Des Moines Symphony’s 20th annual Yankee Doodle Pops: Wed Jul 3, 2013

Wednesday, Jul 3, 2013 8:30 p.m. Buy Tickets

West Terrace, Iowa State Capitol

Join us for the Des Moines Symphony’s 20th annual Yankee Doodle Pops, Central Iowa’s favorite Fourth of July tradition! This year’s theme is Road Trip U.S.A. — An American Journey. This free, family-friendly and patriotic concert concludes with the area’s premier fireworks display over the downtown Des Moines skyline. Bring your picnic baskets, blankets and lawn chairs, or purchase food from an array of vendors at the concert.

Iowa Public Radio will broadcast the performance live, and Mediacom will rebroadcast the concert statewide on its MC22 Channel at 7 p.m. on July 4 and 5.

A Jazz in July Prelude Concert begins at 6:30 p.m., featuring the Turner Center Jazz Orchestra.

Participate in the Yankee Doodle Drive Against Hunger by bringing a non-perishable food item to the concert, and receive a discount offer for the Des Moines Symphony’s 2013-2014 Masterworks Season.

The Des Moines Symphony’s Yankee Doodle Pops is presented by Bank of the West and Dahl’s Foods, with support from BRAVO Greater Des Moines and the Polk County Board of SupervisorsKCCI-TV8 and Lite 104.1 are the concert’s media sponsors.

Handicapped parking is available in State Lot 10, near the intersection of Grand and Finkbine.


KEY/ Arr. Damrosch     The Star-Spangled Banner
SOUSA     The Liberty Bell March
Robert WENDEL     From Sea to Shining Sea
HANDY/Arr. Holcombe     Saint Louis Blues
FISHER/ Arr. Holcombe     Chicago
Traditional/ Arr. Dragon     Shenandoah
Traditional/ Arr. Holcombe     Armed Forces Salute
Traditional/ Arr. Hayman     When the Saints Go Marching In
Steve HEITZEG     Nomade from Symphony In Sculpture
SOUSA     Washington Post March
BERLIN/ Arr. Healy     God Bless America
WARD/Arr. Dragon     America the Beautiful
TCHAIKOVSKY     1812 Overture
BAGLEY     National Emblem March
John WILLIAMS     Midway March
SOUSA     The Stars & Stripes Forever

Food Vendors (on Finkbine):

Dahl’s Foods
Iowa Machine Shed
Kabab House –  
gyros, kebabs, samosas, falafel
Karem’s Mediterranean Grill
Nadine and Dad Bar-B-Que – pulled pork sandwiches, turkey legs and brats
Nitro Ice Cream – ice cream
Over the Top 
– ice cream
Turkey Time – burgers, brats, chips, lemonade and smoothies

DART D-Line detour/extended hours:

DART will detour its FREE D-Line shuttle and extend its hours until 11 p.m. on Wednesday, July 3 for the Des Moines Symphony’s Yankee Doodle Pops. Click on the map to expand it.

D-Line Detour Yankee Doodle Pops 2013-page-0








NO alcohol YES all ages welcome
NO audio or video recording devices YES cell phones
NO smoking YES digital cameras
NO laser pens or similar focused light YES fanny packs/purses
NO musical instruments YES film cameras
NO sparklers YES hats
NO fireworks YES picnic baskets
NO frisbees YES blankets
NO illegal drugs/paraphernalia YES strollers
NO bicycles in Capitol grass/gardens YES dogs on leashes
NO unlicensed vending YES sun block
NO weapons YES sunglasses
NO distribution of flyers/paraphernalia YES great energy/big smiles
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