Get Ready to Get Jazzed

Max Wellman will be Noce’s general manager and entertainment director.

Of all the exciting developments happening downtown right now, we’re perhaps most eager for Noce, a new jazz club scheduled to open late this year. Des Moines vocalist Max Wellman has teamed up with Bob and Maria Filippone to develop the club, which will be housed in a renovated building at 1326 Walnut St.

The after-dinner destination will feature live music from both local and touring acts. With a recessed entrance, raised stage, polished concrete flooring, and bar and cocktail seating for around 100 people, Wellman hopes Noce will evoke the warm feeling of a bygone area that appeals to both patrons and musicians. Read more about the plans for the venue here, in the new issue of dsm.
The issue contains plenty more about the local arts scene as well. You’ll be inspired by Rae Fehring, Kathryn Dickel and Cherish Anderson, who, like Wellman, are making a positive impact on the local music scene. Read their stories here. And in this story, you’ll learn about arts innovators Katelyn McBurney and the group Chicken Tractor.
Browse and read the entire issue in the Page Turn Pro version here.

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