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Live Performance Groups

There is nothing like the experience of playing in a live band! That’s why West Music organizes performance groups for kids and adults. We provide the gear, rehearsal space, gig, other band members, and a seasoned musician to act as your coach. Just show up, rehearse, and show off your hard work by performing at a local venue. Get in on the fun and be part of a band without the hassle!

Cost is $125 per participant and includes use of our rehearsal space and sound equipment. Bring your own guitar, bass, keyboard, or any other instrument you play!  (In most cases, West Music can provide free use of a drum kit while at our stores.)

New performance groups are starting all the time at West Music! Fill out our contact form, and we will let you know when a live group is schedule to start near you!

Rock Steady

Rock Steady is for teens (ages 13 -18) with one or more years of playing experience who want to perform live on stage with their peers. It doesn’t matter what instrument you play or if your a vocalist—everyone will have a chance to make music on stage!

As part of Rock Steady, you’ll refine your stage presence, learn performance tips, and have fun with new friends. During the 6-week program, you’ll jam with your bandmates and work on song projects. We provide you with a music coach, secure a local venue for you to play, and even help you promote your first gig!

2017 Rock Steady Performance

Weekend Warriors

Unleash your inner rockstar! Weekend Warriors is for adults with one or more years of playing experience looking to engage or re-engage in music. Get connected you with other adults in the area to play the music you love, regardless of your instrument or playing level. Scheduled rehearsals are just once a week for 6 weeks. Improve your skills and stage presence with the help of our professional staff, then perform live at a local venue!


Praise for Weekend Warriors

“My guitar was sitting in the closet for 15 years. Weekend Warriors got me motivated to dust it off and plug it in again. I forgot just how much fun playing is. Once again, music has changed my life!”
 Mark H., District Manager

“The last time my daughter saw me play in a band, she was a year old. When she and her fiancee heard me play in the Weekend Warriors concert, they were amazed at how hip I’d become over the last 22 years!”
– Allen S., Manager Iowa State Department of Aging

“The other guys in the band and myself have become great friends over the past weeks and we plan to continue to practice and play as a group. This time I’m back into music to stay.”
– Bob L., Investment Counselor

“I can sum up Weekend Warriors in three words—easy, fun, and more fun. Ok, four words.”
– Erik E., Podiatrist

Store Locations


Stores offering live music groups

Cedar Falls
6322 University Ave, Cedar Falls, IA 50613
Phone: (319) 277-1000

Cedar Rapids/ Marion
1398 Twitx Town Rd, Marion, IA 52302
Phone: (319) 377-9100

Coralville/ Iowa City
1212 5th St, Coralville, IA 52241
Phone: (319) 351-2000

Quad Cities/ Moline
4305 44th Ave, Moline, IL 61265
Phone: (309) 764-9300

Stores not currently offering live music groups

126 E Waters St, Decorah, IA 52101
Phone: (563) 382-3684

Des Moines Piano Gallery
3310 100th St, Urbandale, IA 50322
Phone: (515) 278-1000

2255 JFK Rd, Dubuque, IA 52002
Phone: (563) 583-7333