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Register Now for Music University featuring Nels Cline of Wilco

Music University is  a full-day music industry conference on Saturday, October 19, 2013, at Drake University’s Harmon Fine Arts Center (2505 Carpenter Ave., Des Moines) featuring panels, forums, workshops, and presentations by more than 40 national and local speakers. VIEW PANEL SCHEDULE | VIEW SPEAKER INFORMATION REGISTER Click here to register now. – General – $25 advance, $30… Read more »

80/35 2013: We did it, Des Moines!

We did it, Des Moines. We created a pure and perfect party, as only Iowa can. Over 1,000 volunteers, donors, and artists came together over the last year to push Des Moines forward through the power of music, and it culminated with the 6th annual 80/35 music festival. Watch this video featuring headliner Wu-Tang Clan… Read more »

DMMC & CMA Present Little Big Fest, Featuring Soul Rebels Brass Band!

We’re very excited to be coming around to yet another Little Big Fest! Our fall festival features a combination of local and national bands, performing roots, bluegrass, jam, funk, world, blues, jazz, and soul music. This year’s fest will happen at venues across the East Village in Des Moines on Friday, November 15th. We are really… Read more »

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!
Photo courtesy of Iowa Concert Photographers

Gross Domestic Product 2013 – Thank you, Iowa!

Greetings, friends! Another fantastic year of our annual Iowa music festival, Gross Domestic Product, has come and gone, and on behalf of the volunteers and staff of the Greater Des Moines Music Coalition, I have to say “Thank you, Iowa!” Over 600 of you came out to support over 120 musicians, hailing from 7 different… Read more »

GDP Band Hype: Lesbian Poetry

Rice-a-roni. Butts. Kissing. Lesbian Poetry is hard to define because Lesbian Poetry means a little something different to everyone. I’ve seen Elliot play more times than I can probably count. The first time I ever listened to Elliot’s music was on his couch in 2009, and he offered me some cereal and we didn’t talk… Read more »

GDP Band Hype: Annalibera

This year’s Gross Domestic Product is set to host one of the deepest rosters of local talent the Des Moines area has even seen. With 19 exciting and diverse acts committed to the lineup, there truly will be something for everyone. While a few of the bands playing are more established, others are just coming… Read more »

GDP Band Hype: Trouble Lights

You’re standing in a half empty bar and the lights go down, Trouble Lights take the stage.  The music starts and pretty soon you’re nodding along with the beat.  Adrien Daller’s vocals hit you like a siren (the kind from Greek mythology) and pull you in.  Next thing you know you’re dancing along and pumping… Read more »

GDP Band Hype: Twins

For self-proclaimed power pop band Twins, music is a family affair. Originally starting out as The Teddy Boys, these Cedar Valley natives found musical fusion through family members. Including brothers and cousins, the group played shows and toured all over the continental United States. Upon splitting up, the band formed two new separate groups. Twins,… Read more »

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