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Best Shows Jul 15 - Sep 15

in Des Moines

Moulin Rouge! The Musical at Des Moines Civic Center

Moulin Rouge! The Musical

Hey sister... the Broadway sensation, Moulin Rouge! The Musical is heading out on tour! The scintillating spectacle continues to load up the windmill and its elephant since it hit the road on its first-ever national tour in 2022. Garnering rave reviews from Broadway's toughest critics Moulin Rouge! is the most gorgeous Broadway event of the year, don't miss it when it lands in your town!

The Prom at Stoner Theatre

The Prom

Grab your corsages and start planning your prom-proposals because the Tony-nominated Broadway hit The Prom is coming to you. Originally directed and choreographed by Tony nominee Casey Nicholaw The Prom features music by Matthew Skylar and a book by Chad Beguelin and Bob Martin, Beguelin also penned the lyrics. Uplifting and extremely amusing with show-stopping dance numbers, this musical is about acceptance and being the star you were born to be!

Jul 19 - 28

Stoner Theatre

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Gabriel Iglesias at Iowa State Fair

Gabriel Iglesias

A now iconic stand-up known for his bold Hawaiian print shirts and larger-than-life personality, Iglesias' comedic style combines his talent for storytelling with voicing characters and brilliantly realistic sound effects. Throw into the mix his cross-cultural and clean-spoken style of comedy, and you have a rare gem who has far-reaching appeal for family audiences too. This is one guy who's guaranteed to have the whole family crying with laughter!

Lauren Daigle at Iowa State Fair

Lauren Daigle

Grammy award winner and multi-platinum selling sensation Lauren Daigle heads out on her first-ever headlining World Tour! This highly anticipated world tour will see Lauren present an all-new stage production and setlist, since the release of her award winning album 'Look Up Child'. Born and raised in Lafayette, Louisiana, Hillsong alumnus Lauren Daigle grew up absorbing the gospel, blues and cajun music of her upbringing and wound up fusing her own music with the eclectic blend of genres.

Home Free Vocal Band at Vibrant Music Hall

Home Free Vocal Band

The world's first country a cappella group had a phenomenal start to their career, winning NBC's The Sing-Off in 2013. Since then they've released five studio albums, including Country Evolution, which hit the No.4 spot on the Top Country Albums chart and featured unique Home Free takes on Dolly's '9 to 5', and 'The Devil Went Down to Georgia'.

Cage The Elephant at Wells Fargo Arena

Cage The Elephant

Get ready to rock out with Cage the Elephant, as they gear up to drop their latest album, Neon Pill, and hit the road for an epic North American tour! Known for their electrifying stage presence, the band promises to deliver all their hard-hitting rock anthems and heartfelt ballads straight to your ears.

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band at Hoyt Sherman Auditorium

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

Now celebrating over 50 years since forming in 1966, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band have existed in various incarnations; from their early days as a large ensemble to the critically acclaimed folk and country rock group that they are today. Despite their heyday existing in the late Eighties where they charted three number one singles, their popularity has seen a resurgence with their continuing dedication to touring and recording new material.

Avatar The Last Airbender In Concert at Des Moines Civic Center

Avatar The Last Airbender In Concert

Get immersed in the epic world of Avatar: The Last Airbender! In this thrilling screening of the greatest moments along Aang's quest, a live orchestra performs the soundtrack! As some of the most breathtaking scenes from the series are shown on the cinema screen, witness live the unmistakable sounds of the soundtrack's looming taiko drums, atmospheric erhu violins and the enchanting sonics of a sweeping wind section taking you along for the journey.

Blues Traveler at Val Air Ballroom

Blues Traveler

Princeton's own psychedelic rock pioneers, Blues Traveler, formed in 1987, quickly rising to the forefront of the jam band scene with their blues-infused, ever-evolving and extended jam-heavy anthems. With over 16 studio albums to their name, don't miss the quintet as they present their biggest hits on this brand new tour!

Kidz Bop Kids at Iowa State Fair

Kidz Bop Kids

Akin to the Mickey Mouse Club, Kidz Bop is the Number One band in children's music, churning out family-friendly versions of today's pop hits, sung by the industry's future stars. The Kidz Bop Kids current line-up are heading out on tour and bringing their effervescent, feel-good music along for the ride!

Maren Morris at Vibrant Music Hall

Maren Morris

Grammy award-winning Country singer, songwriter and superstar Maren Morris is hitting the road on an expansive headlining tour, the RSVP Redux Tour throughout North America, with the talented Betty Who joining as a special guest for certain performances. Presented by Live Nation, the tour will span 11 dates and commences on May 29th at The Masonic in San Francisco.

Brett Young at Iowa State Fair

Brett Young

American country pop singer and songwriter, Brett Young is hitting the road once again! It comes after a brilliant year, which saw the star sell out shows across Europe and the United States. With vocals as smooth as butter and baby blue eyes, Brett Young is Country music's heartthrob and rising star!

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