Do you have kids? If so, do they like music? If you answered yes to the first question and no to the second, you’re a dirty, dirty liar. Make up for it by taking the young ones to see Justin Roberts and the Not Ready for Naptime Players do its thing on Saturday, June 22, presented by the West Des Moines Historical Society on the Bennett School lawn. Roberts will be performing two one-hour performances starting at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Gates will open for the first concert at 10 a.m., and there will be food and drink available from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., provided by the Valley Boosters. For more information, go to www.thejordanhouse.org.
On Thursday, June 20, Krazee Kafe has Red Line Chemistry performing at 7 p.m. Admission is $7 for people 18-20 and $5 for 21+. Bombardier opens.
Also on June 20, there is an open mic at Java Joes starting at 9 p.m. Go sing, or just listen to everyone else. No cover.
Then on Friday, June 21, Brother Trucker plays the Rendezvous on Riverview at 6th and Boston in Highland Park. The music starts at 5:30 p.m., and the show is free and all-ages. It’s your Sound Notes Pick o’ the Week.
Also on June 21, House of Bricks has Burnin’ Down the House, starting at 9 p.m. Six bucks gets you in the door, and the show is 21+.
Vaudeville Mews presents Pieta Brown on Saturday, June 22. The show is all-ages and kicks off at 6:30 p.m. Tickets run $12 and can be bought in advance through www.tikly.co. Eric Kennedy opens.
Also on June 22, the Hull Avenue Tavern has All Things King starting at 9 p.m. No cover, 21+.
On Sunday, June 23, Java Joes has the Johnston Station Jazz Band performing at 2 p.m. That one is free and all-ages.
Also happening on June 23, Wooly’s has the best thing to come out of Arizona since “Police Women of Maricopa County,” The Maine. The Tempe five-piece is playing along with Rocket to the Moon, This Century and Brighten. That one is all-ages and kicks off at 6:30 p.m. Tickets run $18 in advance, available through www.woolysdm.com, or $20 at the door.
Vaudeville Mews has Unknown Mortal Orchestra playing on Monday, June 24. The all-ages show starts at 6:30 p.m. and is $12 at the door. Bass Drum of Death opens.
On Tuesday, June 25, The Des Moines Civic Center has folk rock legend Jackson Browne performing with Sara Watkins. The all-ages show starts at 7:30 p.m. with tickets ranging from $41 to $66. Tickets are available at the Civic Center box office, or online at www.civiccenter.org.
Finally, on Wednesday, June 26, Wells Fargo Arena brings Rock-n-Roll Hall of Famers Fleetwood Mac to town in a chance of a lifetime, all-ages show that starts at 8 p.m. Tickets to the show run $49 to $149, and are available at the Wells Fargo Arena box office, online at www.dahlstickets.com, by phone at 866-55-DAHLS or you can go your own way to any Dahls Foods location. Mahalo. CV