Summer Pops


New for Summer 2019!

Beginning this July, the Symphony will offer a yearly series of free outdoor concerts in the newly constructed Lauridsen Amphitheater at Water Works Park. Our Water Works Pops Concerts, along with the Symphony’s Annual Yankee Doodle Pops Concert, are free to attend and are central to the Symphony’s mission to enrich and inspire the community through great music.

The Des Moines Symphony’s Yankee Doodle Pops

Wed, Jul 3 2019 8:30PM

Join us for the Des Moines Symphony’s 26th annual Yankee Doodle Pops, Iowa’s largest single-day concert event! This family-friendly and 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.

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Renée Elise Goldsberry at Water Works Pops

Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:30PM

Celebrate under the stars as the Symphony kicks off its free outdoor concert series with Renée Elise Goldsberry, the Tony and Grammy Award-winning star of Broadway’s Hamilton. Celebrate the Symphony’s very first Water Works Pops Concert with a glittering evening of Broadway, pop and soul!

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A John Williams Spectacular

Sun Jul 28, 2019 7:30PM

Join us for a thrilling Symphonic celebration of composer John Williams! From Jaws to Star Wars, Indiana Jones to Harry Potter and more, you’ll hear your beloved film favorites played under the stars in the Symphony’s free, family-friendly Water Works Pops Series.

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