Gavin DeGraw and Collective Soul will headline a FREE concert in downtown Des Moines on Friday, June 26, 2009. Sarah Benck and Green River Ordinance will open. The concert on the U.S. Cellular Stage kicks off the annual Des Moines Arts Festival and is proudly presented by Hy-Vee in celebration of the Hy-Vee Triathlon and sponsored by Budweiser. Collective Soul will take the stage at 7 p.m. with Gavin DeGraw to close the night at 8:45 p.m.

The Friday night concert is part of a complete weekend of music and entertainment. The Festival and all performances are free to attend. Limited VIP seating will be available to lucky Arts Festival guests. To win your VIP experience, listen to Star 102.5 or look for details at

For a schedule of 2009 Des Moines Arts Festival live music and entertainment, visit

Gavin DeGraw and Collective Soul’s stop in Des Moines is part of a multi-city summer tour beginning in Cleveland, Ohio, on June 22.

The internationally-recognized Des Moines Arts Festival features 175 professional visual artists in the juried art fair in 14 categories, 24 student artists in the Emerging Iowa Artists program, live artist demonstrations, family and children’s interactive arts activities, street theatre, eclectic food booths, Interrobang Film Festival, art from Iowa students in grades K-12 in the Nurturing a Student’s Vision Program and much more!

The Des Moines Arts Festival is presented by The Des Moines Register, founded by the Des Moines Art Center and produced by Downtown Events Group. The Festival is sponsored by Prairie Meadows, Principal Financial Group®, Aviva, Bank of the West, BRAVO! Greater Des Moines, Des Moines Radio Group, Doll Distributing LLC, GuideOne Insurance, Hubbell Homes, Hy-Vee, Iowa Public Radio, Meredith Corporation, Pioneer Hi-Bred, U.S. Cellular and WHO-TV 13.