“Revive the Live Drive-in Concert Series” takes place inside Water Works Park in a grassy area. Concertgoers who purchase advance tickets can drive their vehicles in, park and listen to a live concert in social distancing style. Bring your own chairs, snacks and beverages to this unique concert venue. Catch Damon Dotson on Aug. 7, or, on Aug. 8, listen to Winterland, a Grateful Dead tribute band. Tickets cost $40 for two people and their vehicle. Each additional adult ticket costs $20; kid’s admission is $10. Ticket sales are limited; visit https://app.tikly.co/revivethelive.
Stark Raving Madge will play a free show on Aug. 29 at another space not typically used as a music venue before, the track apron outdoors at Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino.
No Iowa State Fair? No problem. You can still catch East Side Night on Aug. 14 at Jack McCuen’s Pub and listen to Jesse and the Medicine Men’s country act.
The National Independent Venue Association is seeking to preserve live music venues during the pandemic. Iowa music venues that have joined forces with NIVA include 80/35 Music Festival, Gas Lamp, Greater Des Moines Music Coalition, Horizon Events Center, Hoyt Sherman Place, Lefty’s Live Music, Noce, Vaudeville Mews, Wooly’s and xBK. Learn how you can help with the #SAVEOURSTAGES campaign. You can find more information at www.nivassoc.org. ♦