The 2019 Summer Concert Calendar

Get ready for an exciting inaugural season at the Lauridsen Amphitheater at Water Works Park!

Upcoming Events

Brett Young with Jordan Davis & Filmore

Date: Friday, June 28, 2019

Time: Doors: 6:00 PM // Show: 7:00 PM

Location: Lauridsen Amphitheater

Brett Young with Jordan Davis & Filmore

Big Country Bash Series with 97.3 NASH FM & 92.5 NASH ICON

After nearly a decade of under-the-radar work, Young made his PLATINUM-certified entrance in 2016 with the restless romance of his #1 hit, “Sleep Without You,” then proceeded to own the top of the charts with three more singles from his self-titled PLATINUM-album debut. The tender “In Case You Didn’t Know” spent two weeks at #1, selling over 3 million copies and becoming the second-most purchased/streamed country song of 2017, followed by the three- week #1 “Like I Loved You” and the heart-rending “Mercy” – another pair of PLATINUM- certified smashes.

Renée Elise Goldsberry at Water Works Pops

Date: Sunday, July 14, 2019

Time: 7:30 PM

Location: Lauridsen Amphitheater

Renée Elise Goldsberry at Water Works Pops

Celebrate under the stars with a glittering evening of Broadway, pop and soul as the Des Moines Symphony kicks off its free outdoor concert series with Renée Elise Goldsberry, the Tony and Grammy Award-winning star of Broadway’s Hamilton!

The Struts with The Glorious Sons and JJ Wilde

Date: Monday, July 15, 2019

Time: Doors: 6:30 PM // Show: 7:30 PM

Location: Lauridsen Amphitheater

The Struts with The Glorious Sons and JJ Wilde

After making their full-length debut with 2016’s Everybody Wants, The Struts now return with YOUNG&DANGEROUS — a sophomore album that cements their status as one of the most unstoppably passionate and endlessly thrilling bands making rock music today.

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Where music meets the wild

Welcome to the inaugural season of the Lauridsen Amphitheater and Killinger Family Stage at Water Works Park. We hope you enjoy this exciting new outdoor setting! Our intent is for it to become a community centerpiece, firmly rooted in its role as a great urban park, with the flexibility to host cultural events and concerts representing a wide range of musical and performance genres.

Activated by Water

The Des Moines Water Works Park Foundation integrates education, conservation, and recreation to engage Park users in the story of clean water and improve the quality of life for Central Iowan’s. Learn more about our mission to enhance the way we think, protect and engage with the natural outdoors.