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World Food and Music Festival
The Greater Des Moines Partnership is accepting submissions from bands to perform at this year’s World Food and Music Festival, August 25 – 27 in downtown Des Moines. The festival is open to music of all styles with an emphasis on diverse musicians and those who may come from a non-Western musical background.
Submissions close: March 31


IMT Des Moines Marathon
The IMT Des Moines Marathon occurs throughout downtown Des Moines on Sunday, October 15. The Marathon and DMMC are teaming up to present live music along the race route and at the event finish line. We seek musicians and performers in other disciplines for this year’s marathon.
Submissions close: April 28


Local Bands, Brews, and Bikes
The Des Moines Water Works Park Foundation and DMMC are seeking bands and musicians who would like to perform at this summer’s Local Bands, Brews, and Bikes Sunday concert series at Water Works Park. We are open to all genres and styles of music.
Submissions: evaluated on a rolling basis through mid-April