- Wed Jul 3, 2013 – 8:30 p.m.
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.
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 Supervisors. KCCI-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):
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.
|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|