We are the grassroots movement ensuring access to music and culture in Des Moines, Iowa
Currently, the Des Moines city code (Sec. 10-8, Article E, 6) prohibits the presence of young people after 9pm in music venues holding an active liquor license unless the venue can prove 50% of sales are non-alcohol. This restrictive and unrealistic ordinance negatively affects the safety and retention of area youth, hinders development of the local music scene, stunts Des Moines’ cultural and economic growth, and hurts the venues. The Des Moines Music Coalition has taken on the grassroots movement “Music For All Ages” and intends to amend the ordinance through conversations with Des Moines City Council and the support of the community.
We can’t do this without the help of the community. You’ve come to the right place. Find out more about how you can significantly contribute to the grassroots movement by simply contacting your City Council representative, spreading the word, and joining our growing list of supporters.