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The Music of Elton John Starring Michael Cavanaugh

The Music of Elton John Starring Michael Cavanaugh

Ring in the New Year with the greatest hits of Elton John, backed by the full orchestral power of your Des Moines Symphony

Michael Cavanaugh was called “the new voice of the American Rock and Roll songbook” by Billboard. From classic Elton John hits “Tiny Dancer,” “Bennie and the Jets” and “Rocket Man” to rock favorites like “Pinball Wizard,” this Grammy and Tony-nominated Broadway star and his band entertain with a high-energy show that will have you singing along all night! Ring in the New Year with the Des Moines Symphony and the greatest hits of Elton John.

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Single tickets start at $40 and are available through through Des Moines Performing Arts. Please note all ticket prices are subject to increase.

The Des Moines Symphony welcomes children five years and older to attend performances. Children of any age are welcome to attend youth and family concerts. All children, regardless of age, must have their own ticket to attend performances.

This concert has been rescheduled from the 2020-21 Season. All previously issued tickets will be valid. If you are not sure whether you hold tickets to this concert, please call the Civic Center Ticket Office at 515.246.2300. 

Health & Safety Protocols

The health and safety of our musicians, audiences, and staff is our top priority.

Beginning September 25 and continuing for the foreseeable future, all guests planning to attend a performance inside the Civic Center must present proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or the results of a negative COVID-19 test. 

Additionally, all audience members must wear a mask at all times unless enjoying refreshments within designated areas. 

We anticipate that our health and safety protocols will evolve throughout the season as the CDC’s guidelines for indoor gatherings are updated. 

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