including Davina & the Vagabonds, Sony recording artist trumpet player and singer Bria Skonberg, and Dom Flemons of The Carolina Chocolate Drops.

Individual band members have also shared the stage with Vincent Gardner, Maynard Ferguson, Benny Goodman, Kurt Elling, and many other well know jazz artists during their careers. NOLA Jazz Band members have also been inducted into the Iowa Jazz Hall of Fame, and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

CD’s are available at live shows, online at iTunes and CD Baby, on their website, as well as streaming on Spotify.

The Basement // all ages