Author: DMMC

Music Fan of the Year: Andrew Smith

This year at Backstage Ball, to be held at The Gramercy Events Space at The Kirkwood in downtown Des Moines on Friday, February 28th, we will be honoring a number of individuals who have made a positive impact on the Greater Des Moines music community in the last year. In the weeks leading up to… Read more »

Friday, February 28th – Backstage Ball – Get Tickets Now

Backstage Ball is the Greater Des Moines Music Coalition’s annual local music awards ceremony and fundraiser. It’s also a party! Join the DMMC to honor this year’s award recipients and to help raise funds to support local music! Backstage Ball 2014 is on Friday, February 28th at The Kirkwood in downtown Des Moines, Iowa. Tickets… Read more »

Iowa City’s Mission Creek Festival Announces Lineup for 2014

Have you heard the news about the incredible acts our friends at Mission Creek in Iowa City are bringing to our state for this year’s festival? The full lineup (with more to be announced) is above! Get all the details at

GDP Alum Jordan Mayland & The Thermal Detonators Release New Music Video

Photo Credit: Graham Gardner Jordan Mayland & The Thermal Detonators “I Can Control You” from DEFT on Vimeo. Support Jordan Mayland & The Thermal Detonators by purchasing their music from the Nova Labs online store or from ZZZ Records in Des Moines, Iowa.

Girls Rock! DSM 2013 Highlights Video

The Greater Des Moines Music Coalition was pleased to have the opportunity to support Girls Rock! Des Moines in its first year, which was a great success! Learn more about the program and the DMMC’s involvement in this video:   Visit to learn more about the program and how to get involved in 2014. Video… Read more »

Des Moines Artists: Submit Your Music for the Carpe DM Music Compilation Today!

The Greater Des Moines Partnership has announced the Carpe DM Music compilation, which will feature a variety of original recordings by musical artists living and working in the Greater Des Moines area. The compilation will be distributed at the “Iowa Reception” (presented by the Greater Des Moines Partnership in collaboration with the State of Iowa)… Read more »

Music University 2013 Recap

Last October, we hosted our first ever Music University conference, bringing together local, regional, and national musicians and industry professionals for a series of panels, presentations, workshops, and forums focused on helping people who aspire to live and work in Des Moines’ budding music industry. Our friends at DEFT put together a great highlight reel… Read more »

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