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80/35 is ready to begin its 9th life with two days of music in the heart of downtown Des Moines at Western Gateway Park, with three stages and more than 40 acts. Organized by the non-profit Des Moines Music Coalition, 80/35 was founded in 2008 with the vision to spark growth in the city's live music economy — to think outside the box to further enhance a creative, vibrant culture.

Nine years later, the Des Moines music scene has played a pivotal role in improving the city's quality of life. Bands are no longer merely passing through Des Moines via Interstates 80 and 35. They are stopping here and playing to bigger audiences than ever before. We believe in the power of music. To wake the spirit of the people and stir the street.

Friday, July 8
DOORS: 4 pm
MUSIC: 5 - 11 pm
Saturday, July 9
DOORS: 11 am
MUSIC: NOON - 11 pm
12th and Locust, Des Moines, Iowa
$80 two-day ($90 day of)
$45 one-day ($50 day of)
Buy online at midwestix.com or with cash/credit day of at the Ticketing Tent on 12th St., south of Locust


A wide variety of food and drink options will be available at 80/35, including: Gusto Pizza Co. (specialty pizza); Tropical Sno (shaved ice); Deez Greenz (salads and smoothies); Taqueria 3 Hermanos (Mexican); Amigo’s Roadside Tacos (Mexican, tacos, burritos, nachos, quesadillas); Over the Top Ice Cream (homemade ice cream); Thai B.B.Q (BBQ); G&S 5105 (gyros, chicken divine, philly steaks); Awe Shucks (roasted sweet corn, loaded baked potatoes, fresh fruit); Hardenbrook Concessions (smoked turkey legs, corn dogs, Italian grinders); Curbin Cuisine (veggie burgers, mac n cheese, coconut lime chicken sliders, pulled pork sliders); Dumpling Darling (steamed dumplings and buns); Karams Grill (Mediterranean); Pizza Nova (specialty pizza); 3rd Generation Cotton Candy (cotton candy, kettle corn, lemonade). Food prices will vary.

Beer & Wine

Canned beer:

Coors Light, Miller Lite, Coors Banquet, Redd’s, Henry’s Hard Orange Soda, Smith & Forge, Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy, Blue Moon, PBR, Mike’s Hard Lemonade, New Belgium Citradelic, Dale’s Pale Ale.

Draft beer:

Lagunitas IPA, Lagunitas Daytime Session IPA, Peace Tree Blondish Belgian Ale, Peace Tree Soundcheck Session IPA.


Jasper Winery will have Iowa wines available, including:
Un-Oaked Seyval Blanc (dry white), Edelweiss (semi-sweet white), Behind the Shed Red (dry red blend), Lucy Lane (sweet red), Jasper Sangria and mimosas.

Beer and wine will sell for 4 for $20 or $6 each.

Non-alcoholic Beverages:

Non-alcoholic beverage tickets will sell for $3. Free water filling stations will also be located on the festival grounds. Some of the food vendors will also be selling nonalcoholic beverages.

Lagunitas Couchtrippin’ Lounge

The exclusive Lagunitas Couchtrippin’ Lounge will be the only place at the festival to feature select Lagunitas beers, plus an assortment of mixed drinks and wine. Featured beers include Lagunitas IPA, Daytime Session IPA, Aunt Sally, Pils, Sucks, Hop Stoopid, Lucky 13 and Lil Sumpin Sumpin. The Lounge will be located in the northwest corner, inside the paid area. Upgrade your 80/35 experience, by purchasing a Lounge wristband for $15 (includes one free drink ticket) in advance or buy day of just outside the Lounge entrance. All DMMC Members and VIP pass holders get complimentary access to the Lounge. Don’t have an 80/35 ticket? Sorry, you can’t access the lounge without an 80/35 ticket and a Lounge wristband.

Already purchased your wristband? Pick it up at the Lounge entrance, inside of the paid area.

Lounge Beer Lineup

Only available in the Lounge


On tap all day
Lagunitas IPA
Lagunitas Daytime

Special tappings
5:00pm - Lagunitas Aunt Sally
6:00pm - Lagunitas Sumpin Sumpin
6:45pm - Lagunitas Sucks
7:45pm - Lagunitas Lucky 13


On tap all day
Lagunitas IPA
Lagunitas Daytime

Special tappings
1:20pm - Lagunitas Hop Stoopid
2:20pm - Lagunitas Pils
3:20pm - Lagunitas Sucks
4:20pm - Lagunitas Sumpin Sumpin

Iowa Public Radio Live Sessions: Iowa Public Radio Studio One hosts exclusive live sessions and interviews with 80/35 acts at the IPR Live Sessions tent on Locust St., next to Starbucks. Follow @IPRStudioOne on Twitter for updates on participating bands, set times, and broadcast details.

4:30 The Pistol Whippin Party Penquins
5:30 Holy White Hounds
6:30 Craig Finn
7:00 Courtney Krause
7:30 Smoothsayers
8:30 TIRES

12:00 MarKaus
1:00 Goldblums
1:30 SIRES
2:30 Easy Fruit
3:15 MaZoo
4:15 The DeadLine String Band
5:15 Genome
7:15 The Cardinal Sound
8:00 Odd Pets
9:00 France Camp

Note: Times subject to change. Follow @IPRStudioOne on Twitter for updates.

Meredith Kid’s Zone: This area will feature free activities for children of all ages from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. on Friday and 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Saturday. Located at 13th and Grand, the zone will feature large inflatables, face-painting, hula hooping, arts and crafts, and much more.

Wells Fargo Community Village: A hub for showcasing all things Des Moines featuring interactive exhibits and unique demonstrations, all provided by local organizations and nonprofits, including: Des Moines European Heritage Association, Pants OFF! Podcast, Young Professionals Connection, Des Moines Art Center Art Noir, Locusic, Station 1 Records, Iowa Dance Theatre, Des Moines Social Club, Seec, Des Moines Girl Gang, and Walnut Creek Church. Located on 13th St., north of Locust.

businessolver Bike Valet: Festival-goers are encouraged to ride their bike to 80/35. A free, secure bike valet parking lot will be located on Locust, between 13th and 15th.

Music University Challenges and Trends of the Industry: This Music University series at 80/35 will explore new industry trends and challenges facing musicians in 2016. 80/35 performing artist Jesse Miller (of Lotus) will share his insight and experience navigating the music industry and brainstorm with young artists ways musicians can work together to be more successful. Mickey Davis (of MAIDS) will moderate the discussion. Friday, July 8 from 4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. at Ritual Cafe, 1301 Locust St.

Portrait Studio: Get your portrait drawn by local artists at the Portrait Studio by Rachel Buse, Jennifer Leatherby, Levi Biel, Rob Stephens, Jon Pearson, Cat Rocketship, Tiffany Sinnott and Jessica Calhoun. Located on 13th St., north of Locust.

Live Painting Installation: Local artists will be live painting during the festival, including Tia Rodemeyer featuring a piece with The Decemberists themes and Eric Guyler will be working on two cityscapes of downtown Des Moines.

Trondoll Painted Bodies: Returning to the festival see the Trondoll Painting Bodies roaming the 80/35 grounds by local artist Meagan Tron.

The Flux Pavilion: A visual structure, The Flux Pavilion, designed and built by students from the Iowa State University College of Design will be featured in the Wells Fargo Community Village. The Flux Pavilion is a light-reactive structure that glows in response to the surrounding music and augments the festival atmosphere. The Pavilion visually engages the crowd and provides shade, seating and a sensory experience that blends design, music, light and color.

Performing Arts Stage: Featuring artists from around the state, showcasing everything from aerial acrobatics, breakdancing, circus arts and more. The stage, founded by local performer and performing arts advocate Felicia Coe, a.k.a. Iowa Fly Girl, aims to promote and enhance the local performing arts scene, while bridging the relationship between performing artists and music. Located on Locust, west of 13th St.

Table Tennis and Cornhole: Play ping pong or cornhole courtesy of Ricochet inside the Lagunitas Couchtrippin' Lounge.

Mist Tent: A water-misting tent on Locust, west of 13th St., will cool down festival-goers all weekend.

DMMC Booth: The Des Moines Music Coalition (DMMC) will have a fun, interactive photo booth and chances to win free 80/35 VIP upgrades. Stop by the booth for information on the festival and other upcoming DMMC events. Located on the corner of 12th and Locust.

Merch: Official 80/35 merchandise (t-shirts, posters, buttons) and band merch will be available for purchase at the Merch Tent on 12th St.

Shopping: Numerous vendors will be selling various items throughout the entire festival including clothing, posters, hats, jewelry, purses and more.

After Shows
Celebrate music across Des Moines after 80/35...

Friday, July 8
Mantis Pincers at Vaudeville Mews, 212 Fourth St., at 10:30 p.m. 21+ Free.

Bonne Finken at Gas Lamp, 1501 Grand Ave., at 9 p.m. 21+ $5.

DJ Ross Clark (of St. Lucia) at The Basement, Des Moines Social Club, 900 Mulberry St., 9 p.m. 21+. Free with an 80/35 wristband, $5 without a wristband.

Adrien Logsdon (of Trouble Lights) at Noce, 1326 Walnut St. 10 p.m. 21+ Free.

Jimi Fest 2 with Stutterin' Jimmy & The Goosebumps, Slopsycle, The Maw, The Jeff Banks Band, Switchblade Saturdays, As for You, Slyde and Calous at Lefty's 2307 University Ave. 4 p.m. $10 minimum suggested donation.

The Uniphonics at Wooly's, 504 E. Locust St. 10 p.m. Free.

Saturday, July 9
Colleen Green and Karen Meat at Vaudeville Mews, 212 Fourth St., at 10:30 p.m. 21+ Free.

Halfloaves, SIRES and TWINS at Gas Lamp, 1501 Grand Ave., at 9 p.m. 21+ $5.

Amasa Hines and Extravision at The Basement, Des Moines Social Club, 900 Mulberry St., 9 p.m. 21+. $10.

Canby at Wooly's, 504 E. Locust St. 9 p.m. Free.

Adrien Logsdon (of Trouble Lights) at Noce, 1326 Walnut St. 10 p.m. 21+ Free.

Secret Colours, Knubby and Oak Blvd at Lefty's, 2307 University Ave. 9 p.m. $6.

Are you accepting volunteers?
Yes! Apply now.
Please follow the rules.
This year we are expanding security to include bag checking at all entrance points of the festival, including the paid and free areas, to ensure the safety of attendees in all areas of the festival.

- No firearms, weapons, or fireworks.
- No illegal drugs.
- No unauthorized vending.
- Underage drinking is prohibited.
- Keep the festival grounds clean. Use the marked trash and recycling stations.
- Smoking is not permitted in the paid, gated area. Smoking is allowed in the free area.
- No audio or video taping.
What can I bring to 80/35?
You can bring... blankets, small non-frame backpacks, one empty water bottle per person, one factory-sealed water bottle, small snack, empty camelbacks, cell phones or smart phones, personal pocket sized point and shoot only cameras, and disposable cameras. Lawn chairs and umbrellas will be allowed, but only in designated areas towards the back half of the main stage grounds.

Leave these things at home... pets, coolers, outside beverages (except water), large frame backpacks, audio recording devices, professional photography equipment, including cameras with interchangeable lenses and SLRs.
How do I get there?
80/35 is located at 12th and Locust St. in downtown Des Moines. Get directions.

Driving to 80/35? Here are some parking options.

By Car
Street parking is free after 6 p.m. on Friday and all weekend, starting at 6 a.m. on Saturday. Free parking is also available in the Nationwide Parking Ramp (located at 1100 Walnut Street) after 5 p.m. on Friday and anytime Saturday.

#DitchYourKeys. Take alternative transportation to 80/35.

By Bus
Ride Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority (DART) with extended bus service during 80/35. Route 60 Ingersoll/University will run every 20 minutes until midnight on Friday and Saturday, July 8 and 9. This route travels in a loop around downtown via Ingersoll and University, going all the way to 42nd Street.

The main drop-off location for arriving at 80/35 is at High and 10th St. For getting home, 80/35 attendees can go to the bus stop at the corner of Grand and 10th St. For more information, visit: bit.ly/8035-dart.

By Bicycle
Ride your bike and use the Businessolver Bike Valet for free secured bike parking during the festival. Located on Locust Street, west of 13th St.
What about kids?
Many parents bring their little ones to enjoy 80/35! Kids under 11 are free when accompanied by a parent or guardian possessing a ticket. Children 11 and older will be charged regular admission price and are required to have a valid ticket for entry into the paid area.

Meredith Kid’s Zone: This free area feature activities for children of all ages from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. on Friday and 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Saturday. Located at 13th and Grand, the zone will feature large inflatables, face-painting, hula hooping, arts and crafts, and much more.

Is the festival wheelchair accessible?
Yes, there are accessible pathways for wheelchairs throughout the festival. Each stage will feature a designated wheelchair user area in front of the sound boards. Additionally, accessible portable toilets are located throughout the grounds.
Will there be first aid on the grounds?
Yes, a first aid station will be set up on 12th St. just south of Locust St.
Will there be a lost & found on the festival grounds?
Yes! Visit our DMMC Booth on 12th Street, south of Locust to visit Lost & Found during the festival.
I have a ticket – where do I go?

Bring your print-at-home, mobile or hard ticket to redeem it for a wristband at the Ticketing Tent on 12th St., south of Locust. Tickets can be purchased day-of with cash or credit in the same location. Each individual ticket holder must be present to pick up your ticket.
What’s the deal with wristbands?

Keep your wristband on at all times for re-entry to the paid area. Two-day ticket holders get one wristband for the weekend. We’re not responsible for lost or broken wristbands and can NOT reissue new ones, even if you have a ticket stub or broken wristband.
Can I purchase tickets at the festival?
Yes! You can purchase tickets at the festival with cash or credit at our Ticketing Tent located on 12th St., south of Locust. One-day tickets will cost $50 and two-day tickets will cost $90.
Can I use my credit card? Will there be ATM machines?
Admission and drink tickets will be available for cash or credit. ATM machines will also be on the festival grounds.
I’m a VIP pass holder. What are my perks? Can I still buy VIP?
Sorry, VIP is sold out. Check out VIP perks here.
What can I do for free at the festival?

There are many free activities and areas within the festival grounds. Enjoy the Kum & Go Stage, Nationwide Stage, Generation Z Showcase, Iowa Public Radio Live Sessions, Meredith Kids Zone, Wells Fargo Community Village and more for free!
Where can I find 80/35 on social media?
– Twitter @8035
– Instagram 8035musicfest
– Snapchat dsm8035
– Mobile App: iOS and Android
– Official Hashtag: #8035dsm
I have a question you haven't answered.
Get in touch with us. We’re here to help! Shoot us an email at inquiry@desmoinesmc.com. During the festival, tweet us @8035.

Get a special 80/35 rate at these nearby hotels.

Marriott Downtown
700 Grand Ave, Des Moines
$124/night (deadline to book: June 17)
Book your group rate for 80/35 Music Festival

Holiday Inn Express
333 SW 11th St, Des Moines
$129/night (deadline to book: July 6)
Call 515-657-8181 and mention 80/35 for discounted rate

Holiday Inn (Mercy)
1050 6th Ave., Des Moines
$115/night, includes free shuttle to festival (deadline to book: July 6)
Call 515-283-0151 and mention 80/35 for discounted rate

Visit Catch Des Moines for more hotel options.

Come for 80/35. Stay for everything that makes Greater Des Moines awesome. We've partnered with the Greater Des Moines Convention & Visitors Bureau to provide helpful resources for all the visitors joining us in Des Moines for 80/35 weekend.

Things to Do
Catch free festivals and more than 600 miles of trails. Sip on local beers from Exile, Confluence, Madhouse and Court Avenue Brewing Company. Experience outdoor concerts and local eats. Greater Des Moines is a city fullof things to do. Find a new adventure. Create your perfect weekend. Catch it all in Greater Des Moines.

Here's a snapshot of a few things we think you’d like to explore during 80/35 weekend. View more at catchdesmoines.com.

Music Venues
Wooly's; Vaudeville Mews; Gas Lamp; The Basement, Lefty's

El Bait Shop; Up-Down; Iowa Taproom; Juniper Moon; Johny's Hall of Fame

Americana; Alba; Centro; Malo; Fongs Pizza; Exile Brewing Co.; Court Avenue Brewery Co.; Guru BBQ, Dos Rios, Zombie Burger + Drink Lab

Downtown Farmers Market; John and Mary Pappajohn Sculpture Park; Des Moines Social Club; Iowa Cubs

Raygun; Green Goods for the Home; Atomic Garage; Eden

Gray's Lake; Water Works Park-Grimes

Deals & Discounts
Get more bang for your buck in Greater Des Moines. Save at local restaurants, attractions and retailers with deals and discounts from Greater Des Moines and Visitors Bureau Partners. Do more but spend less. Catch deals and discounts at catchdesmoines.com/funpass.

Check out more amazing opportunities in Greater Des Moines by visiting catchdesmoines.com.

Get in touch with us.
We're here to help! Shoot us an email at inquiry@desmoinesmc.com.
It's because of the support of Des Moines Music Coalition volunteers, members, and these sponsors that make 80/35 possible.