New concert dates have been pouring in for Central Iowa venues. Here are some dates that you may want to circle on your calendar.
On July 30, blues and rock guitarist Eric Johnson will perform at Wooly's in Des Moines. Johnson is one of music's most respected guitarists, and he is probably best known for his 1990 smash "Cliffs of Dover" (see video), which won him a Grammy the following year and pushed his album Ah Via Musicom to platinum status. Over the years, Johnson has accumulated 5 more Grammy nominations for his work. Johnson released the album Up Close: Another Look in 2013 and was a part of the Experience Hendrix Tour in 2014. Tickets to see Johnson will go on sale on Friday, March 9, at 10 a.m. for $25. The concert will start at 9 p.m. and will be a 21+ event.
Country singer Neal McCoy will play Meskwaki Casino in Tama on June 7 at 8 p.m. McCoy has racked up three platinum albums and one gold album in more than 25 years of recording, and he has totaled nine Top 10 Country singles, two of which reached #1 ("No Doubt About It" and "Wink"). Tickets to the 21-and-up show range from $20 to $30.
Finally, Fistful of Ska 3 will be held at the Gas Lamp in Des Moines on May 16 to 18. The 3-day ska music fest will be 21-and-up on the 16th and 17th, and all ages on the 18th. 3-day passes are $50, tickets for the first two days are $20 each, and tickets for the all ages final day will be just $10. Tickets and passes may be purchased online here. Here are the lineups for each day:
Friday, May 16 (Doors 7 p.m./Show 8 p.m.)
Chris Murray with The New Riddim
3 Minute Hero
Saturday, May 17 (Doors 2 p.m./Show 3 p.m.)
Hub City Stompers
Sammy Kay & The Fast Four
The Last Slice
Sunday, May 18 (Doors 2 p.m./Show 3 p.m.)
Run & Punch
Must Build Jacuzzi