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2014 Summer Arts & Entertainment Guide- Music

5/21/2014

The list is long, and it’s as comprehensive as possible, but it’s pretty much impossible to include them all. Still, here’s our best effort at bringing you a summer-long lineup of musical acts to hit the indoor and outdoor stages, patios and venues across the metro in 2014. Check back in The Sound section weekly for new announcements and features on the acts.

May 22

5:30 p.m. – Java Joes – “Night of Pianos” feat. Richard Spierenberg, Joseph Smith, Alicia Rae and Will Edgar – $7; (All-ages)

5:30 p.m. – Valley Junction – “Music in the Junction” feat. Get Off My Lawn – FREE; (All-ages)

5:45 p.m. – Vaudeville Mews – Bailiff, Alpha Consumer and Grandchamp – $5; (All-ages)

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6 p.m. – Jasper Winery – Dustin Smith & The Sunday Silos – FREE; (All-ages)

6 p.m. – Valley Junction – West Des Moines Community Band – FREE; (All-ages)

8 p.m. – Blue Moon Dueling Piano Bar – Dean Madonia, Pete Moran and P.J. Gartrell – FREE; (21+)

8 p.m. – Whiskey Dixx – DJ Bui – FREE; (21+)                

May 23

11:30 a.m. – Cafe Baratta’s – “Tunes on the Terrace” feat. Luke Fox – FREE; (All-ages)

4:30 p.m. – Gas Lamp – “Gas Lamp’s Work Release” feat. Bob Pace & The Dangerous Band – $5; (21+)

4:45 p.m. – Walker Johnson Park – “Urbandale Friday Fest” feat. Boomerang – $8; (All-ages)

6:30 p.m. – Snus Hill Winery, Madrid – Nice Bangs – FREE; (All-ages)

7 p.m. – Hotel Pattee, Perry – Dan Jones – FREE; (All-ages)

7 p.m. – The GrapeVine – Jeff Brinkman – $15; (All-ages)

7:30 p.m. – Java Joes – Sarah Darling – $20; (All-ages)

8 p.m. – Blue Moon Dueling Piano Bar – Dean Madonia, Pete Moran and P.J. Gartrell – FREE; (21+)

9 p.m. – Vaudeville Mews – Dopapod and SP3 – $10; (21+)

9 p.m. – Gas Lamp – Ryne Doughty & The River Rats, Josh Davis and Pat Bump – $5; (21+)

9 p.m. – The Fremont – Ceiling Walker, Dresden Style and Gleaner – FREE; (21+)

9 p.m. – DG’s Taphouse, Ames – Liana and Electric Jury – FREE; (21+)

9 p.m. – Whiskey Dixx – Lindgren & Lewis – FREE; (21+)

10 p.m. – Prairie Meadows Racetrack & Casino – Hold On Band – FREE; (21+)                

May 24

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

6 p.m. – Bistro Montage – Max Wellman – $20; (21+)

6:30 p.m. – Vaudeville Mews – Cult Leader, Omens and Mediumpenis – $7; (All-ages)

7 p.m. – Krazee Kafe – Apathy Syndrome, For the Broken and Stone Park Ritual – $5 – 18+

7 p.m. – Hotel Pattee, Perry – Otherside Trio – FREE; (All-ages)

8 p.m. – Val Air Ballroom – Future Honest, Rico Love and Que – $25-$75; (All-ages)

8 p.m. – Bistro Montage – Max Wellman – $20; (21+)

8 p.m. – Blue Moon Dueling Piano Bar – Dean Madonia, Pete Moran and P.J. Gartrell – FREE; (21+)

8 p.m. – Simon Estes Amphitheater – “Nitefall on the River” feat. Blue October – $20-$25; (21+)

9 p.m. – Raccoon River Brewing Company – Jason Walsmith – FREE; (All-ages)

9 p.m. – Gas Lamp – Krank Daddies, Rumble Seat Riot – $8; (21+)

9 p.m. – Mickey’s Irish Pub, Waukee – Tom Hamilton – FREE; (21+)

10 p.m. – Vaudeville Mews – Item 9 & The Mad Hatters – $5; (21+)

10 p.m. – Prairie Meadows Racetrack & Casino – One Night Stand – FREE; (21+)                

May 25

2 p.m. – Penoach Winery, Adel – Larry Myer – FREE; (All-ages)

2 p.m. – Snus Hill Winery, Madrid – Fat Tuesday – FREE; (All-ages)

3 p.m. – Summerset Winery, Indianola – Bobcats – $3 per person/$10 per car load; (All-ages)

5 p.m. – Java Joes – Jessica Paige – FREE; (All-ages)

7 p.m. – Ritual Cafe – Coles Whalen – FREE; (All-ages)

7 p.m. – Hotel Pattee, Perry – Ryan Sheeler – FREE; (All-ages)

7 p.m. – Whiskey Dixx – The Big Joe Kinser Band and CC & The Juniors – $7; (21+)

8 p.m. – Vaudeville Mews – Foxholes, Verskotzi, Satellite State and In Rooms – $5; (21+)               

May 26

9 p.m. – DG’s Taphouse, Ames – Brian Johannesen and Ryan Joseph Anderson – FREE; (21+)               

May 27

11 a.m. – Prairie Meadows Racetrack & Casino – Sentimental Swing Band – FREE; (21+)

8 p.m. – Vaudeville Mews – Spirit Animal and The Outfit – $7; (21+)

9 p.m. – DG’s Taphouse, Ames – Hotel Virginia – FREE; (21+)                

May 28

7 p.m. – Java Joes – “Adult Jazz Jam” – FREE; (All-ages)               

May 29

5:30 p.m. – Valley Junction – “Music in the Junction” feat. SP3 – FREE; (All-ages)

6 p.m. – Jasper Winery – Decoy – FREE; (All-ages)

7 p.m. – Simon Estes Amphitheater – “Nitefall on the River” feat. Hairball and Gimikk – $20-$25; (All-ages)

8 p.m. – Blue Moon Dueling Piano Bar – C.D. Thomas, Jeremie Malotke and Steve Winter – FREE; (21+)

8 p.m. – Wooly’s – The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger and Syd Arthur – $15; (All-ages)

8 p.m. – Whiskey Dixx – Gary Dooley, Unpolished Silver – $7; (21+)

9 p.m. – Vaudeville Mews – Josh Berwanger Band and The New Bodies – $7; (21+)                

May 30

11:30 a.m. – Cafe Baratta’s – “Tunes on the Terrace” feat. Brian Congdon – FREE; (All-ages)

4:30 p.m. – Gas Lamp – “Gas Lamp’s Work Release” feat. Bob Pace & The Dangerous Band – $5; (21+)

4:45 p.m. – Walker Johnson Park – “Urbandale Friday Fest” feat. Standing Hampton – $8; (All-ages)

5 p.m. – Durham Bandshell Park, Ames – “Ames on the Half Shell” feat. Burning Sensations – $4; (21+)

5:30 p.m. – Gray’s Lake – The Big Joe Kinser Band – FREE; (All-ages)

6 p.m. – Copper Creek Lake Park, Pleasant Hill – “Chill on the Hill” feat. Death By Monkeys – $8; (All-ages)

6 p.m. – Vaudeville Mews – One Unit, Breazy Low, Top Flight, KIDD, Tempest Musik, Equinox (X) Bless and T3 – $5; (All-ages)

6:30 p.m. – Snus Hill Winery, Madrid – Box Brothers – FREE; (All-ages)

7 p.m. – Hotel Pattee, Perry – Patresa Hartman – FREE; (All-ages)

7 p.m. – Java Joes – Thomas Tormey – FREE; (All-ages)

7 p.m. – Ritual Cafe – “Women Writers in the Round” feat. Mary McAdams, Pamela Machala, Krista Haugland and Dawn Hollman – FREE; (All-ages)

7 p.m. – The GrapeVine – James Biehn, Rainbow Penley and Jeremy Alvarez – $15; (All-ages)

7:30 p.m. – Wooly’s – The Envy Corps, Holy White Hounds and Maids – $14; (All-ages)

9 p.m. – Gas Lamp – The Lately feat. Crystal City and The New Bodies – $5; (21+)

9 p.m. – DG’s Taphouse, Ames – Sean Anonymous, Sotr Caf and Jym Krow – $5; (21+)

May 30 – 8 p.m. – Blue Moon Dueling Piano Bar – C.D. Thomas, Jeremie Malotke and Steve Winter – FREE; (21+)

9 p.m. – Whiskey Dixx – Jesse Allen Stewart – FREE; (21+)

10 p.m. – Vaudeville Mews – prettygirlhatemachine, Brett Gretzky, Neon Current and P-Tate – $5; (21+)

10 p.m. – Prairie Meadows Racetrack & Casino – Flipside – FREE; (21+)                

May 31

2 p.m. – Java Joes – Flying Pig Slow Jam – $7; (All-ages)

2:30 p.m. – Dale Valley Vineyard – Abby Normal – FREE; (All-ages)

5 p.m. – Temple Theater – Riders in the Sky – $35-$45; (All-ages)

5 p.m. – Gas Lamp – The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band – $10; (All-ages)

5:30 p.m. – Vaudeville Mews – Attic Light, Sky Patrol, No Good Dead, Cardboard Kingdoms and Stoopid – $5; (All-ages)

6 p.m. – Covered Bridges Winery – Chad Elliott – FREE; (All-ages)

6 p.m. – Hessen Haus – Jim Kucera Band – FREE; (21+)

7 p.m. – Hotel Pattee, Perry – Howard Freerksen – FREE; (All-ages)

7 p.m. – Java Joes – Michael Reed – FREE; (All-ages)

7:30 p.m. – Wooly’s – Joe Ely and Lucette – $25; (All-ages)

8 p.m. – Val Air Ballroom – Los Tigres Del Norte, Grupo Bryndis, Dareyes De La Sierra and Los Herederos – $45; (All-ages)

8 p.m. – Temple Theater – Riders in the Sky – $35-$45; (All-ages)

8 p.m. – Blue Moon Dueling Piano Bar – C.D. Thomas, Jeremie Malotke and Steve Winter – FREE; (21+)

9 p.m. – Raccoon River Brewing Company – Randy Burk – FREE; (All-ages)

9 p.m. – Gas Lamp – Dead on TV and Modern Era – $5; (21+)

9 p.m. – Whiskey Dixx – Wylde Nept – $5; (21+)

10 p.m. – Prairie Meadows Racetrack & Casino – Flipside – FREE; (21+)

10 p.m. – Vaudeville Mews – Trev Taylor, Memoire Music, Markaus and Kemyst – $7; (21+)               

June 1

1 p.m. – Java Joes – Community Jazz Center – FREE; (All-ages)

2 p.m. – Snus Hill Winery, Madrid – Burnin’ Sensations – FREE; (All-ages)

3 p.m. – Summerset Winery, Indianola – Hot Tamale & The Red Hots – $3 per person/$10 per car load; (All-ages)

5 p.m. – Vaudeville Mews – Bobaflex, Bloodtied and By Design – $13; (All-ages)

5 p.m. – House of Bricks – SUPER bob, Stone Park Ritual and Master Class Status – $10; (All-ages)                

June 2

5:45 p.m. – Vaudeville Mews – Muscle Worship, CRTVTR, Skin of Earth and Gleaner – $7; (All-ages)

8 p.m. – Wooly’s – Guided By Voices, Bobby Bare Jr. – $25; (All-ages)              

June 3

11 a.m. – Prairie Meadows Racetrack & Casino – Al Ford – FREE; (21+)

5:45 p.m. – Vaudeville Mews – Kurt Travis, Hotel Books and So Much Light – $10; (All-ages)                

June 4

5:30 p.m. – Blank Park Zoo – “Zoo Brew” feat. Standing Hampton – Free for zoo members/$11 for non-members; (21+)

8 p.m. – Gas Lamp – Crushed Out and Bruiser Queen – $8; (21+)

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

June 5

Euforquestra plays June 5 at Jasper Winery. Photo by Tobin Voggesser

Euforquestra plays June 5 at Jasper Winery. Photo by Tobin Voggesser

5:30 p.m. – Vaudeville Mews – Trapdoor Social, No Way North, Best of Fools and The Shrooks – $10; (All-ages)

5:30 p.m. – Valley Junction – “Music in the Junction” feat. Decoy – FREE; (All-ages)

6 p.m. – Jasper Winery – Euforquestra – FREE; (All-ages)

7 p.m. – Civic Center – Daniel O’Donnell – $68.50-$88.50; (All-ages)

8 p.m. – Des Moines Social Club – Bitch – $12; (All-ages)

8 p.m. – Blue Moon Dueling Piano Bar – Dave Hawke, Tony Baragona and Whitney Maxwell – FREE; (21+)                

June 6          

Patresa Heutman plays a free Tunes on the Terrace show at Cafe Baratta’s on June 6.

Patresa Heutman plays a free Tunes on the Terrace show at Cafe Baratta’s on June 6.

11:30 a.m. – Cafe Baratta’s – “Tunes on the Terrace” feat. Patresa Hartman – FREE; (All-ages)

3 p.m. – Tally’s – “Hell Over Iowa” feat. Nailed Shut, Plagued Insanity, Disablot, Dark Mirror, Jaundice, Gutter Skunt, Bloodgeon, Sept of Memnon, Fatal Imbalance, Valiska, Primal Breath and Vaginal Lure – $15; (All-ages)

4:30 p.m. – Gas Lamp – “Gas Lamp’s Work Release” feat. Bob Pace & The Dangerous Band – $5; (21+)

4:45 p.m. – Walker Johnson Park – “Urbandale Friday Fest” feat. Trips – $8; (All-ages)

5 p.m. – Des Moines Art Center – Java Jews Klezmer Band – Free for Art Center members/$5 for non-members; (All-ages)

5 p.m. – Durham Bandshell Park, Ames – “Ames on the Half Shell” feat. Box Brothers – $4; (21+)

5:30 p.m. – Science Center of Des Moines – “Mixology Night” feat. Dustin Smith & The Sunday Silos – Free for SCI members/$5 for non-members; (21+)

5:30 p.m. – The Hub, downtown – Brian Congdon – FREE; (All-ages)

5:30 p.m. – Sixth and Boston Street – “Rendezvous on Riverview” feat. Rebel Road – FREE; (All-ages)

6 p.m. – Copper Creek Lake Park, Pleasant Hill – “Chill on the Hill” feat. Cold Filtered – $8; (All-ages)

6:30 p.m. – Snus Hill Winery, Madrid – Old School – FREE; (All-ages)

7 p.m. – Java Joes – Jennifer Bostic – FREE; (All-ages)

7 p.m. – Penoach Winery, Adel – Brother Trucker – FREE; (All-ages)

7:30 p.m. – Temple Theater – Roxi Copland – $15-$35; (All-ages)

8 p.m. – Simon Estes Amphitheater – “Nitefall on the River” feat. The Nadas and Secret Someones – $15-$20; (All-ages)

8 p.m. – Blue Moon Dueling Piano Bar – Dave Hawke, Tony Baragona and Whitney Maxwell – FREE; (21+)

9 p.m. – Gas Lamp – Twinsmith and French Dials – $5; (21+)

10 p.m. – Vaudeville Mews – M34N STR33T, Gloom Balloon, Land of Blood and Sunshine and Goldblums – $7; (21+)                

June 7

Tony Bennett will perform at the Civic Center on June 7.

Tony Bennett will perform at the Civic Center on June 7.

2:30 p.m. – Dale Valley Vineyard – Jesse & The King Rhythm Band – FREE; (All-ages)

3 p.m. – Tally’s – “Hell Over Iowa” feat. Nancy Grace Death Squad, To Storm the Fortress, Cranial Decay, Putrid Christ, Pandemic, Nefirum, Ghostbusters, Valar Morghulis, Burial Ritual, Grave Remains, Hubris and Gorgatron – $15; (All-ages)

3 p.m. – House of Bricks – “Death Metal Eric Fest” feat. Hang Over, Absolute Power, As For You, Hours of Decay, Before 13 Ends, Apathy Syndrome, Section Hate and Murder Earth – $7 or $5 with canned food donation; (All-ages)

5 p.m. – Ankeny Bandshell, Ankeny – Brother Trucker, TWINS and Dan Tedesco – $5; (All-ages)

6 p.m. – Hessen Haus – Barefoot Becky & The Ivanhoe Dutchmen – FREE; (21+)

7:30 p.m. – Wooly’s – Local H, Bad Veins and Hazer – $12; (All-ages)

8 p.m. – Beechwood Lounge – Filthy Still, Matthew James – FREE; (All-ages)

8 p.m. – Blue Moon Dueling Piano Bar – Dave Hawke, Tony Baragona and Whitney Maxwell – FREE; (21+)

8 p.m. – Civic Center – Tony Bennett – $57-$127; (All-ages)

9 p.m. – Vaudeville Mews – Electric Six, Yip Deceiver and Volcano Boys – $15; (21+)

9 p.m. – Gas Lamp – Hudson Falcons – $5; (21+)

9 p.m. – Whiskey Dixx – Thomas Fountain Band – $5; (21+)

9 p.m. – Mickey’s Irish Pub, Waukee – Naughty Mogwai – FREE; (21+)            

June 8

11 a.m. – Crossroads Church, Norwalk – “Connection Music Festival” feat. Rhett Walker Band, 7eventh Time Down, Bread of Stone and Kerrie Roberts – FREE; (All-ages)

2 p.m. – Snus Hill Winery, Madrid – Drama Kings – FREE; (All-ages)

3 p.m. – Summerset Winery, Indianola – Sons of Gladys Kravitz – $3 per person/$10 per car load; (All-ages)

3 p.m. – Tally’s – “Hell Over Iowa” feat. Local, Hours of Decay, Dark Apostle, Eat a Helicopter, Agrinex, Astringency, Murrum, Krotchripper, Eminent Terror, Fields of Elysium and Duckling Fantasy – $15; (All-ages)

5 p.m. – Vaudeville Mews – The Menzingers, Lemuria, PUP and Cayetana – $16; (All-ages)                

June 9

Cher tours through Wells Fargo Arena on June 9.

Cher tours through Wells Fargo Arena on June 9.

2 p.m. – Dale Valley Vineyard – Open Mic – FREE; (All-ages)

6:30 p.m. – Vaudeville Mews – Matt Hires – $12; (All-ages)

7 p.m. – Java Joes – Avery Hill – FREE; (All-ages)

7:30 p.m. – Wells Fargo Arena – Cher and Cyndi Lauper – $27.50-$107.50; (All-ages)

10 p.m. – Vaudeville Mews – David Ramirez – $12; (21+)               

June 10

5:30 p.m. – Wooly’s – Black Tide, Threat Signal, Affiance, Hatchet, Hollowpoint, Through the Darkness and Chasing Silence – $20; (All-ages)

8 p.m. – Simon Estes Amphitheater – “Nitefall on the River” feat. Needtobreathe and Foy Vance – $25 – $31; (21+)                

June 11

5:30 p.m. – Blank Park Zoo – “Zoo Brew” feat. Freestyle – Free for zoo members/$11 for non-members; (21+)                

June 12

4:45 p.m. – House of Bricks – Dog Fashion Disco, Psychostick, The Bunny The Bear, Aren’t We All, Astral Space and Switchblade Saturdays – $14; (All-ages)

5:30 p.m. – Valley Junction – “Music in the Junction” feat. Abby Normal – FREE; (All-ages)

6 p.m. – Jasper Winery – Brother Trucker – FREE; (All-ages)

8 p.m. – Blue Moon Dueling Piano Bar – Hannah Kindle, Jeremie Malotke and Tony Bohnenkamp – FREE; (21+)

8 p.m. – Des Moines Social Club – “Open Circus” – FREE; (21+)              

June 13

11:30 a.m. – Cafe Baratta’s – “Tunes on the Terrace” feat. Andy Fleming – FREE; (All-ages)

4:45 p.m. – Vaudeville Mews – Abigail Williams, Lecherous Nocturne, Panzerfaust, Agrinex, Parasitical, Deplorable Immaculacy – $15; (All-ages)

4:45 p.m. – Walker Johnson Park – “Urbandale Friday Fest” feat. Decoy – $8; (All-ages)

5 p.m. – Durham Bandshell Park, Ames – “Ames on the Half Shell” feat. Strange Brew – $4; (21+)

5:30 p.m. – Gray’s Lake – Tony Williams – FREE; (All-ages)

5:30 p.m. – Sixth and Boston Streets – “Rendezvous on Riverview” feat. Bella Soul – FREE; (All-ages)

6 p.m. – Copper Creek Lake Park, Pleasant Hill – “Chill on the Hill” feat. After Shock – $8; (All-ages)

6:30 p.m. – Krazee Kafe – Hemlock, Apathy Syndrome, Absolute Power, Section Hate and Chasing Silence – $13; (All-ages)

8 p.m. – Blue Moon Dueling Piano Bar – Hannah Kindle, Jeremie Malotke and Tony Bohnenkamp – FREE; (21+)

8 p.m. – Des Moines Social Club – “Call & Response” feat. Patrick Tape Fleming – FREE; (21+)

9 p.m. – Wooly’s – Family Groove Company and Mighty Shady – $10; (21+)

9 p.m. – Gas Lamp – Parranderos Latin Combo – $10; (21+)

9 p.m. – Whiskey Dixx – Jordan Danielsen – FREE; (21+)

10 p.m. – Vaudeville Mews – Head For the Hills and Joe Firstman & the Cordovas – $10; (21+)

June 14

12 p.m. – Avenue of the Saints Amphitheater, St. Charles – “Kosmos Music Festival” feat. Mayhem, Filibusta, Pleasure, Bentone, SharkWeek, Kong Speaks, SUBliminal Chaos, Adam Miller, Phantom Flex, Jake Reed, Shawn Shady, Nnothing, DJ Patrick Blin & Fatt Mee, Mike Wlkr, Tobias Cross, Disco Diaries, RAGElife Family Showcase, Mindblur, Electrocity, 8 Bit Cypher, Trypticon, Mike Husted, Pink Atlas, Cory Simpson and Roger That – $15 – 18+

4:30 p.m. – Centennial Park, Waukee – The United States Air Force Band of Mid-America and The Shades of Blue Jazz Ensemble – FREE; (All-ages)

5 p.m. – Ankeny Bandshell, Ankeny – Max Jury, GoodcaT and Jacey – $5; (All-ages)

5:45 p.m. – Vaudeville Mews – The Courtneys, Karen Meat & the Players, Easy Fruit and The French Dials – $12; (All-ages)

6 p.m. – Covered Bridges Winery – Crosswind – FREE; (All-ages)

6 p.m. – Hessen Haus – Bill Koncar Band – FREE; (21+)

7 p.m. – Java Joes – Eight Up Band – FREE; (All-ages)

8 p.m. – Blue Moon Dueling Piano Bar – Hannah Kindle, Jeremie Malotke and Tony Bohnenkamp – FREE; (21+)

9 p.m. – Des Moines Social Club – “Modern Love” feat. DJ Eight Ten – FREE; (21+)

9 p.m. – Whiskey Dixx – Matthew Kane, Greenbriar – $5; (21+)

10 p.m. – Vaudeville Mews – Robert Francis & the Night Ride and Carly Ritter – $10; (21+)                

June 15

2 p.m. – Snus Hill Winery, Madrid – ProMusica – FREE; (All-ages)

3 p.m. – Summerset Winery, Indianola – Tony Valdez & The Large Band – $3 per person/$10 per car load; (All-ages)

5 p.m. – House of Bricks – Parabelle, As For You, Bordeaux and Ashes Armada – FREE; (All-ages)

5:30 p.m. – Vaudeville Mews – Nice Peter and The Jackpot Golden Boys – $18; (All-ages)

7 p.m. – Wooly’s – Waka Flocka Flame – $30; (All-ages)

7 p.m. – State Capitol West Grounds – Des Moines Metro Concert Band/Metro Big Band – FREE; (All-ages)                

June 16

9 p.m. – Vaudeville Mews – Joey Molinaro, White Women, Creation Complex and mediumpenis – $5; (21+)               

June 17

6:30 p.m. – Vaudeville Mews – Joe Purdy and Brian Wright – $25; (All-ages)

10 p.m. – Vaudeville Mews – The Gold Magnolias, Dustin Smith & The Sunday Silos and Dana T. – $5; (21+)                

June 18

5:30 p.m. – Blank Park Zoo – “Zoo Brew” feat. The Lew & Brad Band – Free for zoo members/$11 for non-members; (21+)

6 p.m. – House of Bricks – Austin Anderson, Mason Jar and Liberty Hall Collective – $5; (All-ages)

7:30 p.m. – Wooly’s – Blood on the Dance Floor and Corpse – $18; (All-ages)                

June 19

5:30 p.m. – Valley Junction – “Music in the Junction” feat. Brother Trucker – FREE; (All-ages)

5:45 p.m. – Vaudeville Mews – Boddicker, Nuclear Hellfrost, Traffic Death and Error – $7; (All-ages)

6 p.m. – Jasper Winery – The Nadas – FREE; (All-ages)

7:30 p.m. – Temple Theater – Bonne Finken – $17.50-$37.50; (All-ages)

8 p.m. – Blue Moon Dueling Piano Bar – Libby Brcka, P.J. Gartrell and Spencer Bates – FREE; (21+)                

June 20

11:30 a.m. – Cafe Baratta’s – “Tunes on the Terrace” feat. The High Crest – FREE; (All-ages)

4:45 p.m. – Walker Johnson Park – “Urbandale Friday Fest” feat. Gimikk – $8; (All-ages)

5 p.m. – Durham Bandshell Park, Ames – “Ames on the Half Shell” feat. Matt Woods – $4; (21+)

5:30 p.m. – Sixth and Boston Streets – “Rendezvous on Riverview” feat. Brother Trucker – FREE; (All-ages)

5:30 p.m. – The Hub, downtown – The Lacona Quartet – FREE; (All-ages)

 6 p.m. – Copper Creek Lake Park, Pleasant Hill – “Chill on the Hill” feat. Standing Hampton – $8; (All-ages)

6:30 p.m. – Snus Hill Winery, Madrid – Jesse & The King Rhythm Band – FREE; (All-ages)

7 p.m. – Wooly’s – Kid Ink, B. Well and Rob Sheppard – $25; (All-ages)

7 p.m. – Brenton Skating Plaza – “Music Under the Canopy” feat. Bo Ramsey, The Honeydogs and The Jayhawks – $35; (All-ages)

8 p.m. – Gas Lamp – The Goddamn Gallows and Molly Gene One Woahman Band – $12; (21+)

8 p.m. – Blue Moon Dueling Piano Bar – Libby Brcka, P.J. Gartrell and Spencer Bates – FREE; (21+)

9 p.m. – DG’s Taphouse, Ames – Mighty Shady and Holly & The Night Owls – FREE; (21+)

9 p.m. – Whiskey Dixx – Turpentine Wine – FREE; (21+)

10 p.m. – Vaudeville Mews – Mr. Elevator & The Brain Hotel and Goldblums – $7; (21+)                

June 21

2 p.m. – Brenton Skating Plaza – “Music Under the Canopy” feat. Josh Davis, Randy Burk & The Prisoners, Brother Trucker, The Pines, Nicholas David and John Hiatt – $50; (All-ages)

2:30 p.m. – Dale Valley Vineyard – Big Joe Kinser Band – FREE; (All-ages)

5 p.m. – Vaudeville Mews – Farewell, My Love, Jamie’s Elsewhere, Incredible Me, Lionfight, Switchblade Saturdays and A Better Reality – $15; (All-ages)

5 p.m. – Ankeny Bandshell, Ankeny – Dick Prall, Dustin Smith & The Sunday Silos and Gilbert Goldsmith – $5; (All-ages)

6 p.m. – Hessen Haus – Don Peachey Band – FREE; (21+)

7 p.m. – Java Joes – Eight Up Band – FREE; (All-ages)

8 p.m. – Wooly’s – The Knocks, ASTR and Maids – $15; (All-ages)

8 p.m. – Blue Moon Dueling Piano Bar – Libby Brcka, P.J. Gartrell and Spencer Bates – FREE; (21+)

9 p.m. – DG’s Taphouse, Ames – Molly Gene One Whoaman Band and Dylan Boyle – FREE; (21+)

9 p.m. – House of Bricks – Aren’t We All, Nest of Snakes and The Maw – $5; (21+)

9 p.m. – Mickey’s Irish Pub, Waukee – Midnight Matinee – FREE; (21+)

10 p.m. – Vaudeville Mews – MC Animosity & DJ Johnny Sixx, Angle, Gadema, Daggers and B – Tho and Felix Thundamentals – $5; (21+)              

June 22

2 p.m. – Java Joes – Johnston Station Jazz Band – FREE; (All-ages)

2 p.m. – Snus Hill Winery, Madrid – 9th Street Shakers – FREE; (All-ages)

3 p.m. – Summerset Winery, Indianola – Slipstream – $3 per person/$10 per car load; (All-ages)

4 p.m. – Brenton Skating Plaza – “Music Under the Canopy” feat. James Biehn, Corey Chisel and Jason Isbell – $40; (All-ages)

7 p.m. – Vaudeville Mews – Civil Twilight – $15; (All-ages)

7 p.m. – State Capitol West Grounds – Des Moines Metro Concert Band/Metro Big Band – FREE; (All-ages)                

June 24

5:30 p.m. – Vaudeville Mews – Kitten Crisis, The Ancient Gods, Lonely Cub & Our Friends the Insects, Goldblums and Amy Bruce Spaceshow – $5; (All-ages)

10 p.m. – Vaudeville Mews – Blueprint, Count Bass D, 2 A.M. and Aeon Grey – $10; (21+)

June 25

5:30 p.m. – Blank Park Zoo – “Zoo Brew” feat. Loose Neutral – Free for zoo members/$11 for non-members; (21+)

8 p.m. – Hull Ave. Tavern – Egypt, Crown King Revival and Nest of Snakes – FREE; (21+)                

June 26

5:30 p.m. – Valley Junction – “Music in the Junction” feat. All Things King – FREE; (All-ages)

6 p.m. – Jasper Winery – Pianopalooza Band – FREE; (All-ages)

8 p.m. – Blue Moon Dueling Piano Bar – C.D. Thomas, Jeremie Malotke and Papi Sorrelis – FREE; (21+)                

June 27

11:30 a.m. – Cafe Baratta’s – “Tunes on the Terrace” feat. Mary McAdams – FREE; (All-ages)

4:45 p.m. – Walker Johnson Park – “Urbandale Friday Fest” feat. Final Mix – $8; (All-ages)

5 p.m. – Durham Bandshell Park, Ames – “Ames on the Half Shell” feat. Can of Worms – $4; (21+)

5:30 p.m. – Sixth and Boston Streets – “Rendezvous on Riverview” feat. Hold On – FREE; (All-ages)

5:30 p.m. – Gray’s Lake – Brian Holtz Band – FREE; (All-ages)

6 p.m. – Vaudeville Mews – Madison Ray & All The Single Ladies – $10; (All-ages)

6 p.m. – Copper Creek Lake Park, Pleasant Hill – “Chill on the Hill” feat. Gimikk – $8; (All-ages)

6:30 p.m. – Snus Hill Winery, Madrid – El Dorados – FREE; (All-ages)

7 p.m. – Penoach Winery, Adel – Abby Normal – FREE; (All-ages)

7:30 p.m. – Civic Center – The Glenn Miller Orchestra – $35-$55; (All-ages)

8 p.m. – Blue Moon Dueling Piano Bar – C.D. Thomas, Jeremie Malotke and Papi Sorrelis – FREE; (21+)

9 p.m. – Wooly’s – Dead Larry, o’fosho and Fuzzy Logic – $10; (All-ages)

9 p.m. – DG’s Taphouse, Ames – Great Caesar’s Goat – FREE; (21+)

10 p.m. – Vaudeville Mews – Justin Adams – $10; (21+)

10 p.m. – Whiskey Dixx – Rebyl Road – FREE; (21+)                

June 28

1 p.m. – Avenue of the Saints Amphitheater, St. Charles – “Flashback to the ’80s” feat. Cry Tough, Night Train, Looks That Kill, Shoot to Thrill and Battery – $30; (All-ages)

2 p.m. – Java Joes – Flying Pig Slow Jam – $7; (All-ages)

2:30 p.m. – Dale Valley Vineyard – Larry Berenguel & Friends – FREE; (All-ages)

5 p.m. – Ankeny Bandshell, Ankeny – Dave Zollo & The Body Electric, Volcano Boys and Dylan Sires & Neighbors – $5; (All-ages)

6 p.m. – Covered Bridges Winery – Exit 113 – FREE; (All-ages)

6 p.m. – Hessen Haus – Bob Malek’s Fisherman Band – FREE; (21+)

7 p.m. – Java Joes – Roy Book Binder – $20; (All-ages)

8 p.m. – Blue Moon Dueling Piano Bar – C.D. Thomas, Jeremie Malotke and Papi Sorrelis – FREE; (21+)

9 p.m. – Simon Estes Amphitheater – “Nitefall on the River” feat. Yonder Mountain String Band – $22-$25; (All-ages)

9 p.m. – Whiskey Dixx – Reed – FREE; (21+)

9 p.m. – Mickey’s Irish Pub, Waukee – Lesson 7 – FREE; (21+)

10 p.m. – Vaudeville Mews – Talking Mountain, Skypiper and Easy Fruit – $7; (21+)                

June 29

2 p.m. – Snus Hill Winery, Madrid – Tony Valdez & Don Jaques – FREE; (All-ages)

3 p.m. – Summerset Winery, Indianola – Bob Pace & The Dangerous Band – $3 per person/$10 per car load; (All-ages)

6:30 p.m. – Vaudeville Mews – Kid Slim – $12; (All-ages)

7 p.m. – State Capitol West Grounds – Des Moines Metro Concert Band/Metro Big Band – FREE; (All-ages)                

June 30

8 p.m. – Val Air Ballroom – Dark Star Orchestra – $25; (All-ages)

9 p.m. – Vaudeville Mews – Cantalouper, Canyons and Campbell De Sousa – $5; (All-ages)                

July 2

4 p.m. – Waukee High School Football Stadium – Brass Drum & Bugle Corp. – $15-$40; (All-ages)

5:30 p.m. – Blank Park Zoo – “Zoo Brew” feat. Abby Normal – Free for zoo members/$11 for non-members; (21+)

7:30 p.m. – Wooly’s – Switchfoot – $25; (All-ages)

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

July 3

6 p.m. – Valley Junction – Independence Day Celebration feat. Aries Rising and Faculty Lounge – FREE; (All-ages)

6 p.m. – Jasper Winery – Dueling Guitars – FREE; (All-ages)

6:30 p.m. – 107 E. Grand Ave. – “Jazz in July” feat. Parranderos Latin Combo – FREE; (All-ages)

8 p.m. – Blue Moon Dueling Piano Bar – Jeremie Malotke, Philly Williams and Wiz – FREE; (21+)               

July 4

Des Moines’ own Bonne Finken plays the 80/35 Music Festival this year.

Des Moines’ own Bonne Finken plays the 80/35 Music Festival this year.

12 p.m. – Western Gateway Park – “80/35 Music Festival” feat. Connor Oberst, Ziggy Marley, Best Coast, Dawes, Chicago Farmer, Max Jury, Bum Rap, Brother Trucker, TWINS, GoodcaT, Bonne Finken and Quick Piss – $29 one-day pass/$49 two-day; (All-ages)

4:45 p.m. – Walker Johnson Park – “Urbandale Friday Fest” feat. Lesson 7 – $8; (All-ages)

 5:30 p.m. – Sixth and Boston Streets – “Rendezvous on Riverview” feat. Backstage Boogie Band – FREE; (All-ages)

6:30 p.m. – 413 72nd St., Urbandale – “Jazz in July” feat. Tony Valdez Large Band – FREE; (All-ages)

7 p.m. – Raccoon River Park – West Des Moines Community Band – FREE; (All-ages)

8 p.m. – Blue Moon Dueling Piano Bar – Jeremie Malotke, Philly Williams and Wiz – FREE; (21+)

9 p.m. – Whiskey Dixx – Moccasin Creek – $10-$20; (21+)                

July 5

Parlours play the 80/35 Music Festival on July 5.

Parlours play the 80/35 Music Festival on July 5.

12 p.m. – Western Gateway Park – “80/35 Music Festival” feat. Dr. Dog, Xavier Rudd, Raz Simone, The Envy Corps, Caroline Smith, Shy Boys, Parlours, Holy White Hounds, Aquamarine Dream Machine and Kris Adams – $29 one-day pass/$49 two-day; (All-ages)

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

6:30 p.m. – Evelyn K. Davis Park – “Jazz in July” feat. Bella Soul – FREE; (All-ages)

8 p.m. – Blue Moon Dueling Piano Bar – Jeremie Malotke, Philly Williams and Wiz – FREE; (21+)

9 p.m. – The Hull Avenue Tavern – Ashes Armada, Canzo, Black Star Alliance and Blacked Out World – FREE; (21+)                

July 6

3 p.m. – Summerset Winery, Indianola – Flipside – $3 per person/$10 per car load; (All-ages)

7 p.m. – State Capitol West Grounds – Des Moines Metro Concert Band/Metro Big Band – FREE; (All-ages)                

July 7

5:45 p.m. – Vaudeville Mews – Wild Moccasins, The Eastern Sea – $10; (All-ages)

10 p.m. – Vaudeville Mews – The Everyman, The Brooklyn What and Holy Rattlesnakes – $7; (21+)                

July 8

8 p.m. – Hoyt Sherman Place – Gillian Welch – $29.75; (All-ages)

9 p.m. – DG’s Taphouse, Ames – Jive Coulis – FREE; (21+)              

July 9

5:30 p.m. – Blank Park Zoo – “Zoo Brew” feat. The Danny Whitson Band – Free for zoo members/$11 for non-members; (21+)

8 p.m. – Wooly’s – Delta Rae and Gabe Dixon – $20; (All-ages)

9 p.m. – Vaudeville Mews – Blackbird Blackbird – $8; (21+)                

July 10

5:30 p.m. – Valley Junction – “Music in the Junction” feat. Fahrenheit – FREE; (All-ages)

6 p.m. – Jasper Winery – Mr. Baber’s Neighbors – FREE; (All-ages)

6:30 p.m. – Farm Bureau Financial Services, West Des Moines – “Jazz in July” feat. Dave Rezek’s Alpha State Agents – FREE; (All-ages)

8 p.m. – Blue Moon Dueling Piano Bar – Chris Hatfield, Dean Madonia and Jeremie Malotke – FREE; (21+)

8 p.m. – Des Moines Social Club – “Open Circus” – FREE; (21+)

9 p.m. – Wooly’s – Whiskey Myers – $10; (21+)

9 p.m. – DG’s Taphouse, Ames – Moonlight Grammar and FDR – FREE; (21+)

July 11

Motley Crue comes to Wells Fago Arena on July 11.

Motley Crue comes to Wells Fago Arena on July 11.

4:45 p.m. – Walker Johnson Park – “Urbandale Friday Fest” feat. Abby Normal – $8; (All-ages)

5 p.m. – Des Moines Art Center – Mick Staebell – Free for Art Center members/$5 for non-members; (All-ages)

5 p.m. – Durham Bandshell Park, Ames – “Ames on the Half Shell” feat. Salty View’s Acoustic Review – $4; (21+)

5:30 p.m. – The Hub, downtown – FreeStyle – FREE; (All-ages)

5:30 p.m. – Sixth and Boston Streets – “Rendezvous on Riverview” feat. Decoy – FREE; (All-ages)

6:30 p.m. – Hispanic Educational Resources Building – “Jazz in July” feat. Orquesta Alto Maiz – FREE; (All-ages)

7 p.m. – Java Joes – Benny K. – FREE; (All-ages)

7 p.m. – Wells Fargo Arena – Motley Crue and Alice Cooper – $20-$95; (All-ages)

7 p.m. – Penoach Winery, Adel – iNFUZiON – FREE; (All-ages)

8 p.m. – Blue Moon Dueling Piano Bar – Chris Hatfield, Dean Madonia and Jeremie Malotke – FREE; (21+)

9 p.m. – Gas Lamp – The Danielle Nicole Band – $15; (21+)

9 p.m. – Des Moines Social Club – “Modern Love” feat. DJ Eight Ten – FREE; (21+)

9 p.m. – DG’s Taphouse, Ames – King of the Tramps – $5; (21+)

9 p.m. – Whiskey Dixx – Damon Dotson – FREE; (21+)                

July 12

12 p.m. – Dale Valley Vineyard – “Winestock” – $10 admission; (All-ages)

6 p.m. – Hessen Haus – Bill Koncar Band – FREE; (21+)

6 p.m. – Covered Bridges Winery – partysixty3 – FREE; (All-ages)

6:30 p.m. – Waveland Golf Course – “Jazz in July” feat. The Trinity Project – FREE; (All-ages)

7 p.m. – Whiskey Dixx – Matt Kennon – $10; (21+)

7 p.m. – Simon Estes Amphitheater – “Nitefall on the River” feat. Michael Franti, Soja, Brett Dennen and Trevor Hall – $40-$45; (All-ages)

8 p.m. – Blue Moon Dueling Piano Bar – Chris Hatfield, Dean Madonia and Jeremie Malotke – FREE; (21+)

 8 p.m. – Des Moines Social Club – “Call & Response” feat. Patrick Tape Fleming – FREE; (21+)               

July 13

3 p.m. – Summerset Winery, Indianola – Tony Valdez & The Retro Rockets – $3 per person/$10 per car load; (All-ages)

6:30 p.m. – Sylvan Theater – “Jazz in July” feat. Janey Hooper & Friends – FREE; (All-ages)

7 p.m. – State Capitol West Grounds – Metro Dixieland Band – FREE; (All-ages)

8 p.m. – Vaudeville Mews – Gypsyhawk, Scattered Hamlet, Superchief and No Good Deed – $10; (21+)               

July 14

9 p.m. – Vaudeville Mews – S. Carey – $15; (21+)                

July 15

6 p.m. – Wooly’s – Emmure, Intentions, ghosthive, Buster Casey and Corpse – $17; (All-ages)

9 p.m. – Vaudeville Mews – Bad Suns – $10; (All-ages)                

July 16

5:30 p.m. – Blank Park Zoo – “Zoo Brew” feat. Trio Aceto – Free for zoo members/$11 for non-members; (21+)                

July 17

5:30 p.m. – Valley Junction – “Music in the Junction” feat. Final Mix – FREE; (All-ages)

6 p.m. – Jasper Winery – Dazy Head Mazy – FREE; (All-ages)

6:30 p.m. – Clive Aquatic Center – “Jazz in July” feat. Freddy Gazzo Band – FREE; (All-ages)

9 p.m. – Vaudeville Mews – Unicycle Loves You and The Wheelers – $7; (21+)

8 p.m. – Blue Moon Dueling Piano Bar – Dean Madonia, Hannah Kindle and Todd Cutshaw – FREE; (21+)                

July 18

4:45 p.m. – Walker Johnson Park – “Urbandale Friday Fest” feat. Faculty Lounge – $8; (All-ages)

5 p.m. – Durham Bandshell Park, Ames – “Ames on the Half Shell” feat. Saucy Jack – $4; (21+)

5:30 p.m. – Science Center of Des Moines – “Mixology Night” feat. Madison Ray & All the Single Ladies – Free for SCI members/$5 for non-members; (21+)

5:30 p.m. – Gray’s Lake – El Dorados – FREE; (All-ages)

5:30 p.m. – Sixth and Boston Streets – “Rendezvous on Riverview” feat. Final Mix – FREE; (All-ages)

6:30 p.m. – Beaverdale Park – “Jazz in July” feat. Ken Jolls Quartet and Kersten Tipping – FREE; (All-ages)

8 p.m. – Simon Estes Amphitheater – “Nitefall on the River” feat. Matt Nathanson and Andrew McMahon – $25; (All-ages)

8 p.m. – Blue Moon Dueling Piano Bar – Dean Madonia, Hannah Kindle and Todd Cutshaw – FREE; (21+)

10 p.m. – Whiskey Dixx – Cheap Thrill – $10-$15; (21+)               

July 19

11 a.m. – Hawkeye Antique Acres, Waukee – “Waukeye Music” feat. My Future Sin, The West End Connection, Good ol’ Boys, Deep Fried Squirrel, Rumble Seat Riot, Reeferseed Express, Randy Burk & The Prisoners, Thankful Dirt, Whiskey Dick, Barrel House Rockets, Cirrus Minor, Old Salt Union and Hooten Hallers – $30; (All-ages)

5 p.m. – Vaudeville Mews – A Lot Like Birds, Heart to Heart, Sundance Kid, The Getaway Scene, Underdog Story and The Fallen Truth – $13; (All-ages)

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

6:30 p.m. – Sixth Avenue Corridor – “Jazz in July” feat. Freestyle – FREE; (All-ages)

7 p.m. – Whiskey Dixx – Jackson Taylor & The Sinners – $10-$15; (21+)

8 p.m. – Blue Moon Dueling Piano Bar – Dean Madonia, Hannah Kindle and Todd Cutshaw – FREE; (21+)                

July 20

3 p.m. – Summerset Winery, Indianola – Final Mix – $3 per person/$10 per car load; (All-ages)

6:30 p.m. – Johnston Public Library – “Jazz in July” feat. Betsy Hickok Quartet – FREE; (All-ages)

7 p.m. – State Capitol West Grounds – Iowa Military Veterans Band – FREE; (All-ages)                

July 21

9 p.m. – DG’s Taphouse, Ames – Joshua Powell & The Great Train Robbery – FREE; (21+)                

July 23

5:30 p.m. – Blank Park Zoo – “Zoo Brew” feat. Crooked Mile – Free for zoo members/$11 for non-members; (21+)

6:30 p.m. – Wesley Acres – “Jazz in July” feat. John Morgan Orchestra and Gina Gedler – FREE; (All-ages)                

July 24

Umphrey’s McGee plays Nightfall on the River on July 24.

Umphrey’s McGee plays Nightfall on the River on July 24.

5:30 p.m. – Valley Junction – “Music in the Junction” feat. The Blue Band – FREE; (All-ages)

6 p.m. – Jasper Winery – Flipside – FREE; (All-ages)

6:30 p.m. – 601 Sixth Ave. – “Jazz in July” feat. Max Wellman – FREE; (All-ages)

6:30 p.m. – South Sixth and Ashworth, Waukee – “Jazz in July” feat. The Jazz Page – FREE; (All-ages)

8 p.m. – Simon Estes Amphitheater – “Nitefall on the River” feat. Umphree’s McGee – $25-$30; (All-ages)

8 p.m. – Blue Moon Dueling Piano Bar – Jeremie Malotke, Justin Flagg and Whitney Maxwell – FREE; (21+)

July 25

4:45 p.m. – Walker Johnson Park – “Urbandale Friday Fest” feat. Flipside – $8; (All-ages)

5 p.m. – Durham Bandshell Park, Ames – “Ames on the Half Shell” feat. Abby Normal – $4; (21+)

5:30 p.m. – The Hub, downtown – Aries Rising – FREE; (All-ages)

5:30 p.m. – Sixth and Boston Streets – “Rendezvous on Riverview” feat. Faculty Lounge – FREE; (All-ages)

6:30 p.m. – Copper Creek Lake Park – “Jazz in July” feat. High Society Big Band – FREE; (All-ages)

7 p.m. – Wooly’s – Touche Amore, Tigers Jaw and Dads – $15; (All-ages)

7 p.m. – Penoach Winery, Adel – Chad Elliott – FREE; (All-ages)

8 p.m. – Blue Moon Dueling Piano Bar – Jeremie Malotke, Justin Flagg and Whitney Maxwell – FREE; (21+)

9 p.m. – DG’s Taphouse, Ames – “Nova Labs Album Release Spectacular” – FREE; (21+)

10 p.m. – Whiskey Dixx – Matt Enik – FREE; (21+)               

July 26

2:30 p.m. – Dale Valley Vineyard – Willie Mac & Friends – FREE; (All-ages)

6 p.m. – Hessen Haus – Barefoot Becky & The Ivanhoe Dutchmen – FREE; (21+)

6:30 p.m. – West Glen Town Center – “Jazz in July” feat. Paige Harpin & Gruve – FREE; (All-ages)

8 p.m. – Blue Moon Dueling Piano Bar – Jeremie Malotke, Justin Flagg and Whitney Maxwell – FREE; (21+)               

July 27

3 p.m. – Summerset Winery, Indianola – Abby Normal – $3 per person/$10 per car load; (All-ages)

July 29

8 p.m. – Simon Estes Amphitheater – “Nitefall on the River” feat. Fitz & The Tantrums and Max Frost – $20-$25; (All-ages)

9 p.m. – Whiskey Dixx – Highway 55 – FREE; (21+)

July 30

5:30 p.m. – Blank Park Zoo – “Zoo Brew” feat. Burning Down the House – Free for zoo members/$11 for non-members; (21+)

9 p.m. – Wooly’s – Eric Johnson – $30; (21+)               

July 31

5:30 p.m. – Valley Junction – “Music in the Junction” feat. Randy Burk & The Prisoners – FREE; (All-ages)

6 p.m. – Jasper Winery – Final Mix – FREE; (All-ages)

8 p.m. – Blue Moon Dueling Piano Bar – Dave Hawke, Marc Van Lue and Tony Bohnenkamp – FREE; (21+)               

Aug. 1

4:45 p.m. – Walker Johnson Park – “Urbandale Friday Fest” feat. Nice Bangs – $8; (All-ages)

5 p.m. – Des Moines Art Center – Jason Walsmith – Free for Art Center members/$5 for non-members; (All-ages)

5 p.m. – Durham Bandshell Park, Ames – “Ames on the Half Shell” feat. Sidecar Rally – $4; (21+)

5:30 p.m. – Science Center of Des Moines – “Mixology Night” feat. Brother Trucker – Free for SCI members/$5 for non-members; (21+)

5:30 p.m. – Gray’s Lake – Retro Rockets feat. Tony Valdez – FREE; (All-ages)

5:30 p.m. – Sixth and Boston Streets – “Rendezvous on Riverview” feat. The Whole Damn Band – FREE; (All-ages)

8 p.m. – Blue Moon Dueling Piano Bar – Dave Hawke, Marc Van Lue and Tony Bohnenkamp – FREE; (21+)

10 p.m. – Whiskey Dixx – The Snacks – FREE; (21+)                

Aug. 2

12 p.m. – Western Gateway Park – “515 Alive Music Festival” – $20-$35; (All-ages)

2:30 p.m. – Dale Valley Vineyard – Larry Berenguel & Friends – FREE; (All-ages)

6 p.m. – Avenue of the Saints Amphitheater, St. Charles – Wayland, Dead Superstar, As For You, Stone Park Ritual and Black Star Alliance – $15-$30; (All-ages)

6 p.m. – Covered Bridges Winery – James Biehn – FREE; (All-ages)

6 p.m. – Hessen Haus – Bob Malek’s Fisherman Band – FREE; (21+)

8 p.m. – Blue Moon Dueling Piano Bar – Dave Hawke, Marc Van Lue and Tony Bohnenkamp – FREE; (21+)

10 p.m. – Whiskey Dixx – Matt Stone & The Dirty Country Band – $5; (21+)                

Aug. 3

3 p.m. – Summerset Winery, Indianola – Doghouse Daddies – $3 per person/$10 per car load; (All-ages)

7 p.m. – Simon Estes Amphitheater – “Nitefall on the River” feat. John Butler Trio – $25-$30; (All-ages)

9 p.m. – DG’s Taphouse, Ames – Paleo and Esme Patterson – FREE; (21+)                

Aug. 5

8:30 p.m. – Wooly’s – Trombone Shorty & Orleans Ave. and St. Paul & The Broken Bones – $27; (All-ages)                

Aug. 6

5:30 p.m. – Blank Park Zoo – “Zoo Brew” feat. Slipstream – Free for zoo members/$11 for non-members; (21+)

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

Aug. 7

5:30 p.m. – Valley Junction – “Music in the Junction” feat. Burning Down the House – FREE; (All-ages)

8 p.m. – Iowa State Fair Grandstand – Newsboys – $30; (All-ages)

8 p.m. – Val Air Ballroom – 311 – $39.50; (All-ages)

8 p.m. – Des Moines Social Club – “Open Circus” – FREE; (21+)                

Aug. 8

4:45 p.m. – Walker Johnson Park – “Urbandale Friday Fest” feat. Nice Bangs – $8; (All-ages)

5:30 p.m. – The Hub, downtown – Planetpassengers – FREE; (All-ages)

7 p.m. – Penoach Winery, Adel – Dave Zollo & The Body Electric – FREE; (All-ages)

8 p.m. – Iowa State Fair Grandstand – The Turtles, Flo & Eddie, Chuck Negron, Gary U.S. Bonds, Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels and Gary Lewis & The Playboys – $25; (All-ages)

9 p.m. – Des Moines Social Club – “Modern Love” feat. DJ Eight Ten – FREE; (21+)                

Aug. 9

2 p.m. – Penoach Winery, Adel – Code Blue – FREE; (All-ages)

6 p.m. – Hessen Haus – Bill Koncar Band – FREE; (21+)

8 p.m. – Iowa State Fair Grandstand – Goo Goo Dolls and Daughtry – $39; (All-ages)

8 p.m. – Des Moines Social Club – “Call & Response” feat. Patrick Tape Fleming – FREE; (21+)                

Aug. 10

2 p.m. – Dale Valley Vineyard – Open Mic – FREE; (All-ages)

3 p.m. – Summerset Winery, Indianola – David Gerald Band – $3 per person/$10 per car load; (All-ages)                

Aug. 12

Florida Georgia Line comes to the Iowa State Fair Grandstand on Aug. 12.

Florida Georgia Line comes to the Iowa State Fair Grandstand on Aug. 12.

8 p.m. – Iowa State Fair Grandstand – Florida Georgia Line and Colt Ford – $40; (All-ages)                

Aug. 13

5:30 p.m. – Blank Park Zoo – “Zoo Brew” feat. Burnin’ Sensations – Free for zoo members/$11 for non-members; (21+)               

Aug. 14

5:30 p.m. – Valley Junction – “Music in the Junction” feat. Flipside – FREE; (All-ages)

7 p.m. – Iowa State Fair Grandstand – Jake Owen & Eli Young Band and The Cadillac Three – $40; (All-ages)                

Aug. 15

5:30 p.m. – Gray’s Lake – Crooked Mile – FREE; (All-ages)

8 p.m. – Iowa State Fair Grandstand – Chevelle and Halestorm – $35; (All-ages)                

Aug. 16

6 p.m. – Covered Bridges Winery – iNFUZiON – FREE; (All-ages)

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

8 p.m. – Iowa State Fair Grandstand – Lady Antebellum – $49; (All-ages)                

Aug. 17

8 p.m. – Iowa State Fair Grandstand – Foreigner, Styx – $39; (All-ages)               

Aug. 20

KISS plays Wells Fargo Arena on Aug. 20.

KISS plays Wells Fargo Arena on Aug. 20.

5:30 p.m. – Blank Park Zoo – “Zoo Brew” feat. Decoy – Free for zoo members/$11 for non-members; (21+)

7 p.m. – Wells Fargo Arena – KISS, Def Leppard – $47-$151; (All-ages)                

Aug. 21

5:30 p.m. – Valley Junction – “Music in the Junction” feat. El Dorados – FREE; (All-ages)                

Aug. 22

5:30 p.m. – The Hub, downtown – Soul Searchers – FREE; (All-ages)

9 p.m. – DG’s Taphouse, Ames – Obsidian’s Dream and Strong Like Bear – FREE; (21+)                

Aug. 23

6 p.m. – Hessen Haus – Jim Kucera Band – FREE; (21+)               

Aug. 24

3 p.m. – Summerset Winery, Indianola – Tony Valdez & The Large Band – $3 per person/$10 per car load; (All-ages)                

Aug. 27

5:30 p.m. – Blank Park Zoo – “Zoo Brew” feat. Pianopalooza – Free for zoo members/$11 for non-members; (21+)

9 p.m. – Vaudeville Mews – Bob Log III – $10; (21+)                

Aug. 28                  

5:30 p.m. – Valley Junction – “Music in the Junction” feat. Malcolm Wells & The Two Timers – FREE; (All-ages)                

Aug. 29

7 p.m. – Penoach Winery, Adel – Crosswind – FREE; (All-ages)

8 p.m. – Wooly’s – Future Islands – $17; (All-ages)               

Aug. 30

9:30 p.m. – Whiskey Dixx – Chuck Murphy – FREE; (21+) CV

Chad Taylor is an award-winning news journalist and music writer from Des Moines who would love to take his talents abroad if the rent were not so much more affordable in Des Moines.

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