Category: 80/35

DMMC seeks project manager for 80/35 Music Festival

The Greater Des Moines Music Coalition (DMMC) is looking for an experienced project manager to handle the planning and execution of the 2022 80/35 Music Festival taking place in downtown Des Moines, Iowa. Alongside our staff, Board of Directors, independent contractors, and volunteers, you’ll help oversee everything from festival grounds to ticketing to stage and… Read more »

An Interview with Thao (of the Get Down Stay Down)

Thao (of the Get Down Stay Down) has been incredibly generous for this year’s Little BIG Fest (Nov. 4) including taking the time to thoughtfully answer our questions (below) and hosting a special songwriting workshop for the campers of Girls Rock! Des Moines! In our interview, Thao reveals her impression of Des Moines after her 80/35 2016 performance, what we can expect for her solo set… Read more »

Call for Environmentally Conscious Art at 80/35!

With litter clean-up, recycling, and a free bike valet, 80/35 Music Festival has always been environmentally conscious. For the 10th anniversary, we’re adding composting to reduce unnecessary waste and to practice increasing mindfulness of our ecological footprint! The average American tosses 1,200 lbs. of compostable waste into the landfill each year and as a country,… Read more »

80/35 sets the standard for Midwest music festivals

As a co-chair of the inaugural Middle Waves Music Festival, Alison Gerardot plays a key role in the marketing and business development efforts for a multi-day festival featuring 20+ acts from the indie rock, hip hop, and electronic worlds including The Flaming Lips, Best Coast, Doomtree, JEFF The Brotherhood, and Sidewalk Chalk. Taking place on… Read more »

Call for (Cat) Art!

In conjuction with the 9th life of the 80/35 music festival, the Des Moines Music Coalition is hosting a curated pop-up art exhibition at the Des Moines Social Club on June 30! Requirements: – The art must be cat or kitten-themed – Only 2-dimensional, hanging pieces will be accepted – Pieces selected for the exhibition must be… 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 »

Volunteer at 80/35 (2015)

Volunteer with DMMC 2015 80/35 July 8th – 12th, 2015 As a volunteer, you will have access to the same things as the spectators – the music, the food, the fun and the party. You will play an essential role in the success of this entire event! This year, volunteer shifts for 80/35 are available… Read more »

Envy Corps’ ‘Live at ARC’ Premiere

Watch the official trailer for ‘Live at ARC’ before it drops tomorrow, May 29th at The Fleur Cinema & Cafe. The $5 full length premiere will begin at 7:30pm. Check them out at Wooly’s the following night, Friday May 30th with openers Holy White Hounds and MAIDS. Doors at 6:30pm // Show at 7:30pm. Also… Read more »

Volunteer at 80/35 2014

Organized and managed by the non-profit Des Moines Music Coalition, 80/35 requires hundreds of dedicated and responsible people to pull it all together. 2014 volunteer shifts last 4 – 5 hours and we have shifts a few days before, during and after the Festival. Activities range from checking wristbands, selling drink tickets and gate control. Volunteer shifts are available… Read more »

Holy White Hounds

It’s tough to think of a more pure rock band in Iowa than Holy White Hounds. Everything about them, from the way they act, to the way they dress, to the way they play is the absolute height of rock and roll. Their music is dirty, grimy, and sexy. They’re a rock band through and… Read more »

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