Dedicated to creating a superior live entertainment experience in a diverse, inclusive, and welcoming environment.

The Stage Is Yours.



Absolutely!  Here at xBk we’re dedicated to bringing Des Moines the absolute highest quality of local, regional, national, and international acts.  You can bring a full bill to us for booking or we can assist you in building a bill.  Ticket prices and show times are determined by night of the week and expected draw, we prefer to keep all shows to three separate acts or fewer.  Our one request to our performers is to make this space your own, make your show unique so that it stands out from the crowd- xBk is no ordinary rock club, take advantage of it and get weird!

In order to be considered for a performance slot at xBk, please fill out and submit the booking inquiry form on our CONTACT US page no less than eight weeks prior to your anticipated show date. One of our talent bookers will reach out to confirm the show, if the date is available.  Please have the following ready to submit when contacted by our staff:

-EPK including contact information, social media links, website, bio, endorsements/sponsorships, statistical information of fans/followers;

-Artwork and promo images;

-A tour calendar or schedule;

-Previous regional show attendance and anticipated attendance;

-Unique live show concept (if applicable)

-Links to two recorded tracks; and

-A live performance sample or video

Please note that we are a small operation and we may not be able to respond to every inquiry, your best chance at hearing from us is to reach out early.

Our General Admission section meets ADA requirements, and we have ADA accessible restrooms.  Our mezzanine, however, is only accessible by stairs.  If you require certain accommodations, please don’t hesitate to reach out, we’re here to provide you with the best possible live entertainment experience.

xBk strongly encourages the use of a mask while in the venue, however masking is no longer required.

Note some artists may request patrons wear masks and/or show proof of vaccine or a negative test.  Though this is not a general venue policy, we do want to make sure the artists performing at xBk feel safe and comfortable.  We will be sure to inform you of shows that may have mask and/or 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!

Tech Specs

Midas PRO2C connected to 48 channel DL251
stagebox via AES50

Two (2) L’Acoustics ARCS WIDE
Two (2) L’Acoustics ARCS FOCUS

Four (4) L’Acoustics SB18m

Three (3) Tannoy AMS 6DC

Five (5) EV ETX 12P 2000W
● Individual mixes

Two (2) L’Acoustics LA4X
One (1) Lab Gruppen Lucia 240/2

Sennheiser 604

One (1) Whirlwind Direct2 Stereo DI
Four (4) Whirlwind HotBox Active Reference

2 channel stereo via Focusrite Scarlett 18i20
● $50 mixed stereo output
24 channels via Klark Teknik DN9630 AES50
to USB Converter
● $10 per channel
● Inquire about additional post-production services and pricing

“Big Room” artificial-intelligence video
switching subject detection camera system
Three (3) AIDA UHD6G-X12L 4K POV cameras
One (1) Blackmagic DeckLink Quad HDMI
● $200 for video recorded show

High End Systems Hoglet 4 controlling Hog 4
PC software

Four (4) Chauvet Intimidator Spot 260 LED
Six (6) ADJ Ultra Hex Bar 12 LED
Four (4) Blizzard Stiletto Z6 LED
Four (4) ETC Source 4

Antari Z-350 Fazer

Eiki LC-X85 3LCD+One 7000 ANSI Lumens
● Accepts VGA (HDMI adapter available),
DVI, BNC, RCA, and S-Video


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