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Friday, February 28th – Backstage Ball – Get Tickets Now

Backstage Ball is the Greater Des Moines Music Coalition’s annual local music awards ceremony and fundraiser. It’s also a party! Join the DMMC to honor this year’s award recipients and to help raise funds to support local music! Backstage Ball 2014 is on Friday, February 28th at The Kirkwood in downtown Des Moines, Iowa. Tickets… Read more »

Girls Rock! DSM 2013 Highlights Video

The Greater Des Moines Music Coalition was pleased to have the opportunity to support Girls Rock! Des Moines in its first year, which was a great success! Learn more about the program and the DMMC’s involvement in this video:   Visit http://www.girlsrockdsm.com to learn more about the program and how to get involved in 2014. Video… Read more »

Des Moines Artists: Submit Your Music for the Carpe DM Music Compilation Today!

The Greater Des Moines Partnership has announced the Carpe DM Music compilation, which will feature a variety of original recordings by musical artists living and working in the Greater Des Moines area. The compilation will be distributed at the “Iowa Reception” (presented by the Greater Des Moines Partnership in collaboration with the State of Iowa)… Read more »

Nominations for Backstage Ball Awards Now Open

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 the area’s music scene over the course of the previous year. Do you know someone who has had a positive impact on the Greater Des Moines music community… Read more »

LBF Band Hype – Mighty Shady

This article was written by DMMC contributor Zoey Miller. Interested in contributing to this website? Contact us! Buy advance all-access passes to Little BIG Fest feat. The Soul Rebels right here and save! — Des Moines group Mighty Shady certainly has chops. Their guitars soar. Their rhythms groove hard. Their members interpretive dance… sometimes. Boasting influences… Read more »

LBF Band Hype – Apocalypso Tantric Boys Choir

This article was written by DMMC contributor Ben Croghan. Interested in contributing to this website? Contact us! Buy advance all-access passes to Little BIG Fest feat. The Soul Rebels right here and save! — Sometimes all you really need to know in order to get sold on a band is their name. We have all had… Read more »

LBF Band Hype – Jacob County & The Damaged Goods

This article was written by DMMC contributor Christopher Ford. Interested in contributing to this website? Contact us! Buy advance all-access passes to Little BIG Fest feat. The Soul Rebels right here and save! — I was pleasantly surprised last year when I went to see the legendary Leon Russell play at Wooly’s and got the added… Read more »

LBF Band Hype – Aquamarine Dream Machine

This article was written by DMMC contributor Ben Croghan. Interested in contributing to this website? Contact us! Buy advance all-access passes to Little BIG Fest feat. The Soul Rebels right here and save! — An exciting thing about the live shows of jam bands is the improvisational nature of each song. A talented band can flow… Read more »

LBF Band Hype – The Uniphonics

This article was written by DMMC contributor Christopher Ford. Interested in contributing to this website? Contact us! Buy advance all-access passes to Little BIG Fest feat. The Soul Rebels right here and save! — The first time I saw The Uniphonics was at a show at the Yacht Club in Iowa City. This is a tiny… Read more »

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