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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 »

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 »

HELP DETERMINE COMMUNITY SELECTED ARTISTS FOR LBF 2015!

Little BIG Fest has been scheduled for Saturday, December 5th in the East Village. The main stage will be held at Wooly’s. Many local and national musical artists will perform and one of these spots will be selected through an online public survey! By asking the music-loving community of Des Moines to be a part of… Read more »

Join the DMMC team!

DMMC Outreach Coordinator Start Date – April 2015 (20 hours per week – paid position) The Des Moines Music Coalition Outreach Coordinator will act as the primary office and outreach staff for the DMMC. Possessing strong organization and communications skills, this individual will respond to e-mail correspondence, manage the DMMC administrative functions and help to… Read more »

10th Annual Gross Domestic Product Tickets Available Now

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS. (or get $5 passes as an 80/35 add-on here) The 10th annual Gross Domestic Product has been scheduled for Saturday, April 25th, 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:… Read more »
Photo courtesy of Iowa Concert Photographers

Help determine Community Selected Artists for GDP 2015!

The 10th Annual Gross Domestic Product has been scheduled for Saturday, April 25th in the East Village. The main stage will be held at Wooly’s with performances and pop-up shows happening in other spaces throughout the neighborhood. Between 15-20 local musical artists will perform; one of those spots will be selected through an online public survey,… Read more »

Submit a track for the “CarpeDM Music Volume II” Today

We’ve once again hooked up with the Greater Des Moines Partnership to help showcase the thriving music industry in the area by issuing a second “CarpeDM” music compilation. As voted by the public, last year’s compilation featured original songs by Brother Trucker, Gloom Balloon and Bonnie Finken, among others. Once again, the mix will be unveiled… Read more »

Help determine Community Selected Artists for LBF 2014!

Little Big Fest 2014 will take place on November 21st and 22nd and will feature William Elliott Whitmore, Charlie Parr, Kevin Gordon, Patrick Hazell and Joe Price (Mother Blues Band), Dave Moore, and many more. Three of the artists at Little Big Fest will be featured as Community Selected Artists. Please take the time to… Read more »

Listen to the CarpeDM Music Mix Now!

The Partnership and the Greater Des Moines Music Coalition are excited to announce the CarpeDM Music Mix. The selection process for the Mix began when nearly 50 Central Iowa musicians submitted a song to a local jury who scored the tracks based on a three criteria: 1) songwriting – the quality of original musical and… Read more »
Photo courtesy of Iowa Concert Photographers

Help determine Community Selected Artists for GDP 2014!

The 9th Annual Gross Domestic Product has been scheduled for Saturday, April 12th in the East Village. Main stages will be held at Wooly’s and House of Bricks, with performances and pop-up shows happening in other spaces throughout the neighborhood. Between 15-20 local musical artists will perform; three of those spots will be selected through… Read more »

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