Jul
24
Tue
Music in the Park @ Colby Park
Jul 24 @ 7:00 pm

A Windsor Heights summer tradition, Music in the Park, is a FREE concert series held in Colby Park on Tuesdays at 7:00 pm. Food trucks and local vendors will also be on hand to add to the fun family friendly atmosphere. This year, “Nights in the Heights” will expand the free Tuesday night concerts to 90 minutes with local high school band performances beginning at 6:00 pm. If bad weather is forecasted check the Windsor Heights Foundation website or  Facebook page for band updates and cancellation questions.

June 26:  Freestyle
July 3: Abby Normal 6:00 – 9:30 p.m. followed by City of Windsor Heights-sponsored Fireworks
July 10: Jason Walsmith
July 17: Tony Valdez
July 24: Randy Burk and the Prisoners
July 31: Brother Trucker

Jul
26
Thu
Farmers Market/Music in the Junction @ Valley Junction
Jul 26 @ 4:00 pm

The 2018 Farmers Market/Music in the Junction series will take place May 3 through September 27.

Join us for our signature event in Historic Valley Junction – our weekly Farmers Market and Music in the Junction concert series.

Farmers Market is home to over 100 weekly vendors selling fresh produce, baked goods, plants and flowers, arts and crafts and prepared foods. Join your friends and neighbors from 4:00 – 8:00 pm.

Summer Concert Series @ Jasper Winery
Jul 26 @ 6:00 pm

Join Jasper Winery every Thursday this summer from 6:00 to 9:00 pm for FREE live music on their lawn. They’ll be serving up wine by-the-glass, sangria, and Madhouse Brewing Company beer. Food vendors will be selling burgers, brats and pizza, but you’re also welcome to bring snacks too. No pets are allowed but kids are welcome. Music will go on rain or shine.

May 10th — Adé & The Soul Brothers

May 17th — Brother Trucker

May 24th — Whitewater Ramble

May 31st — Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

June 7th — Decoy

June 14th — Brazilian Twins

June 21st — The Nadas

June 28th — Damon Dotson Band

July 5th — Brian Congdon

July 12th — Pianopalooza Band

July 19th — The Maytags

July 26th — Dazy Head Mazy

August 2nd — Final Mix

Free Flicks @ Des Moines Parks
Jul 26 @ 8:30 pm

Free Flicks is a summer-long series of outdoor movies sponsored by UnityPoint Health-Des Moines. The films will be shown on a 25-foot portable screen and will begin after sunset around 9:00 p.m. Admission is free, blankets and lawn chairs are encouraged. People are free to bring their own snacks as concessions will not be provided for purchase.

Movies will not take place in the event of rain. Please continue to check our Facebook and Twitter for updates. Remember, you can know before you go, with our text messaging notification service.

Free Flicks Schedule

5/31/2018            The Lion King – Bates Park – 330 Clark Street

06/02/2018          Paddington 2 (Saturday – Park Dedication) – Fairmont Park – 2520 Hull Avenue

06/07/2018          Wonder – Woodlawn Park – 3126 Twana Drive

06/14/2018          Guardians of the Galaxy – Ashby Park – 3200 38th Street

06/21/2018          Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle – McHenry Park – 1012 Oak Park Avenue

06/28/2018          Despicable Me 3 – Martin Luther King Park – 1650 Garfield Avenue

07/05/2018          Ghostbusters – Gray’s Lake Park – 2101 Fleur Drive

07/12/2018          Wonder Woman – Sargeant Park – 3530 E. Douglas Avenue

07/19/2018          SING – Waveland Golf Course – 4908 University Avenue

07/26/2018          Coco – Witmer Park – 1610 34th Street

08/02/2018          Back to the Future – Bright Grandview Golf Course – 2401 E. 29th Street

08/11/2018          Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Saturday – Star Party) – Ewing Park Arboretum – 5200 Indianola Avenue

Jul
27
Fri
Belin Quartet Concert @ Various Locations
Jul 27 @ 12:15 pm

Free noon-time concerts on summer Fridays, downtown Des Moines

ABOUT THE BELIN QUARTET

The Belin Quartet was established in 2000 by a grant to Civic Music Association by the Iowa Foundation for Education, Environment, and the Arts, a charitable foundation created by David Belin. David Belin (1928-1999) 
was a prominent attorney, civic leader, and philanthropist who moved to Des Moines in 1954 and had a tremendous impact on the city during the last half of the 20th century.

A talented violinist himself, he loved music. He also loved Des Moines, and with his trademark bow tie, he was an ever-present supporter of music and the arts in the city. Belin envisioned a community with the opportunity to share in the joys of classical music, which is realized through the Belin Quartet. After his death in 1999, David Belin’s children made the first of 17 annual grants through the Foundation to underwrite the Belin Quartet.

The Belin Quartet consists of alternating violinists Julie Fox Henson, John Helmich, and Tracy Engman Finkelshteyn, violist Jonathan Sturm, and cellist George Work.

2018 SERIES DATES, PROGRAMS, AND LOCATIONS

All concerts in the series begin at 12:15pm and conclude at 1:00pm,
and are free and open to the public.
Rain location is the lobby of the Kirkwood Hotel, 400 Locust Street.

May 25
Schumann No. 1 in A minor
People’s Plaza

June 1
Beethoven Op. 59 no. 3
Downtown Library

June 8
Beethoven Op. 18 no. 1
Botanical Garden

June 15
Mozart K. 428
Gershwin Lullaby
Downtown Library

June 22
Shostakovich Quartet no. 2
Cowles Commons

June 29
Beethoven Op. 132
East Lawn, Meredith Campus

July 6
Brahms sextet in G
Downtown Library

July 13
Haydn Op. 76 no. 5
Cowles Commons

July 20
Children’s Concert
DSM Public Library

July 27
Mozart Clarinet Quintet
Carl Maria Von Weber Quintet
Principal Financial Group Campus

HELPFUL TIPS

Check the Civic Music FaceBook page to stay up-to-date on the locations of the concert. If you have any questions, feel free to call the Civic Music Association office at 515-280-4020 or email info@civicmusic.org to confirm the location!

Are you interested in booking the Belin Quartet for an event, concert or party?  Please call 515.280.4020 or email info@civicmusic.org for more information and rates.

Music on the Plaza @ Civic Plaza
Jul 27 @ 6:00 pm

People of all ages are welcome to mingle in Altoona and enjoy some FREE music on Friday nights from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. The concerts are at the Civic Plaza next to Hy-Vee. Bring lawn chairs and blankets to sit on.   Food and drink items are available for purchase from several local vendors.

May 25: Tony Bohnenkamp
June 29: The Bumps
July 27: Faculty Lounge
August 31:TBD

Jul
28
Sat
Sundays now SATURDAYS in Centennial @ Centennial Park
Jul 28 @ 6:30 pm

The Waukee Arts Council brings FREE music and fun to Waukee on Sunday evenings in July.  Join your neighbors in the park at 6:30 pm to listen to live local musicians and participate in family activities.  Don’t forget lawn chairs, picnic baskets, and the kids.

July 21: The DM Project
July 28: The Host Country
August 4: Courtney Krause

Jul
29
Sun
Live at the Creek @ Jordan Creek Town Center - Amphitheater
Jul 29 @ 5:00 pm

Enjoy FREE live music at the Jordan Creek Town Center Amphitheater on Sundays July 1st through September 2nd from 5:00 to 8:00 pm.

July 1: Kick off w/ Decoy
July 8: Boomerang
July 15: Tony Valdez Large Band
July 22: Brother Trucker
July 29: Final Mix
August 5: TBD
August 12: Tony Valdez Retro Rockets
August 19: Mason’s Basement
August 26: Gimikk
September 2: (WRITE) Back AT ‘CHA

 

Jul
31
Tue
Music in the Park @ Colby Park
Jul 31 @ 7:00 pm

A Windsor Heights summer tradition, Music in the Park, is a FREE concert series held in Colby Park on Tuesdays at 7:00 pm. Food trucks and local vendors will also be on hand to add to the fun family friendly atmosphere. This year, “Nights in the Heights” will expand the free Tuesday night concerts to 90 minutes with local high school band performances beginning at 6:00 pm. If bad weather is forecasted check the Windsor Heights Foundation website or  Facebook page for band updates and cancellation questions.

June 26:  Freestyle
July 3: Abby Normal 6:00 – 9:30 p.m. followed by City of Windsor Heights-sponsored Fireworks
July 10: Jason Walsmith
July 17: Tony Valdez
July 24: Randy Burk and the Prisoners
July 31: Brother Trucker

Aug
2
Thu
Farmers Market/Music in the Junction @ Valley Junction
Aug 2 @ 4:00 pm

The 2018 Farmers Market/Music in the Junction series will take place May 3 through September 27.

Join us for our signature event in Historic Valley Junction – our weekly Farmers Market and Music in the Junction concert series.

Farmers Market is home to over 100 weekly vendors selling fresh produce, baked goods, plants and flowers, arts and crafts and prepared foods. Join your friends and neighbors from 4:00 – 8:00 pm.

Summer Concert Series @ Jasper Winery
Aug 2 @ 6:00 pm

Join Jasper Winery every Thursday this summer from 6:00 to 9:00 pm for FREE live music on their lawn. They’ll be serving up wine by-the-glass, sangria, and Madhouse Brewing Company beer. Food vendors will be selling burgers, brats and pizza, but you’re also welcome to bring snacks too. No pets are allowed but kids are welcome. Music will go on rain or shine.

May 10th — Adé & The Soul Brothers

May 17th — Brother Trucker

May 24th — Whitewater Ramble

May 31st — Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

June 7th — Decoy

June 14th — Brazilian Twins

June 21st — The Nadas

June 28th — Damon Dotson Band

July 5th — Brian Congdon

July 12th — Pianopalooza Band

July 19th — The Maytags

July 26th — Dazy Head Mazy

August 2nd — Final Mix

Free Flicks @ Des Moines Parks
Aug 2 @ 8:30 pm

Free Flicks is a summer-long series of outdoor movies sponsored by UnityPoint Health-Des Moines. The films will be shown on a 25-foot portable screen and will begin after sunset around 9:00 p.m. Admission is free, blankets and lawn chairs are encouraged. People are free to bring their own snacks as concessions will not be provided for purchase.

Movies will not take place in the event of rain. Please continue to check our Facebook and Twitter for updates. Remember, you can know before you go, with our text messaging notification service.

Free Flicks Schedule

5/31/2018            The Lion King – Bates Park – 330 Clark Street

06/02/2018          Paddington 2 (Saturday – Park Dedication) – Fairmont Park – 2520 Hull Avenue

06/07/2018          Wonder – Woodlawn Park – 3126 Twana Drive

06/14/2018          Guardians of the Galaxy – Ashby Park – 3200 38th Street

06/21/2018          Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle – McHenry Park – 1012 Oak Park Avenue

06/28/2018          Despicable Me 3 – Martin Luther King Park – 1650 Garfield Avenue

07/05/2018          Ghostbusters – Gray’s Lake Park – 2101 Fleur Drive

07/12/2018          Wonder Woman – Sargeant Park – 3530 E. Douglas Avenue

07/19/2018          SING – Waveland Golf Course – 4908 University Avenue

07/26/2018          Coco – Witmer Park – 1610 34th Street

08/02/2018          Back to the Future – Bright Grandview Golf Course – 2401 E. 29th Street

08/11/2018          Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Saturday – Star Party) – Ewing Park Arboretum – 5200 Indianola Avenue

Aug
4
Sat
Sundays now SATURDAYS in Centennial @ Centennial Park
Aug 4 @ 6:30 pm

The Waukee Arts Council brings FREE music and fun to Waukee on Sunday evenings in July.  Join your neighbors in the park at 6:30 pm to listen to live local musicians and participate in family activities.  Don’t forget lawn chairs, picnic baskets, and the kids.

July 21: The DM Project
July 28: The Host Country
August 4: Courtney Krause

Aug
5
Sun
Live at the Creek @ Jordan Creek Town Center - Amphitheater
Aug 5 @ 5:00 pm

Enjoy FREE live music at the Jordan Creek Town Center Amphitheater on Sundays July 1st through September 2nd from 5:00 to 8:00 pm.

July 1: Kick off w/ Decoy
July 8: Boomerang
July 15: Tony Valdez Large Band
July 22: Brother Trucker
July 29: Final Mix
August 5: TBD
August 12: Tony Valdez Retro Rockets
August 19: Mason’s Basement
August 26: Gimikk
September 2: (WRITE) Back AT ‘CHA

 

Aug
9
Thu
Farmers Market/Music in the Junction @ Valley Junction
Aug 9 @ 4:00 pm

The 2018 Farmers Market/Music in the Junction series will take place May 3 through September 27.

Join us for our signature event in Historic Valley Junction – our weekly Farmers Market and Music in the Junction concert series.

Farmers Market is home to over 100 weekly vendors selling fresh produce, baked goods, plants and flowers, arts and crafts and prepared foods. Join your friends and neighbors from 4:00 – 8:00 pm.

Aug
11
Sat
Free Flicks @ Des Moines Parks
Aug 11 @ 8:30 pm

Free Flicks is a summer-long series of outdoor movies sponsored by UnityPoint Health-Des Moines. The films will be shown on a 25-foot portable screen and will begin after sunset around 9:00 p.m. Admission is free, blankets and lawn chairs are encouraged. People are free to bring their own snacks as concessions will not be provided for purchase.

Movies will not take place in the event of rain. Please continue to check our Facebook and Twitter for updates. Remember, you can know before you go, with our text messaging notification service.

Free Flicks Schedule

5/31/2018            The Lion King – Bates Park – 330 Clark Street

06/02/2018          Paddington 2 (Saturday – Park Dedication) – Fairmont Park – 2520 Hull Avenue

06/07/2018          Wonder – Woodlawn Park – 3126 Twana Drive

06/14/2018          Guardians of the Galaxy – Ashby Park – 3200 38th Street

06/21/2018          Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle – McHenry Park – 1012 Oak Park Avenue

06/28/2018          Despicable Me 3 – Martin Luther King Park – 1650 Garfield Avenue

07/05/2018          Ghostbusters – Gray’s Lake Park – 2101 Fleur Drive

07/12/2018          Wonder Woman – Sargeant Park – 3530 E. Douglas Avenue

07/19/2018          SING – Waveland Golf Course – 4908 University Avenue

07/26/2018          Coco – Witmer Park – 1610 34th Street

08/02/2018          Back to the Future – Bright Grandview Golf Course – 2401 E. 29th Street

08/11/2018          Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Saturday – Star Party) – Ewing Park Arboretum – 5200 Indianola Avenue

Aug
12
Sun
Live at the Creek @ Jordan Creek Town Center - Amphitheater
Aug 12 @ 5:00 pm

Enjoy FREE live music at the Jordan Creek Town Center Amphitheater on Sundays July 1st through September 2nd from 5:00 to 8:00 pm.

July 1: Kick off w/ Decoy
July 8: Boomerang
July 15: Tony Valdez Large Band
July 22: Brother Trucker
July 29: Final Mix
August 5: TBD
August 12: Tony Valdez Retro Rockets
August 19: Mason’s Basement
August 26: Gimikk
September 2: (WRITE) Back AT ‘CHA

 

Aug
16
Thu
Farmers Market/Music in the Junction @ Valley Junction
Aug 16 @ 4:00 pm

The 2018 Farmers Market/Music in the Junction series will take place May 3 through September 27.

Join us for our signature event in Historic Valley Junction – our weekly Farmers Market and Music in the Junction concert series.

Farmers Market is home to over 100 weekly vendors selling fresh produce, baked goods, plants and flowers, arts and crafts and prepared foods. Join your friends and neighbors from 4:00 – 8:00 pm.

Aug
19
Sun
Live at the Creek @ Jordan Creek Town Center - Amphitheater
Aug 19 @ 5:00 pm

Enjoy FREE live music at the Jordan Creek Town Center Amphitheater on Sundays July 1st through September 2nd from 5:00 to 8:00 pm.

July 1: Kick off w/ Decoy
July 8: Boomerang
July 15: Tony Valdez Large Band
July 22: Brother Trucker
July 29: Final Mix
August 5: TBD
August 12: Tony Valdez Retro Rockets
August 19: Mason’s Basement
August 26: Gimikk
September 2: (WRITE) Back AT ‘CHA

 

Aug
23
Thu
Farmers Market/Music in the Junction @ Valley Junction
Aug 23 @ 4:00 pm

The 2018 Farmers Market/Music in the Junction series will take place May 3 through September 27.

Join us for our signature event in Historic Valley Junction – our weekly Farmers Market and Music in the Junction concert series.

Farmers Market is home to over 100 weekly vendors selling fresh produce, baked goods, plants and flowers, arts and crafts and prepared foods. Join your friends and neighbors from 4:00 – 8:00 pm.