Fam Jam

September 16, 2018 @ 1:00 pm
Cowles Commons
221 Walnut Street
Des Moines, IA 50309
Des Moines Performing Arts
(515) 246-2300
Join us for this free family-friendly event at Cowles Commons!Brand New Fam Jam Event at Cowles Commons this summer. Fam Jam events will feature:

  • Children’s Pop Band on Stage: Tim Kubart and the Space Cadets
  • Arts Making & Activity Stations with community partners
  • Bounce Houses
  • Food Trucks

August 19 –  Tim Kubart & The Space Cadets

Tim tours the show nationally with his band, the “Space Cadets,” and plays songs about familiar and iconic childhood experiences with indie flair. Songwriters Tim Kubart and Matt Puckett weave their own childhood memories through textured pop tunes that bridge the gap between innocence and wisdom in a way for listeners of all ages to appreciate and understand.

The show can always be adapted for your purpose and venue. From park bandshells to renowned theaters and museums to a stage at Lollapalooza and more, Tim’s performance is an engaging, interactive set of original songs and stories. It’s a dance party from beginning to end. The band is available in multiple configurations, from Tim and his tap-dancing sidekick to a full six-piece band. There’s even room for optional brass, orchestra, and guest artists.

September 16 –  The Okee Dokee Brothers

As childhood friends growing up in Denver Colorado, Joe Mailander and Justin Lansing were always exploring the outdoors. Whether it was rafting down their neighborhood creek or discovering hiking trails through the Rocky Mountains, Joe and Justin were born adventurers. Now, as the GRAMMY® Award-winning Okee Dokee Brothers, they have put this passion for the outdoors at the heart of their Americana Folk music.

Joe and Justin record and perform family music with a goal to inspire children and their parents to get outside and get creative. They believe this can motivate kids to gain a greater respect for the natural world, their communities and themselves.

The four-time Parents’ Choice Award winners have garnered praise from the likes of NPR’s All Things Considered and USA Today, and have been called “two of family music’s best songwriters.”