Tunes on the river

May 3, 2011 —

Tomorrow kicks off the annual Nitefall on the River concert series. They’re held at Simon Estes Amphitheater (Yep, named after Simon Estes, one of our adjunct profs!) which is a perfect spot to kick back, kick off your shoes and listen to live music. This year’s lineup includes:

Slightly Stoopid & the Meat Puppets (May 4)
Here Come the Mummies (May 5)
Hairball (June 3)
Big Head Todd & the Monsters (June 9)
Natasha Bedingfield (June 20)
The Nadas (June 24)
Toad the Wet Sprocket (June 30)
Umphrey’s McGee (July 1)
Matisyahu & the Wailers (July 6)
Gin Blossoms (July 7)
Lee DeWyze (July 21)
Keller Williams (July 28)

For $12 to $25, all of these groups would be fun to see on a beautiful summer night. Get a group together and enjoy!


Courtney Tompkins has been part of the DMU marketing team since Nov. 2005 and loves promoting a school she believes in so thoroughly. Proud daughter and patient of DMU alumni, Courtney knows, first-hand, that Des Moines University is doing a world of good. A fan of all outdoor festivals, fruity drinks and nearly all edibles, she has a hard time narrowing down her list of favorite places to go and things to do but lists the Iowa State Fair as an all-time fave. She loves her 8-minute commute to DMU from Urbandale, a suburb of Des Moines. She and husband Tyler are owned by three large dogs, Tonka, Tucker and Tank.

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