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Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is an all Iowa music festival held every spring, featuring musical artists from Greater Des Moines and the rest of Iowa.

The 12th annual Gross Domestic Product will take place on April 29, 2017 at Vaudeville Mews in Des Moines, Iowa! Full line-up and details coming in January 2017!


The purpose of Gross Domestic Product is to highlight some of the original songwriters, performers, and recording artists in our community who make Iowa proud! GDP focuses primarily on young, new artists, those who are taking their first steps into creative self-expression through music and doing so in a positive, collaborative way. Each year we highlight a selection of new artists that our community has to offer, along with a few established groups that have had success building careers while living and working in the state we call home.

Established in spring 2006, GDP has featured over 100 musical acts, including House of Large Sizes, The Envy Corps, The Poison Control Center, Christopher the Conquered, Mumford’s, Facecage, and many more.


What people are saying:


Photo by DEFT

“Thank you so much Des Moines for having [me] at GDP. What a marvelous festival! Iowa music culture is so beautiful!” – MR NASTI

“Wow. Wow. Wow. Thank you to the DMMC and everyone who came out for making GDP so special. So much great art is happening in IA! #GDP2013” – The Wheelers

“Thank you to all of you who put in countless hours to put on such a great event (GDP).” – Josh Tilton, Gimikk


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Thank you to our generous GDP 2017 sponsors!


Tallgrass Brewing


Gateway Market     Vaudeville Mews


Saturday Mfg., VolunteerLocal, KFMG 98.9 FM, 4th Street Theatre