Isaac James

Isaac James

Sunday, Sep 3
West of 35
7 pm 

Isaac James was formed in 2008 in Kansas City, MO with members Blackie Starks, Joel Ekman, John Lillard, and Gil Cole.
Within a couple of years, the bands hard rock sound and energetic stage show had them sharing the stages with greats like Guns and Roses, Sevendust, Uncle Kracker, Drowning Pool, Stone Sour, Steele Panther and more.

 

Band Members: Isaac James, the band based out of Des Moines Iowa featuring Blackie Starks,  Joel Ekman (former STONE SOUR drummer),  Rich Cantrell, and Mike Ruby

Hometown in Iowa: Des Moines

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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One Woman Symphony

One Woman Symphony

Sunday, Sep 3
Legends of Tomorrow
7pm

Inspired by the term “One-Man Band,” a phrase used to describe a single musician playing multiple instruments simultaneously, Geneviève Salamone merges technology with the classical violin to create The One-Woman Symphony. Through the use of pre-recorded accompaniment created within her recording studio and an acoustically amplified violin, Geneviève’s unique setup evokes a powerful performance experience- as though an entire symphony performs with her on stage. With over 200 annually booked performances, The One-Woman Symphony provides musical entertainment for every listener through a diverse genre selection ranging from Classical, Pop, Rock, Bluegrass, World Fiddle (Irish, Celtic, Russian, etc.), Disney, and more!
Hometown in Iowa: Waukee

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Randye Jones

Randye Jones

Sunday, Sep 3
Estes Auditorium
5:30pm

Randye Jones is a lyric soprano who has presented Classical music recitals around the United States.  Her current focus has been on concert performance and lectures about American Negro Spirituals.
Artists:  Randye Jones, soprano ; Marlys Grimm, piano
Hometowns in Iowa: Grinnell, Sheldon

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Heath Alan

Sunday, Sep 3
Discover Iowa
5PM

Heath Alan (Pattschull) is a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Des Moines, Iowa. Heath was nurtured and mentored by some of Iowa’s greatest talents including Patrick Hazell, Joe Price, Denny Garcia, Rush Cleveland, Roger Miller, Bob Dorr and Jonathan Schwabe. Heath was awarded the prestigious Liberace Music Grant (Yes – That Liberace) and inducted into the Yamaha Musicians Hall of Fame before he was 18 years of age.  Heath studied music at UNLV and The University of Northern Iowa with Frank Gagliardi (Louis Armstrong), Felix Vesculia and composer Jonathan Schwabe.  Heath has been an active musician in the midwest for the past 20 years.  Heath was inducted into the Iowa Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for his decade long run with Bob Dorr and The Blue Band.  Heath has lead his own band for the past ten years and is an active sideman and studio musician.  
Hometown in Iowa: Des Moines

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Dick Danger Band

Sunday, Sep 3
Discover Iowa
1PM

Over four decades, Dick Danger has mastered the art of guitar. Archie’s steady beat and Rick’s walking bass round out the smooth groove sound enjoyed by crowds internationally! Joined by Kyle’s soulful keys,Curtis’s rhythmic licks, and the silky vocals of T-Finesse and Ar-Jay, the Dick Danger Band melds the old days of psychedelic funk with modern dance favorites to create a party vibe fit for all ages.

Hometown in Iowa: Des Moines

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Ryne Doughty

Sunday, Sep 3
The Originals
2PM

Folk/Americana Singer-Songwriter based out of Des Moines, IA. Story songs, funny songs and sad songs inspired by real life and the hard-working people of Iowa, all with rich vocals and fluid finger-picking guitar.

Hometown in Iowa: Washington, Des Moines

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