A roadside attraction worth stopping for! Discover mind-bending music. Engage with eye-popping art. Devour delicious fest foods. Savor sweet brews. Shop local faves. Learn about community non-profits. Hula-hoop to your heart’s content. (And that’s just the start.)

Eat & Drink

Enjoy a variety of foods and beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) on the festival grounds.

2023 food vendors include:

  • Blu Thai Food & Sushi
  • Carribean Kitchen
  • Climbing Kites
  • Es Tas Tacos
  • Hawaiian Grill
  • Karam’s Grill
  • Lachele’s Battle Bus
  • Leachmon Pit Stop BBQ
  • Lyela’s Kitchen
  • Momma Moody’s Grinder
  • Off the Griddle
  • The Outside Scoop
  • Quang Noodle
  • Say Cheese
  • Street Sweets
  • Wahlburgers Food Truck

Watch breathtaking performances, pick up unique pieces from local artisans, and learn about local organizations making a difference in Des Moines.

Emerging Artists at 80/35

Check out up and coming bands under the age of 21 as part of our Emerging Artists Series

Iowa Public Radio Stage

Stop by the free IPR stage for exclusive performances and interviews with bands from the festival and across the state. Schedule

Vintage & Craft Market

Purchase vintage clothing and handmade goods from local vendors at the all-new Vintage & Craft Marketplace! Learn more

Community Choice Nonprofit Village

A hub for showcasing all things Des Moines with activities provided by local organizations and nonprofits.

Kids Zone

Featuring free activities for children of all ages from 4:30 pm – 9:30 pm Friday and 12 pm – 9:45 pm Saturday. The Kids Zone is presented by 80/35 and the Science Center of Iowa.

Official 80/35 Merch Tent

Official 80/35 merchandise (t-shirts, tanks, hats, stickers, and koozies) and band merch will be available for purchase at the Merch Tent.


What began as a little music festival in a forgotten downtown has helped revitalize a city and inspire the next generation of performers.

80/35: Now Meets Then

80/35 began as a two-day festival in downtown Des Moines in 2008, featuring headliners The Flaming Lips and The Roots. Its goal? To encourage music discovery and bring new sounds to Des Moines. And so it did. Since then, 80/35 has always encouraged listeners to celebrate and support music in our great city.

As a nonprofit festival, 80/35 has always tied the experience of the music festival back to its mission to strengthen and diversify the local music ecosystem in Des Moines. This is done through year-round education programs, professional development opportunities, and mentorship within the local music community.