Revive the Live

The Pork Tornadoes

presented by RAGBRAI & Big Grove Brewery
FRI
JUL
24
9:30 PM
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Event Details:
We’ve teamed up with our good friends at RAGBRAI and Big Grove Brewery to bring you something extra special. Through their generous sponsorship, we are pleased to present RAGBRAI’s Virtually the Best Concert at Revive the Live! On Friday, July 24, we invite you to join us as the band, the myth, the legend, The Pork Tornadoes takes the stage for not one but TWO performances!

Tickets for the early show are extremely limited, and we expect both shows to sell out, so we encourage you to snag your spot EARLY.

Event Time:
Early Show
Gates for General Admission: 6:15pm
​Show: 7:00 – 8:30pm

Late Show
Gates: 9:00pm
Show: 9:30-11:00pm      

We’re driving into summer with the highest level of safety in mind. Vehicles will be parked with a minimum of 8’ in between, allowing you to enjoy the concert from inside or outside your vehicle. Any bicycle, motorcycle, or any average size vehicle may be parked inside your party pod. If you have an oversized vehicle for your RAGBRAI team, we will have alternative parking available outside of the event field. Groups of up to 7 people per car are allowed. Cyclists may have 6 bikes per pod, and motorcycles may park 2 per pod.

Big Grove Brewery + Hy-Vee

There will not be alcohol sales at the venue BUT Big Grove Brewery has you covered. They've partnered with the Downtown Hy-Vee and Fleur Hy-Vee, to make it easy for you to pick-up a six-pack of Tailwind, the Official Beer of RAGBRAI, before you head over to the concert. Support the beer that supports the ride! 

Food trucks will be on-site selling limited options and non-alcoholic beverages.

Getting Here:

Revive the Live Drive-In Concert Series takes place in Waterworks Park near the Izaak Walton League. You will enter through the Waterworks Park main entrance off of Fleur Drive and will then travel Gray’s Lake Road until you reach the shelter house (see map).   


Upon arrival, you will pull up to the registration area and present your confirmation email(s) to verify registration. This may be done through an open or closed car window. Participants will then be directed to a parking space.

After the show, our security team will dismiss cars row by row.   


Safety Information: Utilizing the World Health Organization’s Covid-19 Risk Assessment Tool, the event team has established the risk factor for Revive the Live is LOW. We didn’t want to stop there so you’ll see lots of safeguards in place across the event field. We need your help as well, so you’ll be asked to agree to the participant guidelines outlined below when you purchase your ticket(s).


Participant Guidelines:

We want everyone to have a great time, but we also don’t want to be put in timeout again, so we’re asking you to help us out by following a few safety guidelines. If you’re not a rule follower, you should know you’ll be escorted out of the event without a refund, so make good choices!


  • You’re welcome to sit in the back of or outside your vehicle on the driver’s side. Lawn chairs, blankets, and dancing next to your vehicle are encouraged.
  • Bikes are welcome! You will need to purchase the minimum 1 car admission and then you may purchase up to 4 additional tickets for your “parking pod.” Bikes will need to be parked in your pod.
  • If you’re not comfortable leaving your car, we totally get it. Our security team will place you in a designated area allowing you to keep your vehicle running while listening through your radio.
  • Being put in timeout was no fun, and we REEEEALLY don’t want to go there again. Help us out by wearing a face covering any time you leave the designated space next to your vehicle.
  • We hear all the cool events are doing this physical distancing thing, and we want to be cool too! We need you to maintain a 6’ distance from other groups at all times. If we see you mingling in another group’s space, we’ll have to ask you to leave without a refund.
  • Restrooms: for the safety of all, bathrooms in the shelter house are available on an emergency basis. We recommend using the restroom prior to arrival and/or after departure. If you must go, throw on that face covering and make sure there are no more than 2 people in the restroom at a time.   
  • This is a family-friendly event, and we can’t wait to see all the kiddos dancing and singing along! Help us by making sure they are doing it from your designated space.   
  • You MAY bring in your own food and beverages. What?? Yes, you heard that right! If you need a night off from cooking, we’ll also have a vendor onsite offering food and non-alcoholic beverages. Don’t forget to wear your face covering when ordering. It’s that whole timeout thing.
  • When the show is over, pack up quickly, and be ready for our security team to dismiss you by row.
  • Trash removal is simple. If you bring it in, you take it back out. Easy peasy.
  • Tips are encouraged! If you enjoy the event, show your support to the band and production crew by sending tips through Venmo to @revivethelive. If you’re wondering about a tip amount, we suggest the equivalent of a festival beer (or two).


The following items are strictly prohibited while on the event field:

  • Smoking and vaping
  • Pets
  • Fire Arms
  • Fireworks or any type of explosives

Waterworks Park

1004 Fleur Drive
Des Moines, IA 50321
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