Quality Inn & Suites Event Center
929 3rd Street
Des Moines, IA 50309
Phone: (515) 282-5251
Fax: (515) 282-6871
929 3rd Street, Des Moines, IA, US, 50309
- Phone: (515) 282-5251
- Fax: (515) 282-6871
October 01, 2014 9:00 PM
Although bluegrass music is typically defined by its layered acoustic instrumentation and traditional approach, Mountain Standard Time leans much more toward the progressive side of the genre, alongside popular groups such as Yonder Mountain String Band and The String Cheese Incident. Beyond the standard mandolin, banjo and acoustic guitar setup, the Colorado-based six-piece also utilizes electric bass, drums, horns and lots of percussion to help create its jam rock-influenced spin on the classic American genre. Thanks to Mountain Standard Time's ability to play long sets of dance-friendly bluegrass fusion, the group has become popular at notable jam rock festivals throughout the United States.
October 01, 2014
October 02, 2014 8:00 PM
October 02, 2014 7:30 PM
October 03, 2014 8:00 PM
With a full band sound that pulls upon the strengths of the group's horn section, JJ Grey & Mofro put its stamp on modern soul/blues music with a distinctly modern approach to erstwhile grooves. Formed in Florida in the late 1990s, the band has experimented with a number of music styles including Southern rock, R&B and funk before landing on a easily accessible style that has won the group fans from across the country. JJ Grey & Mofro released its first two records, starting with its 2001 debut Blackwater, with Fog City Records before switching to the Alligator label and releasing a string of records including 2011's Brighter Days.
October 03, 2014 5:00 PM
Anybody Killa, often abbreviated as Abk, is a Native American rapper from Detroit. Abk's middle finger was cut off at a car factory while performing with his old group Krazy Klan. He decided to split from the group and go solo in 2000 with Rain From The Sun. Blending elements of his ancestors' storytelling skills and horror film references in songs like "Trail of Tears" and "Guilletine pt.2," Abk's voice is distinct because of his obvious lisp. Like the true juggalo that he is, Abk paints his face black, white and red, and wears a giant white bandanna that covers most of his forehead and brow.
October 03, 2014 7:30 PM
October 03, 2014 7:30 PM
The coming-of-age rock opera Spring Awakening made its off-Broadway New York debut in 2006. Famed for tackling subjects of teenage sexuality, abuse, suicide and youth tumult with a fearless voice, the show is based on the original German play by Frank Wedekind from the turn of the century. The trials of youth are explored with utter candor in this riveting exploration of a group of adolescents trying to become their own people in the face of immense pressure from the adult world. Wedekind's original play has been mined time and time again for its highly realistic treatment of the youth experience, this time with the modern-day verve of Broadway. Now a cult classic, Spring Awakening has become world-renowned through various tours and international productions, garnering 3 Tony awards and massive critical acclaim.
October 04, 2014 5:30 PM
Founded in 1991, Powerman 5000 is an industrial rock band that fuses heavy metal and electronic rock elements into one abrasive sound. Since releasing its debut album, The Blood Splat Rating Systemin 1995, the band has risen to international attention, particularly for the 1999 LP, Tonight the Stars Revolt! Despite an almost consistently shifting lineup, the band has pushed forward through its decades-long existence with mastermind and front man Spider One always at the helm. Powerman 5000 released its eighth studio album, Builder of the Future, in 2014.
October 04, 2014 7:30 PM
October 04, 2014 7:05 PM
The Des Moines Buccaneers is a hockey team that competes in the United States Hockey League's Tier 1. The team was founded in 1980 and since its inception it has played all its home games at Buccaneer Arena in Urbandale, Iowa. Displaying an adept knack for winning games (taking home itsfirst of several Anderson Cups in 1994), the Buccaneers has served as a platform for players to go on to play in the NCAA and eventually the NHL.
October 04, 2014 7:00 PM
Formed in New York in 1999, Taking Back Sunday is an alternative rock band that experienced a considerable amount of commercial success throughout the 2000s. After independently releasing its full-length debut Tell All Your Friends, in 2002 and its follow up Where You Want To Be, in 2004, Taking Back Sunday began earning increasing amounts of mainstream exposure and eventually signed a recording contract with Warner Bros. Records in 2006. The band's major label debut Louder Now, earned widespread critical acclaim and earned the respect of international audiences as well as its faithful following from its independent days. Despite major changes to its lineup, Taking Back Sunday continues to be a driving force behind contemporary alternative rock with releases such as its 2011 eponymous record.