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Wednesday's best: Red, Gov't Mule, and Caroline Smith come to Des Moines

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Red, Gov't Mule, and Caroline Smith all hit Des Moines tomorrow night. Here are the details for these three killer shows.

Christian rockers Red will headline Wooly's on Wednesday night. The Nashville-based band has had massive crossover success in the U.S., topping the Rock, Christian, Indie, Alternative, and Hard Rock charts with their albums, and placing two albums in the Top 10 of the Billboard 200. Red has sixteen #1 Christian Rock singles, has won four GMA Dove Awards, and has been nominated for two Grammy Awards. Gemini Syndrome, Emphatic, Mistaken for Halos, and As Clouds Break will serve as openers. Tickets for the 7 p.m. all ages show are $20 at the door or through Ticketfly.

Southern rock jam band Gov't Mule brings their Time to Shout Tour to Hoyt Sherman Place on Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m. The band formed as a side project by two members (Warren Hayes and Allen Woody) of The Allman Brothers Band has had four Top 10 Indie albums and is celebrating 20 years of music this year. The Mule's current tour is in support of their unique 2013 double-disc release Shout!, which peaked at #32 on the Billboard 200 and #11 on the Top Rock Albums chart. The first CD features 11 new songs by the band, while the second features covers of the same songs by Ben Harper, Elvis Costello, Dr. John, Jim James, Grace Potter, Toots Hibbert, Glenn Hughes, Ty Taylor, Dave Matthews, Myles Kennedy, and Steve Winwood. Tickets to see the show are still available for $32, $38, or $45 at the Hoyt Sherman box office. Tickets may also be purchased online through Ticketmaster.

Ever-evolving Minneapolis R&B/soul/pop/folk rock singer and songwriter Caroline Smith comes to Des Moines tomorrow night on he heels of releasing her new album Half About Being A Woman late last year. The album release tour stops at Vaudeville Mews for a 9 p.m. show with Des Moines rock/folk/soul collective Dustin Smith & The Sunday Silos opening. Tickets to see the 21-and-over show are $10 and they can be purchased through online Tikly or at the door. You can check out the video for Caroline Smith's "Magazine" up above.

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