The Central Iowa concert calendar for Wednesday, July 23 features Jazz in July and Zoo Brew events, plus shows from Red Wanting Blue, What Made Milwaukee Famous, and Bob Pace and The Dangerous Band. Here are all the details.
The Ohio rock group Red Wanting Blue brings their Sounds Like Summer Tour to Wooly's in Des Moines on Wednesday. The band released their tenth studio album on July 1. Little America debuted at #3 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart and #31 on the Mainstream Rock chart. The nearby video for the album's first single, "You Are My Las Vegas" features the band members' real-life mothers. Tim Stop will open the 21-and-over show at 8 p.m. Tickets are $13 in advance and $15 at the door.
Blank Park Zoo in Des Moines will hold their weekly summer Zoo Brew event on Wednesday, starting at 5:30 p.m. Local rockers Crooked Mile will provide the music, and food and beverage will be available for purchase. Get there early for free samples of the evening's featured beverage(s). Viewing of the zoo's animals is included in the $11 price of admission (free for zoo members). The 21-and-older event will run until 9 p.m.
Vaudeville Mews in Des Moines will host a concert doubleheader on Wednesday. The early showcase features performances by locals Rob Sheppard, The Shrooks, Aaron "Newmoney" Newman, and B. Well. The all ages event kicks off at 6 p.m., and has a $10 cover. The 10 p.m. nightcap features Austin, Texas indie pop rockers What Made Milwaukee Famous headlining with special guests A. Sinclair and When the Smoke Clears. WMMF has been featured at Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, SXSW, Sasquatch, Austin City Limits and other festivals, and the band has been cranking music for more than ten years now. The show is a 21+ event, and it will also have a $10 cover charge.
The John Morgan Orchestra, featuring Gina Gedler, will perform Wednesday at a Jazz in July event at Wesley Acres in Des Moines. The event is free and open to all ages, and it will run from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Finally, Iowa blues rock legend Bob Pace and The Dangerous Band will perform at Zimm's Food & Spirits from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Wednesday. Pace is a member of the Iowa Blues Hall of Fame, as well as the Iowa Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He is currently in the studio recording a new album. The show is free, and it is open to all ages.