Backstage Ball




 Now accepting nominations for Backstage Ball 2018!

Know someone making a positive impact on the Greater Des Moines music community? Each year at the annual Backstage Ball, DMMC recognizes individuals and organizations who have made a meaningful contribution to the improvement of the Des Moines music scene. Fill out the form below to tell us who you’d like to see recognized and why:




Thank you to attendees, hosts, donors, volunteers, and honorees for making Backstage Ball 2017 such an incredible gathering of like-minded individuals all in support of Des Moines’ growing music scene. We’re so grateful for everyone who came out and packed Streetcar 209 despite the weather. We had a blast and hope you did, too!

Congratulations to our 2017 Honorees
Katie Byers * Brian Campos * Brandon Clark * Bob & Maria Filippone, & Max Wellman * Michelle & Steve Pohlmeyer * Phil Young

Thank you to the generous hosts and sponsors of Backstage Ball 2017:

Gateway Market            

Harry Bookey & Pam Bass Bookey, Angie Johnson, Mark Movic & Susan Skinner, Bruce Koeppl, Pat McManus, Shotgun Management, Adrienne Greenwald & Zac Andersen, Dave Salaba & Renae Bandstra, Kevin & Maria Brownell, Matt & Samantha Fett, Becky Greenwald, Lindy Ireland, Brady Mallon, Megan & Mike Thibodeau, Margi Weiss & Mike Tramontina, BilT GuitarsStreetcar 209

All proceeds benefit the Des Moines Music Coalition and its work to develop, accelerate, and support local music.

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