Enhancing Creativity & Community
Metro Arts Jazz in July is part of Metro Arts Alliance's mission, which is to engage Central Iowans in arts opportunities and education to advance creativity and strengthen our community. Metro Arts Alliance's goal is to educate the community on the value of the arts and to make the arts accessible to everyone. The festival helps educate the community about the American legacy and art form of jazz, and provides a free family-friendly event for summer evenings.
Take a look at the 2013 schedule to find a concert near you:
7/3 - TURNER CENTER JAZZ ORCHESTRA
Des Moines Symphony's Yankee Doodle Pops | State Capitol | 6:30 p.m.
7/4 - COMMUNITY CENTER BIG BAND
Urbandale 4th of July Celebration | Lions Park Gazeebo | 6:30
7/6 - ONE NITE STAND and HENDRIK MEURKENS & GABRIEL ESPINOSA'S CELEBRANDO
Evelyn K. Davis Park | 1500 Forest Ave |3:40-5:10 p.m. & 6:30-8:30 p.m.
7/7 - SOYA VISTA ORCHESTRA*
West State Capitol Grounds | 7:00 p.m.
7/11 - JOHN MORGAN BIG BAND*
Wesley Acres | 3520 Grand Ave. | 6:30 p.m.
7/12 - ROXI COPLAND*
Sylvan Theater in Greenwood Park | 45th Street | 6:30 p.m.
7/13 - ORQUESTA ALTO MAIZ
Waveland Gold Course | 4908 University Ave. | 6:30 p.m.
7/14 - THE JAZZ PAGE
Waukee Centennial Park | 1255 Warrior Lane | 6:00 p.m.
7/18 - SCOTT DAVIS QUARTET
Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) | 2006 Ankeny Blvd. | 6:00pm
7/19 - GRUVE
Clive Festival | Clive Aquatic Center - 1801 NW 114th Street | 6:30 p.m.
7/20 - BELLA SOUL, FEATURING TINA HAASE FINDLAY*
6th Avenue Corridor | 6th Ave. & Washington | 6:00 p.m.
7/21 - MAX WELLMAN
Johnston Commons | Johnston Public Library - 6700 Merle Hay Road | 6:30 p.m.
7/25 - BALLYHOO FOXTROT ORCHESTRA*
Woodlands Creek Retirement Center | 12675 Woodlands Pkwy, Clive | 6:30 p.m.
7/26 - SALSA VIBE
Hispanic Educational Resources | 828 Scott Ave. | 6:30 p.m.
7/27 - FINALE FESTIVAL, FEATURING THE FRED GAZZO BAND & DAVE REZEK'S ALPHA STATE AGENTS
West Glen Town Center | 5465 Mills Civic Pkwy - West Des Moines | 5:00-10:30 p.m.
* Denotes a GIANTS OF JAZZ concert paying tribute to a legendary jazz figure.