The Punching Pandas

Des Moines Best Party Band

Dec
16
to Dec 17

Private Event - Corporate Christmas Party

The Punching Pandas will be partying with one of our absolute favorite groups of people for a Corporate Christmas Party! The Sacmi Group is less of a company and more of a family and we have an unbelievably wonderful time throwing down hard with these folks, We can't wait for your guy to hear our new material!

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Jan
4
7:00 PM19:00

Private Event - Christmas Party

  • Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

It's always a good party when the company is buying dinner, and tremendous live music! We are thrilled to be performing for The Iowa Realty Groups Christmas party this year! We can't wait to bust out the egg nog and help get the party started by making it funky for all the hard working folks who deserve a little celebration!

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Jan
27
8:30 PM20:30

Private Event - Perficut Holiday Party

  • Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Punching Pandas are always down to help throw the best company party of the year! There is no better way to show your appreciation for your employees than by having a great bar and tremendous live music! We are completely thrilled to perform for all the beautiful and amazing folks at Perficut on January 27th!

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Feb
10
8:30 PM20:30

The American Heart Association 10th Anniversary Heart Ball

  • Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We are honored to be part of the entertainment for this year's Heart Ball for The American Heart Association! This year is incredibly special as it's the 10th anniversary! We will be auctioning off a free performance as part of the live auction during the event and all proceeds go towards the Heart Association. Good times will be had by all!

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Mar
10
to Mar 11

Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino

  • Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Everyone is a winner when The Punching Pandas are in the Finish Line Lounge at Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino! March 10th we are bringing our trademark funk back to the best casino in Iowa for a night of wild and rowdy fun! Bring your family, bring our friends, and let's shake our booty's all night long!

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Jun
2
7:00 PM19:00

Private Event - Wedding

The Punching Pandas always love performing for wonderful couples on their big day! We could not be more excited to play at their gorgeous venue with their stunning friends and family. It's a tremendous honor that out of all the entertainment they could of possibly chosen, that they chose to support live music. 

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Jun
8
8:00 PM20:00

Governor's Days in Grimes

The Punching Pandas have worked hard, paid their dues, and worked their little fingers to the bone, but they finally get to perform for their hometown on June 8th for Grimes regionally famous Governor's Days! We will be bringing the funky booty shaking goodness we bring to every show with a little extra juiciness for the good people of Grimes who deserve some good entertainment! Check us out on Friday night as we break it down like only we know how!

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Jun
15
8:00 PM20:00

Private Event - Wedding

  • Paul R. Knapp Animal Learning Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Love is in the air and The Punching Pandas can feel it! We are helping another beautiful, stunning, lovely couple who also look great in jeans celebrate their union and we couldn't be happier! Wedding receptions are always an absolute blast and these two families are unbelievably good people so it should be a good old fashioned party!

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Jun
30
7:30 PM19:30

Private Event - Wedding

The Punching Pandas are helping another lovely couple celebrate their union by making some funky booty shaking music at their reception! Look out Osage, Iowa, we are coming to party into the night and party as hard as we can! Weddings are always some of our favorite shows and we couldn't be happier to perform for two families coming together. 

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Jul
13
6:00 PM18:00

Thunder Nites

The Punching Pandas are rocking and rolling into Thunder Nites in Newton! This bike night is one of the best in Iowa and it's growing so fast and strong that they moved it to a new bigger location! Get ready to dance and drink as we bring the heat like never before. Beers, Bikes and Babes all on July 13th in Newton as we make it the best bike night of the year!

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Jul
14
7:00 PM19:00

Polo On The Green

The Punching Pandas are proud to announce we will be performing at Polo on the Green this year for Variety The Children's Charity! This event is absolutely unlike any other in the state and supports an amazing cause. We couldn't be more excited to bring the funk and booty shaking music, we are going to absolutely blow the doors off the joint! Let's make 2018 the best Polo on the Green ever!

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Aug
4
to Aug 5

Private Event - Wedding

The Punching Pandas are performing at the reception of two of the loveliest people we've had the pleasure to meet! We couldn't be more excited to play some soul shaking dance tunes for the coming together of these two families. Let's dance and drink into the night to celebrate the greatest thing on Earth, Love! 

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Sep
22
7:00 PM19:00

Private Event - Wedding

Love is in the air and we can't help but shake it! We are so proud to help another beautiful couple of lovebirds come together. Our goal is to get the entire Art Center out on the dance floor and moving like there is no tomorrow! A stunning venue, a wonderful couple, and two great families, we couldn't be more happy for them!

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Nov
24
to Nov 25

South 17th Event Center

  • South 17th Event Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Punching Pandas are back in the wild and rowdy town of Ames for a show at the South 17th Event Center! Students are off for Thanksgiving and we are throwing the biggest party in town so stop by for strong drinks, good music, and a tremendous venue!

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Oct
28
to Oct 29

Legends Downtown Halloween Party

Get ready for a spooktacular show at the Legends American Grill on Court Ave! We are thrilled to perform at one of our absolute favorite places for one of our absolute favorite holidays! Come dress to impress at this Halloween party because the band is going hard this year! To make it extra interesting, we have a fun drinking game for the entire bar to play! Come out October 28th to the rowdiest Halloween party downtown!

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Oct
27
to Oct 28

Prairie Meadows

  • Prairie Meadows Race Track and Casino (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Punching Pandas are making a spooktacular appearance at Prairie Meadows Race Track and Casino! October 27th we will be at the lounge upstairs getting our boogie shoes on at Iowa's best Casino! The live music that night will be an absolute jackpot. This is our first time out at Prairie Meadows and we cannot wait to show them how we throw down! Come hang out, try your luck, and hopefully celebrate your winnings with us from 9pm to 1am!

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Oct
21
8:00 PM20:00

Private Event - Mall-O-Ween

The Punching Pandas are back at the wildest and rowdiest Halloween party around, Mall-O-Ween! Last year we had so much fun dancing and drinking with you wonderful people that we can't wait to do it again! We have new tunes, new merch, and new ways to embarrass innocent audience members! Wear your absolute best costume, these guys go hard and look phenomenal! 

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Oct
7
to Oct 8

The Whiskey House

The Punching Pandas will be throwing back some of Iowa's finest whiskey at the regionally famous Whiskey House in Ankeny! They have an absolutely outstanding selection of high end cocktails, not to mention some amazing food and a stellar stage! We will be doing a little something different for the first hour of the show as the dinner hour finishes up before we kick into high gear at 9pm and get rowdy. Come out and catch us jam and have an incredible manhattan, moscow mule, old fashioned, or glass of scotch and watch The Pandas in an intimate and raw setting at The Whiskey House in Ankeny!

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Oct
6
to Oct 7

Annie's Irish Pub Downtown (Formerly Mickey's)

Hire the baby sitter, save the Uber number, and set some Advil by the bed, October 6th you are coming out and partying with The Punching Pandas until the break of dawn! This is our last show at Mickey's Irish Pub Downtown for the season and we will be pulling out all the stops! This will be an epic show as we bid farewell to the nice weather and throw down one last time before winter sets in on us. We fully plan on making sure every one has many shots as they can hold before the night is over, The Punching Pandas are here to play like there is no tomorrow!

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Sep
30
6:00 PM18:00

Private Event - Wedding

The Punching Pandas are always incredibly honored to perform for newly weds on their big day! Receptions are always an absolute blast when two families dance, sing and come together. This wedding in particular will be extra special and we will have every booty shaking out on the floor without a doubt!

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Sep
23
9:00 AM09:00

The Purple Stride 5k Walk/Run for Pancreatic Cancer

The Punching Pandas are unbelievably excited to get down and funky to help raise money to fight pancreatic cancer! This 5k walk/run is open to the public and supports an amazing cause. Pancreatic Cancer is the third leading cause of cancer related deaths in the United States and is one of the very few types that has not had an increased survival rate over the course of nearly 40 years. The Purple Stride is a fun and welcoming event for everyone to help raise awareness and funds to help all those affected by this deadly disease. Come out on September 23rd and let's do a little good in this world together!

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Sep
16
10:00 AM10:00

Des Moines Farmer's Market at The Tipsy Crow

The Punching Pandas are back at the newest patio in Des Moines! This place has 2 outdoor bars, amazing cover from the sun, crazy tasty food, and a stellar stage! The Tipsy Crow is seriously an amazing place to hang out during The Des Moines Farmer's Market to get away from the crowds and have a great meal and amazing drinks. We are insanely excited to rock this patio! Did we mention that they have the most beautiful and perfect wait staff in Iowa? Because they do!

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Sep
15
4:30 PM16:30

World Food and Music Festival

Bring your appetite downtown on September 15th because The Punching Pandas are rocking the dinner hour for The World Food and Music Festival! This event has been a favorite of ours for the last few years and we couldn't be more exited to help them celebrate the world food and culture that is ours together. We can say first hand that this event is unique in the Des Moines landscape and is the best time you could have if you love food, drinks, and live music! 

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Sep
3
7:30 PM19:30

Private Event - Wedding

  • 1401 Glen Oaks Drive West Des Moines, IA, 50266 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Love is in the air and we could not be more excited to help celebrate another lovely couple! We hold these two wonderful people in extra special regard as they are Farmer's Market fans of ours! They have chosen an absolutely breath taking venue, and an un paralleled band to hold a raucous and wild party after their ceremony, September 3rd will be a night to remember!

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Aug
26
to Aug 27

Dallas Center Fall Festival

  • Mound Park Dallas Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Punching Pandas are saving the entire weekend for Fall Festival! We've been rained out two consecutive years in a row and have booked the whole weekend now to avoid the rain! We will be playing either Friday or Saturday depending on weather and throwing down with two years of pent of partying! Come out and enjoy the absolutely fantastic Fall Festival with rides, food, vendors, and live music galore! 

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Aug
26
10:00 AM10:00

Walk for Lupus

Knock out Lupus with The Punching Pandas on August 26th! We will be playing at the Jordan Creek Mall Amphitheater for a benefit to help find the cure for Lupus. This is an incredible event put on by a wonderful organization that does everything in it's power to help those who are affected by this terrible disease. The walk is around the scenic lake at Jordan Creek and all donations go directly towards finding a cure. Come out and listen to some fantastic music and support an amazing cause!

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Aug
25
to Aug 26

Dallas Center Fall Festival

  • Mound Park Dallas Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Punching Pandas are saving the entire weekend for Fall Festival! We've been rained out two consecutive years in a row and have booked the whole weekend now to avoid the rain! We will be playing either Friday or Saturday depending on weather and throwing down with two years of pent of partying! Come out and enjoy the absolutely fantastic Fall Festival with rides, food, vendors, and live music galore! 

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Aug
20
11:00 AM11:00

Iowa State Fair @ The Susan Knapp Stage

The Punching Pandas are back at The Iowa State Fair and will be making some funky good grooves on the Susan Knapp Stage on August 20th! This is the last day of the Fair so we will help close out the 2017 Fair in true Punching Panda fashion with all out high energy sound! Grab a corndog, grab a friend, and come catch us at 11 A.M. doing what we do best! Make sure to stick around and hang out with the entire band that night at Here Come The Mummies, one our our favorite acts!

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Aug
19
8:00 PM20:00

Private Wedding

The Punching Pandas are thrilled to be the live entertainment at Jester Park Lodge for this amazing couple! We have promised to get every booty out on the dance floor and we fully plan to deliver. A beautiful venue, fantastic live music, and a couple of stellar newly weds, this will be an absolute blast!

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Aug
18
to Aug 19

The Tipsy Crow

The Punching Pandas are back at the rowdiest patio in downtown Des Moines! We have shakers, beaters, and cowbelts enough for everyone and we are going to make the patio rock with audience participation! Leave your shame at home and come hang out with us on August 18th and help us make some noise for the good people by being part of the show! 

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Aug
12
10:00 AM10:00

Downtown Des Moines Farmer's Market

It's hard to imagine that we are booking Farmer's Market shows at Legends American Grill almost 9 months in advance, but that's how much we love them! We hope that over the course of the 2017 season we see lots of friends and make tons of new ones! Most importantly, this is our last Farmer's Market of the season (so far!) but we can hope the weather turns out and we rock into late October! Let's make this one epic, see you in August!

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Aug
11
3:45 PM15:45

Knoxville Nationals

Look out race fans, we are at the Knoxville Nationals again! Friday August 11th we are leading in the live radio show on the main stage out at the Knoxville Raceway. Right after the show get ready for some stellar race action with the hot laps. This is a family friendly event that's perfect for the whole family! We plan on rocking out as hard as we possibly can to get the crowd pumped for the amazing weekend. Tickets are available online or at the Raceway. 
 

The 57th Annual 5 Hour Energy Knoxville Raceway is sponsored by Casey's General Stores. Tickets available at the web address below!

https://www.knoxvilleraceway.com/Schedule.aspx

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Aug
10
to Aug 11

Knoxville Nationals

The Punching Pandas are headed to the races for the Knoxville Nationals! We are insanely excited to throw down Thursday night at the Nationals for all the race fans. We will be rocking from 10pm to midnight as a pre party before the weekends kicks off. This is a huge event that is friendly for all ages, and this is just the first of two shows that weekend! We will be out on the stage before the live radio show on 5pm on Friday as well! Bring the family, bring your friends, and meet us out at the track for an amazing weekend of races!

The 57th Annual 5 Hour Energy Knoxville Raceway is sponsored by Casey's General Stores. Tickets available at the web address below!

https://www.knoxvilleraceway.com/Schedule.aspx

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Aug
5
6:00 PM18:00

Battle of the Bands Founder's Irish Pub/Reclaimed Rails

Are you ready for the musical smack down of the century?! Can your ears handle the audible punishment of our enemies cries? Are you ready to dance and drink to not one, not two, but three different bands?! The Punching Pandas are taking part in Bondurant's Battle of the Bands on First street between Founder's Irish Pub and Reclaimed Rails on August 5th! Why anyone would challenge a band who's name has "Punching" in it to a battle is beyond me, but we are absolutely thrilled to take part! We will be shit talking our enemies like 90s style WWE wrestlers, but we will also be dancing and singing along when they perform so come on out and get rowdy in Bondurant with us!

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Jul
28
4:30 PM16:30

Commons Off The Clock

Just coming off a long work week? Ready to unwind with some good tunes and a strong libation? Are you feeling the need to shake your money maker? Then come down to Commons Off the Clock sponsored by KIOA Radio Station and start the weekend off right! This is an amazing event in the heart of downtown at the Cowles Commons with food trucks, beer, damn good live music, and best of all, it's totally free! Click the link below to check out all the amazing bands and dates and make sure to stop by July 21st when we will be there to rock out! 

http://www.desmoinesperformingarts.org/commons-off-the-clock

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Jul
14
to Jul 15

Legends Summer Concert Series

  • Legends American Grill (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Punching Pandas are at Legends again for their epic summer concert series! Come down and enjoy a whole new set as we pull out new instruments, new songs, and new ways to publicly shame our audience participants! Don't forget this show is on a Friday night!  

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Jul
1
to Jul 2

Private Event - Wedding

The Punching Pandas are honored to play for an amazing young couple who have fallen madly in love! We are even more excited that they are fans of great music and hired us to be a part of their big day! There is nothing more fun than helping two families come together with drinking, dancing, and good tunes!

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Jun
30
7:00 PM19:00

Clear Lake 4th of July Celebration!

The Punching Pandas are blown away at this opportunity to rock out for Clear Lake on our favorite holiday! Nothing says Happy Birthday American more than stellar live music, cold refreshments, and a fireworks display of epic proportions! This is our first time performing up in Clear Lake and we will be bringing out all the stops for the beautiful people up there! Make sure to sport your Red, White, and Blue! See you in June Clear Lake!

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