The Local 5 Emerging Artist Stage at 80/35 highlights emerging musicians in the greater Des Moines area who are under the age of 21. Many of the musicians who perform on the Emerging Artist Stage return to 80/35 to perform on one of the larger stages at the festival, and in the process of performing on this stage gain invaluable experience in performing in a festival setting.
PS – all Local 5 Emerging Artist Stage performers and their families receive free tickets to 80/35! You can help us continue the legacy of providing access to contemporary music for area youth by supporting the DMMC.
Thank you to our stage sponsor, We Are Iowa Local 5!