The Central Iowa Concert Calendar for Thursday, September 4 is topped by shows from Jason Boland and The Stragglers and Sans Souci. Get all the details on those shows and others below.
Austin, Texas red dirt band Jason Boland and The Stragglers (pictured) will headline Wooly's in Des Moines on Thursday. The country quintet, originally from Oklahoma, released their seventh studio album, entitled Dark & Dirty Mile, in May of last year and watched it hit #18 on the Indie chart, #25 on the Country chart, and #89 on the Billboard 200. Des Moines alt-country/Americana act Monday Mourners will serve as openers. Tickets for the show are $15 in advance and $20 on the day of the show. The 9 p.m. concert is a 21-and-over event.
Sans Souci will perform at DG's Tap House in Ames Thursday night at 9 p.m. The Minneapolis bluegrass and folk group is touring in support of their new 11-song album On the Line, which is due out on September 9. Opening for Sans Souci will be Ames alternative folk trio Rockets of Desire. The show is open all over the age of 21, and it will have a $5 cover charge at the door.
Des Moines rockers North of Grand will play Music in the Junction on Thursday. The event coincides with the Valley Junction farmer's market. The farmer's market starts at 4 p.m., and the music will kick off at 5:30 p.m. Admission to both events is free, and they are open to all ages. The event is centered at 5th Street and Railroad Avenue in West Des Moines, and food and beverage will be available for purchase. North of Grand released a new split vinyl 7-inch with Muddy Rails in April.
The Soul Searchers will perform a free show at The Greenwood Lounge in Des Moines one night before releasing their new album. The blues/rockabilly/surf band from Des Moines will take the Greenwood stage at 9 p.m. on Thursday night. The show is open to all over the age of 21. Then on Friday night at the Des Moines Social Club, The Soul Searchers will hold an Album Release Party starting at 7 p.m. to celebrate their new album Boogie Woogie Night Hawk. That event is also free, and it is open to all ages.