19th annual family-friendly block party returns August 26
Ingersoll LIVE, presented by Bankers Trust, returns for its 19th year on August 26. The free community event will once again take over the 2800 block of Ingersoll Avenue from 3-10 p.m. with three stages of live music and entertainment plus local vendors, food trucks, art and family activities.
Performances on the main stages include local bands Ducharme-Jones, The Heath Alan Band, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and additional acts to be announced. The Isiserettes Drill & Drum Corps will kick-off the event and a Community Stage will showcase the talent of area youth arts organizations. Pop-up dance performances will also be happening throughout the event to round out the entertainment line-up.
“We can’t wait to welcome the community to Ingersoll LIVE for our annual block party,” said Lauren Kollauf, executive director of The Avenues of Ingersoll & Grand, the nonprofit organization that organizes event. “We are once again packing the street with all-day entertainment for the whole family. It is a great chance to connect with all of your favorite neighbors and businesses in one place while celebrating our special district.”
In addition to the music and dance performances, families can also enjoy a free line-up of activities including inflatables, mini golf, face painting, balloons and a mini train. The Des Moines Art Center will also be on-site to host an interactive art station for kids.
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Food trucks, a beverage tent and vendors featuring local businesses, artists and nonprofit organizations will be part of Ingersoll LIVE. A bike valet hosted by the Street Collective will also be available for those looking to travel to the event utilizing the district’s new protected bike lanes.
“Helping the communities we serve grow and thrive has been a priority since Bankers Trust opened its doors more than 100 years ago,” says Emily Abbas, Executive Vice President, Chief Consumer Banking and Marketing Officer at Bankers Trust. “We’re proud to be part of Ingersoll LIVE again this year and eager to bring our neighbors, businesses and local organizations together through this community event.”
In addition to Bankers Trust, Ingersoll LIVE is supported by the Polk County Board of Supervisors, Prairie Meadows, Mediacom, MidAmerican Energy, Star Bar, West Bank, Financial Plus Credit Union, Beeline & Blue and other community sponsors.
Ingersoll LIVE is still seeking vendors and volunteers! If you would like to learn more about opportunities to get involved, visit www.theavenuesdsm.com/ingersoll-live-2023/ or contact firstname.lastname@example.org