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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Ed Corpus

Saturday, Sep 2
The Originals

Singer-songwriter, Ed Corpus, and his original brand of piano based country-soul, fuses colorful harmonies with soulfully romantic lyrics and a smooth baritone. Inspired by artists such as Phil Vassar, Alan Jackson, Bob Seeger and Van Morrison, live performances include a variety of original country ballads and up tempo piano rock anthems.

Hometown in Iowa: West Des Moines

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The Half Moons

Saturday, Sep 2
West of 35

The Half Moons are an eclectic three-piece acoustic band featuring a dynamic soulful lead vocal by Jenny Throckmorton of West Des Moines backed by a tight duo of acoustic guitarists. Ryan Moffit of Des Moines shines on lead and rhythm with Rick Farlow of Osceola providing rhythm as well as contributing with percussion.  The band performs original music and unique covers creating their own acoustic spin on other artists’ songs.  The Half Moons cover artists ranging from John Prine to Janis Joplin, and Janes Addiction to Johnny Cash.  With this wide range of genres, The Half Moons provide a taste for all musical ears in their powerful live performances.

Hometown in IowaWest Des Moines, Des Moines, Osceola

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Damon Dotson

Saturday, Sep 2
West of 35

 Genre: Acoustic/rock

Damon Dotson is a singer/songwriter based out of Des Moines, IA and originally from Northwest Iowa. Dotson has opened for legendary performers like BB King, Willie Nelson, The Beach Boys, as well as modern artists like Matt Nathanson, Edwin McCain, and The Lone Bellow. Dotson has sustained his career for ten years including the release of four of his original albums and countless shows all throughout the midwest without a record label or management.

Hometown in Iowa: Des Moines, Grundy Center, Ames, West Des Moines, Okoboji, Boone, Waukee