Here are eight must-see concerts in Des Moines this July
Take a quick look at some of the major music events hitting Iowa in the coming months. Matthew Leimkuehler/The Register
For those who can’t afford McCartney and don’t want to battle the heat at an outdoor festival, start making your calendars for these eight must-catch club or theater shows coming to Des Moines in July.
The Mountain Goats (July 6): Led by one-time Iowan John Darnielle, the American folk act makes its return to Des Moines with a performance at Wooly’s in the East Village. Support on the bill comes from The Lonelyhearts. $26. 8:30 p.m. More information at woolysdm.com.
Holy White Hounds (July 7): Des Moines’ own rowdy rock ‘n’ roll act returns to the Des Moines Social Club for a one-night-only 80/35 after-party. Support on the bill comes from The Fuss. $5-$7. 10 p.m. More information at desmoinessocialclub.org.
Migos (July 7): One of the fastest moving groups in rap, Atlanta's own Migos make its Seven Flags debut riding the wave of hit single “Bad and Boujee” as well as a collaboration with Katy Perry on “Bon Appetit.” $50. 6 p.m. More information at sevenflagseventscenter.com.
Big Thief (July 11): The New York-born indie rock quartet is set to perform at Vaudeville Mews in downtown Des Moines. Support on the bill comes from Twain. $10. 9 p.m. More information at vaudevillemews.com.
George Clinton and P-Funk (July 13): The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame-inducted master of funk returns to Iowa for a night planned to be jam packed at Hoyt Sherman Place. $44.50-$75. 8 p.m. More information at hoytsherman.org.
Equitis Media three-year anniversary party (July 15): The Des Moines-via-Minneapolis label group returns to Wooly’s to celebrate its third year releasing music. The bill features B. Well, Mike T, LT Mentality, Display Case, Greenview Alley Kids and Strange Oasis Ent. $7-$10. 6:30 p.m. More information at woolysdm.com.
Melissa Etheridge (July 22): The 1980s and ‘90s rock staple brings the “M.E. Live” tour to Sherman Hill’s own Hoyt Sherman Place. $60-$95. 7:30 p.m. More information at hoytshermanplace.org.
Walter Trout (July 30): The five-decade tenured blues man returns to Des Moines for a show at Lefty's Live Music in Des Moines’ Drake neighborhood. $15-$20. 6 p.m. More information at leftyslivemusic.com.
Watch as the Holy White Hounds, a Des Moines based rock and alternative band, perform in Ames as they get ready for their record label debut.