fri28jan7:00 PMSpectral Snake with Ryan Stier [POSTPONED]Psychadelic, introspective, elegant songwriting7:00 PM Buy Tickets


sat05feb12:30 PMKoo Koo Kangaroo12:30 PM Buy Tickets

sat05feb7:00 PMJake Blount w/ Laurel Premo7:00 PM Buy Tickets

sun06feb1:00 PM4:00 PMGirls Rock! Des Moines – Open Mic1:00 PM – 4:00 PM Buy Tickets

sun06feb6:30 PMGrady Spencer & The Work6:30 PM Buy Tickets

thu10feb7:00 PMClem Snide w/ Lily DeTaeye7:00 PM Buy Tickets

fri11feb7:00 PMChad Elliot7:00 PM Buy Tickets

sat12feb7:00 PMNaughty Nerds Presents “Naughtier & Nerdier” –VAX/NEGATIVE TEST REQUIRED– [RESCHEDULED]Shake off your holiday hangover by gettin’ nerdy with it7:00 PM Buy Tickets

fri18feb7:00 PMAaron Kamm and the One Drops7:00 PM Buy Tickets

sat19feb7:00 PMGlad Rags (Chicago) w/ Huxley Maxwell’s Cartoon Smokers & Allegra Hernandez7:00 PM Buy Tickets

sun20feb1:00 PM4:00 PMGR!LIVE – Rock ‘N’ Roll: Sister Rosetta Tharpe feat. Penny Peach1:00 PM – 4:00 PM Buy Tickets

sun20feb7:00 PM11:00 PMBen Eisenberger with Sara RouthAn intimate evening of folk music to cap off your weekend7:00 PM – 11:00 PM CST Buy Tickets

fri25feb7:00 PMBitter Canyon w/ Great Caesar’s Goat7:00 PM Buy Tickets

sat26feb7:00 PMNight Moves7:00 PM Buy Tickets

sun27feb6:00 PMRichard Smith6:00 PM Buy Tickets


tue01mar7:00 PMSam Weber w/ Matthew Fowler7:00 PM Buy Tickets

thu03mar6:30 PMAll Access Live! Featuring James Tutson and The Roll Back + Bridges2HarmonyJoin Iowa Public Radio at xBk on March 3 for a live broadcast and taping of “All Access Live!”6:30 PM CST Buy Tickets

fri04mar7:00 PMChicago Farmer & the Fieldnotes7:00 PM Buy Tickets

mon07mar6:00 PMFeaturedThe Happy FitsBeach Boys-inspired feel good tunes6:00 PM Buy Tickets

sat12mar6:30 PMLa Luz w/ Mamalarky & Tino Drima6:30 PM Buy Tickets

sun13mar6:30 PMDan Tedesco (March Residency)6:30 PM Buy Tickets

sun13mar9:00 PMThe Cold Stares9:00 PM Buy Tickets

fri18mar7:00 PMJustin Jarrell7:00 PM Buy Tickets

sat19mar6:30 PM11:00 PMSean McConnellLeave the Lights On Tour 20226:30 PM – 11:00 PM

sun20mar6:30 PMDan Tedesco (March Residency)6:30 PM Buy Tickets

fri25mar7:00 PMPoundgame Addison [RESCHEDULED]7:00 PM Buy Tickets

sun27mar6:30 PMDan Tedesco (March Residency)6:30 PM Buy Tickets

wed30mar7:00 PMMan On Man7:00 PM Buy Tickets


sat02apr7:00 PMFlobots w/ Bonelag7:00 PM Buy Tickets

thu14apr7:00 PMJon Wayne and the Pain w/ Some Friends7:00 PM Buy Tickets

fri15apr7:00 PMZap Tura w/ special guest Skyscraper [RESCHEDULED]A multi-sensory psych-pop experience7:00 PM CST Buy Tickets


thu12may7:00 PMWidowspeak7:00 PM Buy Tickets

COVID-19 Protocols

xBk is following the current CDC guidance that states those attending indoor events in Polk County should wear a face covering regardless of vaccination status.  

We will be requiring face coverings for all xBk events until further notice.  Note some artists have requested that patrons show proof of vaccine or a negative test.  Though this is not an overall xBk policy at this time, we do want to make sure the artists performing at xBk feel safe and comfortable.  We will be sure to inform you of what shows may have a vaccine card/negative test requirement.

If you would like to obtain a Covid-19 vaccine, please click HERE to find a vaccine location.  

Thank you for supporting live music venues and artists!

xBk is a proud member of the National Independent Venue Association. NIVA’s mission is to preserve and nurture the national ecosystem of independent venues and promoters. Learn more at nivassoc.org.

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