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Metro Arts Alliance engages central Iowans in arts opportunities and education to advance the creative economy and strengthen our community.


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Metro Arts Jazz in July



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 32nd 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 14,000 Central Iowa residents participated in Metro Arts Jazz in July 2014.

The Application process is now closed for Bands and Sites to be a part of 2015 Jazz in July. 




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Community CPA & Associates | Farm Bureau Financial Services
John Deere Financial | Meredith Corporation | Jonnie5 Apparel
Neighborhood FInance Corporation | Kallisto Video Productions
Prairie Meadows Racetrack & Casino | Riley Resource Group
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