The Listening Room: A Night of Original Music w/ Bonne Finken

  • July 14, 2023 8:00 PM - 10:15 PM
  • Noce

    1326 Walnut Street
    Des Moines, Iowa 50309
Ticket Price $18.00-$45.00 This event is now over

"5 out of 5 stars - Incredible voice, talent and heart" - Charles Walton, The Examiner (live show review)

BONNE is the new rock project from award-winning artists and Iowans, Bonne Finken and Jon Locker.

Bonne Finken is an EMMY® recipient and three-time Independent Music Award nominee.   Locker, a midwest music staple and owner of the Sonic Factory studios, was recently inducted into the Iowa Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame.

The 2023 album, execute, will release in July of 2023 and features "honest songs sung by an elite rock vocalist" (Music Street Journal) in the kinetic Finken, while showcasing Locker as the steadfast virtuoso on a custom BilT lead-bass guitar. 

The BONNE project comes in response to the duo garnering universal praise throughout the years from their artist/producer dance on past releases, the highlights being Finken's album Fairytales/LoveAffairs, which celebrated a rare embrace from commercial radio and received an 'Album of the Year' nomination from Indie Music Digest. 

As the roles and strengths for both Finken and Locker have seamlessly flowed in and out of writer, producer and artist - the BONNE project is the first time both musicians receive the stamp and title of all three.  

The BONNE duo will be joined for the 7/14 Noce show by guitarist Seth Hedquist.

“Finken brings back some of what I miss from 1966: popular music that isn’t just calculated, forgettable radio fodder" - Kent Williams, Little Village Magazine

"Packed with beauty, power and emotion" - Music Street Journal

“A beautiful spitfire in Finken, BONNE projects a girl-power vibe that seems unintentional, a feat for which many strive for and fail” – Mary Buck, Des Moines Music Coalition 

“a real breath of fresh air and a shock to the everyday musical system presently in place” - Leroy Campbell, Skope

Date & Time

Fri, Jul 14, 2023 8:00 PM - 10:15 PM

Venue Details


1326 Walnut Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50309 Noce

Noce is a modern jazz club and cabaret established to present Des Moines with some of the greatest jazz music & theater from around the Midwest. With locally & nationally renowned live entertainment several nights each week in our cabaret lounge & rental space available to the community at large, Noce provides music lovers with an experience unparalleled in the state of Iowa. To complement our top-class performers, Noce features a jazz age cocktail bar, serving vintage and contemporary libations. In addition to our 100 seat cabaret lounge, we also feature a 2,500 sq. ft. rental space in the building that is available for events of every kind, from private dinners to full wedding receptions.

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