Previous events

Aug18

Downtown Des Moines Farmers Market SHOW

Downtown Des Moines Farmers Market, 310 Court Ave, Des Moines, IA

I'll be located in front of Fong's Pizza for what is guaranteed to be a great time (once again) at the Downtown Des Moines Farmers Market!  Playing from 7am to noon.  C'mon by, support local businesses in the area and say "hello!"  :)

FREE

Aug7

National Night Out

National Night Out, 1021 Davis Ave, Des Moines, IA

I've been graciously asked to represent the Des Moines neighborhood that I live in to provide the entertainment for the evening.  This party will be located in Macrae Park (1021 Davis Ave - 50315) in Des Moines.  Food, music, fun for the whole family!

FREE

Aug4

PRIVATE PARTY

Private Party

unavailable.  Booked for a private party that day

Jul25

RAGBRI event!!!

Hy-Vee Market Grille, 1501 1st Ave E, Newton, IA

I'll be making my solo debut playing for the bicycle riders of the popular RAGBRI event this year!  Many thanks to Patrick Evans-Winfield for this wonderful opportunity!  Playing your favorites from the 60s to today from 5pm to 8pm!  Come on by, stop in, say "hello," have some great drinks and food while we jam out to the music!!

FREE

Jun5

David Kav's Debut at Whiskey River (Ames)

Whiskey River, 134 Main St, Ames, IA

  I am excited to make my debut here at Whiskey River (with MANY thanks to Tim Bryan!!! Playing your favorite tunes (both original and covers sweeping from the 70s to today) Come on out, have a drink, some food and good times with tunes! (May have a special guest or two doing cameos. Who? You'll have to come and find out!!)      

FREE

May5

FIRST Downtown Des Moines Farmers Market gig

Downtown Des Moines Farmers Market, 310 Court Ave, Des Moines, IA

Des Moines: I'm BACK on your favorite corner of 3rd and Court to play your favorite tunes for 5 straight hours from 7am to Noon.  ALL TIPS are appreciated.  Come and celebrate Cinco de Mayo with this white boy.  Hahaha.  Honestly - this gig will be a LOT of fun!!!

FREE

May4

LIVE on the Morning Show with Jamie and Sarah Energy 106.7FM

Energy 106.7FM, http://www.myiowainfo.com/energy-106-7-fm/, Newton, IA

Come join ME as I chat about my upcoming shows at the Twisted Vine on Friday, May 4th (with Kevin Lindgren) AND the Gig at the Downtown Des Moines Farmers Market on Saturday, May 5th. I'll also play a couple of tunes on the air.  Fun and laughs will be had for sure.  Click on the link above or here and follow the Energy 106.7FM app at the website to join us LIVE!  

FREE

May4

May the 4th be With you

Twisted Vine, 3320 Westown Parkway, West Des Moines, IA

Playing on the night to celebrate Star Wars Day.  My good friend, Kevin Lindgren, will open the show with his wonderful tunes.  We MAY come in Star Wars garb.  You should, too!  Join us!

Apr14

LAST SHOW (for me) with Classical Blast

Blue Chip Casino, 777 Blue Chip Drive, Michigan City, IN

In the ROCKS LOUNGE.  My Swan Song with Classical Blast.  Good times, HARD ROCKING and many emotions to be had...  PLEASE BE THERE!  This WILL be EPIC!!

FREE

Apr13

Classical Blast Quartet (me as Special Guest)

Pheasant Run, 4051 East Main Street, St. Charles, IL

Classical Blast Trio to include Petar Kecenovici, Jimmy Chaos, Sophie Monroy and yours truly...

www.pheasantrun.com

Feb10

David Kav in ROCKS LOUNGE as Special Guest with Classical Blast!

Blue Chip Casino, 777 Blue Chip Drive, Michigan City, IN

Come join me with my musical brothers, Classical Blast, at Blue Chip Casino in ROCKS LOUNGE.  We'll be playing old favorites and possibly some new ideas.  May be the last time this year.  Don't make me say "I told you so..."

FREE

Aug19

Downtown Farmers Market Appearance

Downtown Des Moines Farmers Market, 310 Court Ave, Des Moines, IA

Once again, I'll be performing at what is quickly becoming one of my favorite spots to play - on the corner of Court Ave and 3rd Ave (right across the street from Legends!)  GREAT weather is scheduled for this day.  Guaranteed to be a great time!  As always, we'd love to have you!

FREE

Aug13

Best Buddies Iowa FUNDRAISER

Mickey's Irish Pub, 54 Laurel Rd., Waukee, IA

A wonderful show and GREAT time for a fantastic cause!  Join me as I play for the finish to a great 26-mile bike ride for Best Buddies Iowa!  More information on this great cause at: www.bestbuddies.com/iowa OR find them at Facebook: www.facebook.com/bestbuddiesia

FREE

Aug12

Downtown Farmers Market Appearance

Downtown Des Moines Farmers Market, 310 Court Ave, Des Moines, IA

A last-minute appearance at the fantastic Downtown Des Moines Farmers Market!  I'll be in front of Spaghetti Works on 310 Court Ave!  7am to noon.  I'd love to see you there!

FREE

May27

Downtown Farmers Market Appearance

Downtown Des Moines Farmers Market, 310 Court Ave, Des Moines, IA

ALWAYS a GREAT time playing at the Downtown Des Moines Farmers Market.  Nice people, great music and fun and a cool way to support local businesses in the Des Moines area.  C'mon out and stop by for a good time if you are in the area!

FREE

Sep19

Pretty Late with Patti Vasquez

WGN Radio 720AM, In Chicago: 720AM or wgnradio.com, Chicago, IL

I'm excited to kill two birds with one stone with this gig: I'm making my return to solo music in as well as making my debut on WGN Radio - with no one other than the elusive badass - intelligent and funny Patti Vasquez! I'm also going to have a live band with me to really rock it out.
In addition, this'll be the push and the celebration for my first official solo release in over 8 years! My very first single, "Reason," will be (hopefully) available at that time! WAHOO!!! You can listen in Chicago on 720AM radio. You can also download the WGN Radio (Chicago) app all over the country and/or listen to us live on the web at www.wgnradio.com

In advance, my live band will include: David Kav - acoustic guitar, vocals Thomas Rocha - electric guitar Nik Wielgus - drums, vocals

You will NOT want to miss this show!!! I guarantee it!!!

FREE

Apr29

(D Kav solo) Debut at Gallery Cabaret

Gallery Cabaret, 2020 N. Oakley, Chicago, IL

This'll be the first time I play a solo gig here at Gallery Cabaret! I'll be the opening act this evening! Come on out (I'll be debuting some new tunes as well.) :)

No cover

Apr27

(Classical Blast) Return to Blue Chip Casino

Blue Chip Casino, 2 Easy Street, Michigan City, IN

Once again, rockin' out at the Blue Chip Casino in the Rocks Lounge! Come join us! :) www.classicalblast.com

No cover

Apr20

(Classical Blast Trio) Benefit with Maggie Speaks

Brookfield Zoo, 3300 Golf Road, Brookfield, IL

We're excited to be playing (for the first time) with the rockin', high-profile act of Maggie Speaks! Benefit this night. www.classicalblast.com

Door admission to Brookfield Zoo

BIOGRAPHY

 

With two solo albums, one album with KAVUS and 2.25 albums with Classical Blast, David Kav is no stranger to the music world.  He has been playing acoustic guitar and singing for nearly two decades.  David has collaborated with other artists and is featured as a guest musician on other recordings as well to include Dawn Xiana Moon, Ian Narcisi.  David has been featured on WGN Channel 9 Morning News as well as featured on Pretty Late with Patti Vasquez on WGN Radio Chicago.  David has opened for many national acts with his last band Classical Blast to include Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, Michael McDonald, Eric Burdon & the Animals, Don Felder of the Eagles, Burton Cummings of the Guess Who, The Orchestra (former members of ELO & ELO II.) As a die-hard Chicago Cubs fan (and David would like to point out that he has always been a Cubs fan - EVEN when they were the "butt-end of MANY a joke,")David had the utmost pleasure and privilege to play the National Anthem at Wrigley Field three times with his aforementioned former band.  David's next step is new music to (HOPEFULLY) be released in (early) 2017.  David's musical path may have changed.  However, it is just beginning with the next chapter that will unfold in the coming year.  David is thankful for the friends, family and tribal members that have tirelessly supported him - both quietly and with gusto.
With eternal gratitude and many thanks,
David Kav

With two solo albums, one album with KAVUS and 2.25 albums with Classical Blast, David Kav is no stranger to the music world.  He has been playing acoustic guitar and singing for nearly two decades.  David has collaborated with other artists and is featured as a guest musician on other recordings as well to include Dawn Xiana Moon, Ian Narcisi.  David has been featured on WGN Channel 9 Morning News as well as featured on Pretty Late with Patti Vasquez on WGN Radio Chicago.  David has opened for many national acts with his last band Classical Blast to include Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, Michael McDonald, Eric Burdon & the Animals, Don Felder of the Eagles, Burton Cummings of the Guess Who, The Orchestra (former members of ELO & ELO II.)

As a die-hard Chicago Cubs fan (and David would like to point out that he has always been a Cubs fan - EVEN when they were the "butt-end of MANY a joke,") David had the utmost pleasure and privilege to play the National Anthem at Wrigley Field three times with his aforementioned former band.  David keeps releasing new material with another single, "Lifetime" that was released December 2019. 

In addition, David has formed and joined a musical duo with his wife, Amanda Winter called 180 Grams.  They are to be debuted Spring 2020.  Web site, social media sites and music are to be announced very soon!

David's musical path may keep changing.  However, the core of his musical heart and soul is still in tact and is forever evolving.  David is thankful for the friends, family and tribal members that have tirelessly supported him - both quietly and with gusto.

With eternal gratitude and many thanks,

David Kav