The Bash

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Saturday December 31

8:00 PM  –  1:00 AM

Join us for BASH, a New Year’s Eve Party and night to remember at the Des Moines Social Club. This year’s BASH is botanical themed and will bring a green touch to the cold Iowa winter. With live performances and custom art installations, BASH will provide something for everyone to enjoy as they usher in a new year! The event is 18+.

All tickets are sold out.

The VIP experience at BASH includes access to a private lounge with an exclusive performance by HydroLab, private bar, photo booth, coat check, drink tickets, swag bags, food provided by Tangerine, and more!



This year’s BASH will transform DMSC into a garden themed wonderland. Each space will be decorated to match a unique biome. We will have a photo booth, flower crowns, and henna. Floral installations specially provided by the Des Moines Botanical Garden and Boesen the Florist.



The Basement:


Get ready to dance till you drop with Silent Disco DSM! We’re transforming The Basement into our first ever silent disco. DJs include Chill Murray, AdotK, Justin Germanation, and Jesse Jamz.

Kum & Go Theater:


Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is a nostalgic trip back to the start of rock and roll, with a strict adherence to the 1950-1969 timeframe. A trip back to when songs were tossed back and forth by artists, and one night could find Johnny Cash, Chuck Berry, and Jerry Lee Lewis all on the same stage. An experience of the birth of rock music, with over 50 songs from a time before music started its electronic shift.


“Grew up on the south side / Made friends with the east side / Made love on the north side,” Dustin Smith coos as Love Lines, the debut album from his band the Maytags, gathers force like a summer thunderstorm.

These phrases are specific to the cultural geography of the singer, guitarist, and songwriter’s Des Moines, Iowa hometown, a music and arts community with a rising national profile highlighted by praise from the Talking Heads’ David Byrne and glowing explorations from Politico and The Atlantic. But Smith’s words also help evoke the Maytags’ journey to this sultry nine-song set, one that also runs through Smith’s time in New York — where studied jazz as a drummer — and the band’s recording sessions in Tennessee. Other band members have roots in St. Louis; all studied jazz, mainly in central and northern Iowa. If there can be a New South, then there can be a sound that’s Midwest Nouveau.


Who’s Ready For A Ruckus?
Grand Ave Ruckus is the Midwest’s newest brass band, and they’re here to bring the boogie from the bayou here to the heartland. Taking inspiration from New Orleans’ best brass bands to the Jackson 5, Grand Ave Ruckus is a bombastic, get-down-and-dance, funk filled show. Featuring local Des Moines musicians, Grand Ave Ruckus covers your favorite tunes with a powerful, horn-driven performance. Screaming trumpets, wailing saxophones, and a big bottom end give Grand Ave Ruckus their one-of-a-kind sound. Grand Ave Ruckus is always a party, and it’s definitely one you won’t want to miss!


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