Outdoor Live Music in the Des Moines, Iowa Area
Listening to music outdoors is one of our family’s favorite things to do. It is a great time for the entire family (except for Zoo Brew). Listen to music, play games, meet friends, and have fun. Many of these locations offer plenty of space to practice social distancing as well. There are a ton of options to listen to outdoor live music in Des Moines. Take a look at the list below.
4603 Dakota Street, Norwalk
Wind down at Wine Down Wednesday Summer Concert Series! At Carper Winery for live music, delicious drinks, and plenty of fun from 4 to 7 p.m.
Bring a blanket or lawn chairs (sorry, no seating will be provided) and enjoy the beauty of the countryside while listening to great tunes. With plenty of outdoor space, it’s easy to practice social distancing at Wine Down Wednesdays!
4300 Cumming Avenue, Cumming
Enjoy live music, food, drinks, vendors, and more on Iowa’s first agri-hood. This cute developing farm is located in Cumming, Iowa. It offers beautiful views, plenty of room to run and play. Join them every Friday until October 30th 4 to 7 p.m.
2773 290th Street, Orient
Come to the prairie on Friday nights 5 to 8:30 p.m. for brick oven pizza packed full with straight-from-the-farm veggies & local meats. Enjoy live music and walk the prairie path. Drinks, desserts and salads available for purchase. Seating is limited, so bring a lawn chair or blanket. Reservations required and a small deposit holds your space.
15101 Fairfax Street, Indianola
Every Sunday, wine and music lovers can enjoy some of the best bands in the Midwest. Rain or shine the music goes on. Weather permitting, the bands will perform outside but in the winter or on rainy days we bring the music inside. Every Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. $5 per person.
1638 US-169, Winterset
Enjoy the gorgeous views and local cider at Winterset Cidery. Every Saturday night from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. they offer free, live music. There is a ton of space to spread out and the kids will love running and exploring the orchard.
7401 SW 9th Street, Des Moines
Located at Blank Park Zoo! Every Wednesday in July and August from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Free for zoo members. Regular admission for non-members. In the summer months, Blank Park Zoo welcomes guests (21+) to enjoy their Wednesday nights with music, food, brews, and of course, the exotic animals of the Zoo!
Due to COVID-19, if you are not a member, please purchase advanced tickets here. Zoo Brew will be operating at 50% capacity. People with pre-purchased tickets and members will have priority for admission into the event. If we reach capacity, we will form a queue line and members and advance ticket holders will have priority access as guests leave.