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Apr 29-May 1, May 3 GARTH BROOKS WORLD TOUR

with very special guest Trisha Yearwood

GARTH BROOKS WORLD TOUR

The electrifying return of America’s most powerful concert force and Number One selling solo artist in U.S. History! Garth Brooks makes his first appearance in Des Moines in 23 Years and his only Iowa World Tour appearance!

May 4 Des Moines Area Community College 2016 Commencement Ceremony

Des Moines Area Community College 2016 Commencement Ceremony

Doors open at 4:45pm
Ceremony starts at 7pm

May 7 Fifth Annual Society Celebration

Fifth Annual Society Celebration

Join us for the Des Moines Choral Society's fifth annual fundraising extravaganza! Our theme this year is 'The Sound of Music: Germany and Austria', celebrating the homeland of some of our favorite composers!

May 7 Iowa Barnstormers vs. Colorado Crush

Iowa Barnstormers vs. Colorado Crush

Season tickets are on sale for the Iowa Barnstormers 2016 season starting as low as $80 per seat! Season tickets are the perfect gift for the football fan in your family. Don’t miss a minute of the action this season! For more information, call the Barnstormers at (515) 633-2255

May 10 WWE Smackdown

WWE Smackdown

Live at Wells Fargo Arena, WWE Smackdown!  See your favorite WWE Superstars in action Tuesday, May 10, 2016.  

May 13-15 2016 Wizard World Des Moines

2016 Wizard World Des Moines

Casper Crump, WWE® Superstar Dean Ambrose™, Diva Sasha Banks™, Billy Boyd, Robbie Kay, Kevin Sorbo, Kevin Conroy and Charles Martinet are among the celebrities and industry professionals at the 2016 Wizard World Des Moines, part of North America’s largest pop-culture touring expo, May 13-15 at the Iowa Events Center.

May 26-28 America Quilts EXPO

America Quilts EXPO

Quilt-making enthusiasts and veterans will find three full days, jam-packed with special events and guest celebrities, production lines creating Quilts of Valor, a benefit quilt auction, shopping, workshops, quilt displays. stage presentations and loads of personal and artistic inspiration.

May 27 Iowa Barnstormers vs. Sioux Falls Storm

Iowa Barnstormers vs. Sioux Falls Storm

Season tickets are on sale for the Iowa Barnstormers 2016 season starting as low as $80 per seat! Season tickets are the perfect gift for the football fan in your family. Don’t miss a minute of the action this season! For more information, call the Barnstormers at (515) 633-2255

Jun 2 BOSTON 40th Anniversary Tour

with guests Kansas and Blue Oyster Cult

BOSTON 40th Anniversary Tour

Always a huge crowd pleaser with their high-energy stage show, out-of-this-world sound, and remarkable musicianship and singing, BOSTON prides itself on performing a totally live show without the use of prerecorded music or technical enhancements, delivering the extraordinary sound that is faithful to their studio recordings.

Jun 4 Iowa Barnstormers vs. Cedar Rapids Titans

Iowa Barnstormers vs. Cedar Rapids Titans

Season tickets are on sale for the Iowa Barnstormers 2016 season starting as low as $80 per seat! Season tickets are the perfect gift for the football fan in your family. Don’t miss a minute of the action this season! For more information, call the Barnstormers at (515) 633-2255

Jun 10-12 Des Moines Home & Gadget Expo

Des Moines Home & Gadget Expo

We have your chance to win a $100,000 Mortgage Payoff!

Meet KRISTIN SOLLENNE - Food Network

Jun 18 Iowa Barnstormers vs. Wichita Falls Nighthawks

Iowa Barnstormers vs. Wichita Falls Nighthawks

Season tickets are on sale for the Iowa Barnstormers 2016 season starting as low as $80 per seat! Season tickets are the perfect gift for the football fan in your family. Don’t miss a minute of the action this season! For more information, call the Barnstormers at (515) 633-2255

Jun 22 Justin Bieber

Purpose World Tour

Justin Bieber

With back-to-back worldwide smash hit singles and anticipation for his new studio album PURPOSE this Friday hitting an all-time high, global superstar Justin Bieber has announced his 50+ city PURPOSE WORLD TOUR beginning March 9, 2016 in Seattle, WA.

 The 58-date tour, promoted by AEG Live, will travel through arenas across North America

Jun 25 Iowa Barnstormers vs. Cedar Rapids Titans

Iowa Barnstormers vs. Cedar Rapids Titans

Season tickets are on sale for the Iowa Barnstormers 2016 season starting as low as $80 per seat! Season tickets are the perfect gift for the football fan in your family. Don’t miss a minute of the action this season! For more information, call the Barnstormers at (515) 633-2255

Jul 9 The Family Leadership Summit

The Family Leadership Summit

Come hear from Anne Graham Lotz, Del Tackett and many others about encouraging revival in the home, church and government.

Jul 31 Jim Gaffigan: Fully Dressed

Jim Gaffigan: Fully Dressed

Jim Gaffigan comes to Wells Fargo Arena for the Fully Dressed Tour

Aug 5 Iowa Arts Summit

Iowa Arts Summit

Attend the Iowa Arts Summit, a statewide event for artists, cultural organizations and communities that seek to enhance the quality of life in Iowa through the arts. 

Aug 5 Slipknot with special Guests Marilyn Manson and Of Mice and Men

Lazer 103.3's 20th Anniversary Show

Slipknot with special Guests Marilyn Manson and Of Mice and Men

Slipknot’s raw and poignant new single “Goodbye” is currently impacting Rock Radio outlets nationwide and following the success of the band’s Top 10 hit “Killpop.” Earlier this year Slipknot released their official music video for “Killpop” which was directed by the band’s own Shawn “Clown” Crahan and has since amassed over 23 million views streaming on Slipknot’s official YouTube channel.  “Killpop” marked the band’s second Top 10 radio hit from their acclaimed new album .5: The Gray Chapter, the other being the blockbuster first single “The Devil In I,” which proved a multi-format rock radio smash. “The Devil In I” companion video, also directed by Shawn “Clown” Crahan, has since cemented itself as one of the groups most watched music videos with 70 million individual views at Slipknot’s official YouTube channel.

Aug 7 Journey and The Doobie Brothers

San Francisco Fest 2016

Journey and The Doobie Brothers

JOURNEY and THE DOOBIE BROTHERS will bring the “SAN FRANCISCO FEST 2016” tour to Wells Fargo Arena on August 7, bringing together two of the iconic groups that helped define the "San Francisco Sound."  The tour, produced by Live Nation, includes special guest DAVE MASON

Sep 15 Florida Georgia Line

Dig Your Roots Tour

Florida Georgia Line

Country duo Florida Georgia Line brings their Dig Your Roots Tour to Wells Fargo Arena September 15 with special guests Cole Swindell, The Cadillac Three and Kane Brown.

Sep 25 Golden Circle College & Career Fair

Golden Circle College & Career Fair

Iowa's largest college fair brings more than 140 colleges and career-planning resources together from across the country.

Oct 5-8 AQS QuiltWeek™ - Des Moines

AQS QuiltWeek™ - Des Moines

Join us in Des Moines, Iowa, for AQS QuiltWeek®!  Be there to experience the world-class exhibits, phenomenal workshops, lectures, and special events found only at AQS QuiltWeek. Learn from instructors who travel the world sharing their one-of-a-kind experiences, and surround yourself with vendors of every quilting supply you can imagine!

Oct 7 Carrie Underwood

The Storyteller Tour

Carrie Underwood

Music is at its most powerful when it tells a story. Few things are more potent than a song that washes over the listener, each cinematic line surging with emotion and taking the audience on an unexpected journey. In the past decade, Carrie Underwood has emerged as one of the most compelling storytellers of her generation. Beyond the range and timbre of her impressive pipes, Underwood knows how to weave and deliver a delicious tale. Aptly titledStoryteller, Underwood’s fifth studio album is filled with intriguing characters and fascinating ruminations on life, death, love, and heartbreak.

Nov 1-2 2016 HPCAI Fall Conference

2016 HPCAI Fall Conference

Conference designed for professionals and volunteers who work in hospice and palliative care settings.

Nov 23-27 Festival of Trees and Lights

Festival of Trees and Lights

Festival of Trees and Lights is a five-day public event that is the main fundraiser for Blank Children's Hospital. The event features beautifully decorated trees, entertainment, children's activities, food, shopping and more!

Feb 3-5 The Salt Company Spring Conference

The Salt Company Spring Conference

The Annual Spring Conference for Salt Company ministry from across the Midwest.

Mar 10-12 Revolution Talent Competition

Revolution Talent Competition

National touring dance competition.

Apr 7, Apr 9 Nexstar National Talent Competition

Nexstar National Talent Competition

Providing the dance world with a fun, family oriented talent competition!

Apr 29 Raise Your Paw Auction

Raise Your Paw Auction