3/26/20 Update:

Please scroll below our list of event updates for updates from Iowa Events Center Partners on how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting their business and how you can still support them. We appreciate them today and everyday.

3/17/20 Update:

Currently, the Iowa Events Center offices will be closed until further notice.


We are currently working with each event planner and promoter to determine the status of their event and/or reschedule meetings, conferences, and live event performances that fall between the Governor’s recommended mass gathering restrictions.

  • For the latest news on our event schedule, visit IowaEventsCenter.com
  • To purchase tickets for upcoming events, visit Hy-VeeTix.com
  • For questions or to gain access to the facilities, call our security office at (515) 564-8100

Please utilize this page to see the status of upcoming public events. If the event you have a question on is not listed below, please CLICK HERE to email us for an update or question.


The safety and well-being of our employees, partners, performers, athletes and guests is our top priority. We will continue to follow recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and local authorities as the situation develops.   


Your patience and understanding is greatly appreciated. The most up-to-date status for each event will be available at IowaEventsCenter.com.


It is the highest priority of Spectra, the Iowa Events Center and our event partners to ensure the health and safety of our event attendees, visitors and employees. As we continue to closely monitor the situation, we remain focused on upgraded daily cleaning of the building and preventative measures in the front- and back-of-the-house. We have been thoroughly and frequently disinfecting and sanitizing the building, including elevator buttons, escalator handrails, and bathrooms. We have also heightened food service policies to reflect a proactive approach to housekeeping, sanitation, hygiene and food handling.

Our staff, partners and guests are encouraged to follow standard health precautions, such as consistent hand washing and covering coughs and sneezes. We encourage individuals who are sick to stay home.


Moving forward, we will remain in close contact with our local and state health departments, and also monitor daily advisories from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) to update and adjust our protocols according to their recommendations.”

Iowa Events Center Event Updates

Please use this page as a resource for the latest Iowa Events Center event updates. If an upcoming event is not listed below we have no updates on its status and unless we get further instruction it will move forward as planned.

Glossary of Terms below:

Postponed/Suspended - Event has been, or will be, rescheduled to a future date. All tickets for the original date are valid and ticket holders do not need to do anything but hold onto their tickets for the rescheduled date.

Cancelled - Event has been cancelled and will not be rescheduled. When an event cancels, credit card purchases are automatically refunded to the original ticket purchaser. Any cash purchases done through the Arena Box Office or Hy-Vee locations would need to request their refund at the Wells Fargo Arena Box Office.

MercyMe Rescheduled - New Date October 25

MercyMe at Wells Fargo Arena on March 26 has been postponed to Sunday, October 25. All tickets for the original date will be honored for the new date. Fans unable to attend the new date can receive a refund until Friday, April 3. To inquire about a refund CLICK HERE

To purchase tickets CLICK HERE.

Sesame Street Live - Canceled

Due to the increasing spread of COVID-19 and expanding restrictions on domestic and international travel, and in accordance with national, state and local governments prohibiting large group gatherings, Sesame Street Live! Make Your Magic scheduled March 30 - 31, 2020 at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines has been cancelled.

Tickets purchased using a credit card will be refunded automatically to the card used to make the original purchase


Patrons who purchased tickets with cash will be refunded by bringing their original tickets to the Wells Fargo Arena Box Office Monday through Friday from 10am – 5:00pm. This applies to any cash purchase that was originally done at the Wells Fargo Arena Box Office or Hy-VeeTix.com outlets (you will not be able to claim your cash refund at a Hy-Vee location). Refunds for cash sales will be made in the form of a check, which will be issued by mail.

Iowa State Poolplayers Tournament - Canceled

The April 1-5, 2020 ISPA Tournament has been canceled. We are currently looking at alternative dates to host this event.

Jeff Dunham Rescheduled to July 30

Hi folks.  As most of you are aware, things are a bit nuts out there right now.  So due to the threat of the COVID19, plus the recommendation made by Iowa Governor Reynolds to stay away from large public events, my show at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines scheduled for Wednesday, April 1, has been postponed until July 30 of this year.  Hang on to your tickets, as they will be honored on that new date.   Let’s all hope we’re free and clear by then and back to making some fun.  Also, watch online for a few videos from us with things to do while there’s nothing to do!  Hang in there, America!  We’ll get through this.


Click here to purchase tickets.

Harlem Globetrotters - Postponed TBD Date

Please hang on to your tickets — we'll email you as soon as the new date is confirmed. 

Cher Rescheduled to September 28

The show at Wells Fargo Arena originally scheduled for April 16 has been rescheduled for September 28.

Currently held tickets will be honored for the new date, and no action is needed. 

To purchase tickets, click here.

Global Insurance Symposium - Canceled

Due to state and federal guidelines on large gatherings, the 2020 Global Insurance Symposium has been cancelled. The symposium will be back next year on April 26-28, 2021. For those attendees who were looking forward to seeing the final presentations of this year’s Global Insurance Accelerator (GIA) cohort, please note that the GIA is going to host a virtual pitch event on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 from 3:30-5:00 pm CST. More information can be found at www.globalinsuranceaccelerator.com.

Chris Young - canceled

Michael Buble - Postponed TBD Date

Michael Bublé has postponed several additional dates of his “An Evening With Michael Buble’ Tour” including the May 13 date at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines. Rescheduled dates for the entire tour will be announced as soon as possible.

“The safety of my fans and my touring family is more important than anything and of course takes priority. I pray that everyone remains safe and I look forward to seeing you back on the road for a great night out once we are advised that our shows can continue. Stay well everyone,” commented Bublé.

Fans are asked to hold on to their tickets as they will be honored for the rescheduled dates. Those dates will be revealed once they are confirmed.

Iowa Wild 2019-2020 Season Suspended

As of Thursday, March 12, the American Hockey League has suspended the regular season. In accordance with their decision and the recommendation of the CDC and WHO, the Iowa Wild will be putting our remaining games on hold until further notice. Community events, mascot appearances, and player appearances will also be postponed.

Iowa Wolves Season Suspended

The Iowa Wolves fully support the NBA and the NBA G League’s decision to suspend game play until further notice. The health and safety of our fans, players and staff is of the utmost importance. As this is a very fluid situation that is changing by the hour, we appreciate your patience. We will continue to work with the NBA and the Department of Health to ensure we are following the proper procedures and protocols. We will continue to share information as we receive it and how it affects our remaining schedule. Thank you for your understanding.

Iowa Barnstormers Season Suspended

“With news of arenas around the country closing their doors to fans and warning the public of large gatherings to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, we feel postponing the indoor football season is the best decision, “ said Iowa Barnstormers President Jeff Lamberti. “We want to ensure that our fans get the full hard-hitting indoor football experience and our players have the opportunity to play at home in front of some of the best fans in the IFL.”

Iowa Events Center Partner Updates

Spectra is appreciative of those companies who invest in the Iowa Events Center to assist us with bringing you the best in entertainment. During this unprecendented time they remain open and ready to assist you with your needs. Please click on the company below to find out their latest news and how you can support them during this time

Brick Street Market

Our current store hours are 8 am to 6 pm.
Online grocery orders for pickup or delivery at www.thebrickstreetmarket.com.
Take out or pick up of Cafe menu items available, order by phone at 515-967-2220.



Due to Iowa’s State of Public Health emergency, Bubba is only offering carryout and delivery services at this time. Temporary hours of operation are 11:30am – 7:30pm, Tuesday through Saturday. Our dining room is closed.

Carryout: Call 515-257-4744

Delivery: via DoorDash and GrubHub

Click Here to view Bubba's Temporary Menu

Buffalo Wild Wings

Buffalo Wild Wings kitchens across the country remain open for Takeout and Delivery through our website, app and delivery partners. The safety of our guests and teams is, and will continue to be, our top priority as we navigate through this situation.

Click Here to view the website.


As the coronavirus situation evolves, Chick-fil-A Restaurants across the country may adjust their hours of operation, implement operational changes or temporarily close. Our focus during this difficult time is the safety and well-being of our Guests and Team Members. To learn more about potential changes at your local Chick-fil-A Restaurant, please visit our location finder here.


Community Choice Credit Union

  • Lobbies temporarily closing - Drive-ups REMAIN OPEN
  • ATM’s will be available 24/7
  • If you need help from a real person, our drive-up staff can help you & our call center will be staffed to assist with any issues moving forward 515-334-8100 or online during regular business hours

Confluence Brewing

Effective until further notice: Taproom closed due to Covid-19

  • Beer to go
    • Park in our lot & call 515-285-9005 ext 2
    • We process payment over the phone & bring order out to you!
    • Curbside Pickup
  • March 23-29
    • 4-8pm Mon-Thurs
    • Noon-8pm Fri
    • Noon-5pm Sat & Sun


  • Store hours: 8am-7pm Monday-Saturday
    • 8am-9am Open to those 65 and older or with increased susceptibility to serious illness and expecting mothers
    • 9am-7pm Open to the general public

Click Here to visit the Fareway website.

Golden Rule Plumbing Heating and Cooling


Visit us at www.goldenrulephc.com



All stores will reserve 1 hour of shopping for customers at higher risk for illness. Customers age 60+, expectant moms & anyone with an underlying condition can shop from 7-8 a.m., daily. All other customers, visit us during our new store hours of 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Click Here to see what other measures Hy-Vee is taking to keep you and their employees safe during this time.

Iowa Clinic

Iowa State Bank

Bank Locations:
Des Moines - 627 East Locust
West Des Moines - 3601 EP True Pkwy
Urbandale - 128th Street & Hickman
Des Moines - 3818 Hubbell Avenue
Des Moines - 6410 SW 9th Street
Urbandale - 128th Street & Hickman - Trust Department

Bank Hours:
Drive Up: M - F: 8:30am – 5:30pm, Saturday: 8:30am – Noon
Lobbies are temporarily closed due to COVID 19

Jethro's BBQ

Family packs are now available for take out or curbside to go.

Click here to order online.

Kwik Star

Kwik Star prioritizes health and well-being by encouraging our coworkers who are not feeling well to stay home. We continuously monitor our bathrooms and wipe down all commonly contacted surfaces in our stores at least every 60 minutes to ensure continued cleanliness. We will be temporarily discontinuing food sampling and reallocating labor hours towards cleaning and sanitation efforts. We will also be discontinuing the use of refillable mugs and cups in our stores. Please utilize disposable cups temporarily at the interest of all of our customers.

Click Here to visit our website.

Lola's Fine Hot Sauce

Watch their facebook page for giveaways and contests. 

Click here to visit them on Facebook.

Click here to visit their website.

Lola's Fine Kitchen

Lola's has you covered. Pre-order your family meals for this week and get a free appetizer of your choice! Ordering is super easy. Early birds can find some jars of FIRE SAUCE and ACHAR to purchase, plus our fan favorite cookie dough YASSSS! Orders are due by Sunday and pickup will be Wednesday.

Visit www.lolasfinekitchen.com for more details


Malo remains open during select hours for carryout and delivery orders with a limited menu.

Tuesday through Saturday:  11am - 8pm

Visit www.malodesmoines.com for more info.

Tasty Tacos

Our current promotion is 10% off all Flour Tacos. Current hours are Monday Through Saturday 11am – 9pm. Visit www.tastytacos.com for locations and delivery information.

Wells Fargo

Click Here for information on how Wells Fargo is servicing their customers.

Reminders if you are attending an upcoming meeting, event, or gathering at the Iowa Events Center:

In accordance with the guidance and recommendations set forth by the CDC and local health officials, we respectfully request that the following guests do not attend events:

  • Guests who are feeling sick or experiencing cold or flu-like symptoms (including fever, cough and shortness of breath);
  • Guests who have been diagnosed with, or believe to have contracted, COVID-19;
  • Guests who have been in contact with an individual diagnosed with COVID-19 within the past 14 days; and
  • Guests who have traveled to, or been in close contact with someone who has traveled to, any location subject to a Level 1, 2 or 3 travel notice issued by the CDC (including China, Italy, South Korea, Japan, Iran and Hong Kong) in the past 14 days.