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 the best in the country with nationally recognized acts like Slipknot and The Nadas, and budding musicians Max Jury and Holy White Hounds. In a recent report, WHO’s Ben Oldach goes in-depth discussing why it’s important Des Moines continues to support its musicians, to push our scene to the next level, and to eventually achieve that glowing title of Music City. Click here to read the article on


Pictured: Courtney Krause who recently performed at 80/35 and Gross Domestic Product music festivals

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