Studio One’s live music series is back for 2022


Friends, I’ve been keeping this concert series announcement a secret for months, and I’m SO excited to finally tell you about it. As live music returns to Iowa with COVID-19 protocols in place, IPR Studio One breathes new life into our live music series.

About All Access Live!

Unlimited live access! debuted at the Des Moines Social Club in The Basement as a series called Studio One Underground in 2015. In 2020 we moved the series to xBk when the Des Moines Social Club closed.

It’s always been fun for us to stream these shows from an independent location and take our mission of music discovery out of the studio. New for this year, we’re also looking forward to the series moving into the state.

In 2022 we’ll be hosting several of the shows in Des Moines at xBk, but we’re also branching out and traveling to Cedar Falls and Davenport (if you’re a venue owner interested in hosting a gig for our 2023 series, email Studio One to studioone[email protected]).

“More than anything in the past two years, I’ve missed this series,” says Studio One host Tony Dehner. “It’s a big part of our mission to encourage music discovery and support local bands, and we’ve been limited in our ability to do that with this series for the past two years. I’m thrilled to come out and see everyone again and literally put this show on the road!”

programming 2022

This year, we are thrilled to feature several female-led bands, as well as Bridges2Harmoney Gospel Choir and a 9-piece Latin Band World Music Ensemble from Des Moines.

“This series is designed to go hand in hand with our Studio One All Access Pin up. The live show and series are IPR’s attempt to put our listeners in the best seats in the house. I’m excited about all the bands in the lineup!” said Music Program Director Al Schares.

  • 3rd of March: James Tutson And The Rollback + Bridges2Harmony Gospel Choir at xBk
  • April 7: His Peruchos at xBk
  • May 5: Diplomats of Solid Sound at xBk
  • June 2: Rae Fehring and his band at xBk
  • July 28: Joel Sires at Octopus College Hill
  • August: no live show
  • September 8: Penny Peach at xBk
  • October 6: Witch Tiit at xBk
  • November 3: Avey Grouws Band at xBk
  • December 8: TBA at the Raccoon Motel


Tickets for the series will be on sale for $10 each. All revenue from ticket sales will go to the venue and the band. Check venue websites for ticketing information and COVID-19 protocols and guidelines. Make sure you are subscribed to DPI All access email for the latest information on this concert series.


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