Georgia on My Mind:
Celebrating the Music of Ray Charles

All-star lineup visits Des Moines for one night only

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Hoyt Sherman Place

Des Moines, Iowa

Fri, Nov 12, 2021

7:30 PM

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Prices $40 – $75, students save 40%

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Georgia on My Mind

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All-star lineup of performers

Take 6

10-time GRAMMY Award winners

Nnenna Freelon

6-time GRAMMY nominated vocalist

Clint Holmes

Emmy Award-winner

Tom Scott

3-time GRAMMY Award winner

About the show

Ray Charles was an American treasure. “Georgia on My Mind” features his iconic hits performed by an all-star cast—including Take 6, described as the “baddest vocal cats on the planet” by music legend Quincy Jones, and Nnenna Freelon, who performed alongside Ray Charles himself.

Practical information


75 minutes

Where is the concert happening?

The concert will happen at Hoyt Sherman Place—an iconic venue located in Des Moines’ historic Sherman Hill neighborhood.

What health measures will be in place?

The health and safety of our patrons and artists remains our top priority.

In compliance with the requirements of our venues, masks are currently required at CMA events.

We also offer an open seating section for those that wish to socially distance.

CMA is closely monitoring guidance from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), as well as state and local health organizations. We will continue to update our health measures as the situation evolves. Final requirements will be communicated to patrons prior to each event.

Learn more about our health measures here.

Where should I park?

Hoyt Sherman Place offers a large parking lot directly east of the theater. There is also ample street parking in the Sherman Hill neighborhood, in the Iowa Methodist parking ramp directly east of Hoyt Sherman Place, as well as the Iowa Methodist surface parking lot located kitty-corner from Hoyt Sherman Place, with access from 15th Street.

Valet parking will be available for $12.

Are student tickets available?

Yes! We offer a 40% discount on tickets for students. Call 515.280.4020 to book.

Sponsored by:

EMC Insurance

With support from:

This engagement is supported by the Arts Midwest Touring Fund, a program of Arts Midwest that is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional contributions from the Iowa Arts Council and the Crane Group.