Little BIG Fest Lineup Announced

LBF2011_logo_300The 6th annual Little BIG Fest is set for Friday, November 18 at Hotel Fort Des Moines. Putting talented Iowa bands at the forefront, Little BIG Fest is an alternative culture celebration featuring roots, jam, blues, bluegrass, folk, and alt-country. This years’ Little BIG Fest will present past favorites, The Workshy, Mr. Baber’s Neighbors, Moose Knuckle and Omega Dog as well as exciting new additions to the event like, Lightnin’ Ridge, bella soul and Rebel Creek. Headlining the festival will be Minneapolis’ The Big Wu.


Little BIG Fest is organized by the volunteers of the non-profit Greater Des Moines Music Coalition and is supported by Prairie Meadows and KFMG.


Backstage Ball Honoree (Music Industry): Kathryn Dickel

altAfter working for large corporations, Kathryn Dickel decided that she preferred the creative freedom and open lifestyle of the entrepreneur. Since starting Swaelu Media and IowaTIX (now MidwesTIX) with Heather Hansen, Dickel has become an advocate for the small business owner and a collabortive force in the Iowa entertainment scene.

6th Annual Gross Domestic Product Lineup Announced

GDPrough_squareGross Domestic Product (GDP), returns to Hotel Fort Des Moines on Saturday, April 2 and will feature 13 groups representing the indie, hip-hop, blues, acoustic, metal, and electronic pop genres.