Upcoming Performances

Saturday, August 23, 2014 -
Central Iowa Barn Dance with caller Roger Alexander.
Saturday, September 6, 2014 -
Concert at Java Joe's coffee house, 214 4th Street, Des Moines
Sunday, September 7, 2014 -
Snus Hill Winery near Madrid, IA, 2 PM - 5 PM (open to the public)
Saturday, September 27, 2014 -
Central Iowa Barn Dance with caller Lonna Nachtigal.
Saturday, November 22, 2014 -
Central Iowa Barn Dance with caller Roger Alexander.
Tuesday, December 2, 2014 -
No details.
Saturday, December 6, 2014 -
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Previous Performances

Friday, July 18, 2014 -
Bookends at the Bandshell concert. Bandshell Park, 5th & Duff, Ames, 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM.
Thursday, June 5, 2014 -
Private engagement
Saturday, May 24, 2014 -
Central Iowa Barn Dance with caller Roger Alexander.
Sunday, May 18, 2014 -
Fort Frenzy grand opening, 2:00 PM. 3232 1st Avenue South, Fort Dodge, Iowa. More info at 515-576-2226.
Saturday, May 10, 2014 -
Flynn Barn Dance at Living History Farms' Flynn Barn, 7-9 pm. 11121 Hickman Rd, Urbandale, IA 50322 (515) 278-5286
Saturday, February 22, 2014 -
Central Iowa Barn Dance with caller Roger Alexander.
Saturday, February 15, 2014 -
(Contra-Indications) dance at the Odd Fellows Hall, 29th and Kingman, Des Moines, with caller Lonna Nachtigal. Open to the public. 7:30 PM instructions for beginners, 8:00 PM dance.
Friday, February 14, 2014 -
Celebrity Café at CY Stephens Auditorium (Ames), before the Bela Fleck, Abigail Washburn and Del McCoury concert. We play 6:45 to 7:30 while concertgoers sip wine and eat chocolates before the concert!
Saturday, January 25, 2014 -
Central Iowa Barn Dance with caller Lonna Nachtigal.
Thursday, January 23, 2014 -
Private Event, Des Moines
Saturday, December 7, 2013 -
Contradance at the Living History Farms, part of the "Flynn Family Christmas event", 4 PM to 8 PM on Saturday Dec. 7. We will be in the Church of the Land, with music and dance starting about 6 PM. More information at Living HIstory Farms website. Living History Farms is located at 11121 Hickman Road Urbandale, IA 515.278.5286
Saturday, November 23, 2013 -
Central Iowa Barn Dance. Part of Five Dances in Five Nights.
Friday, November 22, 2013 -
Contra-indicatiions Dance, Des Moines, Odd Fellows Hall, 29th & Kingman. Part of Five Dances in Five Nights.
Saturday, September 28, 2013 -
Central Iowa Barn Dance with caller Roger Alexander.
Saturday, September 21, 2013 -
Private function, Ames Iowa (evening)
Saturday, September 7, 2013 -
Private Event, Ames, Iowa (morning).
Saturday, August 24, 2013 -
Central Iowa Barn Dance, with caller Lonna Nachtigal
Thursday, August 8, 2013 -
Contradance in Des Moines: Dancing at the Lake with caller Lonna Nachtigal, at Grey's Lake Park, 7:30 to 10:00 PM.
Sunday, August 4, 2013 -
Snus Hill Winery, Madrid Iowa, 2 to 5 PM. More information at Snus Hill Events
Friday, June 7, 2013 -
Barn Dance at Living History Farms, 11121 Hickman Road
, Urbandale IA, 7 to 9 PM. Come join the fun! More information at Living History Farms
Friday, May 10, 2013 -
Launch party for Market to Market Relay/Iowa, Jefferson, Iowa (details here) We'll be playing on the grounds of the Courthouse. Beautiful location.
Saturday, May 4, 2013 -
Private function in Ames, Iowa
Saturday, April 20, 2013 -
Barn Dance at Living History Farms, 11121 Hickman Road, Urbandale, IA, 7:00 PM ~ 9:00 PM. (directions)
Saturday, February 23, 2013 -
Central Iowa Barn Dance with caller Lonna Nachtigal.
Saturday, February 16, 2013 -
CONTRA-indications dance with caller Ric Goldman from the San Francisco Bay Area. Dance instruction at 7:30, dancing at 8 PM, Odd Fellows Hall, SW corner of 29th & Kingman Blvd, Des Moines.
Saturday, January 26, 2013 -
Central Iowa Barn Dance with caller Lonna Nachtigal!
Saturday, November 24, 2012 -
Central Iowa Barn Dance with caller Roger Alexander
Saturday, October 27, 2012 -
Central Iowa Barn Dance with caller Lonna Nachtigal
Saturday, October 20, 2012 -
Contra-indications dance, Des Moines, with caller Reid Miller from Madison, Wisconsin.
Saturday, September 29, 2012 -
Story County Democrats' Fall Barbecue. Moore Park. Ames. 3:00 p.m.
Sunday, September 16, 2012 -
Invitation-only event
Sunday, August 12, 2012 -
Private engagement Jefferson, IA
Saturday, August 11, 2012 -
[Private Event]
Saturday, July 21, 2012 -
Contra-indications dance, Des Moines, with caller Reid Miller from Madison, Wisconsin.
Sunday, July 8, 2012 -
Roosevelt Summer Sundays free open-air concert at Roosevelt Elementary School, 1000 9th Street, Ames. 7:00-8:30pm. Bring lawn chairs.
Sunday, July 1, 2012 -
Snus Hill Winery, Madrid, 2 to 5 PM
Saturday, June 2, 2012 -
[Private Event]
Saturday, April 28, 2012 -
Central iowa Barn Dance with caller Roger Alexander.
Saturday, February 25, 2012 -
Central Iowa Barn Dance with caller Lonna Nachtigal.
Friday, October 28, 2011 -
Private Engagement
Saturday, October 22, 2011 -
Central Iowa Barn Dance with Roger Alexander calling.
Saturday, September 24, 2011 -
Central Iowa Barn Dance with caller Lonna Nachtigal.
Sunday, September 18, 2011 -
APL Unplugged, 2pm, Farwell T. Brown Auditorium. This free concert will be recorded for the Barn Owl Band's fourth CD. Come be a part of it! Sponsored by the Ames Public Library Friends Foundation.
Saturday, September 17, 2011 -
Contra-Indications inaugural dance with caller Lonna Nachtigal, Des Moines Odd Fellows Hall, SW corner 29th and Kingman 8-11 PM.
Friday, September 2, 2011 -
Stomping Grounds Cafe, 303 Welch Ave, Ames, 7:00-9:00pm. No cover.
Saturday, August 27, 2011 -
Our amazing Central Iowa Barn Dance 20th Season opener. With caller Lonna Nachtigal.
Sunday, July 3, 2011 -
Snus Hill Winery 3 to 6 PM. Snus Hill Winery is approx 30 minutes north of Des Moines in rural Madrid. Directions (click for Google map): 2183 320th Street, Madrid, Iowa, phone 515.795.3535
Saturday, May 28, 2011 -
Central Iowa Barn Dance with caller Roger Alexander.
Saturday, April 30, 2011 -
Central Iowa Barn Dance with caller Lonna Nachtigal.
Saturday, March 26, 2011 -
Central Iowa Barn Dance, Ames, with Roger Alexander calling.
Saturday, February 26, 2011 -
Central Iowa Barn Dance with caller Lonna Nachtigal.
Saturday, January 22, 2011 -
Central Iowa Barn Dance, Ames, with caller Lonna Nachtigal.
Friday, December 31, 2010 -
New Year's Eve gala for KHOI Radio, Ames (details soon!)
Saturday, October 9, 2010 -
Barn Dance, 6:30 to 9 PM at the Flynn Barn, Living History Farms in Clive, sponsored by Soli Deo Musica (Faith Lutheran Church, Clive). Open to the public (free admission) More Information; More Info at SeeDesMoines.com.
Saturday, October 2, 2010 -
Private Engagement
Sunday, September 26, 2010 -
APL Unplugged concert at the Ames Public Library, 2:00 pm.
Saturday, August 28, 2010 -
Central Iowa Barn Dance with caller Lonna Nachtigal.
Sunday, August 22, 2010 -
Sunday August 22, 2010: Snus Hill Winery, Madrid, IA. 2 to 5 PM. Visit the website or call 515.795.3535 for more information.
Saturday, July 10, 2010 -
Franklin County Fairgrounds, Hampton: Iowa Winniehawks State Rally.
Sunday, June 6, 2010 -
The Barn Owl's 2010 summer concert at the Roosevelt School grounds in Ames will be Sunday, June 6th starting at 7:00pm. There is no admission charge for this concert.
Saturday, May 22, 2010 -
Central Iowa Barn Dance with Roger Alexander calling.
Saturday, January 30, 2010 -
Story County Democrats' annual Soup Supper, Collegiate United Methodist Church, 2622 Lincoln Way, starting at 5:00 PM.
Saturday, January 23, 2010 -
Central Iowa Barn Dance with caller Roger Alexander.
Saturday, October 24, 2009 -
Central Iowa Barn Dance with caller Roger Alexander.
Saturday, October 17, 2009 -
Madison, Wisconsin - Contra Dance at Grace Episcopal Church, 8 PM (More Info)
Saturday, September 26, 2009 -
Central Iowa Barn Dance with caller TBA.
Saturday, August 22, 2009 -
Central Iowa Barn Dance with caller Roger Alexander.
Sunday, July 26, 2009 -
Concert at the former Roosevelt Elementary School yard on Sunday, July 26 from 7:00 until 9:00pm. Free concert and bring lawn chairs.
Saturday, July 18, 2009 -
Private Engagement
Sunday, July 12, 2009 -
APL Unplugged: Free concert at the Ames Public Library. 2pm, Farwell T. Brown Auditorium Sponsored by the Friends of the Ames Public Library
Sunday, July 5, 2009 -
Concert and square dance at the Plainsman Museum, Aurora, Nebraska, starting at 4:00 PM. Sponsored by the Hamilton Community Foundation.
Saturday, June 20, 2009 -
IRISH JAM Celtic Festival, Scotch Ridge (near Carlisle, SE of Des Moines) Barn Owls are performing at 10:00-10:30 AM, 11:00-11:30 AM, 2:00 to 3:00 PM, and 4:00-5:00 PM (TENTATIVE SCHEDULE).
Sunday, June 7, 2009 -
CANCELED DUE TO RAIN. Free concert at the building formerly known as Roosevelt Elementary School. 7:00 pm. Sponsored by the Roosevelt School Neighborhood Association.
Saturday, May 16, 2009 -
Madison Contradance with caller Roger Diggle.
Saturday, April 25, 2009 -
Central Iowa Barn Dance, CUMC Annex, 130 S Sheldon Ave, Ames. Caller Shawn Glidden from St Paul Minnesota.
Saturday, April 18, 2009 -
Private engagement.
Sunday, March 29, 2009 -
Des Moines Art Center, 1 – 2 pm & 2:30 – 3:30 pm as part of the special event After Many Springs. View the "American Gothic" by Grant Wood and listen to The Barn Owls!
Saturday, March 28, 2009 -
Central Iowa Barn Dance 8PM, CUMC Annex, 130 S Sheldon Ave, Ames, Iowa. Callers Roger Alexander and Lonna Nachtigal.
Tuesday, March 17, 2009 -
Irish Festival from 1-2:30 and 3:00 to 4:00 PM at the State Historical Museum of Iowa.
Saturday, February 28, 2009 -
Central Iowa Barn Dance CUMC Annex, 130 S Sheldon Ave, Ames. Caller Lonna Nachtigal.
Saturday, January 24, 2009 -
Central Iowa Barn Dance CUMC Annex, 130 S Sheldon Ave., Ames, Iowa, with caller TBA.
Monday, January 12, 2009 -
The Barn Owl Band will give 30 minute presentations of traditional and world music at 5 Ames elementary schools, Ames Middle School and St. Cecilia Parochial School on Monday, January 12 and Tuesday, January 13, 2009.
Saturday, November 22, 2008 -
Central Iowa Barn Dance with caller Lonna Nachtigal, 8:00 pm at the CUMC Annex, 130 S Sheldon Ave, Ames.
Friday, November 21, 2008 -
Hey for Forty Barn Dance, 8:00 pm at Scattergood Friends School, West Branch, Iowa, with caller Lonna Nachtigal.
Friday, November 7, 2008 -
Private engagement (evening)
Sunday, November 2, 2008 -
Barn Owl Band in concert at Urbandale United Church of Christ, 3530 70th Street, Urbandale IA. 3 PM (tentative time) http://www.urbucc.org. Tickets available at the door.
Friday, October 31, 2008 -
Performance at the United Community School, Boone, Iowa, during their annual Pioneer Harvest Day, October 31 from 8:30 to 9:00am. Theme: old timey music.
Saturday, October 25, 2008 -
Central Iowa Barn Dance with callers Roger Alexander & Nate Kemperman; 8:00PM, CUMC Annex, 130 S Sheldon, Ames.
Saturday, October 4, 2008 -
CONCERT 7:00pm at Octagon Center for the Arts, 427 Douglas Ave, Ames. Tickets can be purchased at the Octagon Center.
Sunday, September 28, 2008 -
A-mazing Prairie Festival at Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt near Elkhart (8700 NE 126 Ave.,Maxwell, IA 50161 515-967-2596 ) Barn Owl Band performances at 1 and 3 PM. Additional information: Festival Details; Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt Directions and Map
Sunday, September 14, 2008 -
Harkin Steak Fry, at the Hot Air Balloon field, Indianola. 12:30 -1:30 PM. [Ticket information, directions]
Saturday, September 13, 2008 -
Private function, Ames.
Sunday, September 7, 2008 -
Rescheduled rain-out date at the Roosevelt School, Ames, grounds. Free concert. Potluck at 5:00pm and concert at 6:00pm.
Saturday, August 23, 2008 -
Central Iowa Barn Dance with caller Roger Alexander. 8:00PM at the CUMC Annex, 130 S. Sheldon, Ames.
Tuesday, July 29, 2008 -
Private function, 6 PM
Saturday, July 19, 2008 -
Fairfield Contradance Morningstar Studio, 51 1/2 Court Street, 8:00 PM, Fairfield, Iowa with caller Roger Alexander.
Thursday, June 19, 2008 -
7:00 - 8:30 at the Ankeny Band Shell at 410 West First Street, Ankeny. Concert is free.
Sunday, June 8, 2008 -
ROOSEVELT SCHOOL YARD CONCERT, Ames. A free concert at the former Roosevelt Elementary School that starts at 7:00pm. Bring lawn chairs!
Saturday, June 7, 2008 -
Iowa Barn Foundation Highway 30 Barn Tour Picnic and Barn Dance, Community Center at the Story County Fairgrounds in Nevada, Iowa from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. To reach the fairgrounds, turn off old Highway 30 at First Avenue in Nevada, and travel south to I Avenue.
Saturday, May 24, 2008 -
Central Iowa Barn Dance with caller Roger Alexander, 8:00 PM at the CUMC Annex, 130 S Sheldon Ave, Ames.
Thursday, April 10, 2008 -
Testing
Wednesday, April 9, 2008 -
Private function, Des Moines
Saturday, March 29, 2008 -
FIFTH! Saturday Central Iowa Barn Dance with caller Roger Alexander, 8:00 PM at the CUMC Annex, 130 S Sheldon, Ames.
Saturday, February 23, 2008 -
Central Iowa Barn Dance with caller Lonna Nachtigal, 8:00 pm, CUMC Annex, 130 S Sheldon, Ames.
Friday, February 22, 2008 -
Story County Democrats' "Whistle Stop" Soup Supper. Fellowship Hall of the Collegiate United Methodist Church, Ames. 6:15-7:30 PM.
Saturday, January 26, 2008 -
Central Iowa Barn Dance with caller Lonna Nachtigal, 8 PM at The CUMC Annex, Ames.
Saturday, November 24, 2007 -
Central Iowa Barn Dance 8:00 at the CUMC Annex, 130 S Sheldon Ave, Ames, with special guest Reggie Greenlaw and caller Lonna Nachtigal.
Saturday, October 27, 2007 -
Central Iowa Barn Dance 8:00 PM at the CUMC Annex, 130 S Sheldon, Ames, with caller Gail Hintze from Bishop Hill, Illinois. [Second dance of a two-night Fairfield-Ames tour.]
Friday, October 26, 2007 -
Fairfield, Iowa contra dance with caller Gail Hintze from Bishop Hill, Illinois. [First night of a two-dance Fairfield-Ames tour.]
Sunday, September 23, 2007 -
Sunday afternoon music at Prairie Moon Winery, 3801 W. 190th St., Ames IA. 3-6 PM. Phone 515-232-2747 for more information
Saturday, August 25, 2007 -
Central Iowa Barn Dance, 8:00 at the CUMC Annex, 130 S Sheldon, Ames.
Saturday, July 28, 2007 -
"Art Inside Out" at the Des Moines Art Center, 4700 Grand Avenue, Des Moines. 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM. 515.277.4405 for more information.
Sunday, June 24, 2007 -
Bookends at the Bandshell concert 6 to 8 pm in Bandshell Park, 6th & Duff, Ames, Iowa. Sponsored by the Ames Public Library.
Saturday, June 23, 2007 -
Central Iowa Barn Dance with caller Lonna Nachtigal. CUMC Annex, 130 S Sheldon, Ames, 8pm.
Friday, June 22, 2007 -
Private event for the ISU Foundation staff.
Sunday, June 17, 2007 -
Concert at the former Roosevelt School grounds (921 9th Street, Ames) 7:00 - 8:30pm. This is part of the SUMMER SUNDAYS AT ROOSEVELT CONCERT SERIES. No admission charge.
Friday, June 15, 2007 -
Private Event (Wedding Reception)
Saturday, June 9, 2007 -
Story County Democrats fundraiser with special guest Hillary Clinton on Saturday, June 9 at The Prairie Moon Winery just north of Ames. Music starts at 6:10 pm (Advance tickets needed - see www.storydems.org for more information)
Saturday, May 26, 2007 -
Central Iowa Barn Dance with callers Marcia Minear & Roger Alexander. CUMC Annex, 130 S Sheldon, Ames, 8:00 pm.
Sunday, May 20, 2007 -
Snus Hill Winery , near Madrid, Iowa, 3 to 6 PM. Public is invited.
Friday, May 18, 2007 -
Private Engagement, Corning IA
Thursday, May 17, 2007 -
Third Thursday Live on WOI-FM, Ames, 7:00-8:30 pm.
Saturday, April 28, 2007 -
Central Iowa Barn Dance with callers Marcia Minear & Roger Alexander. CUMC Annex, 130 S Sheldon, Ames, 8pm.
Saturday, April 14, 2007 -
Annual concert, 7pm, Octagon Center For The Arts, 427 Douglas Ave, Ames. Admission $8 (children 12 and under free); tickets available in advance at the Octagon, or at the door.
Saturday, March 24, 2007 -
Central Iowa Barn Dance with caller Lonna Nachtigal.
Friday, March 16, 2007 -
Hey for 40 Barn Dance Scattergood Friends School, West Branch, Iowa, with caller Gail Hintze from Bishop Hill, Illinois.
Saturday, February 24, 2007 -
Central Iowa Barn Dance with callers Marcia Minear & Roger Alexander.
Friday, January 26, 2007 -
Private engagement, Ames Iowa

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