Since 1947, Music Under the Stars has welcomed families to Capitol Hill for free evening concerts.
For 72 years, central Iowans have packed their lawn chairs, blankets, and picnic baskets, gathered friends and family, and come to the Iowa State Capitol to enjoy memorable performances of band music. Concerts feature a diverse variety of standard and contemporary works by premier composers performed by Iowa's own professional musicians. The musicians are those you hear at a Civic Center Broadway show or at the Des Moines Symphony, and they come together each season to perform free programs that appeal to all ages.
2019 Summer series
June 9 - July 14
West Capitol Mall
Rain Location: Drake Fine Arts Center, 25th & Carpenter
Sundays 7-8:30 PM
Lauridsen Family Foundation
JOHN RUAN FOUNDATION TRUST
Des Moines Musicians' Association
Friends of Music Under the Stars
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Your support matters! Music Under the Stars can provide free, high-quality music because of generous tax-deductible donations from sponsors and fans. Thank you!
We gladly accept donations by mail at
Music Under the Stars
5817 Walnut Hill Ave
Des Moines, IA 50312-1434