Upcoming Performances

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 -
BARN OWLS OPENS FOR GIPSEY MOON The Barn Owl Band is opening for the nationally acclaimed acoustic band Gipsy Moon on Wednesday evening, September 23, at the Bluestem Stage (Zeke's theatre), 3329 Lincoln Way, Ames. Show at 8:00pm. Doors at 7:30pm.
Friday, September 25, 2015 -
Private event.
Saturday, September 26, 2015 -
Central Iowa Barn Dance with caller Roger Alexander.
Saturday, October 24, 2015 -
Central Iowa Barn Dance

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Previous Performances

Saturday, August 22, 2015 -
Central Iowa Barn Dance with caller Lonna Nachtigal.
Friday, July 31, 2015 -
Bookends at the Bandshell concert sponsored by the Ames Public Library, 11:30 am to 1:30 pm at Bandshell Park in Ames.

No admission charge - just enjoy the music and warm weather. A nice lunch break.

Saturday, July 11, 2015 -
Flynn Barn Dance at Living History Farms with caller Lonna Nachtigal.
Sunday, May 31, 2015 -
Wedding Reception - Reiman Gardens, Ames
Saturday, May 9, 2015 -
Flynn Barn Dance, Living History Farms 7 to 9 PM. 11121 Hickman Road
 Urbandale, IA 50322 phone Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm at 515-278-5286.
Saturday, April 25, 2015 -
Central Iowa Barn Dance with caller Roger Alexander.
Saturday, February 28, 2015 -
Central Iowa Barn Dance with caller Roger Alexander.
Saturday, January 24, 2015 -
Central Iowa Barn Dance with caller Lonna Nachtigal.
Saturday, January 3, 2015 -
Private event, Des Moines
Tuesday, December 16, 2014 -
The Barn Owls perform a pre-show mini-concert before the DANU concert at 6:30pm in the CY Stephen's Celebrity Cafe, Ames Iowa
Monday, December 8, 2014 -
Private event, Des Moines.
Saturday, December 6, 2014 -
Barn Dance at the Living History Farms Christmas event at the Church of the Land, 4:30-7:30 PM.
Tuesday, December 2, 2014 -
Private event.
Saturday, October 25, 2014 -
Central Iowa Barn Dance with caller Lonna Nachtigal.
Saturday, September 27, 2014 -
Central Iowa Barn Dance with caller Lonna Nachtigal.
Sunday, September 7, 2014 -
Snus Hill Winery near Madrid, IA, 2 PM - 5 PM (open to the public)
Saturday, September 6, 2014 -
Concert at Java Joe's coffee house, 214 4th Street, Des Moines
Saturday, August 23, 2014 -
Central Iowa Barn Dance with caller Roger Alexander.
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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