You can be the life of the party.


We’re looking for energetic music fans to help make 80/35 the biggest party in Des Moines this year. Organized by the non-profit Des Moines Music Coalition, 80/35 requires hundreds of dedicated people (like you!) to pull it all together.

Volunteer shifts last 4-5 hours and activities range from checking wristbands to selling drink tickets. Volunteers will get an official 80/35 staff shirt and a FREE ticket for the day you volunteer. Sign up right now, right here


Tuesdays are sweet, too!


Kum & Go is giving away FREE sets of 80/35 2-day passes June 12, 19, 26 and July 3. Find out more about the Ticket Tuesday contest at or by following Kum & Go on Twitter at

Which Iowa band will play the main stage? Drum roll, please.


Thanks to Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield and Iowa Public Radio’s Studio One, three Iowa bands have secured a spot on the 80/35 lineup. Now it’s time to decide who takes the main stage.

Semi-finalists Holy White Hounds, Love Songs for Lonely Monsters and Seedlings will perform in front of a live audience at the Gas Lamp, June 21 at 6 p.m. to determine the top act that will play on the Wellmark Main Stage. Second and third place winners will each play a set on the free stages. That sounds like win-win-win to us.

Get details, RSVP and spread the word via the Facebook event.