Category: 80/35

80/35 Second Lineup Announcement

80/35 music festival is almost here! We couldn’t possibly be more excited. Head to our official website for the festival to check out all the new artists we just announced, as well as info on getting tickets, volunteering, and more! And check out this video if you need a reason to get excited!

Summer Concert Series Announced By 80/35 Sponsor Jasper Winery

Here’s a great announcement from our friends at Jasper Winery about their upcoming concert series, featuring lots of great Iowa bands! — To all of our wonderful friends, We’ve finally made it through the winter (we hope!) and it’s time to look forward to another great summer at Jasper Winery. As always, we’re open 7… Read more »

80/35 Lineup Announcement

Numerous systems warn us that we’ve exceeded sonic capacity with this aurally superior lineup announcement for 80/35 2013. But lucky for you we’re not into heeding warnings. So you can look forward to musical mass destruction, July 5 and 6, downtown Des Moines as headliners David Byrne & St. Vincent and Wu-Tang Clan blast you… Read more »

80/35: A few last minute gifts

Want to be alerted to the latest news? Want to know if your favorite band’s set is delayed? Want to set up a custom schedule so you won’t miss a beat? We’ve got an app for that. And, by gosh, it’s FREE! Download the 80/35 mobile app today at the App Store for iOS or at Google Play.

Five Questions for Freddie Gibbs

We love an artist who’ll call it as he sees it. That would be underground hip-hop sensation Freddie Gibbs. Here’s what he had to say recently about his original beats, why the Jacksons should get back to their gritty hometown once in awhile, and why he’s looking forward to 80/35.

Bring the Entire Family Down to 80/35 – Nationwide Kids Zone Entertainment Announced

The fifth annual 80/35 music festival on July 6 and 7 in downtown Des Moines packs in the fun for the entire family. The 80/35 Nationwide Kids Zone will feature interactive activities led by Science Center of Iowa volunteers. Returning features this year include an inflatable play area and several other interactive activities. Best of all, the Kids Zone is FREE, no festival ticket is needed to participate in the fun.

Five Questions for Leftover Salmon

What’s more fun than obsessing over the bands you’re going to hear at 80/35 this year? Seeing them live, that’s what. To make the most of the time between now and then, we put questions out to some of our visiting bands—including the Colorado slamgrass pioneers of Leftover Salmon.


Here’s what they had to say about their latest release, their creative inspiration, and their new banjo player’s secret talent.

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