Seventh Annual Yankee Doodle Drive Against Hunger

June 1, 2015 - July 5, 2015 - All Day at Food Bank of Iowa
2220 E. 17th Street

Join us for our seventh annual Yankee Doodle Drive Against Hunger! Donate non-perishable food items at any Des Moines metro-area Bank of the West and Hy-Vee locations June 1-July 5, 2015. Or, drop off your items at the Des Moines Symphony’s 22nd annual Yankee Doodle Pops on Thu July 2 and receive a 25 percent off coupon for any 2015-2016 Masterworks concert! You can also donate online at

Thank you to our 2015 Yankee Doodle Drive Against Hunger partners:

Welcome Home – Hands on Fun Stations

June 8, 2015 - August 9, 2015 - 10:00 am at Living History Farms
11121 Hickman Road

$14.75/adults, $9/kids, Members free

Welcome to our historic homes for a hands-on adventure this summer at Living History Farms. In conjunction with the NEH On the Road exhibit “House & Home,” Living History Farms will be exploring how Iowans made houses into homes and homes into communities.

Music Under the Stars

June 14, 2015 - July 12, 2015 - 12:00 am - 7:00 pm at Iowa State Capitol
E 9th Street & Grand Avenue

Free Music Under the Stars program. In case of rain, concerts will be held at Drake University. See website for details!



Dave Matthews Band

June 30, 2015 - 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm at Wells Fargo Arena
730 Third Street

Dave Matthews Band returns to Des Moines for the first time in six years for their first show ever at Wells Fargo Arena.

Tickets on sale February 13 through Wells Fargo Arena Box Office and

GA Floor Standing: $65. Lower Arena Reserved: $75-$65. Upper Arena Reserved: $55-$39.50

Des Moines Symphony’s 22nd Annual Yankee Doodle Pops

July 2, 2015 - 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm at West Terrace, Iowa State Capitol
1007 E. Grand Ave.

Join us for the Des Moines Symphony’s 22nd annual Yankee Doodle Pops, Iowa’s largest single-day concert event! This family-friendly and patriotic concert concludes with the area’s premier fireworks display over the downtown Des Moines skyline, and best of all, it’s FREE! Bring your picnic baskets, blankets and lawn chairs, or purchase food from an array of vendors at the concert.  For more information, please visit or call 515.280.4004.

Wednesday Workshop – Exploring Energy: Mousetraps, Magnets & More

July 8, 2015 - 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm at Science Center of Iowa
401 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway

Mid-week workshops for middle school makers! Every Wednesday from June through August, 6th – 8th graders can join SCI’s makers-in-residence for hands-on workshops from 5:00-7:00 pm.

This week: We’ll tell you the beginning and the end — but the middle is up to you in this innovative workshop! From mousetraps to ramps to marbles, create an amazing machine with a few unlikely items.




July 9, 2015 - 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm at Sprint Center
1407 Grand Boulevard

Buy Tickets HERE

Belin Quartet Summer Series

July 10, 2015 - 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm at Cowles Commons
221 Walnut Street

This week, the Belin String Quartet will be playing Brahms Quintet Op. 88 in F major. Please come join us on the new Cowles Commons for this FREE concert!


Nickelback – CANCELLED

July 14, 2015 - 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm at Wells Fargo Arena
730 Third Street

Nickelback have been forced to cancel the remaining dates of their “No Fixed Address” North American tour, including the July 14 appearance in Des Moines. Refunds are available through point of purchase. Full release from the band is below.


Nickelback is forced to cancel all remaining dates of the second leg of the 2015 No Fixed Address North American tour due to lead vocalist Chad Kroeger being diagnosed with an operable cyst on his voice box.  Chad will undergo surgery in 3 weeks following vocal rest ordered by doctors.  Ticket refunds will be available at the point of purchase.

Nickelback cancelled shows over the weekend, hoping the additional rest and treatment would help but an unfortunate diagnosis from Chad’s doctor revealed a more serious scenario. “I am sorry I have to interrupt the party this summer and I am definitely not thrilled with the prospect of being silent for many weeks to come when I could be out there playing for our fans” shared Chad. “I am relying on my doctor and his team to help get my voice back in good form as quickly as possible.”

Chad’s medical team anticipates a full recovery and the No Fixed Address Tour will resume with their previously scheduled European run, in Helsinki, Finland on September 30th.  Nickelback are expected to return to North America in 2016.

We wanted to give you information on how to claim your refund for the purchase price of your tickets:

Credit Card purchases done through one of our authorized channels (Box Office, DAHL’S Food Locations, or by (866) 55- DAHLS) will be refunded automatically to the card used to make the original purchase.

Cash purchasers may claim their refund by bringing their original tickets to the Wells Fargo Arena Box Office Monday through Friday from 10 – 5:00. This applies to any cash purchase that was originally done at the Wells Fargo Arena Box Office. (you will not be able to claim your cash refund at a Dahl’s Foods location) Refunds for cash sales will be made in the form of a check.

If you have any questions regarding refunds, please contact the Wells Fargo Arena Box Office, during business hours, at (515) 564-8300.


Nitefall On The River with Lake Street Dive

July 15, 2015 - 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm at Simon Estes Riverfront Amphitheater
71 E. Locust St.

Buy Tickets HERE

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