• Ticket Price
    Free
  • Duration
    1hr 30min

Yankee Doodle Pops

Join us for the Des Moines Symphony’s 29th annual Yankee Doodle Pops! 

Join us for the Des Moines Symphony’s 29th annual Yankee Doodle Pops, Iowa’s largest single-day concert event! This family-friendly, patriotic concert concludes with the area’s premier fireworks display over the downtown Des Moines skyline, and best of all, it’s free. Bring your picnic baskets, blankets and lawn chairs, or purchase food from an array of vendors at the concert.

The music begins at 6:30 pm with a concert prelude featuring the Turner Center Jazz Orchestra. At 8:30 pm, the winner of the Des Moines Symphony’s annual "Oh Say, Can You Sing?" competition will open Yankee Doodle Pops with The Star-Spangled Banner. As always, the Des Moines Symphony will perform time-honored patriotic classics, including the 1812 Overture and Stars & Stripes Forever.  

Yankee Doodle Pops will be broadcast live across Iowa in partnership with Iowa PBS.

Event Sponsors

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  • Bankers Trust
  • Dotdash Meredith
  • Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company of Iowa
  • Iowa State Bank
  • MidAmerican Energy Company
  • Stowe Foundation

Program

  • KEY/Arr. Damrosch The Star Spangled Banner
  • Traditional/Arr. Holcombe Armed Forces Salute
  • TCHAIKOVSKY 1812 Overture
  • SOUSA Stars and Stripes Forever

Performers

  • Joseph Giunta Conductor Bio
  • Matthew Johnson Vocalist Bio
  • Billy "B.WELL" Weathers Guest Artist Bio