The Seven Flags Event Center in Clive will host the "Goodbye to Summer" Bike Rally on Thursday, starting at 1 p.m. The event will include an open swimming pool, a bikini contest, two stages of music (one by the pool and one indoors), an appearance by the Twin Peaks girls, and a raffle for a Harley Davidson Motorcycle and a chainsaw autographed by Jackyl to benefit Endure Iowa. The music will kick off at 7 p.m. and will feature performances from Jackyl, American Dog, Wikid Likir, Full Throttle, 28 North, and Drugs Delaney. Tickets for the show are $20 in advance and $25 on the day of the concert. The show will be open to all ages.
Rally headliner Jackyl rose to fame in 1992 with their song "The Lumberjack" (featured video). The single featured a chainsaw solo by lead singer Jesse James Dupree. The Georgia rockers went on to total nine Top 40 hits. Jackyl release their 20th Anniversary album Best in Show in 2012.
Actor/singer Jamie Lynn Spears (pictured) will perform at Iowa State University Thursday in the Memorial Union's Great Hall. Spears got her start in the entertainment business in her sister Britney's movie Crossroads. She then went on to star in the two Nickelodeon series All That and Zoey 101. Her career went on hold in 2007 when she got pregnant at the age of 16. To her credit, Spears met the controversy and bad publicity head on. In 2011, Spears moved to Nashville and began her recording career. In 2013, she released her debut single "How Could I Want More", which topped out at #29 on the U.S. Country chart, but hit #1 in Turkey and #27 on the U.K. Indie chart. In May of this year, Jamie Lynn Spears released her first EP entitled The Journey. The EP has reached #5 on the Heat chart, #24 on the Country chart, and #25 on the Indie chart in the U.S. Tickets to see Spears' 8 p.m. all ages Ames show are $12, $5 if you are an ISU student. Brandon Lay will open the show. Spears was originally supposed to perform at the 2014 VEISHEA celebration earlier this year, but due to riots at the beginning of VEISHEA week, all of the week's major entertainment was cancelled.
Also on Thursday:
w/ Foxholes, Bad Friends
Vaudeville Mews in Des Moines
10 p.m., 21+ ($5)
The Soul Searchers
Greenwood Lounge in Des Moines
9 p.m., 21+ (free)
Malcolm Wells & The Two Timers at Music in the Junction
5th Street & Railroad Avenue in West Des Moines
5:30 p.m., all ages (free)
El Patio Mexican Restaurant in Des Moines
6 p.m., all ages (free to diners)