Upcoming Concerts

The Flaming Lips & The Claypool Lennon Delirium with Particle Kid

Date: Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Time: Doors: 5:00 PM // Show: 6:00 PM

Location: Lauridsen Amphitheater

The Flaming Lips & The Claypool Lennon Delirium with Particle Kid

The Flaming Lips are an American rock band, formed in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in 1983. Melodically, their sound contains lush, multi-layered, psychedelic rock arrangements, but lyrically their compositions show elements of space rock, including unusual song and album titles—such as “Psychiatric Explorations of the Fetus with Needles”, “Free Radicals (A Hallucination of the Christmas Skeleton Pleading with a Suicide Bomber)” and “Yeah, I Know It’s a Drag… But Wastin’ Pigs Is Still Radical”

A John Williams Spectacular

Date: Sunday, July 28, 2019

Time: 7:30 PM

Location: Lauridsen Amphitheater

A John Williams Spectacular

Join us for a thrilling evening of music and movies as the Des Moines Symphony celebrates iconic composer John Williams! Join us under the stars in the Lauridsen Amphitheater at Water Works Park for this free, family-friendly symphonic celebration.

Ben Folds & Violent Femmes with Savannah Conley

Date: Thursday, August 15, 2019

Time: Doors: 5:00 PM // Show: 6:00 PM

Location: Lauridsen Amphitheater

Ben Folds & Violent Femmes with Savannah Conley

Ben Folds’ enormous body of genre-bending music includes pop albums with Ben Folds Five, multiple solo albums, and numerous collaborative records. His last album was a blend of pop songs and his Concerto for Piano and Orchestra that soared to #1 on both the Billboard classical and classical crossover charts.

Cody Johnson with Mark Chesnutt & Jacob Bryant

Date: Saturday, September 7, 2019

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

Location: Lauridsen Amphitheater

Cody Johnson with Mark Chesnutt & Jacob Bryant

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

After landing two releases in the Top 10 of Billboard’s country albums chart on his own CoJo label and selling 74,000 tickets for a single show, to earn recognition as the only unsigned artist in history to sell out NRG Stadium at RodeoHouston, one of Texas’ most-sought-after talents finally agreed to sign with a major label.

Social Distortion & Flogging Molly with The Devil Makes Three & Le Butcherettes

Date: Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Time: Doors: 4:30 PM // Show: 5:30 PM

Location: Lauridsen Amphitheater

Social Distortion & Flogging Molly with The Devil Makes Three & Le Butcherettes

Here’s how you know you’ve made it in the music business: You’ve stayed strong for three decades on your own terms, on your own time, by your own rules, and over that time your influence has only grown. Each of your albums has been stronger than your last. You’ve been brought onstage by Bruce Springsteen, because he wanted to play one of your songs. You’ve seen high times and low ones, good days and tragic days, but every night you give 100%, and every morning you wake up still swinging.

Maren Morris: GIRL The World Tour with Kassi Ashton & Hailey Whitters

Date: Thursday, September 26, 2019

Time: Doors: 5:00 PM // Show: 6:00 PM

Location: Lauridsen Amphitheater

Maren Morris: GIRL The World Tour with Kassi Ashton & Hailey Whitters

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

Columbia Nashville singer/songwriter Maren Morris has quickly established herself with vocal styling’s that reflect her country, folk and pop influences. Armed with sheer talent, honest lyrics and a completely magnetic presence, Morris’ label-debut album, the GOLD-certified HERO, released via Columbia Nashville on June 3, 2016. One week after it was available, HERO entered the Billboard Country Albums chart at No. 1 and No. 5 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart, which spans across all 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.