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Promoting Shows

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 2005-2007. Then in October of 2015 until May 2018, I worked as a talent buyer at Lefty's Live Music. 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 to build 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, The Dickies, Guttermouth 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.

Currently, I'm considering a few events as an independent promoter under Axiom Promotions. If you are an agent or a band seeking a show in Des Moines, please feel free to contact me at

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