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Mickey Davis, Festival Director,

Carter Larson, Marketing Coordinator, 



DES MOINES (June 2, 2022) – The nonprofit 80/35 Music Festival today releases the schedule of performances for the 13th edition of the festival, taking place July 8-9 in the Western Gateway Park. As a program of the Greater Des Moines Music Coalition (DMMC), the festival continues to make live music accessible and open to all, with four of the five festival stages free to the public.


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For the sixth year, Hy-Vee returns as the Main Stage sponsor, highlighting the company’s commitment to arts and culture through their sponsorship of 80/35, the Des Moines Arts Festival, and many other cultural events in Central Iowa. Performing on the ticketed Hy-Vee Main Stage are:

Friday, July 8: Guided by Voices (5:00pm), Japanese Breakfast (7:00pm), and Father John Misty (9:15pm)

Saturday, July 9: B. Well (12:00pm), Miloe (1:30pm), The Envy Corps (3:15pm), Jamila Woods (5:00pm), Future Islands (7:00pm), and Charli XCX (9:15pm).

Kum & Go returns as a stage sponsor for the 11th time. As the festival’s longest-running sponsor, Kum & Go’s support is a critical part of 80/35. The Kum & Go Stage, a free stage located on 10th Street between Walnut and Locust, features a diverse mix of regional, national, and international acts. Headlining the Kum & Go Stage on Friday will be New York party starters !!! (Chk Chk Chk), with acclaimed bass guitarist and Prince collaborator MonoNeon headlining Saturday.

“This stage,” said Mickey Davis, 80/35 Festival Director, “is a place to catch bands before they’re huge. Anyone in the crowd for Lizzo’s show-stopping performance in 2016 will know the energy of emerging acts on the Kum & Go Stage.”

The Bravo Stage, a free stage located on 13th between Walnut and Locust, boasts an all-Iowa lineup across the two days of the festival. The stage is sponsored by Bravo Greater Des Moines, whose mission it to leverage community resources to maximize impact of arts, culture and heritage to advance regional priorities. Friday will be headlined by American Idol winner and Iowa native Maddie Poppe, and Saturday will be headlined by Des Moines hard rock band Vended.

The Emerging Artists Stage showcases Des Moines musicians under the age of 21, including performances from DMMC Summer Camps and Girls Rock! Des Moines. Headlining on Friday is The Crust Band; on Saturday, the stage is headlined by Plumero, an all-female indie rock band. This stage is free.

The Iowa Public Radio Stage will feature special performances throughout the weekend to be announced. The stage is free and located in the pocket park between Des Moines Public Central Library and the Temple for Performing Arts.

Similar to prior years, 80/35 also offers a Kids Zone, the Atlantic Coca-Cola Bottling Company Community Village, local food and beverages, retail vendors, pop-up art installations, and the official 80/35 merchandise booth – all in the free area of the festival.

The official festival map is also released today, with several important changes from 2019. Grand Avenue will remain open westbound. A full list of street closures will be shared two weeks prior to the event.

Parking will be available on surrounding city streets and in the Nationwide parking garage located at 12th and Walnut.

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, Willis Nissan, Silent Rivers Design + Build, the Greater Des Moines Partnership, Polk County, MidAmerican Energy, Big Grove Brewery, Music League, Catch Des Moines, Iowa Public Radio, Wheatley Vodka, Jasper Winery, Exile Brewing Company, VolunteerLocal, 107.5 KISS FM, DART, and UnityPoint Health.

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