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Mickey Davis, Festival Director,

Carter Larson, Marketing Coordinator, 



DES MOINES (March 22, 2022) – The nonprofit 80/35 Music Festival announces the second wave of artists for the 13th edition of the festival, taking place July 8 – 9, 2022. 80/35 is presented by the Greater Des Moines Music Coalition (DMMC), and the festival serves to further the nonprofit’s goal of fostering a stronger and more diverse music community in Des Moines.

19 additional acts join the lineup, with additional artists on the emerging artist and Iowa Public Radio stages yet to be announced. Over 50 bands perform during the two-day festival in downtown Des Moines’ Western Gateway Park on one paid stage and four free stages. In addition, single-day tickets for the festival are on sale now.

Des Moines hip hop act B.Well, American Idol winner and Iowa native Maddie Poppe, and 17 more Iowa bands join the bill. In keeping with the festival’s mission of elevating Iowa musicians, over half of the acts performing at the festival are based in or have ties to Iowa.

Due to scheduling issues, previously announced artist Tkay Maidza will no longer be able to perform at this year’s festival. A replacement act will be announced soon.


*newly announced


Father John Misty

Japanese Breakfast

Guided by Voices


Meet Me @ The Altar

Maddie Poppe* (Des Moines, IA)

Trevor Sensor* (Des Moines, IA)

Hannah Marks: Outsider, Outlier

Pictoria Vark* (Grinnell, IA)

Juliano Dock* (Des Moines, IA)

Stars Hollow* (Des Moines, IA)



Charli XCX

Future Islands

Jamila Woods


The Envy Corps



Haiku Hands


Evann McIntosh


B.Well* (Des Moines, IA)

Diplomats of Solid Sound* (Iowa City, IA)

Mike Vallely and the Complete Disaster* (Des Moines, IA)

PSEUDO* (Los Angeles / Cedar Rapids, IA)

James Tutson and the Rollback* (Iowa City, IA)

Widow7* (Des Moines, IA)

Avey Grouws Band* (Bettendorf, IA)

Alyx Rush* (Iowa City, IA)

Greg Wheeler and the Poly Mall Cops* (Des Moines, IA)

Anthony Worden and the Illiterati* (Iowa City, IA)

Shaun Creates* (Des Moines, IA)

Dose* (Des Moines, IA)

NOLA Jazz Band* (Des Moines, IA)

Naethan Apollo* (Solon, IA)



Tickets are on sale now:


Friday General Admission: $55

Saturday General Admission: $65

Two-Day General Admission – $95

VIP Two-Day Pass – $195 – Includes VIP Lounge by Main Stage area with shaded drinks, air-conditioned bathrooms, discount mixed drinks, beer & wine, 6 free drinks, free catered meals Friday and Saturday evening, a $5 merchandise credit, and free access to the Music Coalition Lounge.

Music Coalition Lounge – $25 – Seating and shaded areas, the only place to get an expanded selection of beer, mixed drinks, and wine.


80/35 Music Festival

July 8-9, 2022

Western Gateway Park, Des Moines, Iowa


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About 80/35

As the signature event of the Des Moines Music Coalition, 80/35 draws over 30,000 people to downtown Des Moines annually since 2008 to celebrate new music from Iowa and beyond. After twelve editions, the festival paused in 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 2022 will be the thirteenth edition of 80/35.

Proceeds from the festival are invested back into the community through programs that work to support musicians and music professionals of all ages in Des Moines. This includes music education programs with Des Moines Public Schools, music summer camps, professional development programs for musicians, and local music showcases including Gross Domestic Product.

The Des Moines Music Coalition (DMMC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and collaborative movement committed to building a stronger and more diverse live music community in Greater Des Moines. Through our mission to support and cultivate Iowa’s music economy, our vision is to establish and maintain Des Moines as a nationally recognized music city. Learn more and become a DMMC member at

80/35 is made possible through support by volunteers, donors, and our generous sponsors, including the Des Moines Music Coalition, Hy-Vee, Kum & Go,  Bravo Greater Des Moines, Atlantic Coca-Cola Bottling Company, Iowa Public Radio, Midamerican Energy, Catch Des Moines, the Greater Des Moines Partnership, Willis Automotive, Music League, Jasper Winery, Wheatley Vodka, 107.5 KISS FM, Polk County, and VolunteerLocal.


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