The Greater Des Moines Music Coalition’s Music University and Drake University’s Entrepreneurship Program present M. Shawn Crahan: On Living Your Dreams, Slipknot and Life. Shawn will share his experience with making your imagination into reality, the success of his work, and getting busy in life before it’s too late. He will also share many stories about his journey in the music industry. The free seminar will be held at Drake University’s Meredith Hall Room #101 on Tuesday, November 15 from 6-7pm.
Music Saves is our way of saying “thank you” to all of our members, music fans and community leaders for their continual support. This year’s event will feature ticket giveaways, raffles, free appetizers and drinks provided by Badowers, and much more.
There is a certain level of time travel that has to be accepted with any Big Gigantic performance. The two-piece band and the laptop remind you that you are in 2011, an era where our musical horizons have been expanded beyond what many of us realized music can be. With a few keystrokes, beats are jack-hammered into our cortex at a speed and style that few accepted many years ago, but has now become almost mainstream. Big Gigantic will be at People’s on Oct. 19. Tickets are $15 at the door, and the show begins at 9 p.m.
Crossroads is the Upper Midwest’s only event to educate, connect and showcase the work of the entertainment industry in an effort to strengthen the infrastructure for the future. Musicians, artists, film makers, theatre professionals, food and beverage masters and industries that support creativity all come together at the Crossroads. Over 30 seminars, panels and keynotes are speaking around the theme “Challenge Drive Change.” A line-up of strong leaders from the Midwest community will share their expertise in Marketing, Music, Cultural Development, Theatre, Event Production and much more! Full Conference Pass $30 / $40 after November 1.
The 6th annual Little BIG Fest is set for Friday, November 18 at Hotel Fort Des Moines. Putting talented Iowa bands at the forefront, Little BIG Fest is an alternative culture celebration featuring roots, jam, blues, bluegrass, folk, and alt-country. This years’ Little BIG Fest will present past favorites, The Workshy, Mr. Baber’s Neighbors, Moose Knuckle and Omega Dog as well as exciting new additions to the event like, Lightnin’ Ridge, bella soul and Rebel Creek. Headlining the festival will be Minneapolis’ The Big Wu.
Little BIG Fest is organized by the volunteers of the non-profit Greater Des Moines Music Coalition and is supported by Prairie Meadows and KFMG.