Suede

Suede

Monday, Sep 4
West of 35
11 am 

Variety cover band playing a mix of rock, alternative, R&B, and country hits from the 70’s to the present.
Band Members:  Jenn Feilmeier-Lead Vocals,  Park Mikels-Keyboard/Guitar,  Michael Jones/Bass Guitar,  Phillip Kinney/Lead Guitar/Vocals,  Steve Lesch-Drums/Vocals
Hometown in Iowa: Granger

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Vinyl Vagabonds

Vinyl Vagabonds

Saturday, Sep 2
West of 35
11 am 

We are a talented and upbeat Blues, R&B, Funky Soul and Roots Rock band based in Ames, Iowa. Our zeal for these genres of music is evidenced by the abundance of spirit in our stage presentation and positive chemistry among our members. With all good-time music and an obvious great time going down on the stage, our connection with audiences is spontaneous, immediate, and enduring.

BAND MEMBERS
Mook Bascomb—-Lead and background vocals
Jeff Hart           —-Lead and background vocals, harmonica
Kent Johnson  —- Lead and Rythym guitar, background vocals
Sean Ryan      —- Bass Guitar
Todd Cumming—  Percussion

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Quartet 515

Quartet 515

Sunday, Sep 3
Iowa Classic Showcase
11 am 

Quartet 515 is a string quartet that was formed in 2015 out of a desire to create beautiful chamber music in the Central Iowa community. While Quartet 515’s main focus is classical music, the group often experiments with various genres of music and enjoys collaborating with musicians across genres, such as jazz and modern.
Band Members and Hometowns:
Hanna Wolle, violin, West Des Moines, IA
Nina Liu, violin, Des Moines, IA
Joyce Beyer, viola, Des Moines, IA
Paul Virgilio, cello, Pleasant Valley, NY

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The Big Joe Kinser Band

Sunday, Sep 3
The Originals
11AM

The Big Joe Kinser band, a Des Moines based Americana/Western swing band, plays up-tempo twang all over central Iowa. Their Big Joe penned original songs pay homage to old testament prophets like Bob Wills, Hank Sr, Waylon, Willie, Merle & Cash, as well as New testament disciples like the Mavericks, Dwight Yoakam, Asleep at the Wheel and Lyle Lovett. Big Joe writes and plays from the heart with a sensibility honed by growing up in the rural midwest and with a keen eye for the poetic in everyday life.

Hometown in Iowa: Des Moines

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Drivethirty5

Sunday, Sep 3
Discover Iowa
11AM

Drivethirty5 is Des Moines area cover band that focuses on Alternative Rock from the 1980’s and 1990’s with a splash of classic rock and modern pop mixed in.  We frequently play in the Des Moines area at Down Under Bar and Grill, Kenny’s Garage, Mickey’s West, Docs Lounge, Fireside Bar and Grill(Altoona) and several outdoor festivals. Members are: Andy Piester-Lead Vocals, Melissa Wiechman- Bass, Lead and background vocals, Mark Graber-Lead Guitar, Tim Mullen Drums/Percussion, and Matt Miller- rhythm guitar and background vocals

Hometown in Iowa: Des Moines

 

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Luke Fox

Saturday, Sep 2
Iowa Strong
11AM

You hear a voice as thick and smooth as whiskey and mellow guitar playing that you can only imagine is the byproduct of God’s hands literally caressing the strings to move. You imagine a symphony raucously swaying in musical unity behind a bear of a man strumming on the most melodious acoustic guitar you’ve ever heard. But it fades back to just one man and that’s all that is really there. In an instant you are taken with him across rivers and hills. With lyrical poetry that is both tasteful and strong, you are pulled into a warm and welcoming evening of lighthearted banter and tasteful folk music. This was my transcendent experience hearing Luke Fox. A traveler and kindred spirit, Luke has a friendly demeanor and an authentic character. His music is soothing and exact; I don’t know how long he has been honing his craft but it is as fine as aged wine. After hearing him for the first time he joined me for drinks and I can see why his music is so poignant: the guy is as genuine as his lyrics. A sure-fire favorite and one heckofa guy. Don’t miss what Luke Fox is doing with music.

Hometown in Iowa: Des Moines

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Damani Phillips

Saturday, Sep 2
Janey Hooper Memorial
11AM

The Phillips Organ Trio is a group that specializes in the funkier, more soulful side of the jazz idiom – striking a balance between groove, accessibility and musical substance. The group’s repertoire is a mixture of classic soul jazz songs from the 50-60’s and contemporary jazz; all wrapped in clear overtones of the Black church by way of the soulful sounds of the Hammond organ. A group that you do not want to miss!

Hometown in Iowa: Iowa City

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J. Jeffery Messerole

Sunday, Sep 3
West of 35
11AM

Western Iowa singer-songwriter J. Jeffrey Messerole and his backing band “The Stone Horses” are an alt-country band based out of Cherokee, Iowa. Covering genres from country, blues, folk, and rock & roll, their shows are unique and entertaining. All their original, and well written material, is brought to life with thoughtful support from each player.

Hometown in Iowa
Spirit Lake, Cherokee, Linn Grove, Early

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Lily DeTaeye

Saturday, Sep 2
Legends of Tomorrow
11AM

This 19 year old folk singer-songwriter hailing from Des Moines, Iowa recorded her first EP at the age of 15. Now, a freshman at the University of Iowa, she’s been signed by Station 1 Records and is making her own changes to the musical landscape of the Midwest. With a powerful, soulful voice reminiscent of Caroline Smith, and a diverse musical ability spanning folk rock to pop comparable to The Lumineers, she’s an absolute delight leaving audiences reeling. Her EP is due out Summer of 2017.  GENRES: Folk, adult contemporary, singer-songwriter.

Hometown in Iowa: Des Moines, Iowa City