Sep
22
Sat
Masterworks 1: Beethoven & Mahler’s ‘Titan’ @ Civic Center
Sep 22 @ 7:30 pm
Program

BERNSTEIN  Overture to Candide

BEETHOVEN  “Emperor” Concerto

MAHLER  Symphony No. 1, “The Titan”

Joseph Giuntaconducting

Inon Barnatanpiano

Sep
23
Sun
Sunday Tunes @ Summerset Winery
Sep 23 @ 2:00 pm

Every Sunday, all year long wine and music lovers can enjoy some of the best bands in the Midwest right here in their own backyard (but you’ll feel like you’re on vacation!). Rain or shine the music goes on. Weather permitting, the bands will perform outside but in the winter or on rainy days we bring the music inside.  Kids are welcome.

Sunday Tunes Band Schedule: 2:00 – 5:00 PM

Sept 2 Sons of Gladys Kravitz
Sept 9 Fat Tuesday & The Grease Fire Horns
Sept 16 Tony Valdez Duo
Sept 23 Opus Taylor
Sept 30 FreeStyle Band

Oct. 7 James Biehn Band & Grape Harvest Party!
Oct. 14 Cindy Grill & Alan Smith
Oct. 21 Bob Pace Solo
Oct. 28 TBD: Country Music Band

Nov. 18 Holiday Open House & Live Music
Dec. 16 Holiday Open House & Live Music

Masterworks 1: Beethoven & Mahler’s ‘Titan’ @ Civic Center
Sep 23 @ 2:30 pm
Program

BERNSTEIN  Overture to Candide

BEETHOVEN  “Emperor” Concerto

MAHLER  Symphony No. 1, “The Titan”

Joseph Giuntaconducting

Inon Barnatanpiano

Gordon Lightfoot @ Hoyt Sherman Plance
Sep 23 @ 8:00 pm

Gordon Lightfoot has recorded 20 albums and has five Grammy nominations. His songs have been aired regularly for 50 years, earning him Radio Singles Chart Positions in North America achieved by few others. Lightfoot’s radio hits in the USA have earned Five #1s, Five Top 10s and Thirteen Top 40 hits. In Canada he has earned Sixteen #1s, Eighteen Top 10s and Twenty One Top 40 hits.

Aside from his success in writing, singing and performing his own songs, Lightfoot has found fortune in having his songs recorded and performed by other great artists including: Bob Dylan, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, Jr., Marty Robbins, Jerry Lee Lewis, Judy Collins, Johnny Mathis, Anne Murray, Olivia Newton-John, Sarah McLachlan, Barbra Streisand, Peter Paul & Mary, Harry Belafonte, Jane’s Addiction, Richie Havens, Glen Campbell, Toby Keith and George Hamilton IV.

In June of 2012 Lightfoot’s legacy was further enhanced when he was inducted into the Songwriters Hall Of Fame. Lightfoot was honored for his role in defining the folk-pop sound of the 1960s and ’70s. There are fewer than 400 inductees who make up the impressive roster enshrined in the Songwriters Hall of Fame including Barry Mann, Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, Hal David and Burt Bacharach, John Fogerty, Bob Dylan, Isaac Hayes, Carole King, Paul Simon, Billy Joel, Sir Elton John, Bernie Taupin, Brian Wilson, James Taylor, James Brown, Bruce Springsteen, Jim Croce, Phil Collins, Loretta Lynn, Jimmy Webb, Van Morrison, Kris Kristofferson, Dolly Parton, Diane Warren, Garth Brooks, Leon Russell and Leonard Cohen.

In his native Canada, Lightfoot has been decorated with the highest honors bestowed to a civilian including the Governor’s General Award and the Companion to the Order of Canada honor of merit. He has also won 17 Juno Awards – Canada’s equivalent to the Grammy Awards. Gordon is a member of Canada’s Walk of Fame and The Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame. In 2007, Canada Post honored him by issuing an official Gordon Lightfoot postage stamp. Lightfoot is also in the Canadian Music Hall of Fame and the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame. Gordon Lightfoot is an indelible part of the Canadian national spirit and regarded as perhaps the most prolific and greatest Canadian singer-songwriter of all time.

Sep
25
Tue
An Unpredictable Evening with Todd Rundgren @ Hoyt Sherman Plance
Sep 25 @ 8:00 pm

A Wizard, A True Star. The title of Todd Rundgren’s 1973 solo album aptly sums up the contributions of this multi-faceted artist to state-of-the-art music. As a songwriter, video pioneer, producer, recording artist, computer software developer, conceptualist, and interactive artist (re-designated TR-i), Rundgren has made a lasting impact on both the form and content of popular music.

Born and raised in Philadelphia, Rundgren began playing guitar as a teenager, going on to found and front The Nazz, the quintessential `60’s cult group. In 1969, he left the band to pursue a solo career, recording his debut offering, the legendary Runt. But it was 1972’s seminal Something/Anything?, on which he played all the instruments, sang all the vocal parts, and acted as his own producer, that catapulted Todd into the superstar limelight, prompting the press to unanimously dub him ‘Rock’s New Wunderkind’. It was followed by such landmark LPs as The Hermit of Mink Hollow and the above mentioned A Wizard, A True Star, as well as such hit singles as I Saw The Light, Hello It’s Me, Can We Still Be Friends, and Bang The Drum.

In 1974, Todd formed Utopia, an entirely new approach to the concept of interactive musicianship, and embarked on an extensive round of touring and recording. Standout Utopia offerings included Oops! Wrong Planet, Adventures in Utopia, and Oblivion. Along the way, Utopia combined technical virtuosity and creative passion to create music that, for millions, defined the term “progressive rock.”

Rundgren’s myriad production projects include albums by Patti Smith, Cheap Trick, Psychedelic Furs, Meatloaf, XTC, Grand Funk Railroad, and Hall And Oates. Rounding out his reputation as rock’s Renaissance Man, Rundgren composed all the music and lyrics for Joe Papp’s 1989 Off-Broadway production of Joe Orton’s Up Against It  (the screenplay commissioned by The Beatles for what was meant to have been their third motion picture). He also has composed the music for a number of television series, including Pee Wee’s Playhouse and Crime Story.

In 2012 Rundgren performed his iconic 1973 album A Wizard A True Star in concert in its entirety for the first time ever, and last year did the same with a double bill: Todd & Healing. His most recent studio album, GLOBAL, was released in April 2015; his latest studio album, White Knight,  is set for release in Spring 2017. He continues to tour with Ringo Starr as an erstwhile member of the All-Starr Band, and to perform with symphony orchestras both domestically and internationally.

Sep
27
Thu
Farmers Market/Music in the Junction @ Valley Junction
Sep 27 @ 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.

Social Irrigation @ Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden
Sep 27 @ 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

Los Lobos @ Hoyt Sherman Plance
Sep 27 @ 7:30 pm

The Grammy-winning group Los Lobos are set to perform on the Hoyt Sherman Place stage on Thursday, September 27. Most famous for their cover version of Ritchie Valens’ “La Bamba”, the American rock band is ready to hit the road again with their unique sound influenced by traditional music such as cumbia, boleros and norteños.

Since forming in 1973, Los Lobos has recorded dozens of critically acclaimed albums, compliations and soundtracks, won three Grammy Awards, and toured the world opening for such acts as Bob Dylan, U2 and the Grateful Dead. The group was nominated for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2015.

Sep
28
Fri
A Night of Chicago Jazz featuring Ramsey Lewis & Ann Hampton Callaway @ Hoyt Sherman Plance
Sep 28 @ 7:30 pm

Ramsey Lewis will perform with jazz singer Ann Hampton Callaway, backed by a quintet of veteran jazz musicians.

Ramsey Lewis is a jazz legend. He’s a composer, pianist, radio personality and three-time Grammy® Award winner. Known for his swinging style that has spanned generations and genres, Lewis has released more than 80 albums since his first hit in 1965, The “In” Crowd.

Ann Hampton Callaway, who was recently voted “Performer of the Year” by Broadwayworld.com, is one of the leading champions of the great American Songbook and a Platinum Award winning writer.

Sep
30
Sun
Sunday Tunes @ Summerset Winery
Sep 30 @ 2:00 pm

Every Sunday, all year long wine and music lovers can enjoy some of the best bands in the Midwest right here in their own backyard (but you’ll feel like you’re on vacation!). Rain or shine the music goes on. Weather permitting, the bands will perform outside but in the winter or on rainy days we bring the music inside.  Kids are welcome.

Sunday Tunes Band Schedule: 2:00 – 5:00 PM

Sept 2 Sons of Gladys Kravitz
Sept 9 Fat Tuesday & The Grease Fire Horns
Sept 16 Tony Valdez Duo
Sept 23 Opus Taylor
Sept 30 FreeStyle Band

Oct. 7 James Biehn Band & Grape Harvest Party!
Oct. 14 Cindy Grill & Alan Smith
Oct. 21 Bob Pace Solo
Oct. 28 TBD: Country Music Band

Nov. 18 Holiday Open House & Live Music
Dec. 16 Holiday Open House & Live Music

The Association @ Hoyt Sherman Plance
Sep 30 @ 7:00 pm

In 1967, The Association made history being the first band anywhere to open a rock festival – the now historic, Monterey Pop Festival. One of the most successful bands to come out of the 60s, they have sold millions of records, tapes, CDs and DVDs as well as earned a number of achievements including a Golden Globe nomination in 1970 for Best Original Song “Goodbye Columbus.”

The Association has also received RIAA certifications for 6 gold and 3 platinum records. Their album, THE ASSOCIATION GREATEST HITS (Warner Brothers), is now double platinum and continues to be one of the longest best-selling albums in the history of the company.

Oct
6
Sat
Fall Out Boy MANIA Tour @ Wells Fargo Arena
Oct 6 @ 7:00 pm
After months of anticipation, multi-platinum selling, Grammy-nominated Chicago band Fall Out Boy release their seventh studio album  M A N I A  today on Island Records/DCD2 Records. The album is available across all DSPs NOW. The band also released a new music video for the track “Church” directed by Daveion Thompson – watch HERE.

Fall Out Boy will bring  M A N I A  on the road to 25+ U.S. cities beginning August 29 in Uniondale, NY with special guest Machine Gun Kelly on all dates. Gym Class Heroes, Every Time I Die, Against The Current, State Champs, L.I.F.T., and nothing,nowhere will each join the tour on select dates to be announced.

Oct
7
Sun
Sunday Tunes @ Summerset Winery
Oct 7 @ 2:00 pm

Every Sunday, all year long wine and music lovers can enjoy some of the best bands in the Midwest right here in their own backyard (but you’ll feel like you’re on vacation!). Rain or shine the music goes on. Weather permitting, the bands will perform outside but in the winter or on rainy days we bring the music inside.  Kids are welcome.

Sunday Tunes Band Schedule: 2:00 – 5:00 PM

Sept 2 Sons of Gladys Kravitz
Sept 9 Fat Tuesday & The Grease Fire Horns
Sept 16 Tony Valdez Duo
Sept 23 Opus Taylor
Sept 30 FreeStyle Band

Oct. 7 James Biehn Band & Grape Harvest Party!
Oct. 14 Cindy Grill & Alan Smith
Oct. 21 Bob Pace Solo
Oct. 28 TBD: Country Music Band

Nov. 18 Holiday Open House & Live Music
Dec. 16 Holiday Open House & Live Music

Oct
13
Sat
DM Symphony Pops Concerts: The Music of Led Zeppelin @ Civic Center
Oct 13 @ 7:30 pm
Oct
14
Sun
Sunday Tunes @ Summerset Winery
Oct 14 @ 2:00 pm

Every Sunday, all year long wine and music lovers can enjoy some of the best bands in the Midwest right here in their own backyard (but you’ll feel like you’re on vacation!). Rain or shine the music goes on. Weather permitting, the bands will perform outside but in the winter or on rainy days we bring the music inside.  Kids are welcome.

Sunday Tunes Band Schedule: 2:00 – 5:00 PM

Sept 2 Sons of Gladys Kravitz
Sept 9 Fat Tuesday & The Grease Fire Horns
Sept 16 Tony Valdez Duo
Sept 23 Opus Taylor
Sept 30 FreeStyle Band

Oct. 7 James Biehn Band & Grape Harvest Party!
Oct. 14 Cindy Grill & Alan Smith
Oct. 21 Bob Pace Solo
Oct. 28 TBD: Country Music Band

Nov. 18 Holiday Open House & Live Music
Dec. 16 Holiday Open House & Live Music

Fleetwood Mac @ Wells Fargo Arena
Oct 14 @ 8:00 pm

“Fleetwood Mac has always been about an amazing collection of songs that are performed with a unique blend of talents. We jammed with Mike and Neil and the chemistry really worked and let the band realize that this is the right combination to go forward with in Fleetwood Mac style. We know we have something new, yet it’s got the unmistakable Mac sound,” said Mick Fleetwood.

“We are thrilled to welcome the musical talents of the caliber of Mike Campbell and Neil Finn into the Mac family. With Mike and Neil, we’ll be performing all the hits that the fans love, plus we’ll be surprising our audiences with some tracks from our historic catalogue of songs,” said the group collectively. “Fleetwood Mac has always been a creative evolution. We look forward to honoring that spirit on this upcoming tour.”

Fleetwood Mac was founded by Peter Green in 1967 and was named after Mick Fleetwood and John McVie.  After Peter Green left in 1969, Fleetwood and McVie remained as original members, and the band has since featured a cast of brilliant talents. Most notably, Christine McVie joined the band in 1970, with Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham joining in 1974. The enduring spirit of Fleetwood Mac stands for an incredible body of great music that has connected with generations of people all over the world for more than 50 years.  Fleetwood Mac has sold more than 100 million records worldwide and the GRAMMY-award winning band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998.

Oct
21
Sun
Sunday Tunes @ Summerset Winery
Oct 21 @ 2:00 pm

Every Sunday, all year long wine and music lovers can enjoy some of the best bands in the Midwest right here in their own backyard (but you’ll feel like you’re on vacation!). Rain or shine the music goes on. Weather permitting, the bands will perform outside but in the winter or on rainy days we bring the music inside.  Kids are welcome.

Sunday Tunes Band Schedule: 2:00 – 5:00 PM

Sept 2 Sons of Gladys Kravitz
Sept 9 Fat Tuesday & The Grease Fire Horns
Sept 16 Tony Valdez Duo
Sept 23 Opus Taylor
Sept 30 FreeStyle Band

Oct. 7 James Biehn Band & Grape Harvest Party!
Oct. 14 Cindy Grill & Alan Smith
Oct. 21 Bob Pace Solo
Oct. 28 TBD: Country Music Band

Nov. 18 Holiday Open House & Live Music
Dec. 16 Holiday Open House & Live Music

Oct
27
Sat
Masterworks 2: On the Town @ Civic Center
Oct 27 @ 7:30 pm
Program

BERNSTEIN  Three Dances from On the Town

BERNSTEIN  Prelude, Fugue & Riffs

MOZART  Flute & Harp Concerto

SIBELIUS  Symphony No. 1

Joseph Giunta, conducting

Gregory Oakes, clarinet

Kayla Burggraf, flute

Erin Brooker-Miller, harp

Location
Oct
28
Sun
Sunday Tunes @ Summerset Winery
Oct 28 @ 2:00 pm

Every Sunday, all year long wine and music lovers can enjoy some of the best bands in the Midwest right here in their own backyard (but you’ll feel like you’re on vacation!). Rain or shine the music goes on. Weather permitting, the bands will perform outside but in the winter or on rainy days we bring the music inside.  Kids are welcome.

Sunday Tunes Band Schedule: 2:00 – 5:00 PM

Sept 2 Sons of Gladys Kravitz
Sept 9 Fat Tuesday & The Grease Fire Horns
Sept 16 Tony Valdez Duo
Sept 23 Opus Taylor
Sept 30 FreeStyle Band

Oct. 7 James Biehn Band & Grape Harvest Party!
Oct. 14 Cindy Grill & Alan Smith
Oct. 21 Bob Pace Solo
Oct. 28 TBD: Country Music Band

Nov. 18 Holiday Open House & Live Music
Dec. 16 Holiday Open House & Live Music

Masterworks 2: On the Town @ Civic Center
Oct 28 @ 2:30 pm
Program

BERNSTEIN  Three Dances from On the Town

BERNSTEIN  Prelude, Fugue & Riffs

MOZART  Flute & Harp Concerto

SIBELIUS  Symphony No. 1

Joseph Giunta, conducting

Gregory Oakes, clarinet

Kayla Burggraf, flute

Erin Brooker-Miller, harp

Location