The Charlie Daniels Band will stop by Prairie Meadows in Altoona on Saturday for an 8 p.m. show. The country legend has been inducted into the Musicians Hall of Fame and the Grand Ole Opry, and he has won numerous CMA, ACM, and Gospel Music Association Awards, as well as a Grammy. Most people don't know that Daniels got his start as a songwriter and session musician who wrote a song for Elvis Presley and played bass on three Bob Dylan albums. Tickets to see the Charlie Daniels Band on Saturday are $35, $45, and $55, and they may be purchased at Prairie Meadows and all Ticketmaster outlets. This will be a 21-and-over concert event.
Danish rockers Volbeat will headline the 7 Flags Event Center in Clive tomorrow night. The band has won 5 Danish Music Awards, and has been nominated for a Grammy and an MTV Europe Music Award. Volbeat is a huge international success, having albums go gold or platinum in 5 different countries. While the band has not yet seen the record sales in the U.S. that they have in Europe and Australia, they have had radio success. Volbeat has topped the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart four times. The Copenhagen natives released their latest album Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies last April. Florida heavy metal band Trivium will open the show. Tickets for the 7:30 p.m. show are $33 in advance through Red Truck Tickets and $38 at the door.
Wooly's will host "Recycle Revolution", a noon to midnight block party with a focus on recycling and sustainability. The block party will have food and beverage vendors, an eco-art display, a recycling drop-off for hard to recycle items, and more. At 6 p.m. the action moves inside Wooly's for live musical performances from alternative folk/pop sister quartet SHEL (featured video), Des Moines rockers Dustin Smith & The Sunday Silos, Des Moines folk/pop/hip hop group River Glen, and Des Moines rock/blues act the James Biehn Band. The outdoor event is free. Tickets for the indoor concert are $15 ($50 for VIP tickets) through the Wooly's box office and Ticketfly. Discounts on tickets are possible through recycling opportunities at the outdoor block party. For more details on this event, click here.
About a year ago, Iowa City punk rockers Muddy Rails recorded a 7" vinyl split single with Des Moines rockers North of Grand. Tomorrow night at 9 p.m., Gas Lamp in Des Moines will host a release party for the record. While Muddy Rails has gone on a semi-permanent hiatus, North of Grand will be there to perform, as will Des Moines/Ames rockers Volcano Boys and newcomers Easy Fruit. The show has a $5 cover and is a 21-plus event.
Winterland, the Iowa City-based Grateful Dead tribute band, will perform at DG's Tap House in Ames tomorrow night at 9 p.m. The band features members of The Mayflies, plus David Zollo, and other Eastern Iowa musicians. The show has a $5 cover and is open to all over 21.
Bella Soul's Tina Haase Findlay and Brandon Findlay will perform at the Hotel Pattee in Perry from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. The performance is free, so stop by for dinner first at David's Milwaukee Diner (inside the hotel), and make an evening of it.
Bob Pace and The Dangerous Band and Stephen George will play The Oasis in Marshalltown tomorrow night at 8 p.m. Pace and George are both Iowa Blues Hall of Famers, so this should be a great show. There will be a $5 cover at the door.
The First Avenue Speakeasy in Newton will host hometown party band Wikid Likir on Saturday from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. DJ Todd Stein will spin tunes during the breaks to keep the party hopping, and there will be Fireball Whiskey drink specials and swag giveaways throughout the night. The show has no cover and is a 21-and-up event.
Columbus, Ohio country rock act The Lee Gantt Band will perform at Whisky Dixx in Des Moines on Saturday night at 10 p.m. The show will kick off at 8 p.m. with Nevada, Iowa country funk act Danny Grause. The show has a $5 cover (free if you get in before 9 p.m.) This is a 21-and-up event.