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Ten years of magic. 2017 marks a decade of 80/35. 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.

We want to create a place for the people of Des Moines and beyond to come and participate in the music community – that’s why we have two free stages that feature national talent and the Gen Z Showcase for high school performances. Not only do we want to provide great entertainment for existing music fans, but we also want to create a transformative experience that keeps Des Moines residents coming out to shows all year long.

A decade 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.

This year, a Fantastical Music Wonderland will descend upon Des Moines, transforming the city into a spectacular spectacle you’ll have to see to believe. In addition to our magical line-up, attendees will be treated to rare appearances by whimsical treasures of years past. After forty-eight hours, this twisted fairytale for music-heads will rise back up into the ether, where no one can spill beer on its shoes ever again. (Or at least the next 10 years.)


2016
Nas • The Decemberists
Lotus • Wolf Parade • The Black Lips •
Thao & The Get Down Stay Down • Lizzo •
Jeff Austin Band • Craig Finn
Lucky Chops • Dilly Dally • Colleen Green •
Ravyn Lenae • Holy White Hounds
Green Death • The Pistol Whippin Party Penguins • Vic Spencer •
France Camp • Mikel Wright & The Wrongs • Druids • TWINS • MarKaus • MAIDS
SIRES • Genome • TIRES • MaZoo • Courtney Krause • The Dead Line String Band • The Smoothsayers •
Goldblums • The Cardinal Sound • Easy Fruit • FRO • Odd Pets •
Jade Reed b2b Brad Goldman • Dem Boyz vs. RAGEthat • DJ RAJ & Strobe Trotters • Jeana Calvert

2015
Weezer • Wilco
Run The Jewels • Jenny Lewis •
St. Lucia • Lettuce • Talib Kweli
Cloud Nothings • The Orwells • Hot Buttered Rum •
Head for the Hills • Empires • Jon Wayne and the Pain • Natural Child
Fly Golden Eagle • Rome Fortune • Jaden Carlson Band • The Maytags •
Damon Dotson • Amasa Hines • The Kickback • Kind Country •
Christopher the Conquered • Canby
Annalibera • Brazilian 2wins • Asphate • The High Crest • Boh Doran •
prettygirlhatemachine • Karen Meat & The Computer • Fuzzy Logic • Dem Boyz •
Jade Reed • Jesse Jamz • Tobias Cross • DJ Raj • BRad Goldman • Rackcity

2014
CAKE • Conor Oberst
Ziggy Marley • Best Coast • Dr. Dog • Xavier Rudd • Dawes
Surfer Blood • Those Darlins • The Envy Corps •
Boy & Bear • The Whigs • Pert’ Near Sandstone
King Fantastic • Raz Simone • Caroline Smith • The Hooten Hallers • Useful Jenkins •
Shy Boys • TREE • Soap • Circle of Heat • Chicago Farmer • Black Diet •
The River Monks • Parlours • Max Jury • Brother Trucker • Har-di-Har • Fury Things •
The Maytags • Holy White Hounds • Gloom Balloon
TWINS • MAIDS • Cirrus Minor • Bonne Finken • Zeta June • FireSale • Aquamarine Dream Machine • Foxholes •
GoodcaT • Volcano Boys • M34NSTR33T • James Biehn • Kris Adams • Quick Piss • Dat Dude Biggz •
Jesse Jamz • Gorilla Stomp Squad • Brad Goldman & Tobias Cross present CLIMAX •
Cloudy with a Chance of Techno • TimeWlkr • JohnnyRAGE • DJ G Mint • Shawn Shady • DJ Raj

2013
Wu-Tang Clan • David Byrne & St. Vincent
Yeasayer • Umphrey’s McGee • Deerhunter • Wavves
Menomena • Tea Leaf Green • House of Large Sizes • Euforquestra
Kitty (Pryde) • Apollo Brown & Guilty Simpson • Jon Wayne & the Pain • Roster McCabe •
The Pines • Escondido • The Homemade Jamz Blues Band • Mr. Baber’s Neighbors •
Maxilla Blue • Mumford’s • Strange Names • Water Liars • Prissy Clerks •
Trouble Lights • The River Monks • Dustin Smith & the Sunday Silos
Dylan Sires & Neighbors • TIRES • Gloom Balloon • The Uniphonics • Annalibera • SP3 •
H.D. Harmsen • Mighty Shady • Emperors Club • Richie Daggers w/ Gadema •
I AM ZERO • DJ Flash • DJ Bui • Patient Zero • Jesse Jamz • M34NSTR33T •
The Baloney Brothers • SUBliminal Chaos • DJ Cosmo • The Other Elements

2012
Death Cab For Cutie • The Avett Brothers
Dinosaur Jr. • Leftover Salmon • Atmosphere
Fucked Up • Dan Deacon • Greensky Bluegrass •
Freddie Gibbs • Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit
Pieta Brown • Useful Jenkins • Leslie & the Ly’s • K-Holes • Jaill •
Christopher the Conquered • Dead Larry • Mark Mallman • Now, Now • Delta Rae •
Night Moves • Dumptruck Butterlips • Maxilla Blue • Love Songs for Lonely Monsters
Bright Giant • The Sundogs • Mantis Pincers • Tajh • Dustin Smith & the Sunday Silos • Mumford’s •
Seedlings • Little Ruckus • Derek Lambert & the Prairie Fires • Ladysoal • The Sun Company •
Brad Goldman • John Solarz • Jesse Aldridge • Alex Brown • DJ Eight Ten • Jade Reed

2011
Girl Talk • Of Montreal
Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros •
Grace Potter & the Nocturnals • Galactic • Okkervil River
Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe • Titus Andronicus • Yelawolf •
Blackalicious • Handsome Furs • Jessica Lea Mayfield • The Envy Corps
Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band • The Macpodz • Bitch •
Cory Chisel & The Wandering Sons • Generationals • Gold Motel •
The Poison Control Center • WhiteWater Ramble • David Zollo & the Body Electric •
Bear Hands • Mr. Baber’s Neighbors • Pink Mink • BBU • NewVillager •
The Junkyard Orchestra • Giving Tree Band • Civil Twilight • Infantree • La Strange
Brother Trucker • Christopher the Conquered • Thankful Dirt • Parlours • The River Monks •
Cashes Rivers • The Workshy • DCM • The Uniphonics • Wolves in the Attic • Land of Blood and Sunshine •
Love Songs for Lonely Monsters • The Chatty Cathys • Jacob Tyler Wolfgang • Rebel Creek • Grinning Match

2010
Modest Mouse • Spoon
Slightly Stoopid • Yo La Tengo • Railroad Earth
The Walkmen • The Cool Kids • Particle • The Heavy •
Holly Golightly & the Brokeoffs • Califone • William Elliott Whitmore
Dar Williams • Dawes • Earl Greyhound • Avi Buffalo • Evangelicals •
Zola Jesus • Solid Gold • Sara Watkins • Maxilla Blue • Family Groove Company •
Cashes Rivers • The Workshy • Canby • Cleo’s Apartment
Christopher the Conquered • Psalm One • Gadema & Richie Daggers • Omega Dog • Tripp Marxx •
Kanser • Guante & Big Cats • Tim Grimes • Modern Day Satire • Oz & Dave Leo
Qwel • St. Paul Slim • Brad Goldman & Mimic • DJ Diverse • Flatform • Guerilla Hustle • Raj with Leeman

2009
Ben Harper & the Relentless 7 • Public Enemy
Matisyahu • G. Love & Special Sauce •
Broken Social Scene • Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks
Man Man • Tilly & the Wall • Brother Ali • The Nadas • New Monsoon •
House of Large Sizes • Margot & the Nuclear So & So’s
William Fitzsimmons • Cymbals Eat Guitars • Maps & Atlases • Occidental Brothers •
Modern Skirts • Audrye Sessions • Baby Teeth • Miss Derringer • Floodplane •
Girl in a Coma • Paper Route • Wild Sweet Orange • Mr. Baber’s Neighbors • Anni Rossi
The Dig Angees • Cleo’s Apartment • The Autumn Project • The Josh Davis Band • Beati Paoli •
Maximilian Eubank • Hanwell • Buster & the Punks • DJ Diverse • Flatform

2008
The Flaming Lips • The Roots
Yonder Mountain String Band • Andrew Bird •
Drive-By Truckers • Jakob Dylan • Black Francis
Ingrid Michaelson • Cracker • Dirty Little Rabbits • The Envy Corps
Headlights • Euforquestra • Public Property • Pieta Brown • Neva Dinova •
Radio Moscow • The Poison Control Center • David Zollo & the Body Electric •
Rock Plaza Central • Colourmusic • KaiserCartel • Ezra Furman & the Harpoons •
Deanna Devore • Mr Baber’s Neighbors • Brother Trucker
The Diplomats of Solid Sound • North of Grand • Family Groove Company • The Autumn Project •
Maxilla Blue • GaiDen Gadema • The Vandon Arms • MooseKnuckle • The Dig Angees •
Jade Reed • Al Brown • Tim Grimes • Des Moines Boyz • The Ben Lehl Band •
Brad Goldman • TouchNice • DJ Diverse • Flatform • DJ Flash

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