This is our most popular option for getting involved and is a blast! Volunteer shifts are available from Thursday, July 11 through Sunday, July 14 and shifts typically last 4-5 hours. In exchange for your time, you can get a free one or two-day ticket and t-shirt. Get more details and sign up here.


One of the most import aspects of a music festival is its vibe. This may come as a shock, but it’s not all about the lineup. Sure, it’s the best feeling in the world to see your favorite band/artist headlining a music festival in the heart of downtown Des Moines. But the true 80/35 music festival vibe is all of the wacky and wonderful art installations, activities, face & body paint, bouncy houses, glitter, events and EXPERIENCES that you encounter throughout the festival grounds.

Are you crafty? Do you have a passion for glitter, glue, and all things art supplies? Then 80/35 Vibes Team is looking for YOU. Join us in making 80/35 a more funky, interactive festival. More information to come!


Our planning team volunteers work with executive director, Jarin Hart and/or Des Moines Music Coalition board members on things like art installations, vending, booking, interactive activities, ticketing, marketing and more. If you are looking to invest more time and really make an impact on the festival, this is the area for you. Contact for details.

Ready to volunteer?

There are lots of ways you can get involved, earn rewards, meet fellow music fans and help us expand our mission of growing a vibrant music scene in our great city.