Iowa Entertainment Conversation
Episode24

Episode24

October 7, 2020

On today's episode of the Iowa Entertainment Conversation, powered by the Iowa Events Center, Adam recaps Josh Turner at the US Cellular Center from September 18, which Pollstar believes is the first indoor ticketed concert since the industry shutdown in March and we interview the Iowa Events Center's Executive Sous Chef Jonathan Cook. Chef Jonathan discusses a typical day for a chef at the Iowa Events Center, his favorite protein to cook with, and previews the Oct 16 Gourmet Dinner Pairing Experience being put on a the Iowa Events Center with partners Templeton Rye and Iowa Pork.

Episode 23

Episode 23

September 28, 2020

We hit on a variety of topics on this episode, including how different sports are handling fans, recent events that have been hosted at the Iowa Events Center under new health and safety protocols like masks and social distancing, the opening of Xtream Arena and GreenState Family Fieldhouse in Coralville, and upcoming events in early October in Central Iowa.

Episode 22

Episode 22

April 24, 2020

On today's episode we catch up with Chris Connolly, General Manager of the Iowa Events Center. Chris goes in-depth on getting through the IHSAA State Basketball Tournament amid the start of COVID-19 concerns, decisions that were made to restrict fans, and how this pandemic has affected the Iowa Events Center and our events. Stick around to the end when we ask Chris some lighthearted questions and discuss the NFL Draft.

Episode 20

Episode 20

April 2, 2020

After a month long break from podcasts, we return with a WFH episode during COVID-19 Social Distancing. Episode 20 features Adam's kids who talk about what events were their favorite at Wells Fargo Arena and what attractions they love in Des Moines. They talk about missing recess and their friends and how they are making due during their extended spring break. Stick around until the end when Adam reminds everyone to take the #DSMLocalChallenge.

Episode 19

Episode 19

March 4, 2020

Learn how to rent a suite, loge box, and more on this weeks episode of the Iowa Entertainment Conversation. Episode 19 features Jason Evans, the Premium Seating Manager at the Iowa Events Center. 

Episode 18

Episode 18

February 27, 2020

Episode 18 of the Iowa Entertainment Conversation features Executive Director of the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union, Jean Berger. We discuss the upcoming Girls State Basketball Tournament and what it means to be an #IowaGirl. 

Episode 17

Episode 17

February 19, 2020

On episode 17 of the Iowa Entertainment Conversation we have special guest Chris Cuellar! Chris is the Communications Director for the Iowa High School Athletic Association. We discuss wrestling and basketball state tournaments and get an inside look on what goes on this week at Wells Fargo Arena. 

Episode 16

Episode 16

February 12, 2020

Episode 16 of the Iowa Entertainment Podcast discusses unique Valentine's Day date ideas as well as some fun GALentine's Day ideas you and your friends can enjoy! 

Episode 15

Episode 15

January 16, 2020

Episode 15 of the Iowa Entertainment Conversation. In this episode, we discuss KXNO layoffs, Drake University's new basketball uniforms, and a very special concert announcement!

UPDATE: After recording today's episode, iHeart Media announced that they have re-hired all on-air talent that was let go earlier this week. We applaud iHeart Media for this decision and look forward to hearing everybody back on the air.

Episode 14 - A Decade in Review

Episode 14 - A Decade in Review

December 19, 2019

In this week's episode we take a look back at the top moments and some interesting times over the past decade at the Iowa Events Center. From NCAA events to six Garth Brooks shows, venue renovations to concerts, we share from our perspective what made these events memorable. Who can forget Bring Drake to Drake, seeing Community Choice Convention Center at Veterans Memorial after the renovation, or witnessing Harrison Barnes play his last high school game here and then come back with the Warriors for a preseason game? Barnstormers and Energy championships and the Hy-Vee Classic are all covered here.

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