Feb
23
Sat
Totally Treble Festival @ The Bridge Church
Feb 23 @ 9:00 am

Our Totally Treble Festival is a one-day event for girls in grades 5-12. Attendees will work with the a’capella group Boots & Cats from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln and Heartland Youth Choir staff.

Feb
24
Sun
Botanical Blues @ Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden
Feb 24 @ 2:00 pm

Come in from the cold for an afternoon of blues in our tropical conservatory.

Sundays Jan. 6 to March 31 Music 2-4 p.m.

Craft beer specials, signature drinks and light snacks from Trellis Café

Gardens and Garden Shop open 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Jan. 6
Bob Pace

Jan. 13
Scott Davis and John Mattingly

Jan. 20
Cindy Grill and Alan Smith

Jan. 27
J.D. Flanagan and Pat Hemann

Feb. 3
Stuttering Jimmy and the Goosebumps

Feb. 10
James Biehn

Feb. 17
Eastside Brothers

Feb. 24
The Blue 2: Bob Dorr and Jeff Petersen

March 3
The Brian Holtz Project

March 10
Jodie Bodley and Dewey Cantrell

March 17
Bryce Janey

March 24
Dennis “Big Daddy” Kain

March 31
Matt Woods

Mar
3
Sun
Botanical Blues @ Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden
Mar 3 @ 2:00 pm

Come in from the cold for an afternoon of blues in our tropical conservatory.

Sundays Jan. 6 to March 31 Music 2-4 p.m.

Craft beer specials, signature drinks and light snacks from Trellis Café

Gardens and Garden Shop open 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Jan. 6
Bob Pace

Jan. 13
Scott Davis and John Mattingly

Jan. 20
Cindy Grill and Alan Smith

Jan. 27
J.D. Flanagan and Pat Hemann

Feb. 3
Stuttering Jimmy and the Goosebumps

Feb. 10
James Biehn

Feb. 17
Eastside Brothers

Feb. 24
The Blue 2: Bob Dorr and Jeff Petersen

March 3
The Brian Holtz Project

March 10
Jodie Bodley and Dewey Cantrell

March 17
Bryce Janey

March 24
Dennis “Big Daddy” Kain

March 31
Matt Woods

Josh Turner @ Hoyt Sherman Plance
Mar 3 @ 7:30 pm

Multi-platinum MCA Nashville recording artist Josh Turner, is one of country music’s most recognizable hit-makers. With a rich, deep voice and distinctive style, Turner has sold more than 8 million units, is a disciple of traditional country music and one of the youngest members of the esteemed Grand Ole Opry.  From his 2003 platinum-selling debut Long Black Train to his most recent 2017 Billboard No. 1 release, Deep South, Turner has garnered multiple GRAMMY, CMA, and ACM nominations. Turner’s hits include “Your Man,” “Why Don’t We Just Dance,” “Firecracker,” “Would You Go with Me,” “All Over Me,” and “Time Is Love,” the most played country song of 2012.

Turner released his sixth studio album Deep South featuring the #1 hit single “Hometown Girl.”  Turner shares, “I’ve lived a lot of life since the release of my last album (Punching Bag) and I’ve learned a lot during the making of this album. I have grown as a writer and as an artist. It’s been cool to see this culmination of life and lessons and age boiled down into this project and I am really proud of Deep South.”  Turner wrote four of the 11 tracks on the highly-anticipated album including the title track and he is impressing fans and critics alike.

Rolling Stone declares that Turner, with his “river deep baritone,” delivers an “eagerly awaited album from a country purist.” PEOPLE Magazine says the “Nashville veteran flaunts his deep bass” on Deep South and that the album is “an ode to down-home staples, from finding that perfect love on ‘Hometown Girl’ to savoring the laid-back life on the title track.”

Turner checked off another bucket list item when he added author to his list of accomplishments.  His first book, Man Stuff: Thoughts on Faith, Family and Fatherhood was released in 2014.  As highlighted in the book, the Hannah, S.C. native has been songwriting and performing since he was a young child, and in support of music education, created The Josh Turner Scholarship Fund to assist students interested in pursuing a future in arts and music.  As a high school student, Turner had very little access to music education, therefore realizes first-hand the importance of arts education in school.

Mar
8
Fri
Kansas: Point of Know Return Tour @ Hoyt Sherman Plance
Mar 8 @ 8:00 pm

America’s preeminent progressive rock band, KANSAS, will be touring select cities in the United States and Canada next spring, expanding the celebration of the 40th Anniversary of their massive hit album Point of Know Return. For the first time in history, the band is performing the album Point of Know Return in its entirety. The tour showcases more than two hours of classic KANSAS music including hit songs, deep cuts, and fan favorites.

Mar
10
Sun
Botanical Blues @ Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden
Mar 10 @ 2:00 pm

Come in from the cold for an afternoon of blues in our tropical conservatory.

Sundays Jan. 6 to March 31 Music 2-4 p.m.

Craft beer specials, signature drinks and light snacks from Trellis Café

Gardens and Garden Shop open 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Jan. 6
Bob Pace

Jan. 13
Scott Davis and John Mattingly

Jan. 20
Cindy Grill and Alan Smith

Jan. 27
J.D. Flanagan and Pat Hemann

Feb. 3
Stuttering Jimmy and the Goosebumps

Feb. 10
James Biehn

Feb. 17
Eastside Brothers

Feb. 24
The Blue 2: Bob Dorr and Jeff Petersen

March 3
The Brian Holtz Project

March 10
Jodie Bodley and Dewey Cantrell

March 17
Bryce Janey

March 24
Dennis “Big Daddy” Kain

March 31
Matt Woods

CIWE: Celebrating Women’s History Month @ Scottish Rite Consistory Auditorium
Mar 10 @ 3:00 pm

The ensemble continues its cultural diversity series with a tribute to women’s history month. This concert will feature music written by female composers as well as pieces inspired by events in women’s history.

Be sure to show up early to enjoy a Q&A session with our conductor, Dr. Mitchell Lutch. This family friendly event will be held in the historic and beautiful Scottish Rite Consistory Auditorium (519 Park Avenue, Des Moines). We hope to see you there!

FREE ADMISSION – $10 donation suggested

Mar
14
Thu
Blake Shelton: Friends and Heroes 2019 @ Wells Fargo Arena
Mar 14 @ 7:30 pm

From his team members on The Voice to veteran country artists, Blake Shelton has a history of demonstrating his support for the people in whom he believes; when he realized that fans across the country needed to hear music from his friends and heroes, he decided to bring them all out on the road for “Friends & Heroes 2019.” Very special guest Lauren Alaina joins Shelton for the run along with special appearances by country icons the Bellamy Brothers, John Anderson and Trace Adkins.

“I’m really excited about my tour because it’s taking where I came from and the music I listened to growing up, and actually introducing it to a whole new audience,” Shelton said. “I feel like a lot of people might know the Bellamy Brothers’ and John Anderson’s music, but maybe they’re not familiar with who they are as artists. I think that this is going to be a great opportunity for the country music fan base to be re-introduced to these guys and, selfishly, I’m just excited to share the stage with them! It’ll be great to have Trace back out on the road with us, and I can’t wait for one of my newer friends and heroes, Lauren Alaina, to blow these crowds away.”

Mar
16
Sat
Masterworks 5: Ellis Island / The New World @ Civic Center
Mar 16 @ 7:30 pm
Program

Peter BOYER  Suite from Ellis Island: The Dream of America

GERSHWIN  Concerto in F

DVORAK  Symphony No. 9 “From the New World”

Joseph Giuntaconducting

Anne-Marie McDermottpiano

Mar
17
Sun
Botanical Blues @ Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden
Mar 17 @ 2:00 pm

Come in from the cold for an afternoon of blues in our tropical conservatory.

Sundays Jan. 6 to March 31 Music 2-4 p.m.

Craft beer specials, signature drinks and light snacks from Trellis Café

Gardens and Garden Shop open 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Jan. 6
Bob Pace

Jan. 13
Scott Davis and John Mattingly

Jan. 20
Cindy Grill and Alan Smith

Jan. 27
J.D. Flanagan and Pat Hemann

Feb. 3
Stuttering Jimmy and the Goosebumps

Feb. 10
James Biehn

Feb. 17
Eastside Brothers

Feb. 24
The Blue 2: Bob Dorr and Jeff Petersen

March 3
The Brian Holtz Project

March 10
Jodie Bodley and Dewey Cantrell

March 17
Bryce Janey

March 24
Dennis “Big Daddy” Kain

March 31
Matt Woods

Masterworks 5: Ellis Island / The New World @ Civic Center
Mar 17 @ 2:30 pm
Program

Peter BOYER  Suite from Ellis Island: The Dream of America

GERSHWIN  Concerto in F

DVORAK  Symphony No. 9 “From the New World”

Joseph Giuntaconducting

Anne-Marie McDermottpiano

Mar
24
Sun
Botanical Blues @ Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden
Mar 24 @ 2:00 pm

Come in from the cold for an afternoon of blues in our tropical conservatory.

Sundays Jan. 6 to March 31 Music 2-4 p.m.

Craft beer specials, signature drinks and light snacks from Trellis Café

Gardens and Garden Shop open 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Jan. 6
Bob Pace

Jan. 13
Scott Davis and John Mattingly

Jan. 20
Cindy Grill and Alan Smith

Jan. 27
J.D. Flanagan and Pat Hemann

Feb. 3
Stuttering Jimmy and the Goosebumps

Feb. 10
James Biehn

Feb. 17
Eastside Brothers

Feb. 24
The Blue 2: Bob Dorr and Jeff Petersen

March 3
The Brian Holtz Project

March 10
Jodie Bodley and Dewey Cantrell

March 17
Bryce Janey

March 24
Dennis “Big Daddy” Kain

March 31
Matt Woods

Mar
27
Wed
Amos Lee – ” My New Moon 2019 Tour” @ Hoyt Sherman Plance
Mar 27 @ 7:30 pm

Amos Lee has announced the first of his 2019 U.S. headlining tour dates, in support of “the most personal and deeply felt of his seven studio albums” (Billboard), My New Moon.

My New Moon has received some of the highest critical praise of Lee’s career, lauded as “music to help listeners heal” by Salon and for his “soulful voice and empathetic lyrics” by NPR Music. Particularly poignant is album standout “Crooked,” an incendiary takedown of corruption, misinformation and lies in the current political landscape, which has been hailed as “maybe the first great protest song of the Trump era” by AM New York, “haunting folk songwriting” by Rolling Stone and “in true protest folk fashion” by Pandora’s Best of The Month round-up. Listen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwX8HeZKytw

World Café/NPR Music recently featured an acoustic performance of the single “No More Darkness, No More Light” – a song inspired by the aftermath of the Parkland tragedy and  the positive change the survivors brought from such a dark situation. Watch that here: https://n.pr/2AFhQ75

Mar
28
Thu
Weezer and Pixies @ Wells Fargo Arena
Mar 28 @ 7:00 pm

Following a rapturously received summer tour, Weezer returns to the road with Pixies this spring for a run of highly-anticipated North American arena dates. The 21-city tour will stop at Wells Fargo Arena on Thursday, March 28.

Mar
29
Fri
The Charlie Daniels Band @ Hoyt Sherman Plance
Mar 29 @ 7:30 pm

From his Dove Award winning gospel albums to his genre-defining Southern rock anthems and his CMA Award-winning country hits, few artists have left a more indelible mark on America’s musical landscape than Charlie Daniels.  An outspoken patriot, beloved mentor to young artists and still a road warrior at age 82, Charlie has parlayed his passion for music into a multi-platinum career and a platform to support the military, underprivileged children and others in need.

Daniels’ unique voice as an artist emerged as he recorded his self-titled solo album in 1970 for Capitol Records.  Two years later he formed The Charlie Daniels Band and the group scored its first hit with the top ten “Uneasy Rider.”  Since then the CDB has populated radio with such memorable hits as “Long Haired Country Boy,” “The South’s Gonna Do It Again,” “In America,” “The Legend of Wooley Swamp” and of course, his signature song, “The Devil Went Down to Georgia,” which won a Grammy for Best Country Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group in 1979 as well as single of the year at the Country Music Association Awards.

Daniels’ legendary musical career of over 60 years won him a Grammy Award, earned inductions into the Grand Ole Opry and the Country Music Hall of Fame, and sold over 20 million records. “Memories, Memoirs & Miles – Songs Of A Lifetime”, Charlie Daniels’ current cd that was released Oct. 20th, 2017, chronicles the musical journey of the Country Music Hall of Fame member through the years.

Mar
31
Sun
Botanical Blues @ Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden
Mar 31 @ 2:00 pm

Come in from the cold for an afternoon of blues in our tropical conservatory.

Sundays Jan. 6 to March 31 Music 2-4 p.m.

Craft beer specials, signature drinks and light snacks from Trellis Café

Gardens and Garden Shop open 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Jan. 6
Bob Pace

Jan. 13
Scott Davis and John Mattingly

Jan. 20
Cindy Grill and Alan Smith

Jan. 27
J.D. Flanagan and Pat Hemann

Feb. 3
Stuttering Jimmy and the Goosebumps

Feb. 10
James Biehn

Feb. 17
Eastside Brothers

Feb. 24
The Blue 2: Bob Dorr and Jeff Petersen

March 3
The Brian Holtz Project

March 10
Jodie Bodley and Dewey Cantrell

March 17
Bryce Janey

March 24
Dennis “Big Daddy” Kain

March 31
Matt Woods

Apr
27
Sat
Masterworks 6: Simon Sings Porgy & Bess @ Civic Center
Apr 27 @ 7:30 pm
Program

SHOSTAKOVICH  Festive Overture

BERNSTEIN  Chichester Psalms

GERSHWIN  Music from Porgy & Bess

Joseph Giuntaconducting

Simon Estesbass-baritone

Luther College Nordic Choir

Andrew Last, Director

Apr
28
Sun
Masterworks 6: Simon Sings Porgy & Bess @ Civic Center
Apr 28 @ 2:30 pm
Program

SHOSTAKOVICH  Festive Overture

BERNSTEIN  Chichester Psalms

GERSHWIN  Music from Porgy & Bess

Joseph Giuntaconducting

Simon Estesbass-baritone

Luther College Nordic Choir

Andrew Last, Director

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

The 2019 Farmers Market/Music in the Junction series will take place May 2 through September 26.

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.

Music in the Junction is held from 5:30 – 8:30 pm, with music starting at 6:00 pm.

May
5
Sun
Sunday Tunes @ Summerset Winery
May 5 @ 2:00 pm

Summerset Winery has been hosting live music concerts on Sunday afternoons for the past 20 years. 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.

Concerts take place every Sunday, May-October, and once or twice a month November-April.

Kids are welcome.

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

May 5: Cinqo de Mayo
May 12: Mother’s Day (Mom’s get in FREE)
May 19: TBD
May 26: Memorial Day Son’s of Glady’s Kravitz
June 2: TBD
June 9: Royce Jonhs Lincoln Rock House
June 16: Father’s Day, Infuzion Band (Dad’s get in FREE)