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.

  • 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. Masks will be required if concert is moved indoors. You can check our Facebook page for updates.

Concert Schedule

August 20 (7 p.m.) | 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 17 (6 p.m.) | Saturday Night Band
Plymouth’s own Saturday Night Band will preform this evening.

September 24 (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.

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