This issue is a personal one to me, as I live two blocks west of the Val Air.  I moved into my house knowing that there was a music venue down the road, and appreciate the economic activity it brings to my community.  Furthermore, I rarely hear noise, and have never been negatively affected inside of my house.  Many of my neighbors share my view and also want to protect the Val Air.


This Saturday, December 10th at 9am a group of Val Air supporters are organizing a campaign to gather 5,000 signatures from West Des Moines residents.  These signatures will then be presented to the West Des Moines city council as evidence that those in the neighborhood of the Val Air are supportive of the venue and want the council to do everything in its power to work with the venue and protect its future.


1)  Show up at the Val Air on Saturday, December 10th at 9am to help gather signatures
2)  Sign the online petition and share it with your friends:
3)  Join the Facebook group at


Feel free to email with any questions, or to me directly.

Thank you and I hope you can make it Saturday!



Justin H. Schoen

Greater Des Moines Music Coalition