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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Zoot & Newt

Zoot & Newt

Monday, Sep 4
Jerald’s Patio & Courtyard Bistro
2pm

Zoot and Newt are an eclectic rock duo featuring Jay Robertson on lead guitar and lead vocals (mostly Electric) and Jen Brucher on acoustic 6 and 12 string, along with lead vocals.  Jay and Jen were the frontline of The Marshall Jay Band; they performed as a duo, as Zoot and Newt, while in MJB.  When MJB disbanded, they stayed together, and have been performing in Iowa for the last four years.  Z & N perform originals and covers, with the covers being classic rock tunes, both hits and obscure, from the 60s, 70s, and 80s.
 Hometowns in Iowa: Cedar Falls, Waterloo

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Aquamarine Dream Machine

Monday, Sep 4
Legends of Tomorrow
12PM

Aquamarine Dream Machine is a group of longtime friends that have combine their passion for musical experimentation and live improvisation to produce a series of mind expanding arrangements that are the springboard for the groups exciting and unpredictable live improvisation. The bands growing popularity is giving them the opportunity to join larger festivals and preform at larger venues throughout Iowa and the surrounding area.

The groups focus is on their live show, they work to create a unique musical experience for themselves and their fans every time they take the stage. The improvisational journeys that they take during their performances are influenced by the vibe the crowd is projecting and the individual mindset of each member as they enter into the performance. This approach allows the band to create and change their pieces on the spot during their performance, this provides an exciting unpredictable experience for the band and their fans. This experience leaves their fans looking for more opportinties to see the band again.

Hometown in Iowa: Quimby, Correctionville, Ft. Dodge, Altoona

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Other Brothers

Monday, Sep 4
West of 35
9AM

A Rock & Blues trio born and bred out of the heartland. “Blazing hot guitar and howling harmonica ride alongside booming drums and bottom heavy bass. Whiskey-laden vocals and solid original songs give the band an old-meets-new school show that has to be seen to be believed.”

Hometown in Iowa: Des Moines

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Kaleena

Monday, Sep 4
Legends of Tomorrow
9AM

Canadian born singer songwriter Kaleena Calcutta-Faux alongside Iowa natives Jerod Faux, Joshua Bruett, and Keenan McBroom have been paving their way in the Des Moines music scene. Their blend of singer/songwriter like lyrics and soulful, pop melodies create a smooth and at times ethereal sound.  They have mastered their edgy Pop/RnB sound and are creating waves in the music scene.

Hometown in Iowa: Des Moines, Winterset

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Ctrl C

Friday, Sep 1
Discover Iowa
9AM

A popular rock cover band that authentically plays the songs from the 80’s, 90’s, and 2000’s. Based in Des Moines, IA, Ctrl C is comprised of 5 members: Sara Nicklin, Vanessa Maly, Jay Parnau, Bob Adams, and Mike Maly.

Hometown in Iowa: Des Moines

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Max Wellman Quintet

Monday, Sep 4
Janey Hooper Memorial
3PM

Whether it is at Chicago’s stunning Drake Hotel or the historic Hoyt Sherman Place Theater, vocalist Max Wellman is enticing music lovers throughout the region. With a sound evoking the likes of Sinatra & Connick, Wellman’s recordings & performances promise that the Great American Songbook is alive & well for a new generation of listeners.

When Wellman teams up with his jazz trio or his Big Band, it’s an opportunity to witness his talent on a grand scale. Concerts like his annual ‘Home for the Holidays’ have become a cherished treasure throughout the region.

Over the years, Wellman has had recorded success with his ‘Comes Love’ EP (2009) and ‘Max Wellman Live with His Big Band’ (2010) was met with rave reviews, as was ‘You Must Believe In Spring’ (2014). He also routinely sells out his Songbook Project subscription service — a project that sheds light on dozens of treasured standards every year. Wellman has successfully produced concerts at many of the midwest’s gems, from historic Hoyt Sherman Place to the Des Moines Playhouse to the restored Paramount Theater in Cedar Rapids.

Hometown in Iowa: Des Moines

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After Party: The Truth’s Commissioned Band & Leaders of the Jam Sessions

Jeff Banks' After Party

Sat, Sun, Mon
2am until Sunrise
The Bowl

After Party

After Party, commissioned by IowaStock to keep the vibe going each and every Labor Day weekend, was constructed by Jeff Banks and is designed to be funky, greasy and high energy. The sound is fresh, it’s tight and it’s loose but no matter what… it’s always the real thing. They pull no punches. The music is honest and the stories are true. This band is comprised of some of the finest musicians you will hear. With roots in funk, jazz, blues and rock, After Party is also at home improvising all night. Rest assured, this is no ordinary band. 

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NOLA Jazz Band

Monday, Sep 4
Iowa Strong
3PM

The current iteration of the NOLA Jazz Band has been playing regularly since March 2015. On that date the band started their ongoing monthly “New Orleans Jazz Party” every first Friday of the month playing to packed and many times sold out shows. All band members have a common love for the sound and “feel” of both traditional and current New Orleans based music – real, gutsy, raw, heartfelt, and entertaining.

The NOLA Jazz Band has recently played alongside a number of well-known traditional jazz and music groups including Davina & The Vagabonds from Minneapolis, Bria Skonberg from New York City, and Dom Flemons of The Carolina Chocolate Drops. Band members have also shared the stage with Vincent Gardner, Maynard Ferguson, Benny Goodman, Kurt Elling, and many others. NOLA Jazz Band members have also been inducted into the Iowa Jazz Hall of Fame, and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

Hometown in Iowa: Des Moines