Author: Lindsay Keast

Summer Music Camps 2016

The DMMC is excited to announce a collaboration with the Des Moines Parks & Recreation department to host two music camps this summer for middle school-age students (ages 11 – 15 yrs.)! Working as a team, under the guidance of experienced, local musicians and educators, students will create music in a fun, creative environment. They’ll… Read more »

Listen to CarpeDM Music Mix Volume III now!

Congratulations Des Moines! We are a city thriving with talented local artists and musicians. After a two week process of submissions and judging, we have narrowed down 44 submissions to a selection of 15 local artists for the CarpeDM Music Mix Volume III! A local jury of music professionals chose the featured songs based on songwriting,… Read more »

2016 GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT – TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS The 11th annual Gross Domestic Product has been scheduled for Saturday, May 28th, at venues around the East Village of Des Moines, IA. Read below for details and the full lineup of our yearly celebration of local music.   Where: East Village, Des Moines, IA Venues: Wooly’s (All-Ages) The Blazing Saddle (All-Ages until 9pm) FREE all-ages… Read more »

Submit a track for “CarpeDM Music Mix Vol. III”

We’ve once again partnered with the Greater Des Moines Partnership to help showcase the thriving music industry in Central Iowa by issuing a third “CarpeDM Music Mix.” Music from local artists will be featured on The Partnership’s lifestyle recruitment website seizedesmoines.com on a music mix page that features downloadable songs. The Music Mix will be unveiled… Read more »

Open Poll for GDP 2016 Community-Selected Artists

The 11th Annual Gross Domestic Product (GDP) festival is scheduled for Saturday, May 28th in the East Village! The main stage will be at Wooly’s with performances and pop-up shows hosted in other spaces throughout the neighborhood. Fourteen local artists will perform and two of these spots will be selected through an online survey! For… Read more »

❤️ Valentine to our Volunteers ❤️

The heart of the central Iowa music scene could not beat without the support of the hundreds of dedicated DMMC volunteers who set up, welcome, clean, guide, sell, support, promote, donate, and pour huge amounts of time, energy, and money throughout the year. Volunteer Darlis Honnold has donated her time since the second annual 80/35… Read more »

David Hurd 1930-2016

David Hurd was a true friend of the Des Moines Music Coalition. His advocacy for DMMC attracted support from community leaders for the first 80/35 music festival. His vision guided DMMC through our early years and his leadership inspired us when times were tough. His generosity ensured programs like Music University and the soon-to-be-launched Artist… Read more »

Submit to Play GDP 2016!

The 11th Annual Gross Domestic Product (GDP) festival is scheduled for Saturday, May 28th in the East Village! The main stage will be at Wooly’s with performances and pop-up shows hosted in other spaces throughout the neighborhood. Approximately 14 local artists will perform and two of these spots will be selected through an online survey…. Read more »

Call for Art!

This year at Backstage Ball 2016 we want to show our love for the designers and artists who’ve dedicated countless hours to help promote shows. If you’ve designed music posters for local shows, we would love to display your work! We are accepting posters and fliers of any size, shape, or color. No limits or… Read more »

Halloween Live Music 2015

Ready for some spooky ooky Halloween celebrations? Des Moines has tons of Halloween-themed live music events, including Night Stories (pictured) who exclusively play in October and on Friday the 13th. View our running list below to plan your fright fest!  Monday, October 12 Tales from the Crypt  9pm @ The Lift FREE 21+ feat. a collaboration by… Read more »

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