Placed in a natural dip in the landscape, the grassy banks in front and to the side of Simon Estes Waterfront Amphitheatre provide perfect views of the stage and, of course, the breathtaking vista of Des Moines, twinkling over the river.


There is no structured seating at the venue, which means plenty of room to dance like crazy to your favorite band, or snuggle with your honey on the lawn, while drinking in the good vibes. If you do prefer to sit during a performance, lawn chairs are permitted, so get comfy, but please be aware of other guests around you.

However you like to enjoy your music – up close and personal at the front, or chilling at the back – wherever you’re situated, at Simon Estes Waterfront Amphitheatre you’re guaranteed amazing sound!

Where else can you take in the spectacle of a fiery Iowa sunset, whilst grooving to some of the best touring acts in the world?