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Mickey Davis, Festival Director,
Carter Larson, Marketing Coordinator,


DES MOINES (February 22, 2022) – 80/35, the nonprofit music festival presented by the Des Moines Music Coalition, returns for the first time in three years Friday and Saturday, July 8 and 9, 2022, in downtown Des Moines’ Western Gateway Park. The 13th edition of the festival will feature over forty acts across three stages, two of which are free, along with additional pop-up stages and performances all weekend.

International pop star Charli XCX and songwriter and bandleader Father John Misty will headline. The 2022 festival will feature a diverse mix of acts from across the US and the globe.


Father John Misty

Japanese Breakfast

Guided by Voices

Tkay Maidza


Meet Me @ The Altar

Hannah Marks: Outsider, Outlier



Charli XCX

Future Islands

Jamila Woods


The Envy Corps



Haiku Hands


Evann McIntosh


+Many More Bands To Be Announced.

“We could not be more excited to return to downtown Des Moines for the first 80/35 since 2019,” said Mickey Davis, Executive Director of the Des Moines Music Coalition. “Since 2008 the festival has become an essential part of the fabric of summer in Des Moines, and we look forward to celebrating the musicians, music fans, music industry workers, and volunteers who make this festival so special.”

In an effort to remain accessible to a diverse audience, two-day tickets for the festival start at just $95.



Tickets will go on sale February 25 at 10am. Early bird tickets for DMMC members are on sale now. Tickets are available at

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.

As a nonprofit festival, proceeds from 80/35 are reinvested in the local music ecosystem through programs that work to build a stronger, more diverse music scene in Des Moines. These programs include youth music education; Music University, a professional development conference for aspiring musicians; local artist showcases such as GDP; and advocacy efforts to support issues important to the growth of the Des Moines music economy.

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, Coca-Cola, Iowa Public Radio, Midamerican Energy, Catch Des Moines, the Greater Des Moines Partnership, Jasper Winery, Wheatley Vodka, 107.5 KISS FM, Willis Automotive, and Polk County.

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