2021 Lawn Concerts

We invite you to join us for the 2021 Season of “Sounds of the City,” presented by Arts@Plymouth, at Plymouth Church, 4126 Ingersoll Ave., Des Moines, IA 50312. All concerts are free and open to the public.

Join us on the Ingersoll Lawn at 7 p.m. on the 1st and 3rd Fridays in June, July, and August (at 6 p.m. in September), for the “Sounds of the City” concert series.

  • Registration and masks are not required.
  • Concerts are family friendly.
  • We recommend bringing a camping chair or folding chair along.
  • In the event of inclement weather, concerts will move inside to the sanctuary or Waveland Hall.

Concert Schedule

June 4 | Saturday Night Band
Plymouth’s own Saturday Night Band led by Seth Hedquist, with Julie Noland, Dwight Deason, Erich Gaukel, Eric Quiner, and Charlotte Byers, will open the 2021 “Sounds of the City” concert series.

June 11 | Matins Choir
Plymouth’s own Matins Choir will perform on the “Sounds of the City” series as part of their 2021 De-Tour. This concert will be held on the upper level of the parking deck.

June 18 | Valley High School Jazz students
Students from Valley High School’s award winning jazz program will perform solos and ensemble selections.

July 2 | ClearJoy Music: Celtic Duo
ClearJoy Music, a partnership of sisters, Anna & Elaina Steenson, performs Celtic and Folk music favorites on this concert. Both Des Moines locals and graduates of Drake University, the sisters teach and perform regularly in Des Moines.

July 16 | TBA

August 6 | Plumero Band
Returning to the “Sounds of the City” series in 2021, Plumero, a rock band, is made up of Ada Fender, Mia Prosperi, Leah Stringer, and Charlotte Byers delighted crowds with covers and original songs. The band members all attend Roosevelt High in Des Moines and have played together since the summer of 2018.

August 20 | NOLA Jazz Trio
The NOLA Jazz Trio is a subset of the NOLA Jazz Band. From their debut in March 2015, the NOLA Jazz Band has been in demand across the greater Midwest. They have also played numerous festivals across Iowa and the Midwest, and are highly sought after for larger private events in the Des Moines area. The band also continues to build their reputation regionally and across the U.S.

Led by Clarinet Player Jeff Kane, Band members have shared the stage with jazz greats and have been inducted into the Iowa Jazz and Rock & Roll Halls of Fame. They have also played at well-known Jazz clubs such as Spotted Cat in New Orleans and the Iridium and Smalls in New York City.

September 3 (6 p.m.) | Thornwood Clarinet Quartet
Featuring local clarinetists Christopher Goodson, Elizabeth Peterson, Carrie Siepel, and James Orlando Garcia, the Thornwood Clarinet Quartet will present a variety of styles arranged for the ensemble.

September 17 (6 p.m.) | Saturday Night Band
Plymouth’s own Saturday Night Band will conclude the 2021 “Sounds of the City” concert series.

For questions, please contact: 
Christopher Goodson,
Director of Music & Fine Arts