February 21, 2014
This Saturday is a busy one for live music in Central Iowa. From oldies to country, blues to rock, and pop to Contemporary Christian music, Saturday has a little of everything. Here is a look at tomorrow's top shows.
- Sixties rockers The Turtles (featuring Flo and Eddie) will play Terrible's Lakeside Casino in Osceola at 8 p.m. Best known for their #1 smash "Happy Together" (featured above), the group totaled eight Top 20 singles. Tickets to see the 21-and-up show are $10, $20, or $30 through Red Truck Tickets.
- Missouri "rockin' rhythm and blues" act The Bel Airs will play the Gas Lamp in Des Moines at 9 p.m. The band brings 32 years of music and enthusiasm to every show. Tickets for the 21-and-up show are $10 through MidwesTix or at the door.
- Iowa Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and Blues Hall of Famer Bob Pace brings the Dangerous Band to Altoona's Olde Town Tap for a free 21-and-over 9 p.m. show. The show is rumored to be the last for drummer George 'Bishop' McCutchen.
- Altoona-based country singer Jason Brown will play an EP release concert at Wooly's in Des Moines at 8 p.m. His new EP, Something Wonderful, is out now and will be available at the show. The Host Country and Brendan McKnight will open the all ages show. Tickets are $10 through the Wooly's box office and Ticketfly.
- Illinois folk act Chicago Farmer (Cody Diekhoff) headlines the early show at Vaudeville Mews. The music kicks off at 6:30 p.m. with openers Crystal City and Judd Hoskins. The show is open to all ages and has an $8 cover.
- At 10 p.m., Vaudeville Mews will host Rex Manning's Dazed and Confused, a night of 70's tributes. The 21-and-over show features Kevin the Robot, New Member Charles, and Love Songs For Lonely Monsters covering 70's tunes, and DJ Tone Zone and DJ Swirling Licorice spinning 70's vinyl. There will be a $5 cover at the door.
- At 7:30 p.m., the 7 Flags Event Center in Clive will host the Pink Floyd tribute band Think Floyd USA. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. They may be purchased at the 7 Flags box office or through Red Truck Tickets.
- The Only Name Tour brings Dove Award and ASCAP Award winners Big Daddy Weave to the Vermeer Global Pavilion in Pella at 6 p.m. The Contemporary Christian band has racked up four #1 Christian singles. Group One Crew and Tim Timmons will serve as openers. Tickets are $17 at the door.
- DG's Tap House in Ames will host a Central Iowa music showcase at 9 p.m. featuring Doctor Murdock and openers Obsidian's Dream and Mighty Shady. The show is 21-and-up and has a $5 cover.
- Celtic band Wylde Nept will play Whiskey Dixx at 9 p.m. as part of the bar's "St. Practice Day Weekend". The 21+ show has a $3 cover. If you wear a kilt, you can get in free.
- Des Moines-based classic rock cover band Opus Taylor returns from hiatus to play a show at the Thirsty Sportsman. The band had been off for a month while keyboard player/singer Lori Ancona had carpal tunnel surgery. The 9 p.m. show is free and open to all over 21.