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


If you’d like to be considered for this spot, please submit the following to the event’s Director Ben Croghan at

1. Name of your band/project + the name of the song you are submitting

2. An original song (in mp3 form) labeled with the song and artist in the filename as follows: SONGNAME_ARTISTNAME.mp3

3. A link to your social media or website


***Please only submit if your music fits in the following genres: Americana/roots, singer-songwriter, country, bluegrass, folk, jam, world, blues, jazz, and/or soul. Please do not submit if you have played LBF or a LBF showcase in the past 2 years.


Submissions are due by Sunday, September 18th at 5pm. Songs will be posted online for public consideration shortly after; the poll closing on Sunday, September 25th at 5pm. 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 1st.


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.