80/35 Music Festival

  • 13th and Locust Streets | Des Moines, IA 50309
  • Presented By: 80/35 Music Festival
  • Dates: July 8, 2022 - July 9, 2022
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: Western Gateway Park
  • Start/End Time: 5:00 PM
  • Price: Free & paid stages
  • Overview

    The 80/35 Music Festival will be back on July 8-9, 2022! This is a non-profit music festival held in Western Gateway Park in beautiful downtown Des Moines!

    The schedule of performances for the 13th edition of the festival can be found here:


    For the 6th year, Hy-Vee returns as the Main Stage sponsor, highlighting the company’s commitment to arts & culture through their sponsorship of 80/35, the Des Moines Arts Festival & many other cultural events in Central Iowa.

    Performing on the ticketed Hy-Vee Main Stage:

    Friday, July 8: Guided by Voices (5pm), Japanese Breakfast (7pm), and Father John Misty (9:15pm)

    Saturday, July 9: B. Well (Noon), Miloe (1:30pm), The Envy Corps (3:15pm), Jamila Woods (5pm), Future Islands (7pm), and Charli XCX (9:15pm).

    Kum & Go returns as a stage sponsor for the 11th time. As the festival’s longest-running sponsor, Kum & Go’s support is a critical part of 80/35. The Kum & Go Stage, a free stage located on 10th Street between Walnut & Locust, features a diverse mix of regional, national & international acts. Headlining the Kum & Go Stage on Friday will be New York party starters! (Chk Chk Chk), with acclaimed bass guitarist & Prince collaborator MonoNeon headlining Saturday.

    “This stage,” said Mickey Davis, 80/35 Festival Director, “is a place to catch bands before they’re huge. Anyone in the crowd for Lizzo’s show-stopping performance in 2016 will know the energy of emerging acts on the Kum & Go Stage.”

    The Bravo Stage, a free stage located on 13th between Walnut & Locust, boasts an all-Iowa lineup across the two days of the festival. The stage is sponsored by Bravo Greater Des Moines, whose mission it to leverage community resources to maximize impact of arts, culture & heritage to advance regional priorities. Friday will be headlined by American Idol winner & Iowa native Maddie Poppe, and Saturday will be headlined by Des Moines hard rock band Vended.

    The Emerging Artists Stage showcases Des Moines musicians under the age of 21, including performances from DMMC Summer Camps & Girls Rock! Des Moines. Headlining on Friday is The Crust Band; on Saturday, the stage is headlined by Plumero, an all-female indie rock band. This stage is free.

    The Iowa Public Radio Stage will feature special performances throughout the weekend to be announced. The stage is free & located in the pocket park between Des Moines Public Central Library & the Temple for Performing Arts.

    Similar to prior years, 80/35 also offers a Kids Zone, the Atlantic Coca-Cola Bottling Company Community Village, local food/beverages, retail vendors, pop-up art installations & the official 80/35 merchandise booth – all in the free area of the festival.

    The official festival map is also out, with several important changes from 2019. Grand Avenue will remain open westbound. A full list of street closures will be shared two weeks prior to the event.

    Parking will be available on surrounding city streets & in the Nationwide parking garage located at 12th & Walnut.

    80/35 is made possible through support by volunteers, donors & our generous sponsors, including the Des Moines Music Coalition, Hy-Vee, Kum & Go, Bravo Greater Des Moines, Atlantic Coca-Cola Bottling Company, Willis Nissan, Silent Rivers Design + Build, Greater Des Moines Partnership, Polk County, MidAmerican Energy, Big Grove Brewery, Music League, Catch Des Moines, Iowa Public Radio, Wheatley Vodka, Jasper Winery, Exile Brewing Company, VolunteerLocal, 107.5 KISS FM, DART, and UnityPoint Health.