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2013 Summer Arts and Entertainment Guide- Music

5/22/2013

The Bob Pace Band plays at Summerset Winey on Sunday, June 23, 3 p.m., $10. Photo by Amber Williams

The Bob Pace Band plays at Summerset Winey on Sunday, June 23, 3 p.m., $10. Photo by Amber Williams

Say what you will about spring being a time of rebirth, but there’s just something about summer that seems to breed creativity. Maybe it’s all the extra vitamin D from the sunlight, or maybe it’s just all the wispy sundresses, but summertime is a time for joy and a time for doing. We want to be active and alive and outside enjoying ourselves. And most of the time, we want a live soundtrack to do it, too.

Well boy are we in luck, because the capital city is teeming with amazing musicians and venues. On any given night you can go out and enjoy something new, fun and outstanding, and you can do most of it for the cost of a beer.

The following list covers an amazing array of music taking place from now until the end of August. But it’s not definitive. Dates are continually being added and canceled, new venues are cropping up and old ones are saying goodbye. Use this list as your starting point: a guide to get your summer off on the right foot. But check back regularly, and we’ll keep you abreast of what’s happening week to week.

It’s summer, and you live in an amazing city. Get out there and see what’s going on.

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Summer Music Calendar

Thursday, May 23

                    5 p.m. – Chris Ranallo – The Standard, FREE; 21+

Chris Ranallo plays all summer throughout the metro. Photo by Amber Williams

Chris Ranallo plays all summer throughout the metro. Photo by Amber Williams

                5:30 p.m. – Amass the Grave, Ballet, Senseless Beauty and The Opportunist — Vaudeville Mews, $6; All Ages

                5:30 p.m. – Comfort Zone – Valley Junction, FREE; All Ages

                    6 p.m. – Euforquestra – Jasper Winery, FREE; 21+

               7 p.m. – Andrew W.K., Little Ruckus, PURE GUT – Vaudeville Mews, $20; All Ages

                  7 p.m. – The Jitz, HandleBar, Lookout Loretta, King of All Drunks – Gas Lamp, $5; 21+

                  8 p.m. – Adam Pringle, Andy Paczak, CD Thomas – Blue Moon Dueling Piano Bar, FREE; 21+

                  9 p.m. – The Lowdown – The Underground, FREE; 21+

                  9 p.m. – Open Mic – Java Joes, FREE; All Ages                

Friday, May 24

                  4:30 p.m. – “Gas Lamp Work Release Party” with Bob Pace and The Dangerous Band – Gas Lamp, $4; 21+

                  5 p.m. – Larry Berenguel – The Standard, FREE; 21+

                  6:30 p.m. – Brian Holtz Band – Snus Hill Winery, Madrid, FREE; 21+

                  6:30 p.m. – Mindrite, Dead Horse Trauma, Index Case, Marcato, As For You, DJ Jesse Jamz – Wooly’s, $10 Advance, $12 Door; 16+

                  7 p.m. – Kyle McClure, Michael David – Mars Café, FREE; All Ages

                  8 p.m. – B.B. King – Prairie Meadows, Altoona, $44 – $84; 21+

                  8 p.m. – Daft Punk Listening and Film Viewing Party – Vaudeville Mews PBR Bar, FREE; 21+

                 8 p.m. – Adam Pringle, Andy Paczak, CD Thomas – Blue Moon Dueling Piano Bar, FREE; 21+

                  9 p.m. – “A Fistful of Ska 2” – Gas Lamp, $35 for two nights; 21+

                  9 p.m. – Fancy Pants – The Underground, FREE; 21+

                  9 p.m. – The Snacks – The Standard, FREE; 21+

                  9 p.m. – Alchemist – Hull Ave Tavern, FREE; 21+

                  9 p.m. – Item 9 and The Mad Hatters – DG’s Taphouse, Ames, $5; 21+

                  9 p.m. – Lindgren and Lewis – Whiskey Dixx, FREE; 21+

                  9:30 p.m. – Limbs, Mighty Shady – Vaudeville Mews, $5; 21+

                  9:30 p.m. – Ladysoal, Jym Crow and The Candeezq – House of Bricks, $7; 21+                

Saturday, May 25

                  2 p.m. – Flying Pig Fiddle and Banjo Class – Java Joes, FREE; All Ages

                  2:30 p.m. – InFuzion – Dale Valley Vineyard, Stuart, FREE; 21+

                  6 p.m. – Bill Koncar – Hessen Haus, FREE; 21+

                6:30 p.m. – Oktane Gang with Tre D. Crazi, Gadema, Ryan Nixon and Ace – Vaudeville Mews, $5; All Ages

                  7 p.m. – “A Fistful of Ska 2” – Gas Lamp, $35 for two nights; 21+

                 7 p.m. – The Maw with Mad Monks, Jason Sturges and Aquamarine Dream Machine – House of Bricks, $7; 21+

                  7:30 p.m. – Hector Del Curto Tango Trio – Temple Theater, $25; All Ages

                  8 p.m. – Hairball with Pop Rocks – Nitefall on the River, $20 – $25; All Ages

                  8 p.m. – Adam Pringle, Andy Paczak and CD Thomas – Blue Moon Dueling Piano Bar, FREE; 21+

                  8 p.m. – Buckcherry with Red Line Chemistry, Devour the Day and Black Star Alliance – Val Air Ballroom, $28 – $65; All Ages

                  9 p.m. – Hath No Fury with Microwaved – Hull Ave Tavern, FREE; 21+

                  9 p.m. – All Bugs – Vaudeville Mews PBR Bar, FREE; 21+

                9:30 p.m. – “Takin Care of Birthdays” featuring Neon and Nude, January Rabbit and All Bugs – Vaudeville Mews, $5; 21+                

Sunday, May 26

                  1 p.m. – “Stone’s Graduation Party” – Vaudeville Mews, FREE; All Ages

                  2 p.m. – Highway Home – Penoach Winery, Adel, FREE; 21+

                  2 p.m. – Fat Tuesday – Snus Hill Winery, Madrid, FREE; 21+

                  3 p.m. – Slipstream – Summerset Winery, Indianola – $3 per person $10 per car load; 21+

                  5 p.m. – Bobaflex with Mars on Fire, Numbered Existence and Dueling at Dawn – House of Bricks, $10, All Ages

                  5 p.m. – “Mews Memorial Rage and Rot Party” featuring Tires, Land of Blood and Sunshine, Ramona and The Swimsuits, Arynn, Stewardesses, Quick Piss and Medium Penis – Vaudeville Mews PBR Bar, FREE; All Ages

                  8 p.m. – Obsidians Dream – El Bait Shop, FREE; 21+                

Monday, May 27

                  7 p.m. – Napalm Death with Green Death, Agrinex, A Life Worth Fighting For and Hours of Decay – Wooly’s, $15 Advance $18 Door; All Ages

                  7:30 p.m. – The Travel Guide with Japanese Game Show, The Host Country and The New Bodies – Vaudeville Mews, $5; 21+

                  8 p.m. – Rob Lumbard – El Bait Shop, FREE; 21+

                  9 p.m. – Saint Anyways with Luke Fox – Gas Lamp, $5; 21+                

Tuesday, May 28

                  7 p.m. – Songwriters in the Round – Java Joes, $3; All Ages                

Wednesday, May 29

                  5 p.m. – Geoff Jr. – The Standard, FREE; 21+

                  8 p.m. – Dave Zollo – El Bait Shop, FREE; 21+

                  8 p.m. – Tony Bohnenkamp – Blue Moon Dueling Piano Bar, FREE; 21+

                  9 p.m. – “Gas Lamp Writer’s Round” – Gas Lamp, $5; 21+

                  9 p.m. – John Fullbright with Ruston Kelly – Vaudeville Mews, $12; 21+

Thursday, May 30

                  5 p.m. – Andy Strong – The Standard, FREE; 21+

                  5 p.m. – Abby Normal – Valley Junction, FREE; All Ages

                  5 p.m. – Jailhouse Payback – Grinnell Central Park Gazebo, FREE; All Ages

                  6 p.m. – Decoy – Jasper Winery, FREE; 21+

                  7 p.m. – Heatbox with The Steve Pellow Trio – Wooly’s, $7, 16+

                  7 p.m. – Otherwise with Isaac James – Krazee Kafe, 18-20 years old $7; 21+ $5; 18+

                  8 p.m. – “Songwriter Night” – House of Bricks, FREE; 21+

                8 p.m. – Dean Madonia, Marcus Toner and Orin Sands – Blue Moon Dueling Piano Bar, FREE; 21+

                  8 p.m. – Britbeat – Hoyt Sherman Place, $39.50; All Ages

                  9 p.m. – “Gas Lamp Open Jam” – Gas Lamp, FREE; 21+

                  9 p.m. – Lavonne McRoberts and Patresa Hartman – The Underground, FREE; 21+

                  9 p.m. – Open Mic – Java Joes, FREE; All Ages

                  9 p.m. – Slow Form of Suicide with Agrinex – Hull Ave Tavern, $5; 21+

Friday, May 31

                  12:15 p.m. – Belin String Quartet – Downtown Library Lawn, FREE; All Ages

                  4:30 p.m. – “Gas Lamp Work Release Party” with Bob Pace and The Dangerous Band – Gas Lamp, $4; 21+

                  5 p.m. – Chris Ranallo – The Standard, FREE; 21+

               5:30 p.m. – Christopher the Conquered with H.D. Harmsen, Lesbian Poetry and Person Whale – Vaudeville Mews, $5; All Ages

                  6 p.m. – Standing Hampton – Copper Creek Lake Park, $8; 21+

                  6:30 p.m. – Wheelhouse – Snus Hill Winery, Madrid, FREE; 21+

                  7 p.m. – “1st Annual CrittyFest in Memory of Chris Nyberg” – Wooly’s, $15; All Ages

                  7 p.m. – “Music Showcase” battle for a spot at the “Heroes and Saints Music Festival” – The Point, Clive, FREE; All Ages.

                  7:30 p.m. – Chelsea Reed and The Fair Weather 5 – Java Joes, $10 General $7 Students; All Ages

                8 p.m. – Dean Madonia, Marcus Toner and Orin Sands – Blue Moon Dueling Piano Bar, FREE; 21+

                  9 p.m. – Swingin Utters with Goddamn Gallows – Gas Lamp, $12; 21+

                  9 p.m. – Pie in the Sky – The Standard, FREE; 21+

                  9 p.m. – Doggomite – Hull Ave Tavern, FREE; 21+

                  9 p.m. – Shepherds of Soul – Rockin’ Horse, Perry, FREE; 21+

                  10 p.m. – Mentalease with Annalibera, I Am the Navigator and Doctor Dentist – Vaudeville Mews, $5; 21               

Saturday, June 1

                  2:30 p.m. – Code Blue – Dale Valley Vineyard, Stuart, FREE; 21+

                  3 p.m. – “Be The Voice” Summer Tour – Java Joes, FREE; All Ages

                 5 p.m. – Cirrus Minor with Superchief and Come Unity – Wooly’s, $8 Advance $10 Door; All Ages

                  6 p.m. – Bolzen Beer Band – Hessen Haus, FREE; 21+

                8 p.m. – Dean Madonia, Marcus Toner and Orin Sands – Blue Moon Dueling Piano Bar, FREE; 21+

                  9 p.m. – Night Beds with Jenny O. – Vaudeville Mews, $12; 21+

                  9 p.m. – Studabaker John – Gas Lamp, $10; 21+

              9 p.m. – Cirrus Minor with Descent of Man and Lesson Seven – Wooly’s, $8 Advance $10 Door; 21+

                  10:30 p.m. – “Be The Voice” Summer Tour – Java Joes, FREE; All Ages

Sunday, June 2

                  2 p.m. – Old School Band – Snus Hill Winery, Madrid, FREE; 21+

                  2 p.m. – Community Jazz Center Jazz – Java Joes, FREE; All Ages

                3 p.m. – Sons of Gladys Kravitz – Summerset Winery, Indianola, $3 per person $10 per car load; 21+

                  8 p.m. – Murder by Death with Diamonds For Eyes – Wooly’s, $15; All Ages

                  8 p.m. – Soap – El Bait Shop, FREE; 21+                

Monday, June 3

                  3 p.m. – Abby Normal – Summerset Winery, Indianola, $3 per person $10 per car load; 21+

                  5 p.m. – Sea of Treachery with Guardians, They Will Repent, Intentions, The Live I Breathe and I, Evolve – Vaudeville Mews, $12; All Ages                

Tuesday, June 4

                  8 p.m. – They Might Be Giants with Moon Hooch – Wooly’s, $22 Advance $25 Door; 16+

                  8 p.m. – Lance Harrison – El Bait Shop, FREE; 21+                

Wednesday, June 5

                  5 p.m. – Larry Berenguel – The Standard, FREE; 21+

                  5:30 p.m. – Bonne Finken – Blank Park Zoo, Zoo Admission; 21+

                  7:30 p.m. – Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros – Nitefall on the River, $25; All Ages

                  8 p.m. – Brother Trucker – El Bait Shop, FREE; 21+                

Thursday, June 6

                  5 p.m. – Geoff Jr. – The Standard, FREE; 21+

                5:30 p.m. – Love Songs for Lonely Monsters with New Member Charles, Electric Junction and Dark Horse Patrol – Vaudeville Mews, $5; All Ages

                  5:30 p.m. – Erik Jarvis and Katie In – Grinnell Central Park Gazebo, FREE; All Ages

                  5:30 p.m. – Brother Trucker – Valley Junction, FREE; All Ages

                  6 p.m. – Pianopalooza – Jasper Winery, FREE; 21+

                  7 p.m. – Grinnell Community Band – Grinnell Central Park Gazebo, FREE; All Ages

                 7 p.m. – Royal Bliss with Framing the Red – Krazee Kafe, 18-20 years old: $7; 21+: $5; 18+

                 8 p.m. – Andy Paczak, Chris Hatfield and Susan Erwin – Blue Moon Dueling Piano Bar, FREE; 21+

                  8 p.m. – Ames Municipal Band – Durham Bandshell Park, Ames, FREE; All Ages

                  9:30 p.m. – Skypiper with Canby – Vaudeville Mews, $7; 21+                

Friday, June 7

                  4:30 p.m. – “Gas Lamp Work Release Party” with Bob Pace and The Dangerous Band – Gas Lamp, $4; 21+

                  5 p.m. – Andy Strong – The Standard, FREE; 21+

                 5 p.m. – Autisim Benefit featuring James, Luca and Sidney Garcia, Peace Love and Stuff and Geoffrey Jr. – The Standard, FREE; 21+

                  5:30 p.m. – Rebel Road – Rendezvous on Riverview, 6th and Boston, FREE; All Ages

                5:30 p.m. – Boys with The Seed of Something, Dhobi Fats and Los Drugs – Vaudeville Mews, $5; All Ages

                  6 p.m. – Mason Jar and the Gypsy Outlaws – Dale Valley Vineyard, Stuart, FREE; 21+

                  6 p.m. – Psycho Circus – Copper Creek Lake Park, $8; 21+

                  6:30 p.m. – RSVP – Snus Hill Winery, Madrid, FREE; 21+

                  7 p.m. – Gilbert Goldsmith and The Johnsons – Java Joes, FREE; All Ages

                  7 p.m. – Brother Trucker – Penoach Winery, Adel, FREE; 21+

                  7 p.m. – Black Flag with Good For You – Wooly’s, $25 Advance $30 Door; All Ages

               8 p.m. – Andy Paczak, Chris Hatfield and Susan Erwin — Blue Moon Dueling Piano Bar, FREE; 21+

                  9 p.m. – Dick Prall with Mike Reeb – Gas Lamp, $11; 21+

                  9 p.m. – The Chronicles – The Standard, FREE; 21+

                  9 p.m. – “Metal Fest 1” – Hull Ave Tavern, FREE; 21+

           10 p.m. – Dylan Sires and Neighbors with Twins and Captains of the Flowered Porch – Vaudeville Mews, $5; 21+               

Saturday, June 8

                  5 p.m. – “Metal Fest 1” – Hull Ave Tavern, FREE; All Ages

                  5:30 p.m. – Tajh with LT, Smoov Criminal and Subject 1ne – Vaudeville Mews, $5; All Ages

                  6 p.m. – Bob Malek – Hessen Haus, FREE; 21+

                  7 p.m. – The Nadas – Nitefall on the River, $15 – $20; All Ages

                  7 p.m. – Ryan Lee – Java Joes, FREE; All Ages

                  8 p.m. – Andy Paczak, Chris Hatfield and Susan Erwin – Blue Moon Dueling Piano Bar, FREE; 21+

                  9 p.m. – Justin Time with D-PHeKT – The Underground, FREE; 21+

                  9 p.m. – “Metal Fest 1” – Hull Ave Tavern, FREE; 21+

                  10 p.m. – The Wheelers with Mantis Pincers – Vaudeville Mews, $5; 21+

                  Post Race – Boomerang – Iowa Speedway, Newton, $20 – $70; All Ages               

Sunday, June 9

                  2 p.m. – Open Mic – Dale Valley Vineyard, Stuart, FREE; 21+

                  2 p.m. – Infusion – Snus Hill Winery, Madrid, FREE; 21+

                  3 p.m. – Tony Valdez – Summerset Winery, Indianola, $3 per person $10 per car load; 21+

                  7 p.m. – The Tenors – Des Moines Civic Center, $42 – $52; All Ages

                  8 p.m. – Jefferson County Green Band – El Bait Shop, FREE; 21+

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Monday, June 10

                  7:30 p.m. – Ryan Montbleau Band – Temple Theater, $22.50 – $42.50; All Ages

                  10 p.m. – Blue-Eyed Son – Vaudeville Mews, $5; 21+               

Tuesday, June 11

                  8 p.m. – Courtney Krause – El Bait Shop, FREE; 21+

                  9 p.m. – Irish Jam – Java Joes, FREE; All Ages                

Wednesday, June 12

                  5 p.m. – Geoff Jr. – The Standard, FREE; 21+

                  5:30 p.m. -The Lew and Brad Band – Blank Park Zoo, Zoo Admission; 21+

                  8 p.m. – Hands with Foxholes, Tourist and MaryBeth Doran – Vaudeville Mews, $7; 21+

                  8 p.m. – Des Monks – El Bait Shop, FREE; 21+                

Thursday, June 13

                  8 p.m. – Candlebox with Fatal Addiction and Shatter – Wooly’s, $20 Advance $25 Door; All Ages

                  5 p.m. – Andy Strong – The Standard, FREE; 21+

                  5:30 p.m. – Gimikk – Valley Junction, FREE; All Ages

                  6 p.m. – Flipside – Jasper Winery, FREE; 21+

                  7 p.m. – Framing the Red with Drive and Slow Motion Victory – Krazee Kafe, 18-20 years old: $7; 21+: $5, 18+

                  7 p.m. – Kayla Adams – Java Joes, $8; All Ages

                  7 p.m. – Grinnell Community Band – Grinnell Central Park Gazebo, FREE; All Ages

                  8 p.m. – Ames Municipal Band – Durham Bandshell Park, Ames, FREE; All Ages

                  8 p.m. – Brandon Kent, Jeremie Malotke and Todd Cutshaw – Blue Moon Dueling Piano Bar, FREE; 21+

                  9 p.m. – Open Mic – Java Joes, FREE; All Ages              

Friday, June 14

                  5 p.m. – Federal Cheese – The Standard, FREE; 21+

                  5:30 p.m. – Bella Soul – Rendezvous on Riverview, 6th and Boston, FREE; All Ages

                  5:30 p.m. – The Other Side – Gray’s Lake, FREE; 21+

                  6 p.m. – Abby Normal – Copper Creek Lake Park, $8; 21+

                  6:30 p.m. – Nice Bangs – Snus Hill Winery, Madrid, FREE; 21+

                  7 p.m. – Hey Marseilles with Phox – Vaudeville Mews, $12; All Ages

                  7 p.m. – Here Come the Mummies – Nitefall on the River, $20 – $25; All Ages

                  7:30 p.m. – Drinks and Hymns – Java Joes, FREE; All Ages

                  8 p.m. – Brandon Kent, Jeremie Malotke and Todd Cutshaw – Blue Moon Dueling Piano Bar, FREE; 21+

                  9 p.m. – Steve Pellow Trio – The Standard, FREE; 21+

                  10 p.m. – Rusty Maples with The River Monks and Diamonds For Eyes – Vaudeville Mews, $5; 21+              

Saturday, June 15

                  1:15 p.m. – “Heroes and Saints Rock Music Festival” featuring Richard Arndt, Decoy, Tonic, Vertical Horizon, Sister Hazel and Better Than Ezra – Avenue of the Saints Amphitheater, St. Charles, $35-$50 plus $5 for parking; All Ages.

                  2:30 p.m. – Back Stage Boogie – Dale Valley Vineyard, Stuart, FREE; 21+

                  5 p.m. – September with Gabriel and the Apocalypse and Corpse – House of Bricks, FREE; All Ages

                  6 p.m. – Barefoot Becky – Hessen Haus, FREE; 21+

                  6:30 p.m. – Vandaveer with Max Jury – Vaudeville Mews, $12, All Ages

                  7 p.m. – Genevieve Salamone – Java Joes, FREE; All Ages

                  8 p.m. – Brandon Kent, Jeremie Malotke and Todd Cutshaw – Blue Moon Dueling Piano Bar, FREE; 21+

                  9 p.m. – “Jewel City Sounds” hosted by DJ Cosmo – The Underground, FREE; 21+

                  9 p.m. – Pets With Human Names – Hull Ave Tavern, FREE; 21+

                  9:30 p.m. – Yella Boii with Q, Dat Dude Biggz, Bucho D’Nairo and Double R and T Flip and The Candeez – House of Bricks, $10; 21+

                  10 p.m. – The Lovely Bad Things with Wyatt Blair and The Jitz – Vaudeville Mews, $7; 21+                

Sunday, June 16

                  1:15 p.m. – “Heroes and Saints Country Music Festival” featuring Diamond Rio with Danny Whitson, Rebel Road, JT Hodges, LoCash Cowboys, Emerson Drive, Sawyer Brown and Mark Willis – Avenue of the Saints Amphitheater, St. Charles, $35-$50 plus $5 for parking; All Ages.

                  2 p.m. – Bill Martin Group – Snus Hill Winery, Madrid, FREE; 21+

                  2 p.m. – Community Jazz Center Jazz – Java Joes, FREE; All Ages

                  3 p.m. – Hot Tamale and The Red Hots – Summerset Winery, Indianola, $3 per person $10 per car load, 21+

                  6 p.m. – Skeletonwitch with Druids and Skin of Earth – Vaudeville Mews, $10; All Ages

                  7 p.m. – Hinder with Devour The Day and Acidic – Val Air Ballroom, $21 Advance $24 DOS $70 Reserved Box; All Ages

                  7 p.m. – “Music Under the Stars” – Iowa State Capitol West Grounds, FREE; All Ages

                  8 p.m. – Evergreen Grass Band – El Bait Shop, FREE; 21+

                  10 p.m. – Pressed And with It is Rain in My Face and Is Home Is – Vaudeville Mews, $7; 21+                

Tuesday, June 18

                  8 p.m. – Andy Fleming – El Bait Shop, FREE; 21+                

Wednesday, June 19

                  5 p.m. – Display Case – House of Bricks, $5; All Ages

                  5 p.m. – Sons of Norway – The Standard, FREE; 21+

                  5:30 p.m. – Mint – Blank Park Zoo, Zoo Admission; 21+

                  6 p.m. – “Wine and Whimsy” – Dale Valley Vineyard, Stuart, $10; 21+

                  8 p.m. – Paul Sprawl – El Bait Shop, FREE; 21+

                  8 p.m. – Jeremie Malotke – Blue Moon Dueling Piano Bar, FREE; 21+

                  5 p.m. – Keifer Brandt – The Standard, FREE; 21+

                  5:30 p.m. – Randy Burke and The Prisoners – Valley Junction, FREE; All Ages

                  5:30 p.m. – The Funk Upstairs – Grinnell Central Park Gazebo, FREE; All Ages             

Thursday, June 20

                  6 p.m. – The Nadas – Jasper Winery, FREE; 21+

                  7 p.m. – Red Line Chemistry with Bombardier – Krazee Kafe, 18-20 years old $7; 21+ $5; 18+

                  7 p.m. – Grinnell Community Band – Grinnell Central Park Gazebo, FREE; All Ages

                  8 p.m. – Ames Municipal Band – Durham Bandshell Park, Ames, FREE; All Ages

                  8 p.m. – Brian Lee, Don Peters and Jeremie Malotke – Blue Moon Dueling Piano Bar, FREE; 21+

                  9 p.m. – The Cave Singers – Vaudeville Mews, $12; 21+

                  9 p.m. – Open Mic – Java Joes, FREE; All Ages                

Friday, June 21

                  5 p.m. – Larry Berenguel – The Standard, FREE; 21+

                  5:30 p.m. – Brother Trucker – Rendezvous on Riverview, 6th and Boston, FREE; All Ages

                  6 p.m. – Boomerang – Downtown Square, Indianola, FREE; All Ages

                  6 p.m. – Cold Filtered – Copper Creek Lake Park, $8; 21+

                  6:30 p.m. – El Dorados – Snus Hill Winery, Madrid, FREE; 21+

                  8 p.m. – Brian Lee, Don Peters and Jeremie Malotke, Blue Moon Dueling Piano Bar, FREE; 21+

                  9 p.m. – Burnin’ Down the House – House of Bricks, $6; 21+

                  10 p.m. – Farenheit – The Standard, FREE; 21+                

Saturday, June 22

                  2:30 p.m. – Chad Elliott – Dale Valley Vineyard, Stuart, FREE; 21+

                  6 p.m. – Barry Boyce Band – Hessen Haus, FREE; 21+

                  6:30 p.m. – Pieta Brown with Eric Kennedy – Vaudeville Mews, $12; All Ages

                  8 p.m. – Brian Lee, Don Peters and Jeremie Malotke – Blue Moon Dueling Piano Bar, FREE; 21+

                  9 p.m. – All Things King – Hull Ave Tavern, FREE; 21+

                  9:30 p.m. – Black Star Alliance with Twenty 2 Salute and Mistaken for Halos – House of Bricks, $5; 21+

                  Post Race – Standing Hampton – Iowa Speedway, Newton, $20 – $25, 12 and under FREE; All Ages                

Sunday, June 23

                  2 p.m. – Trouble No More – Snus Hill Winery, Madrid, FREE; 21+

                  2 p.m. – Johnson Station Jazz Band – Java Joes, FREE; All Ages

               3 p.m. – Bob Pace Band – Summerset Winery, Indianola, $3 per person $10 per car load; 21+

                  6:30 p.m. – The Maine with Rocket to the Moon, This Century and Brighten – Wooly’s, $18 Advance $20 Door; All Ages

                  7 p.m. – Terry Evans – House of Bricks, $15; 21+                

Monday, June 24

                  6:30 p.m. – Unknown Mortal Orchestra with Bass Drum of Death – Vaudeville Mews, $12; All Ages

                8 p.m. – Streetlight Manifesto with Rodeo Ruby Love and Empty Orchestra – Wooly’s, $17.50 Advance $20 Door; All Ages

           10 p.m. – Evangelicals with Companion and Ramona Muse, Vaudeville Mews, $8; 21+                

Tuesday, June 25

                  CVA_23PAGE 227:30 p.m. – Jackson Browne with Sara Watkins – Des Moines Civic Center, $41 – $66; All Ages

                  8 p.m. – Ron Burchett – El Bait Shop, FREE; 21+

                  8 p.m. – Java Joes Songwriters Circle – Java Joes, $3; All Ages              

Wednesday, June 26

                  5 p.m. – Sons of Norway – The Standard, FREE; 21+

                  5:30 p.m. – Loose Neutral – Blank Park Zoo, Zoo Admission; 21+

                  7:30 p.m. – Andrew McMahon with Allen Stone – Wooly’s, $25.50 Advance $28.50 Door; All Ages

                  8 p.m. – Dave Zollo – El Bait Shop, FREE; 21+

                  8 p.m. – Fleetwood Mac – Wells Fargo Arena, $49 – $149; All Ages               

Thursday, June 27

                  5:30 p.m. – Flipside – Valley Junction, FREE; All Ages

                  5:30 p.m. – The Parkettes – Grinnell Central Park Gazebo, FREE; All Ages

                  6 p.m. – Workshy – Jasper Winery, FREE; 21+

                  7 p.m. – Scattered Hamlet with Suite Little Sister and Black Star Alliance – Krazee Kafe, 18-20 years old $7; 21+ $5; 18+

                  7 p.m. – Grinnell Community Band – Grinnell Central Park Gazebo, FREE; All Ages

                  7:30 p.m. – ZZ Ward with Swear and Shake – Wooly’s, $15 Advance $17 Door; All Ages

                  8 p.m. – Dave Hawke, John Sackett and PJ Gartrell – Blue Moon Dueling Piano Bar, FREE; 21+

                  8 p.m. – Ames Municipal Band – Durham Bandshell Park, Ames, FREE; All Ages                

Friday, June 28

                  5 p.m. – Geoff Jr. – The Standard, FREE; 21+

                  5 p.m. – Polkadot Cadaver with One Eyed Doll, Aren’t We All and Exotic Animal Petting Zoo – House of Bricks, $12; All Ages

                  5:30 p.m. – Boomerang – Rendezvous on Riverview, 6th and Boston, FREE; All Ages

                  5:30 p.m. – Soul Searchers – Gray’s Lake, FREE; 21+

                  6 p.m. – Gimikk – Copper Creek Lake Park, $8; 21+

                  6:30 p.m. – The Blues Bureau – Snus Hill Winery, Madrid, FREE; 21+

                  7 p.m. – Abby Normal – Penoach Winery, Adel, FREE; 21+

                  7 p.m. – Garrison Starr with P.J. Pacifico – Vaudeville Mews, $12; All Ages

                  7 p.m. – Untapped Market – Underground Rock Shop, FREE; All Ages

                  7 p.m. – Candlelight Red – Krazee Kafe, 18-20 years old $7; 21+ $5; 18+

                  8 p.m. – Dave Hawke, John Sackett and PJ Gartrell – Blue Moon Dueling Piano Bar, FREE; 21+

                  9 p.m. – The Masquerade – The Standard, FREE; 21+

                  9 p.m. – Corey Stevens with Tom Gary and The Glass House Prophets – Hull Ave Tavern, $15; 21+

                  9:30 p.m. – King of the Tramps – House of Bricks, $5; 21+

                  10 p.m. – The Melodic with The Blank Tapes – Vaudeville Mews, $10; 21+                

Saturday, June 29

                  2:30 p.m. – Larry Berenguel – Dale Valley Vineyard, Stuart, FREE; 21+

            3 p.m. – “The Throwdown 3” featuring Austin Stovers, Stacy Frye, Ashes Armada, The Desolate, Black Star Alliance, The Austin Taft Soundtrack, 20 Foot Forehead, Slyde, The Boomstick Revival and This Sudden Darkness – Wacko’s, Knoxville, $7; 21+

                  5:30 p.m. – Oktane Gang with SHMG, JRE, MSO and Chuck Taylor – Vaudeville Mews, $5; All Ages

                  6 p.m. – Bill Koncar – Hessen Haus, FREE; 21+

                  7 p.m. – Thom DuKan – Java Joes, FREE; All Ages

                  8 p.m. – Dave Hawke, John Sackett and PJ Gartrell – Blue Moon Dueling Piano Bar, FREE; 21+

                  9 p.m. – Absolut Power with Hangover – Hull Ave Tavern, FREE; 21+

                10 p.m. – The Wheelers with The Slats, The Poison Control Center and The Teddy Boys – Vaudeville Mews, $5; 21+             

Sunday, June 30

                  2 p.m. – Tony Valdez – Snus Hill Winery, Madrid, FREE; 21+

                5 p.m. – Les Nessman with Origami Animals and The Lighthouse Band – House of Bricks, $5; All Ages

                  8 p.m. – Joe and Vicki Price – El Bait Shop, FREE; 21+                

Monday, July 1

                  7 p.m. – The Uncluded (Aesop Rock and Kimya Dawson) with Hamell on Trial – Wooly’s, $18 Advance $20 Door; All Ages

Tuesday, July 2

                  5:30 p.m. – I See Stars with Stick To Your Guns, Attila, Ice Nine Kills and Handguns – Wooly’s, $16 Advance $18 Door; All Ages               

Wednesday, July 3

Yankee Doodle Pops.

Yankee Doodle Pops.

                  5:30 p.m. – Decoy – Blank Park Zoo, Zoo Admission; 21+

                  6 p.m. – Dark Star Orchestra with Pert Near Sandstone – Nitefall on the River, $20 – $25; All Ages

                  6:30 p.m. – Des Moines Symphony’s Yankee Doodle Pops – Iowa State Capitol West Grounds, FREE; All Ages

                  7:30 p.m. – “Independence Day Street Celebration” – Valley Junction, FREE; All Ages                

Thursday, July 4

                  6 p.m. – Brian Congdon and Brad Seidenfeld – Jasper Winery, FREE; 21+

                  6:30 p.m. – Community Jazz Center Big Band – Lion’s Park, FREE; All Ages

                  7 p.m. – Turlach UR – Grinnell Central Park Gazebo, FREE; All Ages

                  8 p.m. – CD Thomas, Mike Clement and Whitney Maxwell – Blue Moon Dueling Piano Bar, FREE; 21+

Friday, July 5

The annual 80/35 Music Festival takes place in Gateway Park, July 5-6. Photo by Amber Williams

The annual 80/35 Music Festival takes place in Gateway Park, July 5-6. Photo by Amber Williams

                  All Day – 80/35 Music Festival featuring David Byrne and St. Vincent with Annalibera, Dustin Smith and The Sunday Silos, Euforquestra, Kitty [Pryde], Roster McCabe, Tea Leaf Green, Yeasayer, Maxilla Blue and Menomena – Gateway Park, $29 – $80; All Ages

                  5:30 p.m. – Back Stage Boogie – Rendezvous on Riverview, 6th and Boston, FREE; All Ages

                  6:30 p.m. – Hold On – Snus Hill Winery, Madrid, FREE; 21+

                  7 p.m. – Gilbert Goldsmith and The Johnsons – Java Joes, FREE; All Ages

                  8 p.m. – CD Thomas, Mike Clement and Whitney Maxwell – Blue Moon Dueling Piano Bar, FREE; 21+

                  9 p.m. – “Pie in the Sky Red, White and Blue Party” – The Standard, FREE; 21+

                  10 p.m. – Danny Whitson – Whiskey Dixx, FREE; 21+                

Saturday, July 6

                  All Day – 80/35 Music Festival featuring Wu Tang Clan with House of Large Sizes, Deerhunter, Jon Wayne and The Pain, Mr. Babers Neighbors, Mumfords, The River Monks, Tires, Trouble Lights, Wavves, Mighty Shady, H.D. Harmsen, SP3, The Pines, Gloom Balloon, Prissy Clerks, Escondido, Water Liars and Apollo Brown and Guilty Simpson – Gateway Park, $29 – $80; All Ages

                  2:30 p.m. – Mason Jar and the Gypsy Outlaws – Dale Valley Vineyard, Stuart, FREE; 21+

                  3:30 p.m. – Hendrik Meurkens and Gabriel Espinosa – Evelyn K. Davis Park, FREE; All Ages

                  8 p.m. – CD Thomas, Mike Clement and Whitney Maxwell – Blue Moon Dueling Piano Bar, FREE; 21+

                  9:30 p.m. – This Sudden Darkness with Divinion and A Fall to Break – House of Bricks, $5; 21+                

Sunday, July 7

                  2 p.m. – Bebad and His Case of the Blues – Snus Hill Winery, Madrid, FREE; 21+

                  3 p.m. – Community Jazz Center Jazz Java Joes – FREE; All Ages

                  3 p.m. – Bobcats – Summerset Winery, Indianola, $3 per person $10 per car load; 21+

                  5 p.m. – Weekends With Forrest – House of Bricks, $5; All Ages

                  7 p.m. – Brandi Carlile with The Lone Bellow – Nitefall on the River, $30; All Ages

                  7 p.m. – Justin Bieber – Wells Fargo Arena, $39.50 – $95; All Ages

                  7 p.m. – Soya Vista Orchestra – Iowa State Capitol West Grounds, FREE; All Ages                

Tuesday, July 9

                  6 p.m. – Krizz Kaliko with Mayday! and Stevie Stone – House of Bricks, $15; All Ages until 9 p.m.

                  8 p.m. – Ours with Luna Arcade and Vaudeville – Vaudeville Mews, $17; 21+

                  9 p.m. – Irish Jam – Java Joes, FREE; All Ages              

Wednesday, July 10

                  5:30 p.m. – Monkey, Monkey, Monkey – Blank Park Zoo, Zoo Admission; 21+

                  8 p.m. – Vieux Farka Tour – Vaudeville Mews, $15; 21+                

Thursday, July 11

                  5:30 p.m. – Malcom Wells and The Two Timers – Valley Junction, FREE; All Ages

                  5:30 p.m. – Galactic Cowboy Orchestra – Grinnell Central Park Gazebo, FREE; All Ages

                  6 p.m. – Mr. Babers Neighbors – Jasper Winery, FREE; 21+

                  6:30 p.m. – John Morgan Big Band – Wesley Acres, FREE; All Ages

                  7 p.m. – Wayland – Krazee Kafe, 18-20 years old $7; 21+ $5; 18+

                  8 p.m. – Andy Paczak, Chris Hatfield and Tony Bohnenkamp – Blue Moon Dueling Piano Bar, FREE; 21+

                  9 p.m. – Open Mic – Java Joes, FREE; All Ages                

Friday, July 12

                  5:30 p.m. – Mister Willie – Rendezvous on Riverview, 6th and Boston, FREE; All Ages

                  5:30 p.m. – Tony Valdez and The Retro Rockets – Gray’s Lake, FREE; 21+

                  6:30 p.m. – Roxi Copland – Greenwood Park, FREE; All Ages

                  6:30 p.m. – Brian Holtz Band – Snus Hill Winery, Madrid, FREE; 21+

                  8 p.m. – Andy Paczak, Chris Hatfield and Tony Bohnenkamp – Blue Moon Dueling Piano Bar, FREE; 21+

                  9 p.m. – The Snacks – The Standard, FREE; 21+

                  9:30 p.m. – Hallowed Hysteria – House of Bricks, $5; 21+                

Saturday, July 13

                  12 p.m. – “Winestock” – Dale Valley Vineyard, Stuart, $10; 21+

                  7:30 p.m. – Orquestra Alto Maiz – Waveland Golf Course, FREE; All Ages

                  8 p.m. – Andy Paczak, Chris Hatfield and Tony Bohnenkamp – Blue Moon Dueling Piano Bar, FREE; 21+

                  Post Race – Sidewalk Records, Tim Dugger – Iowa Speedway, Newton, $20 – $50; All Ages

Sunday, July 14

                  2 p.m. – Boomerang – Snus Hill Winery, Madrid, FREE; 21+

                  2 p.m. – Joseph Smith – Java Joes, FREE; All Ages

                  3 p.m. – Tony Valdez and The Retro Rockets – Summerset Winery, Indianola, $3 per person $10 per car load; 21+

                  6:30 p.m. – The Jazz Page – Centennial Park, Waukee, FREE; All Ages                

Wednesday, July 17

                  5:30 p.m. – Sons of Gladys Kravitz – Blank Park Zoo, Zoo Admission; 21+

                  6 p.m. – “Wine and Whimsy” – Dale Valley Vineyard, Stuart, $10; 21+                

Thursday, July 18

                  5:30 p.m. – Tony Valdez and The Large Band – Valley Junction, FREE; All Ages

                  5:30 p.m. – Route 66 – Grinnell Central Park Gazebo, FREE; All Ages

                  6 p.m. – Final Mix – Jasper Winery, FREE; 21+

                  6 p.m. – Scott Davis Quartet – DMACC, Ankeny Campus, FREE; All Ages

                  7 p.m. – Royal Bliss with American Hitmen and Isaac James – Krazee Kafe, 18-20 years old $7; 21+ $5; 18+

                  8 p.m. – Phil Vassar – Val Air Ballroom, $35 – $75; All Ages

                  8 p.m. – Turnpike Troubadors with Bright Giant – Wooly’s, $15; 21+

                  8 p.m. – Dave Hawke, Dean Madonia and Wiz – Blue Moon Dueling Piano Bar, FREE; 21+                

Friday, July 19

                  5 p.m. – Federal Cheese – The Standard, FREE; 21+

                  5:30 p.m. – Hold On – Rendezvous on Riverview, 6th and Boston, FREE; All Ages

                  6 p.m. – Sons of Gladys Kravitz – Downtown Square, Indianola, FREE; All Ages

                  6:30 p.m. – Gruve – Clive Aquatic Center, FREE; All Ages

                  7 p.m. – Chad Elliott – Penoach Winery, Adel, FREE; 21+

                  8 p.m. – “High and Lonesome: Brad Engeldinger Memorial” featuring David Zollo and The Body Electric, Brother Trucker and Fancy Pants – Wooly’s, $20; All Ages

                  8 p.m. – Dave Hawke, Dean Madonia and Wiz – Blue Moon Dueling Piano Bar, FREE; 21+

                  9 p.m. – The Sheet – The Standard, FREE; 21+                

Saturday, July 20

                  1 p.m. – “Localfest 2013” featuring Reed, Blacked Out World, Ignore the Script, GearDown, Junkie Nun, Driver, Stacy Frye, Black Star Alliance, Corpse, Apathy Syndrome and This Sudden Darkness – Wacko’s, Knoxville, FREE; All Ages until 10 p.m.; 21+ until 1 a.m.

                  2:30 p.m. – Lavendar Lace – Dale Valley Vineyard, Stuart, FREE; 21+

                  6 p.m. – Bella Soul – 6th and Washington Aves, FREE; All Ages

                  8 p.m. – Dave Hawke, Dean Madonia and Wiz – Blue Moon Dueling Piano Bar, FREE; 21+

                  9:30 p.m. – My Future Sin with Scott Lemon and Jacob County and The Goosebumps – House of Bricks, $5; 21+

Sunday, July 21

                  2 p.m. – Community Jazz Center Jazz – Java Joes, FREE; All Ages

                  3 p.m. – Rev Raven and The Chain Smoking Alter Boys – Summerset Winery, Indianola, $3 per person $10 per car load; 21+

                  7 p.m. – Max Wellman – Johnston Commons, FREE; All Ages

                  7 p.m. – Prospect Hill – Krazee Kafe, 18-20 years old $7; 21+ $5; 18+              

Tuesday, July 23

                  7 p.m. – Huey Helicopter – Java Joes, $5; All Ages            

Wednesday, July 24

                  5:30 p.m. – Rebel Road – Blank Park Zoo, Zoo Admission; 21+

                  8 p.m. – Dave Hawke – Blue Moon Dueling Piano Bar, FREE; 21+                

Thursday, July 25

                  5:30 p.m. – Final Mix – Valley Junction, FREE; All Ages

                  5:30 p.m. – Kevin Bowe and The Okemah Prophets – Grinnell Central Park Gazebo, FREE; All Ages

                  6 p.m. – Brother Trucker – Jasper Winery, FREE; 21+

                  6:30 p.m. – Ballyhoo Foxtrot Orchestra – Clive Aquatic Center, FREE; All Ages

                  7 p.m. – Like a Storm – Krazee Kafe, 18-20 years old $7; 21+ $5; 18+

                  7 p.m. – Abolishment of Flesh with Fields of Elysium and Despise the Sun – Hull Ave Tavern, FREE; 21+

                  8 p.m. – Dave Hawke, Spencer Bates and Tony Bohnenkamp – Blue Moon Dueling Piano Bar, FREE; 21+                

Friday, July 26

                  5:30 p.m. – Final Mix – Rendezvous on Riverview, 6th and Boston, FREE; All Ages

                  5:30 p.m. – El Dorados – Gray’s Lake, FREE; 21+

                  6:30 p.m. – Salsa Vibe – 828 Scott Ave, FREE; All Ages

                  8 p.m. – Dave Hawke, Spencer Bates and Tony Bohnenkamp – Blue Moon Dueling Piano Bar, FREE; 21+

                  8 p.m. – Ted Nugent with Laura Wilde – Val Air Ballroom, $30 Advance $32 Day of Show $70 Reserved Box; All Ages

                  9 p.m. – Nick Nystrom -The Standard, FREE; 21+

                  9:30 p.m. – Marcato – House of Bricks, $5; 21+                

Saturday, July 27

                  2:30 p.m. – Boomerang – Dale Valley Vineyard, Stuart, FREE; 21+

                  5 p.m. – Freddy Gazzo Band and Dave Rezek’s Alpha State Agents – West Glen Town Center, FREE; All Ages

                  8 p.m. – Dave Hawke, Spencer Bates and Tony Bohnenkamp – Blue Moon Dueling Piano Bar, FREE; 21+

Sunday, July 28

                  2 p.m. – Johnson Station Jazz Band – Java Joes, FREE; All Ages

                  3 p.m. – Bob Pace Band – Summerset Winery, Indianola, $3 per person $10 per car load; 21+                

Monday, July 29

                  7:30 p.m. – Fatal Addiciton – Wooly’s, $7 Advance $10 Door, 16+                

Tuesday, July 30

                  8 p.m. – Java Joes Songwriters Circle – Java Joes, $3; All Ages                

Wednesday, July 31

                  5:30 p.m. – Standing Hampton – Blank Park Zoo, Zoo Admission; 21+                

Thursday, Aug. 1

                  5:30 p.m. – Steve Pellow Trio – Valley Junction, FREE; All Ages

                  5:30 p.m. – Callie Sur – Grinnell Central Park Gazebo, FREE; All Ages

                  6 p.m. – Dazy Head Mazy – Jasper Winery, FREE; 21+

                  7 p.m. – Taylor Swift – Wells Fargo Arena, $31.50 – $86.50; All Ages

                  9 p.m. – Open Mic – Java Joes, FREE; All Ages              

Friday, Aug. 2

                  5:30 p.m. – The Whole Damn Band – Rendezvous on Riverview, 6th and Boston, FREE; All Ages

                  7 p.m. – Gilbert Goldsmith and The Johnsons – Java Joes, FREE; All Ages              

Saturday, Aug. 3

                  2:30 p.m. – Mason Jar – Dale Valley Vineyard, Stuart, FREE; 21+

                  Post Race – Cold Filtered – Iowa Speedway, Newton, $20 – $70; All Ages

Sunday, Aug. 4

                  2 p.m. – Community Jazz Center Jazz – Java Joes, FREE; All Ages

                  3 p.m. – Bobby’s Blue Band – Summerset Winery, Indianola, $3 per person $10 per car load; 21+

                  6:30 p.m. – Slightly Stoopid and Atmosphere – Nitefall on the River, $32.50 – $35; All Ages

                  8 p.m. – Weird Al Yankovic – Hoyt Sherman Place, $39.50 – $59.50; All Ages

Tuesday, Aug. 6

                  7 p.m. – Ally Rhodes – Java Joes, FREE; All Ages                

Wednesday, Aug. 7

                  5:30 p.m. – Gimikk – Blank Park Zoo, Zoo Admission; 21+              

Thursday, Aug. 8

                  5:30 p.m. – Brian Holtz Band – Valley Junction, FREE; All Ages

                  5:30 p.m. – Mutany in the Parlor – Grinnell Central Park Gazebo, FREE; All Ages

                  7 p.m. and 9 p.m. – The Nadas – Iowa State Fair, Fairview Stage, FREE; All Ages

                  7 and 9 p.m. – Home Free – Iowa State Fair, Fairview Stage, FREE; All Ages

                  8 p.m. – Blue Öyster Cult – Iowa State Fair Budweiser Stage, FREE; All Ages

                  8 p.m. – The Farm – Iowa State Fair, Susan Knapp Amphitheater, FREE; All Ages

                  8 p.m. – Casting Crowns with Jeremy Camp – Iowa State Fairgrounds Grandstand, $30; All Ages

                  9 p.m. – Open Mic – Java Joes, FREE; All Ages

Friday, Aug. 9

Skid Row plays the Iowa State Fair - Budweiser Stage - on Aug. 9.

Skid Row plays the Iowa State Fair – Budweiser Stage – on Aug. 9.

                  5:30 p.m. – Freestyle – Gray’s Lake, FREE; 21+

                  7 p.m. – Matt Woods – Penoach Winery, Adel, FREE; 21+

                  8 p.m. – “Happy Together Tour” featuring The Turtles, Flo and Eddie, Gary Puckett and Union Gap, Chuck Negron, Mark Lindsay and Gary Lewis and The Playboys – Iowa State Fairgrounds Grandstand, $25; All Ages

                  7 and 9 p.m. – The Nadas

                  7 and 9 p.m. – Home Free – Iowa State Fair, Ann and Bill Riley Stage, FREE; All Ages

                  8 p.m. – Skid Row – Iowa State Fair Budweiser Stage, FREE; All Ages

                  8 p.m. – Greg Bates – Iowa State Fair, Susan Knapp Amphitheater, FREE; All Ages                

Saturday, Aug. 10

                  7 p.m. – “Rocktastic” featuring Great White with Kick and Orea Meatwagon – Stuart Speedway, Stuart, gates open at 5 p.m., $15 and up; All Ages.

                  7 and 9 p.m. – Rumley Brothers – Iowa State Fair, Fairview Stage, FREE; All Ages

                  8 p.m. – Blackhawk – Iowa State Fair Budweiser Stage, FREE; All Ages

                  8 p.m. – James Wesley 8 p.m. – Iowa State Fair, Susan Knapp Amphitheater, FREE; All Ages               

Sunday, Aug. 11

                  2 p.m. – Open Mic – Dale Valley Vineyard, Stuart, FREE; 21+

                  3 p.m. – Flipside – Summerset Winery, Indianola, $3 per person $10 per car load; 21+

                  8 p.m. – Dierks Bentley with Justin Moore – Iowa State Fairgrounds Grandstand, $39; All Ages

                  8 p.m. – Vicci Martinez – Iowa State Fair, Fairview Stage, FREE; All Ages

                  8 p.m. – Building 429 – Iowa State Fair, Ann and Bill Riley Stage, FREE; All Ages

                  8 p.m. – Outlaws – Iowa State Fair Budweiser Stage, FREE; All Ages

                  8 p.m. – Kristen Kelly 8 p.m. – Iowa State Fair, Susan Knapp Amphitheater, FREE; All Ages

Monday, Aug. 12

                  7 and 9 p.m. – Natalie Stovall – Iowa State Fair, Fairview Stage, FREE; All Ages

                  7:30 and 9:30 p.m. – Hairball – Iowa State Fair Budweiser Stage, FREE; All Ages

                  8 p.m. – Jerrod Niemann -8 p.m. – Iowa State Fair, Susan Knapp Amphitheater, FREE; All Ages

Tuesday, Aug. 13

                  8 p.m. – Victoria Justice with Pentatonix – Iowa State Fairgrounds Grandstand, $29; All Ages

                  7 and 9 p.m. – Natalie Stovall – Iowa State Fair, Fairview Stage, FREE; All Ages

                  7:30 and 9:30 p.m. – Hairball – Iowa State Fair Budweiser Stage, FREE; All Ages

                  8 p.m. – Thomas Rhett – Iowa State Fair, Susan Knapp Amphitheater, FREE; All Ages               

Wednesday, Aug. 14

                  5:30 p.m. – Mike Aceto – Blank Park Zoo, Zoo Admission; 21+

                  5 and 7:30 p.m. – Country Gold – Iowa State Fair Budweiser Stage, FREE; All Ages

                  8 p.m. – Ben Taylor – Iowa State Fair, Fairview Stage, FREE; All Ages

                  8 p.m. – Jana Kramer – Iowa State Fair, Susan Knapp Amphitheater, FREE; All Ages

Thursday, Aug. 15

                  5:30 p.m. – It’s Complicated – Valley Junction, FREE; All Ages

                  5:30 p.m. – Barefoot Becky – Grinnell Central Park Gazebo, FREE; All Ages

                  8 p.m. – Toby Keith with Kip Moore – Iowa State Fairgrounds Grandstand, $49; All Ages

                  8 p.m. – FireHouse – Iowa State Fair Budweiser Stage, FREE; All Ages

                  8 p.m. – Jason Boland and The Stragglers – Iowa State Fair, Susan Knapp Amphitheater, FREE; All Ages                

Friday, Aug. 16

                  6 p.m. – Toaster – Downtown Square, Indianola, FREE; All Ages

                  8 p.m. – Train with Matt Nathanson – Iowa State Fairgrounds Grandstand, $39; All Ages

                  7 and 9 p.m. – The Blue Band – Iowa State Fair, Fairview Stage, FREE; All Ages

                  8 p.m. – FireHouse – Iowa State Fair Budweiser Stage, FREE; All Ages

                  8 p.m. – Tyler Farr – Iowa State Fair, Susan Knapp Amphitheater, FREE; All Ages

Saturday, Aug. 17

                  2:30 p.m. – Larry Berenguel – Dale Valley Vineyard, Stuart, FREE; 21+

                  3 p.m. – “2nd Annual End of Summerfest” featuring Display Case, Shadow of Indra, Ignore the Script, Junkie Nun, Heavyweight, Ashes Armada, The Hong Kong Sleepover, Apathy Syndrome, Corpse and This Sudden Darkness – Wacko’s, Knoxville, FREE; All Ages until 10 p.m.; 21+ until 1 a.m.

                  8 p.m. – Carly Rae Jepsen with The Wanted – Iowa State Fairgrounds Grandstand, $35; All Ages

                  7 and 9 p.m. – The Blue Band – Iowa State Fair, Fairview Stage, FREE; All Ages

                  7 and 9 p.m. – Jason D. Williams – Iowa State Fair, Ann and Bill Riley Stage, FREE; All Ages

                  8 p.m. – L.A. Guns – Iowa State Fair Budweiser Stage, FREE; All Ages

                  8 p.m. – Dean Alexander – Iowa State Fair, Susan Knapp Amphitheater, FREE; All Ages

Sunday, Aug. 18

                  2 p.m. – Community Jazz Center Jazz – Java Joes, FREE; All Ages

                  3 p.m. – Tony Valdez and The Retro Rockets – Summerset Winery, Indianola, $3 per person $10 per car load; 21+

                  8 p.m. – Alan Jackson with Gary Allen – Iowa State Fairgrounds Grandstand, $39; All Ages

                  8 p.m. – Vintage Trouble – Iowa State Fair, Fairview Stage, FREE; All Ages

                  8 p.m. – Sevendust – Iowa State Fair, Ann and Bill Riley Stage, FREE; All Ages

                  8 p.m. – Foghat – Iowa State Fair Budweiser Stage, FREE; All Ages

                  8 p.m. – The Henningsens – Iowa State Fair, Susan Knapp Amphitheater, FREE; All Ages                

Wednesday, Aug. 21

                  5:30 p.m. – The Josh Quirin Band – Blank Park Zoo, Zoo Admission; 21+

                  6 p.m. – “Wine and Whimsy” – Dale Valley Vineyard, Stuart, $10; 21+                

Thursday, Aug. 22

                  5:30 p.m. – Melodie Proffitt – Valley Junction, FREE; All Ages

                  5:30 p.m. – Too Many String Band – Grinnell Central Park Gazebo, FREE; All Ages

                  9 p.m. – Open Mic – Java Joes, FREE; All Ages

                  5:30 p.m. – Brother Trucker – Gray’s Lake, FREE; 21+

                  9 p.m. – Kady Z. – Java Joes, FREE; All Ages                

Saturday, Aug. 24

                  2:30 p.m. – El Dorados – Dale Valley Vineyard, Stuart, FREE; 21+               

Sunday, Aug. 25

                  2 p.m. – Johnson Station Jazz Band – Java Joes, FREE; All Ages

                  3 p.m. – Tony Valdez and The Large Band – Summerset Winery, Indianola, $3 per person $10 per car load, 21+                

Monday, Aug. 26

                  8 p.m. – Matisyahu – Wooly’s, $25; All Ages                

Tuesday, Aug. 27

                  8 p.m. – Java Joes Songwriters Circle – Java Joes, $3; All Ages                

Wednesday, Aug. 28

                  5:30 p.m. – Pianopalooza – Blank Park Zoo, Zoo Admission, 21+

                  7 p.m. – Little Joe McLerran and Bob Saar – Java Joes, $10; All Ages

                  8 p.m. – Hanson – Nitefall on the River, $26 – $31; All Ages                

Thursday, Aug. 29

                  5:30 p.m. – Sons of Gladys Kravitz – Valley Junction, FREE; All Ages

                  9 p.m. – Open Mic – Java Joes, FREE; All Ages                

Saturday, Aug. 31

                  2:30 p.m. – Joe Kinser Band – Dale Valley Vineyard, Stuart, FREE; 21+

                  7 p.m. – Back Stage Boogie – Penoach Winery, Adel, FREE; 21+ CV

Chad Taylor is an award-winning news journalist and music writer from Des Moines.

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