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Metro Arts Jazz in July


Jazz in July 2014 Band & Concert Site Applications Now Open!

Band & Concert Site Applications are now open for the 2014 Jazz in July schedule.  

Please apply by January 15th, 2014.


Great music, along with inviting neighborhoods and parks, keeps people coming back year after year to Metro Arts Jazz in July concerts. Now in its 31st year, this month-long family-friendly festival celebrates jazz and art with free outdoor concerts across Greater Des Moines. Brought to the community in partnership with neighborhood groups and corporate sponsors, the concerts feature both local musicians and national acts with Iowa ties. Food vendors, visual artists, and children’s activities add to the fun. Visit the concert listings page for this year’s site and band information, and get ready to grab your lawn chairs and blankets this July to join us for the ultimate summer music experience!

Thanks to our event sponsors, Metro Arts Jazz in July is presented free to the public. More than 19,800 Central Iowa residents participated in Metro Arts Jazz in July 2013.


To view the 2013 Metro Arts Jazz in July commercial, click here to follow the YouTube link.



      Diversity Sponsor


American Family Insurance     -    The Business Record    -    Community CPA & Associates    -   
Des Moines Area Community College
   -    John Deere Financial     -    Kallisto Video Production    -    Meredith Corporation    -   Neighborhood Finance Corporation     -    Pioneer Communications
    -    Prairie Meadows Racetrack & Casino    -    Silent Rivers Design + Build    -    Slingshot Architecture    -    The City of Clive    -    The Iowa Clinic    -    Westwood Neighborhood Association    -    Woodlands Creek Active Retirement Community  

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