Lily DeTaeye may be one of the youngest and lesser known acts playing GDP, but she will undoubtedly not be forgotten. Within seconds of listening to her music it’s apparent that Lily DeTaeye has a long, lucrative future in music ahead of her.
Recording her first EP of singer-songwriter material at the age of fifteen, this year’s GDP performance will be the first full-band performance by DeTaeye in nearly four years. With new material in the works via Station 1 Records, this year’s GDP will provide a stage for this up-and-coming artist to remind Des Moines why so many people here have such high hopes for DeTaeye.
With a massive performance at this year’s 80/35 Music Festival on the horizon, don’t miss your opportunity to catch DeTaeye and hear some new material at this year’s GDP. She will play at 8:15 on the 4th Street Theatre stage.
Written by Bruce James Bales
Learn more about GDP 2017 at iowagdp.com
GDP is organized by the nonprofit the Greater Des Moines Music Coalition (DMMC). GDP 2017 is made possible with the generous support of Bravo Greater Des Moines, Iowa Taproom, Yelp DSM, Confluence Brewing Company, Vital Signs Display Graphics, VolunteerLocal, Saturday Mfg., KFMG 98.9 FM, Vaudeville Mews, and 4th Street Theatre.
Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is an all Iowa music festival featuring musical artists from Greater Des Moines and across Iowa. Coordinated by the Des Moines Music Coalition and a team of volunteers, the goal of GDP is to organize an event that best supports Iowa musicians and their needs for growth in the music industry.
For 2017, our main objectives are (1) to boost exposure and build the audience for smaller, up-and-coming Iowa acts, (2) to bring more acts from outside Des Moines to expose local artists to new ideas, and (3) to continue supporting the genre diversity represented in the 2016 festival. As in the past, GDP continues to support primarily young and new artists who are taking their first steps into creative self-expression through music and doing so in a positive, collaborative way.