Our neighbors just to the east of us on Woodland Avenue, Hoyt Sherman Place, have a great lineup this month and into early Spring. I hope you all take advantage of this spectacular venue as often as you can! Take a look at their website: http://hoytsherman.org/, and plan an evening with friends for a date night at Cafe di Scala and a show at Hoyt Sherman Place. Here’s the lineup they wanted to share with you. Cheers!
Spring 2012 Brings An Exciting New Schedule of Events at Hoyt Sherman Place!
We can’t believe January is already over! We started the year off great with a sold-out show for Craig Ferguson. We hope to continue this success in our upcoming shows. Hoyt Sherman Place continues to offer something for everyone! Here is our spring schedule so far.
February 18 – Solas
Celtic Music Association presents Solas, one of the most exciting bands in traditional Irish music. The Solas sound today is anchored by founders Seamus Egan, who plays flute, tenor banjo, mandolin, whistle, guitar, and bodhran, and by fiddler, Winifred Horan. They are two of the most respected—and imitated—musicians anywhere in acoustic music. Mick McAuley from Kilkenny plays accordion and concertina, and Eamon McElholm from Tyrone plays guitar and keyboards.
March 3 – Tower of Power
Tower of Power’s 40 year odyssey actually began in 1968 when Emilio Castillo met Stephen “Doc” Kupka. Each year Tower of Power tours the United States, Japan and Europe, playing to sold out crowds all over the world. New generations of fans come to see the band perform as their timeless music continues to excite fans of all ages.
March 8 – Trace Adkins
Country star Trace Adkins will bring his “Songs & Stories Tour” to Des Moines. This intimate evening of powerful performance will incorporate stories, both humorous and meaningful, that pay homage to Adkins’s working-man roots and rich musical heritage. His albums showcase a range of earnest tributes and party anthems with humor and depth – the “Songs & Stories Tour” promises to offer the same.
March 12 – Don Williams
Don Williams – the Gentle Giant. If anyone ever needed proof that music is an international language, then they need to look no further than Don Williams. His music is the stuff of experience. Like a fine wine, as Don has matured, the songs have even deeper emotional resonance. This is a man who has lived life, who knows the depth of feeling and emotion ordinary people are capable of, not only in Texas, but in all the other places where his straightforward simplicity has made its mark.
March 13 – Rick Steves
Iowa Public Television presents Rick Steves’s Europe Through the Back Door. Join the travel expert – acclaimed for his bestselling guidebook series, public television series, and public radio shows – as he shares all the latest in smart European travel. Freshly back from lots of travels, Rick Steves explains the practical, money-saving ins and outs of independent travel. His 90-minute seminar is packed with tips on getting the most out of every mile, minute, and dollar on your next trip.
March 23 – Gungor
Michael Gungor is a singer/song writer who leads a musical collective called Gungor that tours around the world performing and leading worship music in both mainstream and religious venues. In 2011, the song and the album “Beautiful Things” were nominated for the Grammy categories Best Gospel Song and Best Rock or Rap Gospel Album, respectively.
April 6 – Paula Poundstone
Appearing on stage with a stool, a microphone, and a can of Diet Pepsi, Paula Pounstone is famous for her razor-sharp wit and spontaneity. The Boston Globe said, “Poundstone improvises with a crowd like a Jazz musician…swinging in unexpected directions without a plan, without a net.” Paula is so quick and unassuming that audience members at her live shows often leave complaining that their cheeks hurt from laughter.
April 7 – Here Come The Mummies
Here Come The Mummies are an incredibly tight and saucy 9-piece Pop/Funk band that, just as the name suggests, perform their one of a kind, high energy show with all the members dressed as Egyptian Mummies. Every Here Come The Mummies’ show unearths a blend of solid musicianship, theatrics, seriously deep grooves and bawdy humor.
April 22 – The Midtown Men
Four stars from the original cast of Broadway’s mega hit Jersey Boys—Tony-Award winner Christian Hoff, Michael Longoria, Daniel
Reichard and Tony-Award nominee J. Robert Spencer—reunite to bring their amazing showmanship and electrifying synergy to the stage. Singing the hits of The Four Seasons, The Beatles, The Beach Boys, The Jackson Five, The Mamas and The Papas and much more – The Midtown Men turn their unique sound and chemistry into a stunning performance appreciated at any age.
For information on upcoming events, hosting an event at Hoyt Sherman Place, times, etc., please contact them at 515-244-0507 or www.hoytsherman.org. You can also find them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/hoytshermanplace and Twitter at @HoytSherman.