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Promoting Shows

and Talent Buying

DaVo as in I, has been booking and promoting shows since 1996 both as an independent promoter and as an in house talent buyer. First with Safari Nite Club from 1996 - 1998 and then with Hairy Mary's from 1998 to 2001 and again 2005-1007. Currently I'm working as an in house talent buyer for Lefty's Live Music in Des Moines, Iowa since 2015. Though I took breaks in between I was often involved with local promoters and venue as some form of an adviser since 1996. Also I did a few shows in Sioux City and Omaha.


My main goal as a promoter and talent buyer has always been to make live music happen in Des Moines. I enjoy working with regional, national and local bands to help building with them in the market. If you would like to know some of the bands that I have worked with go to Bands DaVo has Worked with. Some highlights for me have been working with TSOL, Adolescents, Social Distortion, At the Drive-In, The Dickies, SWMRS, The Frights, Radkey, The Queers, Agent Orange, Fear, The Misfits, Fugazi, Slipknot, Dropkick Murphy's, U.S. Bombs, Agnostic Front, Glassjaw, and Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys to name a few.


Though my background is Punk and Metal, my main driving desire is to simply bring talented great music to the stage. I've always been a straight shooter and one of the things that I have carried on from my Punk and DIY background is dealing honestly and fairly with every artist.


If you are seeking a show in Des Moines contact me at [email protected]

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