POSTPONED – Maddie Poppe’s Acoustic Christmas Coming to Des Moines!

Iowa native Maddie Poppe was scheduled to perform at the Horizon Events Center, Friday, December 4th. The socially-distanced event is now POSTPONED until Spring 2021. This postponement comes in the wake of the recent large uptick of positive Covid-19 cases and hospitalizations in Central Iowa. Also in accordance to the Governor of Iowa’s newest proclamation, limiting indoor social gatherings to fifteen people max.

The socially distanced concert was set to follow Horizon Events Center’s “Back to the Stage” format. Where all guests were expected to follow new health and safety guidelines. In addition to wearing face coverings to enter and when not at a person’s designated area or pod. Masked servers and ushers were being made available to limit lines and movement outside of pods. Guests were being asked to maintain distance between groups and to stay home if sick. Or if a person has had contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19. Horizon Events Center was excited to provide this unique distanced show concept. And will continue to do our best to follow all CDC Covid-19 guidelines and State Proclamations as we plan for Spring 2021. In efforts to bring you live entertainment in a safe environment. If attending any event in the near future, we ask you join in our efforts to safely “SAVE OUR STAGES!”

All ticket holders will receive full refunds via Or from your original point of sale. A new date for this show is currently being negotiated and will be announced as soon as possible.

Maddie Poppe is a twenty-two-year-old singer-songwriter from Clarksville, Iowa and Season 16 winner of American Idol. Maddie fell in love with music at a young age, learning to play guitar, ukulele and piano and in 2016, Maddie released her debut album, “Songs from the Basement,” which she wrote, produced and recorded alongside her father, Trent. After years of performing locally in Iowa, she decided to audition for American Idol – a decision she calls her “saving grace.” Ultimately, Maddie stole America’s hearts and was crowned the winner, giving the audience an emotional, overjoyed, and tear stained performance of her single, “Going Going Gone.”

Since her Idol victory, Maddie has been in high demand appearing on multiple TV shows including Jimmy Kimmel Live, Live! with Kelly & Ryan and the 2018 Radio Disney Music Awards. Maddie also performed at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, Special Olympics and CMA Fest in Nashville.

Maddie’s sophomore album Whirlwind reached #2 on the iTunes Pop charts and her hit single “Made You Miss” earned #19 on the Hot AC Radio charts. Her sentimental ballad “Not Losing You” swept radio charts as well.
Most recently, Maddie supported Ingrid Michaelson on The Dramatic Tour, an experience she calls a dream come true, and is currently working on new music to release soon. On November 20th, Maddie will be releasing her brand new “Christmas from Home” EP.