Jul
22
Sun
Mamma Mia! @ Staplin Performing Arts Center at Valley High School
Jul 22 @ 2:00 pm

Performance Times:7:30 PM Thursdays-Saturdays, 2:00 PM Sundays

The magic of ABBA’s timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, romance, and friendship.

Written by Catherine Johnson, Mamma Mia! has been entertaining audiences since its West End opening in 1999 and Broadway opening in 2001, winning five Tony Awards in 2002.

Mamma Mia! centers around bride-to-be, Sophie, trying to find her long-lost father to walk her down the aisle. Not knowing which of the three possible men from her mother’s diary to invite, she brings all three of them back to the island last visited 20 years ago. With ABBA classics like “Dancing Queen,” “Waterloo” and the title number, this smash hit musical is sure to have you dancing in the aisles!

Mainstage Content Advisory: The Playhouse does not rate subject matter as sensitivities vary from person to person. If you have questions about content, age appropriateness, or other aspects of the show (ie strobe lights and other theatrical affects), please contact the ticket office at 515-277-6261.

 

 

NOTE: 

Mamma Mia! will be performed at the Staplin Performing Arts Center at Valley High School, 3650 Woodland Ave., West Des Moines, as the Playhouse Mainstage will be undergoing renovations.

Live at the Creek @ Jordan Creek Town Center - Amphitheater
Jul 22 @ 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

 

Brit Floyd: Eclipse World Tour 2018 @ Hoyt Sherman Plance
Jul 22 @ 7:00 pm

Performing songs from Pink Floyd’s best loved and biggest selling albums, The Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals, The Wall and The Division Bell plus much much more

Brit Floyd, the world’s greatest Pink Floyd tribute show returns to the stage in 2018 for a very special ’45th Anniversary’ retrospective of Pink Floyd’s iconic 1973 album, The Dark Side of the Moon.

Having sold in excess of 45 million copies and judged by many as the greatest rock album of all time, The Dark Side of the Moon was an ambitious psychedelic masterpiece that redefined rock itself and propelled Pink Floyd and its members to rock immortality.

Each night Brit Floyd will perform classic tracks from The Dark Side of the Moon alongside gems from Wish You Were HereAnimalsThe Wall and The Division Bell plus lots more.

The Brit Floyd show has truly become a phenomenon, widely regarded as the world’s greatest live tribute to Pink Floyd. Faithfully recreating the scale and pomp of the final 1994 Division Bell tour, complete with a stunning million dollar light show, large circle screen and arch plus moving lights, lasers, inflatables and theatrics. A Brit Floyd show really is as close as fans will get to experiencing the magnificence of a Pink Floyd show live.

Brit Floyd is more than a tribute!

Jul
23
Mon
Duke Otherwise Live Show @ Altoona Public Library
Jul 23 @ 6:00 pm

Duke Otherwise is coming to Altoona for some outrageous, musical fun!

With his guitar, tap shoes, and distinct baritoneDuke Otherwise performs a hilarious, charming and interactive musical program for all ages. His original songs are bursting with clever wordplay and fun ideas relatable to both kids and adults. Be ready to dance, laugh, volunteer, and to have your spontaneous suggestion be added to the show!

All ages are welcome to attend.

Registration is required.

Learn more by visiting the Duke Otherwise website: https://www.dukeotherwise.com/

Journey & Def Leppard @ Wells Fargo Arena
Jul 23 @ 7:00 pm

Promising to be the Tour of the Year, two of the world’s greatest rock bands – DEF LEPPARD and JOURNEY – are teaming up for a massive co-headlining North American tour composed of both stadium and arena concerts, half the shows being closed by Journey and  half by Def Leppard. The tour, promoted by Live Nation, kicks off May 21st in Hartford, Connecticut, at the XL Center and will feature complete sets and all-new production from both bands, and an arsenal of their hits such as “Pour Some Sugar on Me,” “Lights,” “Photograph,” “Don’t Stop Believin’,” “Rock of Ages” and “Faithfully.”

The 58-city tour will hit ten stadiums – Toronto’s Rogers Centre; Atlanta’s Sun Trust Park; Detroit’s Comerica Park; Chicago’s Wrigley Field; Denver’s Coors Field; Minneapolis’ Target Field; Boston’s Fenway Park; St. Louis’ Busch Stadium; San Francisco’s AT&T Park; and San Diego’s Petco Park – as well as world-famous arenas, such as Madison Square Garden in New York and the ‘Fabulous’ Forum in Inglewood, California.

Neal Schon said, “These co-headlining Journey/Def Leppard dates will be epic classic rock shows. So many hits. It will be great to see you all, friends!”

Said Joe Elliott, “This tour is going to be a blast! We’ve toured together before and it was massive.  This time it’s going to be even bigger and better!”

Jonathan Cain added, “We are all anxious to share our sound with the world again and, along with Def Leppard, we are part of a world-class package to the rock stage that spans decades and represents a multi-platinum legacy.”

Added Rick Savage of Def Leppard, “12 years ago we embarked on a US tour with Journey and it was an absolute blast. Looking forward to hooking up again. Believe me, this will be even more spectacular.”

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
Social Irrigation @ Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden
Jul 26 @ 6:00 pm

Social Irrigation is a 15-week long program of Thursday night concerts hosted by the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden, featuring a new band, food, craft beer and lawn games each week. Trellis Café will be open with small plates and your favorite beverage. The variety of musical genre in the series will provide something for every musical taste. Regular cost of admission applies.

June 14: Tony Valdez and the Retro Rockets
June 21: Big Time Grain Company
June 28: Parranderos Latin Combo
July 12: Max Wellman with the Annie Booth Trio
July19: NOLA Jazz Band
July 26: The Cerny Brothers
August 2: Christopher the Conquered
August 9: Abbie and the Sawyers
August 16: The Maytags
August 23: The Limestoners +1
August 30: Parranderos Latin Combo
September 6: Damon Doston
September 13: Kevin Burt
September 20: Gina Gedler sings Barbra Streisand
September 27: Fred Gazzo Band

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

Hamlet @ Haines Park
Jul 26 @ 7:00 pm

Performances in Haines Park will be a part of ALTOONA 150 July 26-29, 2018
Auditions Saturday, May 12, 10am for actors entering 7th grade in the fall up to age 21.

Download the Shakespeare Audition Form PDF, print, fill out and bring with you to auditions to save time!

Director: Jolene Gentzler
ADSM: Joseph Gentzler

Hamlet is one of the great tragedies by William Shakespeare. The themes of the plot cover indecision, revenge and retribution, deception, ambition, loyalty and fate. Prince Hamlet mourns both his father’s death and his mother’s remarriage to his father’s brother. The ghost of Hamlet’s father appears to him and tells him that his brother poisoned him. Hamlet swears revenge. He kills the eavesdropping Polonius, the court chamberlain. Polonius’s son Laertes returns to avenge his father’s death. Polonius’s daughter Ophelia loves the Prince but his behavior drives her to madness. Ophelia dies by drowning. A duel takes place and ends with the death of Gertrude, Laertes, Claudius, and Hamlet. (As part of our educational theatre purpose, the roles of the Ghost, Claudius, Gertrude and Polonius will be portrayed by adults as mentors for younger actors cast in the play.)

This production is performed outdoors at Haines Park Amphitheatre (711 3rd Ave SE) Altoona, IA. In the event of inclement weather, performances will be moved to CAP Theatre (201 1st Ave S) Altoona, IA.

Mamma Mia! @ Staplin Performing Arts Center at Valley High School
Jul 26 @ 7:30 pm

Performance Times:7:30 PM Thursdays-Saturdays, 2:00 PM Sundays

The magic of ABBA’s timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, romance, and friendship.

Written by Catherine Johnson, Mamma Mia! has been entertaining audiences since its West End opening in 1999 and Broadway opening in 2001, winning five Tony Awards in 2002.

Mamma Mia! centers around bride-to-be, Sophie, trying to find her long-lost father to walk her down the aisle. Not knowing which of the three possible men from her mother’s diary to invite, she brings all three of them back to the island last visited 20 years ago. With ABBA classics like “Dancing Queen,” “Waterloo” and the title number, this smash hit musical is sure to have you dancing in the aisles!

Mainstage Content Advisory: The Playhouse does not rate subject matter as sensitivities vary from person to person. If you have questions about content, age appropriateness, or other aspects of the show (ie strobe lights and other theatrical affects), please contact the ticket office at 515-277-6261.

 

 

NOTE: 

Mamma Mia! will be performed at the Staplin Performing Arts Center at Valley High School, 3650 Woodland Ave., West Des Moines, as the Playhouse Mainstage will be undergoing renovations.

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

Hamlet @ Haines Park
Jul 27 @ 7:00 pm

Performances in Haines Park will be a part of ALTOONA 150 July 26-29, 2018
Auditions Saturday, May 12, 10am for actors entering 7th grade in the fall up to age 21.

Download the Shakespeare Audition Form PDF, print, fill out and bring with you to auditions to save time!

Director: Jolene Gentzler
ADSM: Joseph Gentzler

Hamlet is one of the great tragedies by William Shakespeare. The themes of the plot cover indecision, revenge and retribution, deception, ambition, loyalty and fate. Prince Hamlet mourns both his father’s death and his mother’s remarriage to his father’s brother. The ghost of Hamlet’s father appears to him and tells him that his brother poisoned him. Hamlet swears revenge. He kills the eavesdropping Polonius, the court chamberlain. Polonius’s son Laertes returns to avenge his father’s death. Polonius’s daughter Ophelia loves the Prince but his behavior drives her to madness. Ophelia dies by drowning. A duel takes place and ends with the death of Gertrude, Laertes, Claudius, and Hamlet. (As part of our educational theatre purpose, the roles of the Ghost, Claudius, Gertrude and Polonius will be portrayed by adults as mentors for younger actors cast in the play.)

This production is performed outdoors at Haines Park Amphitheatre (711 3rd Ave SE) Altoona, IA. In the event of inclement weather, performances will be moved to CAP Theatre (201 1st Ave S) Altoona, IA.

Bring it On @ Stoner Theater
Jul 27 @ 7:30 pm

From the creators of Hamilton, Next to Normal and Avenue Q comes this explosive musical about competitive cheerleading and fierce rivalries.

Campbell is cheer-royalty at Truman High School and her senior year should prove the most cheertastic–she’s been named captain of the squad! But, an unexpected redistricting has forced her to spend her final year of high school at the neighboring hard-knock Jackson High School. Despite having the deck stacked against her, Campbell befriends the dance crew girls and, along with their headstrong and hardworking leader, Danielle, manages to form a powerhouse squad for the ultimate competition–the National Championships.

Mamma Mia! @ Staplin Performing Arts Center at Valley High School
Jul 27 @ 7:30 pm

Performance Times:7:30 PM Thursdays-Saturdays, 2:00 PM Sundays

The magic of ABBA’s timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, romance, and friendship.

Written by Catherine Johnson, Mamma Mia! has been entertaining audiences since its West End opening in 1999 and Broadway opening in 2001, winning five Tony Awards in 2002.

Mamma Mia! centers around bride-to-be, Sophie, trying to find her long-lost father to walk her down the aisle. Not knowing which of the three possible men from her mother’s diary to invite, she brings all three of them back to the island last visited 20 years ago. With ABBA classics like “Dancing Queen,” “Waterloo” and the title number, this smash hit musical is sure to have you dancing in the aisles!

Mainstage Content Advisory: The Playhouse does not rate subject matter as sensitivities vary from person to person. If you have questions about content, age appropriateness, or other aspects of the show (ie strobe lights and other theatrical affects), please contact the ticket office at 515-277-6261.

 

 

NOTE: 

Mamma Mia! will be performed at the Staplin Performing Arts Center at Valley High School, 3650 Woodland Ave., West Des Moines, as the Playhouse Mainstage will be undergoing renovations.

Jul
28
Sat
Bring it On @ Stoner Theater
Jul 28 @ 2:00 pm

From the creators of Hamilton, Next to Normal and Avenue Q comes this explosive musical about competitive cheerleading and fierce rivalries.

Campbell is cheer-royalty at Truman High School and her senior year should prove the most cheertastic–she’s been named captain of the squad! But, an unexpected redistricting has forced her to spend her final year of high school at the neighboring hard-knock Jackson High School. Despite having the deck stacked against her, Campbell befriends the dance crew girls and, along with their headstrong and hardworking leader, Danielle, manages to form a powerhouse squad for the ultimate competition–the National Championships.

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

Hamlet @ Haines Park
Jul 28 @ 7:00 pm

Performances in Haines Park will be a part of ALTOONA 150 July 26-29, 2018
Auditions Saturday, May 12, 10am for actors entering 7th grade in the fall up to age 21.

Download the Shakespeare Audition Form PDF, print, fill out and bring with you to auditions to save time!

Director: Jolene Gentzler
ADSM: Joseph Gentzler

Hamlet is one of the great tragedies by William Shakespeare. The themes of the plot cover indecision, revenge and retribution, deception, ambition, loyalty and fate. Prince Hamlet mourns both his father’s death and his mother’s remarriage to his father’s brother. The ghost of Hamlet’s father appears to him and tells him that his brother poisoned him. Hamlet swears revenge. He kills the eavesdropping Polonius, the court chamberlain. Polonius’s son Laertes returns to avenge his father’s death. Polonius’s daughter Ophelia loves the Prince but his behavior drives her to madness. Ophelia dies by drowning. A duel takes place and ends with the death of Gertrude, Laertes, Claudius, and Hamlet. (As part of our educational theatre purpose, the roles of the Ghost, Claudius, Gertrude and Polonius will be portrayed by adults as mentors for younger actors cast in the play.)

This production is performed outdoors at Haines Park Amphitheatre (711 3rd Ave SE) Altoona, IA. In the event of inclement weather, performances will be moved to CAP Theatre (201 1st Ave S) Altoona, IA.

Bring it On @ Stoner Theater
Jul 28 @ 7:30 pm

From the creators of Hamilton, Next to Normal and Avenue Q comes this explosive musical about competitive cheerleading and fierce rivalries.

Campbell is cheer-royalty at Truman High School and her senior year should prove the most cheertastic–she’s been named captain of the squad! But, an unexpected redistricting has forced her to spend her final year of high school at the neighboring hard-knock Jackson High School. Despite having the deck stacked against her, Campbell befriends the dance crew girls and, along with their headstrong and hardworking leader, Danielle, manages to form a powerhouse squad for the ultimate competition–the National Championships.