The Bash, New Year’s Eve in Capital Square will take you back to the swing era of 1938, the year the Social Club’s new home at the firehouse was built. Three stages of music, live art, delicious food & drink, and a bunch of surprises. All are invited to the coolest New Year’s Eve party in town! Proceeds go towards fulfilling the mission of the Des Moines Social Club.


Monday, December 31 - Doors: 7:30pm, Show: 8pm-1am
Capital Square, 400 Locust Street, Des Moines


Click here to get details on entrance/exit, FAQs, parking, food & drink, will call, etc.


Buy advance tickets here until 6pm. Get tickets at the door with cash/credit/dwolla.

$20 – advance
$25 – at the door
$100 – VIP/person
$175 – VIP/couple

Details and FAQs for VIP pass holders.


THREE STAGES OF MUSIC – Music galore all evening with performances by Max Wellman and his Big Band, Tires, Love Songs for Lonely Monsters, Madison Ray and All the Single Ladies, Des Moines Gay Men’s Chorus, Chris Ford, DJ Tone Zone, @MaxOnTheTrack, and The Snacks as your emcee’s for the evening.

Main Room – Stage 1
8:30 – Madison Ray and All the Single Ladies
9:30 – Love Songs for Lonely Monsters
10:30 – Tires
11:15 – Swinging Sirens Performance
11:30 – Max Wellman and his Big Band

Main Room – Stage 2
8:00 – The Snacks
9:15 – Des Moines Gay Men’s Chorus
10:15 – Rachel Glaza

Lounge (in Big City Burgers)
9:00 – @MaxOnTheTrack
9:30  - Chris Ford
11:00 – Michael Tabor
11:30 – DJ Tone Zone


SWINGING SIRENS – Uber-coolness here, folks! Our swinging sirens will be performing on swings right above the crowd. Yes, you have to see it to believe it!


ART & ENTERTAINMENT – The Bash will have an assortment of art & entertainment that you won’t experience anywhere else on New Year’s Eve! We’ve got a human ball drop by Ann Stimmel, live art by your favorite local artists, spoken word by Michael Tabor, dance by Rachel Glaza, 14 foot blow up shapes hanging from the ceiling, and of course a few special surprises!


EAT, DRINK & BE MERRY – We’ve got you covered! Full cash bar featuring specialty cocktails, plus PBR and Blue Moon. A variety of non-alcoholic beverages will be available for the designated drivers and under 21 crowd. Fill your belly with a delicious spread of tapas by Big City Burger.


CAPITAL SQUARE - The Bash is going to be bigger and better than ever! Capital Square will be transformed into a swinging club. This will for sure be the hottest place in Des Moines on New Year’s Eve!


SWING-ERA FASHION - Get inspiration for what to wear to our swing-themed party on our Swing Era Fashion Pinterest Board.


The Bash is presented by Kum & Go and sponsored by Greater Des Moines Partnership, Operation Downtown, Des Moines Register, Community Choice Credit Union, PBR, Blue Moon, and DART. Thanks to all of these organizations for making this event possible!

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