Nitefall on the River, presented by Veridian Credit Union, announces The Nadas (June 8), Here Come the Mummies (June 14), Brandi Carlile (July 7), Slightly Stoopid and Atmosphere (August 4), and Hanson (August 28) will perform at the annual summer concert series. These acts join the previously announced shows of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros (June 5) and Dark Star Orchestra (July 3). Tickets for all shows go on sale Friday, April 19 at 10am. More acts slated for the 2013 season will be announced soon. Nitefall on the River is held at the Simon Estes Amphitheater at 75 E. Locust Street in Des Moines.
– Wed., June 5 – Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
– Sat., June 8 – The Nadas
– Fri., June 14 – Here Come the Mummies
– Wed., July 3 – Dark Star Orchestra
– Sun., July 7 – Brandi Carlile w/ The Lone Bellow
– Sun.. August 4 – Slightly Stoopid and Atmosphere w/ The Grouch & Eligh
– Wed., August 28 – Hanson
Saturday, June 8
Doors 6pm, Show 7pm
$15 in advance at ticketfly.com or $20 day of
The Nadas are Iowa’s signature alt-rock-country band, selling more than 200,000 albums through their own label, Authentic Records. Singers/guitarists Mike Butterworth and Jason Walsmith, bassist Brian Duffey, and drummer Brandon Stone mix country, rock, alternative, and indie with flawless songwriting and catchy melodies for a crowd-pleasing experience.
Here Come the Mummies
Friday, June 14
Doors 6pm, Show 7pm
$20 in advance at ticketfly.com or $25 day of
A 5000 year old foul-smelling, well-endowed, and manly tribe, capable of infinite funkiness. Here Come the Mummies: Terrifying Funk From Beyond the Grave. From these hovering souls, who called themselves Here Come The Mummies, Professor Dumblucke learned of the powerful curse that doomed them to wander the earth, seeking the ultimate riff, the one that may allow their spirits to rest after eons of, as they put it, “banging out solid fly grooves, y’all.” This so-called curse may have been retribution for the deflowering of a great Pharaoh’s daughter, but the story has become somewhat murky over the centuries.
Hi-Res Photos: http://www.herecomethemummies.com/electronic-press-kit
Brandi Carlile w/ The Lone Bellow
Sunday, July 7
Doors 6pm, Show 7pm
$30 in advance at ticketfly.com or $30 day of
“If you start a band with me, I’ll get us signed and on the road within a year”…… Not only did the determined, confident and tenacious 22-year-old Brandi Carlile come through with her promise to twin brothers and initially reluctant band members Phil and Tim Hanseroth, but she also exceeded their expectations. Carlile landed the prophesied record deal with Columbia Records one year later and with the guidance of producer Rick Rubin, they recorded and released their eponymous debut album in early 2005. She has continued to make successful records since.
Hi-Res Photos: http://www.brandicarlile.com/galleries/subs/all
Slightly Stoopid and Atmosphere w/ The Grouch & Eligh
Sunday, August 4
Doors at 5:30, Show at 6:30pm
$32.5 in advance at ticketfly.com or $35
While it’s a rare commodity for a band to tour as consistently as Slightly Stoopid, the group’s diligent commitment to live music provides some insight into why it’s been a few years since the release of their last studio album. But on August 14, 2012, the Ocean Beach, California-based group—led by co-founders and multi-instrumentalists Miles Doughty and Kyle McDonald—will drop their latest studio effort, Top of the World. As heard throughout the disc, the layoff between albums has not affected the group’s penchant for cooking up the tasty fusion and massive groove that permeates Stoopid’s trademark sound.
In the three years since Atmosphere’s dropped a full length record on the world, they’ve been far from stagnant, staying at the top of their game in every respect. For the better part of two years, Atmosphere toured the globe in support of their critically acclaimed – and #5 Billboard Top 200 charting – album, When LIfe Gives You Lemons, You Paint That Shit Gold. And in their “spare” time, the group returned home to Minneapolis in 2009 to record their 2010 double EP, To All My Friends, Blood Makes The Blade Holy, an homage to their friends.
Wednesday, August 28
Doors 7pm, Show 8pm
$26 in advance at ticketfly.com or $31 day of
Over their first 20 years, brothers Isaac, Taylor and Zac Hanson have made their mark. Five years building a fanbase as an independent band led to a meteoric rise with the 1997 international smash single MMMBop from their debut album Middle Of Nowhere. A long line of hits, four more studio albums, multiple Grammy nominations and over 16 million album sales followed. Over their second decade, the band charted their own course running an independent label while maintaining a coveted connection with their global fanbase, and in 2007 they launched a grassroots campaign to support poverty and HIV/AIDS relief in Africa (TakeTheWalk.net).
Hi-Res Photos: http://www.hanson.net/site/sections/212
Advance tickets go on sale on Friday, April 19 at 10am at ticketfly.com Tickets will also be on sale at Wooly’s (504 E. Locust St.) with no service fees, cash only, Monday-Friday from 12pm-5pm.
About Nitefall on the River
Nitefall on the River presented by Veridian Credit Union is an annual summer music series at the picturesque Simon Estes Riverfront Amphitheatre in downtown Des Moines. Since 1996, Nitefall on the River has attracted a wide range of Central Iowans to enjoy an evening of great live music, beautiful weather, and a welcoming ambiance.