Legendary crooner Tony Bennett will perform at the Des Moines Civic Center tomorrow night. The 87-year-old "I Left My Heart in San Francisco" singer will follow his daughter Antonia Bennett to the stage. Tony Bennett has won 17 Grammy Awards and 2 Emmy Awards, has been honored by the Kennedy Center, and was named an NEA Jazz Master. Tickets to see Bennett and his daughter's 8 p.m. concert are $57 to $127 through Ticketmaster and the Civic Center box office. (Children under 5 are not permitted.)
Illinois alt-rockers Local H (featured video) will headline Wooly's in Des Moines on Saturday night. Best known for their Nineties rock smashes "Bound for the Floor" and "All the Kids Are Right", the band released a new EP entitled The Another February EP last year. Opening the 7:30 p.m. all ages event will be Bad Veins, Hazer, and 8 Found Dead. Tickets for the show are $12 at the door.
Country singer Neal McCoy (featured slideshow) will take the stage at the Meskwaki Casino outside of Tama on Saturday night at 8 p.m. McCoy has racked up nine Top 10 country singles during his 26-year career, including the two #1's "No Doubt About It" and "Wink". Tickets for the 21+ show are $20 to $30 and are nearly gone. They may be purchased through the Meskwaki website and box office.
Here are some of the rest of Saturday's top shows:
Manic Drive after Iowa Cubs game
A Strike Out Malaria event
Principal Park in Des Moines
Game 7 p.m., all ages ($25 for game, concert, and t-shirt)
w/ Make Your Mark and Danny Trashville
Gas Lamp in Des Moines
8:30 p.m., 21+ ($5)
Whiskey Dixx in Des Moines
9 p.m., 21+ ($5)
Lyndsay Nissen and Ben Witmer
DG's Tap House in Ames
9 p.m., 21+ (free)