The heart of the central Iowa music scene could not beat without the support of the hundreds of dedicated DMMC volunteers who set up, welcome, clean, guide, sell, support, promote, donate, and pour huge amounts of time, energy, and money throughout the year.

Volunteer Darlis Honnold has donated her time since the second annual 80/35 and has also been involved with Little BIG Fest and Gross Domestic Product. Her husband Greg Honnold began volunteering two years ago as an activity they could share together and as a fun way to meet other people in the community who love music the way they do. Darlis dedicates her time to the Volunteer Headquarters, while Greg, a musician himself, enjoys stage support because “you never know who you are going to meet.” One of his highlights while volunteering was meeting David Byrne of Talking Heads.

To those who love music and love what their work brings to Des Moines via amazing festivals, workshops, and celebrations each year – we send a virtual valentine and our lasting appreciation for making amazing things happen.
XOXO – DMMC Board of Directors and Staff