Category: News Briefs

Now accepting nominations for Backstage Ball 2017!

Every year at the annual Backstage Ball, the Greater Des Moines Music Coalition recognizes individuals and organizations who have made a meaningful contribution to the improvement of Des Moines’ music scene. Do you know someone who has had a positive impact on the Greater Des Moines music community in 2016? This could be a musician/band,… Read more »

Growth of the Des Moines Music Scene

  Des Moines’ music scene may not be on a top ten list, but we’re vying for a spot. We know our music scene is great and we’ve seen it grow significantly over the past ten years with music festivals like 80/35, 515 Alive, Hinterland, and more. We also know our musicians are some of… Read more »

Des Moines raised $58,461!

On Tuesday, May 3 through Wednesday, May 4 the DMMC participated in Give Local Des Moines a community-wide event celebrating local nonprofits. During this 24-hour crowd funding event, Give Local challenged Des Moines residents to celebrate the spirit of giving and inspired everyone to give to the nonprofit organizations that make our city stronger and create a thriving… Read more »

Join us May 3 to support Des Moines’ nonprofits!

On May 3, 2016, from 12:00 a.m. to 11:59:59pm, our nonprofit is participating in Give Local Des Moines a community-wide event celebrating local nonprofits. During this 24-hour crowd funding event, we are challenging Des Moines residents to join forces. Together we can celebrate the spirit of giving and inspire everyone to give to the nonprofit organizations that… Read more »

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 »

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 on a music mix page that features downloadable songs. The Music Mix will be unveiled… 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 »

Little Big Fest to Feature Grammy-Nominated John Fullbright

Purchase advance passes and save $5! The Des Moines Music Coalition is proud to present its annual Little BIG Fest. The festival will take place in Des Moines’ East Village at Wooly’s, with an after party at Lefty’s. Twelve artists will play the event December 5, 2015. Tickets start at $10 and go on sale Nov. 2, 2015;… 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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