The Iowa Event Center in Des Moines was buzzing with excitement on December 9, 2023, as Felix And Fingers Dueling Pianos took the stage for a thrilling corporate event. With over 1200 people in attendance, it was one of the largest corporate events the venue had ever seen. From classic sing-alongs to surprise guest appearances, this night was filled with high energy, non-stop fun, and unforgettable musical moments.

Venue Features and Warm Welcome

As the Felix And Fingers team arrived at the Iowa Event Center, they were greeted by the Felix And Fingers Dueling Pianos performing at Iowa Event Center on 2023-12-09friendly and helpful manager, Lyndsey. She provided specific directions for the best load-in and parking, making it the easiest-ever load-in experience. The in-house sound team took care of everything except the keys, shells, and mics, ensuring a seamless setup.

During sound check, Kiley, a member of the Iowa Clinic team, introduced herself and guided the performers to their top-notch green room. The green room, which also served as a dining area, was well-staffed and provided a fantastic meal. The mouthwatering chicken on the bone with perfectly prepared risotto was a highlight and easily one of the performers’ favorite catered meals ever.

A Night of Musical Magic

Felix And Fingers Dueling Pianos performing at Iowa Event Center on 2023-12-09The evening kicked off with a video presentation by The Iowa Clinic, setting the stage for an unforgettable night. QR codes on each table allowed attendees to request songs and send tips to Kiley’s team, who then relayed the requests to the performers. The coordination between the audience, Kiley’s team, and the performers ensured a constant flow of requests and donation tips.

The dueling pianos set was a whirlwind of energy, constant requests, and pure fun. Songs rarely lasted more than a minute before a new request came in, with attendees eagerly asking for their favorites. A memorable moment occurred when Kiley attempted to cancel an Iowa-Iowa State fight song battle, only to have the first request of the night be the ISU fight song. The crowd erupted with excitement, setting the tone for the rest of the evening.

Surprise Guest and Fundraising Success

In a heartwarming twist, Sean Boarini, an executive director at the Iowa Clinic and a former dueling pianist himself, had a surprise planned for him. The Felix And Fingers team raised a substantial amount of donation money to bring Sean up on stage to play a song. It was a nostalgic moment for Sean and a testament to the incredible atmosphere of the event.

Not only was the night filled with musical magic, but it also made a positive impact. Over $1000 was raised for the Iowa Clinic Healthcare Fund in less than an hour, showcasing the generosity and support of the attendees.

Performers At This Event

Robert Deason

Be sure to request Robert Deason for your next Felix And Fingers event!

The Felix And Fingers Dueling Pianos event at the Iowa Event Center was a night to remember. From the stunning reception at the downtown Des Moines venue to the non-stop energy of the performance, attendees were treated to an extraordinary musical experience. If you’re considering booking a dueling piano event or hosting an event at the Iowa Event Center, this event is a testament to the incredible atmosphere and entertainment that awaits you.

To book your own Felix And Fingers Dueling Pianos event, contact them at (800) 557-4196. And don’t forget to share this blog post to spread the word about the unforgettable night at the Iowa Event Center!


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