Tunes on the Terrace

Live Music at Café Baratta's

Our live music series, Tunes on the Terrace, takes place every Friday afternoon from 11:30am-1:30pm through September this year on the third floor terrace of the State Historical Building. As part of our ongoing partnership with the Iowa Arts Council, the series promotes and supports local musicians. Head to lunch at Café Baratta’s and enjoy live music from up-and-coming artists as well as local favorites. With views of the State Capitol and downtown Des Moines skyline, this little lunch spot in the East Village is the perfect afternoon getaway. Remember to save room for dessert!

September 27: Dueling Fiddles

Accomplished violinists, Geneviève Salamone and Hanna Wolle make up the DSM Dueling Fiddles, a duo that brings their virtuosic talent and incredible energy to every performance. Geneviève has performed with the famed Des Moines Symphony and Des Moines Metro Opera, who merges technology with classical violin to create the unique sounds heard at each show. Hanna is a Des Moines native who first picked up the violin when she was four. By the time she was fifteen, she became one of the youngest violinists in the Des Moines Symphony’s history when she won a seat in the first violin section. Their album is available on their website and features a variety of covers, including Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep,” “Sweet Child O’ Mine” from Guns ‘n Roses, and even the theme to “Game of Thrones.”

Catch them on CW Iowa Live at 9:30am before they head to us for Tunes on the Terrace!

Calling Des Moines Musicians

If you’re a musician in the Des Moines area (or are willing to travel), we’re now booking for our 2019 Tunes on the Terrace series. In the past, we’ve welcomed artists from the immediate area as well as cities on the edge of the state. If you call Iowa home (or simply love it as much as we do), we’d love to have you at Tunes on the Terrace!

For booking information, please contact Kim Duede at [email protected].