10 must-see concerts in Des Moines this month
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Spring is right around the corner and so is a jam-packed season of music across Des Moines.
Dig into 10 of the must-see concerts coming this March to Iowa’s capital city below.
Bo Ramsey at the Des Moines Social Club (March 9): The Iowa folk great returns to Des Moines for a one-night only show at the Kum & Go Theater. Erik Koskinen opens the performance. Des Moines Social Club, 900 Mulberry St. 8 p.m. $15-$20. More information at desmoinessocialclub.org.
DATSIK at Wooly’s (March 14): The dubstep and house performer brings a pre-St. Patrick’s Day party to Des Moines’ East Village in mid-March. He’s bringing Space Jesus, Riot Ten and Carbin with him. Wooly’s 504 E. Locust. 7 p.m. $30-$40. More information at woolysdm.com.
Miranda Lambert at Wells Fargo Arena (March 15): The “Livin’ Like Hippies” tour heads to downtown Des Moines with Lambert at the helm. The show comes in support of her critically acclaimed double album, “The Weight of These Wings.” Jon Pardi and Ashley McBryde open. Wells Fargo Arena, 233 Center St. 7 p.m. $41.75-$76.75. More information at iowaeventscenter.com.
Tinsley Ellis at Lefty’s Live Music (March 18): Acclaimed southern rock guitarist and songwriter closes St. Patrick’s Day weekend at the Drake University neighborhood venue. Lefty’s Live Music, 2307 University Ave. 5 p.m. $15-$20. More information at leftyslivemusic.com.
Hatebreed at Wooly’s (March 23): A heavy dose of hardcore hits the Wooly’s stage as the “20 years of Desire & 15 Years of Perseverance” tour heads to town. Crowbar, The Acacia Strain and Twitching Tongues open the show. Wooly’s, 504 E. Locust. 7 p.m. $25-$30. More information at woolysdm.com.
Druids at Vaudeville Mews (March 24): Des Moines’ own celebrates a decade of heavy riffs. The Gorge, Traffic Death, Let It Breathe, Cantharone and Son of the Morning round out the bill. Vaudeville Mews, 212 4th St. 6:30 p.m. $10. More information at vaudevillemews.com.
MarKaus at the Des Moines Social Club (March 24): Des Moines-based rapper and entrepreneur celebrates the release of his latest project, “Riot Gear,” a follow-up to 2015’s “White Man’s Bourdon.” Des Moines Social Club, 900 Mulberry St. 8 p.m. $8-$10. More information at desmoinessocialclub.org.
Lorde at Wells Fargo Arena (March 25): The “Royals” songwriter appears in Des Moines in support of her celebrated sophomore album, “Melodrama.” 80/35 Music Festival alum Run the Jewels and New York-based songwriter Mitski open the show. Wells Fargo Arena, 233 Center St. 8 p.m. $39.50-$99.50. More information at iowaeventscenter.com.
The Eagles at Wells Fargo Arena (March 26): Take it easy all the way to Iowa’s largest indoor venue for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame group’s Des Moines return. Vince Gill and Deacon Frey replace founding member Glenn Frey on the tour, who died in 2016. Wells Fargo Arena, 233 Center St. 8 p.m. $49.50-$229.50. More information at iowaeventscenter.com.
“Rockinfreakapotamus” Red Hot Chili Peppers tribute and “Hashpipe” Weezer tribute bands at Gas Lamp (March 30): “Can’t stop! Addicted to ... Buddy Holly?” Hear your favorite songs from these staple alternative acts at the one-night tribute gig. Gas Lamp. 1501 Grand Ave. 9 p.m. $7-$10. More information at facebook.com/gaslampdsm.