Music in Des Moines, Iowa

The Basement // Doors 7PM // Show 8PM

$12 advance, $15 day of show

Spend your Valentine’s Day on an exploration of the senses. For the musically adventurous…

Food by Chef Cass

Admission includes:
– 1 glass of champagne
– Vegan/vegetarian sushi
– Chocolate dipped strawberries

Annie and the Bang Bang

Fronted and founded by fight director, songwriter and guitarist Annie Enneking, Annie and the Bang Bang is a Minneapolis rock band. They genre hop from dreamy folkpop to late sixties rock to psychedelic blues, crafting musical adventures that value animal intelligence, poetry, and mischief. “If you are looking for an album that satisfies the need for a strong artistic voice then look no further,” Rebecca Marx (Riftmagazine). The band is over the moon to be launching their winter tour at the Des Moines Social Club on February 14th, and will put their special twist on a love song or two in honor of Valentine’s Day.

Audible works by Jav§. It is an exploratory process, with the mantra of curiosity and kindness presenting itself from the pools of resonant unity.

Serena Illuminati
Serena Illuminati is an experimental filmmaker that works with surreal imagery and feminist themes.

Riverview Artist Salon 14

Another successful salon was held Wednesday night at The Basement, Des Moines Social Club. My personal thanks to all who tossed the weather aside to support Iowa Creatives.

The evening started out with time to network listening to the sounds of Rebekah Gibson. Girls Rock DSM took the stage next with a presentation by Sara Routh and members of their leadership team followed by some truly heartwarming and amazing performances by girls aged 11-16, part of Girls Rock DSM.

After a short transition, information was shared with the audience about RAS Members, and Visual Artists, Danielle Kelso, Tatiana Giacinti and Lauren Pesta. Their work is on display at The Basement through February 24th.

Poet, Jackie Duden rounded out the evening with her words of expression leaving audience members silent and contemplative. A good transition for a drive home on a cold and icy night.

Every salon there are moments that validate my mission and give me the strength and determination for the next. Wednesday night there were so many moments, my heart was filled with joy and my eyes full of tears.

Here’s to RAS15!!


To elevate the status of Creatives living in our city and state and to provide a center for networking, public engagement, new ideas, personal development and artistic growth.


Art in Des Moines, Iowa


HOURS: 5:00 to 8:00 PM

Mainframe Studios is putting together a group exhibition from the heart – filling the air with warm fuzzies to get everyone through these cold winter nights. Pink drinks and a little Barry White will be on hand to help seal the deal.

What else, you ask? Just a Capital City Drink & Draw session and special installation by Balloon Bar!!  But wait, there’s even more… Tangerine Food Co is serving a classic Lady and the Tramp spaghetti dinner (with a vegan option, of course), and plenty of refreshments. And, Jeff Moore will be spinning swoon-worthy tunes.

We will be crushing it, Des Moines! Come have some fun with our many artists who provide endless inspiration.

As always, it is free and open to the public.

Music in Des Moines, Iowa

Twenty acts are on the lineup for the Central Iowa Blues Society‘s 25th annual Winter Blues Fest this Friday and Saturday, Feb. 1 and 2 at the downtown Marriott.

Tickets are $45 for a weekend pass in advance. Single-day advance tickets are $20 for Friday and $30 for Saturday. Admission prices at the door are $5 higher.

For the complete schedule, a list of performers and online ticket sales, click here.