Progressive Voices Concerts

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Since it began in 2010, the mission of the Progressive Voices Concert Series has been to bring nationally and internationally-touring singer-songwriters to Central Iowa who are especially known for their unique voices and musical styles, as well as for bringing both new, original ideas and fresh takes on some traditional themes.  We seek out artists whose music can connect with a wide audience by promoting compassion for and celebration of the universal human condition in all its forms and variations. Our artists are especially adept at using the power of music to engage your mind, touch your heart, and uplift your spirit. Perhaps you’ll even be transformed a little bit, too, by the end of the show.  They’ll also likely make you laugh a little (or a lot) along the way!

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Our Current Season

Check out our current season lineup.


Tickets are available for advance purchase online at Eventbrite or in person at the church on the four Sundays before each concert.

  • Individual advance-purchase tickets: $22
  • Individual tickets at the door: $27
  • Season tickets: 4 shows for $78 – Save $10 off of the advance price and $30 off of the door price! 6 shows for $117 — Save $15 off of the advance price and $45 off of the door price!

Season ticket holder benefits:

  • Discounted ticket prices save you money.
  • Tickets are transferable. Just email in advance if you would like to transfer your ticket for any show to another person.
  • Tickets may be exchanged. During 6-show seasons, 4-show season ticket holder may exchange a ticket for any upcoming show for another show (limit one ticket per show for each season ticket holder).
  • There will be a special, front and center block of seats reserved for season ticket holders until 10 minutes before the start of each show, so you don’t have to worry about arriving early to get good seats.

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Past musicians

We’ve hosted a number of great musicians in the past. Check out who we’ve enjoyed.

Our Venue

Our auditorium was intentionally designed with musical and theatrical events in mind, in addition to regular church services. Audiences and musicians alike enjoy the excellent acoustics of our proscenium-style auditorium with a raised stage for great sight lines. This intimate space has 176 comfortable, permanent, theater-style seats. For larger shows, seating can be expanded up to 260 with additional, moveable seats. Adjustable stage lighting and a wall of 2-story windows framing the Des Moines skyline set just the right mood.

Professional sound technicians assist with setup and sound checks and run sound during shows. Our sound system includes:

  • Soundcraft SI Performer 2 Digital Audio Mixing Console
  • Bose ESP880 DSP
  • Shure DFR22 Audio processor
  • (2) Crown NCDII2x600  Power Amplifiers
  • (2) Bose RMU208 Main Speakers OR (2) JBL EON 305 Main Speakers
  • Bose MB210 Sub
  • (6) FS4SE Mid and Rear Fill-in Speakers (if needed)