Backstage Ball



Join us for our annual local music awards ceremony and fundraiser that brings together central Iowa’s music leaders and music lovers. This year we’re celebrating the hardworking musicians and music fans of the local scene and we’re ready to party… all that’s missing is you!


Backstage Ball 2017

Friday, February 24  |  6:30pm

Streetcar 209

525 East Grand Avenue

Des Moines, Iowa 50309

$100 per person | $65 for young professionals

Purchase tickets at MidwesTix

Can’t join us? Contribute here to show your support!

Join in the fun as we celebrate and raise funds for DMMC programs like the Summer Music Camp for kids and Music University for local musicians. Festivities will include drinks, hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction, awards ceremony, and music performances from Des Moines musicians Max Jury and Dartanyan Brown.


Congratulations to our 2017 Honorees TBA soon!


Thank you to our generous hosts and sponsors


Fred & Charlotte Hubbell, Susan Skinner & Mark Movic, Angela Johnson, Bruce Koeppl, Harry Bookey & Pam Bass-Bookey, Greater Des Moines Partnership, Business Record, Meredith Corporation, Gateway Market Catering, Blind Photography, Don & Maddie Schoen, Streetcar 209, Shotgun Management, Justin Schoen, Mike & Megan Thibodeau, Margi Weiss & Mike Tramontina, Adrienne Greenwald, Lindy Ireland, Katy & Danny Heggen, Becky Greenwald, Katie Graham, MidwesTix, On Pitch


Questions? Email



Thank you everyone who came out to make Backstage Ball 2016 such a success! Click here to view photos from the event

Check out highlights from past events below: