Backstage Ball 2015


Friday, February 27, 2015 (7:30 – 11 p.m.)

The Basement at Des Moines Social Club| 901 Cherry St., Des Moines

$75 per person –  purchase tickets here

From Wu-Tang Clan, Flaming Lips, Andrew Bird and Spoon to Envy Corps, Mr. Baber’s Neighbors, the River Monks, and  Gadema – it’s been an incredible decade of live music in Des Moines.

Join us at the Backstage Ball to celebrate 10 years of building a strong music scene in central Iowa and to set our sights on what’s next.

The event will include drinks, hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction and performances from Des Moines music veterans Scott Yoshimura and Annalibera.

2015 community awards will be presented to: 

Cherish Anderson • Mary Bontrager • Wendy Hull • Dan Hutchison • Amedeo Rossi • JC Wilson

Buy your tickets today at Mars Cafe or online at MidwesTix.  All proceeds support the DMMC and the next 10 years of moving the Des Moines music scene forward. For more information, email

Special thanks to our event sponsors:

Angela Johnson • Bruce Koeppl • Harry Bookey & Pam Bass-Bookey • Greater Des Moines Partnership • Fred & Charlotte Hubbell • Business Record • Mic & Kerry Jurgens • Meredith Corporation •  Mark Movic & Susan Skinner • Nyemaster Goode, P.C. • Gateway Market Catering • Blind Photography • Don & Maddie Schoen • Des Moines Social Club • Saturday Mfg. Shotgun Management • Jim Cushing • Dan & Anna Kelly • Justin Schoen • Mike & Megan Thibodeau • Margi Weiss & Mike Tramontina •  Chris & Andrea Williams • Iowa Public Radio • MidwesTix • On Pitch • Principal Financial Group

Check out highlights from past events below:


Backstage Ball is the Greater Des Moines Music Coalition’s annual local music awards ceremony and fundraiser.