The Des Moines Symphony today announced that it will postpone its annual Yankee Doodle Pops concert as well as its second summer season of Water Works Pops.

The Des Moines Symphony’s Yankee Doodle Pops, originally planned for Thursday, July 2 at the Iowa State Capitol, will be reimagined as a community-wide Labor Day celebration on Monday, September 7 in the Lauridsen Amphitheater at Water Works Park. As part of this special concert, the Orchestra will honor Labor Day heroes who have been on the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic, including healthcare workers and first responders. As always, the Symphony will play time-honored patriotic favorites, including the 1812 Overture and Stars & Stripes Forever.

The Symphony’s second season of Water Works Pops, originally scheduled July 24-26, will move to Labor Day weekend along with the rescheduled Yankee Doodle Pops Concert, creating a full weekend of free music for the community. These free, outdoor concerts, offered Saturday, September 5 through Monday, September 7, will be presented thanks to the generous support of Linda & Tom Koehn.

The Symphony’s Yankee Doodle Pops will return to the Iowa State Capitol next summer; the concert will be performed on Friday, July 2 2021.

Further announcements related to the rescheduled concerts, including access to VIP ticketing and full programming information, will be made in the coming weeks at