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Best Jazz & Blues in Des Moines

Joe Bonamassa at Des Moines Civic Center

Joe Bonamassa

Joe Bonamassa is the guitarist's guitarist. A master of the blues, Bonamassa easily ranks alongside the more well known Clapton or Jeff Beck. Such was his prodigious talent that he supported B.B. King at the tender of age of twelve in 1989, and was christened by King as "one of a kind." Since then, he's played with anyone who is anyone and released a formidable catalogue of studio albums.

The Marcus King Band at Vibrant Music Hall

The Marcus King Band

Still in his 20s, Marcus King has already been tapped as the next great guitarist by The Washington Post. With his intricate story-telling and stellar virtuosic talent on the guitar, this youngster and his band head out on another North American tour. Catch the talented South Carolina native when he brings his upbeat Americana to you!

The String Cheese Incident at Vibrant Music Hall

The String Cheese Incident

The term 'Progressive Bluegrass' may not apply to many bands, but the wonderfully named The String Cheese Incident is certainly one of them. The wildly inventive and slightly crazy jam band, bring in influences from every genre under the sun and creates a sound unlike any other. Now heading on a new tour, don't miss your chance to catch them live!

Glenn Miller Orchestra at Hoyt Sherman Auditorium

Glenn Miller Orchestra

Glenn Miller Orchestra has been consistently touring since forming in 1956, and now is your chance to witness one of the most popular bands in the world as they present their beloved holiday tour, In The Christmas Mood! The band's unique jazz sound and arrangement make them highly sought after, even more so now that they're bringing a night of festive nostalgia and swing.

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!

Graham Nash at Hoyt Sherman Auditorium

Graham Nash

One third (or fourth, depending on who is feuding with whom) of folk rocks biggest super-group, Graham Nash is often credited with being the glue that keeps the trio making sweet music together, and having penned some of their greatest hits including Marrakech Express and more. This summer the former Hollie heads out on tour once more, bringing you an evening that delves far into his remarkable six-decade career, to show you the real Graham Nash.

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