Get A FREE "Handful Of Luvin'" Wednesday Night In Des Moines

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With only two sizzlin’ summer shows left, make sure you check out the hottest FREE ticket in the Waterland City Wednesday night (Aug. 12th) – Handful of Luvin, playin’ just down the road a bit at the Des Moines Beach Park beginning at 7pm.

Fresh off the largest concert turnout to date with last week’s performance by The Paperboys, Snohomish Artists Guild and the Des Moines Arts Commission will play host to this northwest band, who will play rain or shine! If the sky does open up, the Des Moines Parks Dept. has arranged for an alternate site indoors, so come to the park to support wonderful live music.

Be sure to bring a chair or blanket and dress for our NW summer weather, and don’t miss your chance to see great talent in our community free of charge. Des Moines Beach park is located at 22030 Cliff Avenue South (see map here).

Here’s more info about Handful of Luvin’:

The band ‘Handful of Luvin’ originally began in the spring of 2002 when front man David John & Andrew Joslyn (fiddler) met at Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington. At the time David John was promoting his own second self-produced solo album ‘Blue Room,’ and had a considerable fan following in Seattle and Bellingham. Andrew on the other hand was a pretty prominent classical musician until he decided to pursue freer styles with fiddle playing such as Scots Irish, blues, and rock fiddle/violin. When the two met, and began playing with each other, Andrew’s fiddle complimented David’s unique guitar work and soulful vocals perfectly. In the fall of 2003 they began performing together & immediately realized the potential of their sound, and quickly set about forming a band.

Through various transformations & several musicians (much love and Thanks to Billy Hooper, David Stern, Becky, and Logger), the band eventually came across Patrick Files late in 2004 (bass guitar). Pat’s own background with funk, rock, and thrash metal brought a whole new dimension of musical variety into the band.

Within two months, in early 2005, Pat’s friend Mike Knight (drummer) was recruited as the final member into the band. Originally Mike was apart of the indie-jam rock band ‘Carraway’ and produced several recordings with them. Within HOL he is able to use his extensive expertise with the drums & percussion, and also has an uncanny attention to detail which keeps the band on point.

Every member of the band brings their own entirely unique background with music to the band whether its gypsy, folk, funk, reggae, or rock. When these guys come together, in any setting, it is never disappointing. Handful of Luvin’ has an energy that is unparalleled as well as contagious. ln the end Handful of Luvin’ is a number of things: it is what the fans and the audience are left with after a HOL show; and it is about five very diverse musicians who love music and try to communicate that to everyone.

Here’s a handful of videos of Handful of Luvin’::

Next Wednesday, Aug. 19th, will be the final show in the series with The Kim Archer Band.

Visit for information on upcoming arts opportunities like Comedy Night on Oct. 9th and the Michael Powers concert on Nov. 17th. Tickets and information for these events will be available to at the arts commission booth at the Beach Park Concerts.

See you at the park!

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