Little BIG Fest has been scheduled for Saturday, December 5th in the East Village. The main stage will be at Wooly’s. Little BIG Fest is an annual festival featuring roots, singer-songwriter, bluegrass, jam, world, blues, jazz, and soul music. Many local artists are featured each year; one of those spots will be selected through an online, community survey.

If you’d like to be considered for this spot, submit a song to Ben Croghan by emailing The song must be an MP3 and include the song name and artist name in the file as follows: SONGNAME_ARTISTNAME.mp3

Submissions are due by Wednesday, September 30th at 5pm. Songs will be posted online for public consideration shortly after. The selected artist, along with the full lineup for Little BIG Fest, will be announced at the Des Moines Music Coalition’s MU: A Conference and Showcase for Musicians on Saturday, October 17th.

Little BIG Fest specifically aims to highlight original artists in our community who are working to promote their music through recordings, music videos, online marketing, touring, and more, and have been particularly active in the last year.