Midweek Music Series
For almost 20 years, St. John’s Lutheran Church in downtown Des Moines has hosted a Midweek Music Series, featuring the best in music that Des Moines has to offer. Each week at 12:05, a 25-minute concert, free and open to the public, takes place in the beautiful, stained glass-lit neo-gothic sanctuary located on the corner of Sixth and Watson Powell. After the concert, audience members are invited to head downstairs to meet with friends old and new, over a light lunch priced at $6.00 per person.
The FOXTROT HOT SHOTS is a band made up of central Iowa’s finest performers of 1920s-era jazz and popular music. Foxtrots, Hot Jazz, show tunes, novelty tunes – all performed with the infectious, two-beat bounce of the ‘Roaring 20s. The five members of the band draw upon decades of experience performing in Dixieland bands and in musical theater to provide a program of music that is irrepressibly upbeat, clever, and fun. Members include Gina Gedler, vocals; Paul Lindemeyer, sax & clarinet; John Benoit, piano; Bob Lohrenz, banjo; Mike Short, tuba.