Waka Flocka Flame, Jean Marie Salem, and the Tony Valdez Large Band all perform in Central Iowa on Father's Day. Here is a look at the Central Iowa concert calendar for Sunday, June 15.
Atlanta rapper Waka Flocka Flame will perform at Wooly's in Des Moines on Sunday. Born Juaquin Malphurs, Waka Flocka Flame has watched his first two full-length studio albums land in the Top 10 of the Rap, R&B, and Billboard 200 charts. The rapper has six Top 20 Rap singles, but he is best known for his 2010 triple-platinum #1 smash "No Hands". He plans on releasing his third album, Flockaveli 2, in the fall. The 7 p.m. show will also feature sets by DJ Mayhem, Tone Da Boss, New Money, and Narada Sauti. Tickets for the all ages show are $25 in advance and $30 at the door.
Jean-Marie Salem will perform at the Hotel Pattee in Perry on Sunday night. The Des Moines singer and songwriter weaves jazz, folk, blues, rockabilly, and samba into her sound, using the cajon, banjo, steel guitar, and acoustic guitar during her performances. Salem will play from noon to 3 p.m., and the performance will be free and open to all ages.
The Tony Valdez Large Band will play the Summerset Winery in Indianola on Father's Day from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Valdez's 9-piece band plays a mix of Latin, rock, blues, and funk. Dads get in free and also receive a free glass of Summerset Sangria or beer. Admission for everyone else (21-and-up) is $3 per person or $10 per carload. You can bring a picnic basket full of snacks (no beverages) or purchase food and beverages at the winery.