festival info
Friday, July 7
DOORS: 4 pm
MUSIC: 5 - 11 pm
Saturday, July 8
DOORS: 11 am
MUSIC: NOON - 11 pm
12th and Locust, Des Moines, Iowa
Where do I buy tickets? How much are they?
Advance tickets are on sale now for $80 two-day and $45 one-day online. Day of tickets will sell for $90 two-day and $50 one-day at the Ticketing Tent on 12th St. with cash/credit.
Do you have a mobile app?
Yes! Download our mobile app to get up-to-the-minute updates, create your custom schedule and more. iPhone | Android
What can I see for free?
As part of the Des Moines Music Coalition’s mission to grow the music scene, 80/35 works to expose more people to live music by making sure the festival is accessible to everyone. The free area (no ticket required) includes multiple free stages (Kum & Go Stage, Nationwide Stage, Coca-Cola Gen Z Showcase, IPR Live Sessions), plus a YUP! Kids Zone, arts & crafts, food & drink vendors and more. The Hy-Vee Main Stage requires a ticket.
What about kids?
Kids under 11 get in free to the paid area when accompanied by a parent or guardian with a ticket. Children 11 and older are charged regular admission.

The YUP! Kids Zone at 13th and Grand has a bunch of all free activities including inflatables, arts & crafts, hula-hoops and more.
I'm a VIP pass holder, what are my perks? Can I still buy VIP?
View your VIP perks here. If you want to buy a VIP pass, you're out of luck. They are sold out.
Are you accepting volunteers?
Yes! Apply here.
Getting Here
How do I get to the festival?
The hub of the festival is at 12th and Locust St. in downtown Des Moines. Get directions here. The festival grounds encompass Locust St. from 13th to 15th St. and surrounding areas. View the festival grounds map.
What about parking?
There are numerous free parking ramps and plenty of street parking surrounding the festival grounds.
Can I ride my bicycle?
Yes, and we encourage it! Park your bike at the free Meredith Bike Valet on Locust Street, west of 13th Street.
Can I take public transportation?
Yes, and we hope you do! Leave your car at home and take advantage of late-night bus service to 80/35. The Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority (DART) is providing extended, late-night service on its Route 60 to take people to and from the festival. Route 60 runs between downtown Des Moines and 42nd Street using University and Ingersoll Avenues. The route will run every 20 minutes until midnight on Friday and Saturday, July 7 and 8. Go here for bus schedules and times.
Rules and Day of Details
What do I do when I arrive? What's the deal with wristbands?
You will exchange your ticket for a wristband at the Ticketing Tent on 12th St. You must keep your wristband on at all times for re-entry to the paid area. You will receive one wristband for the entire festival. 80/35 is not responsible for lost or broken wristbands and cannot issue new ones — even if you have a ticket stub or broken wristband.

If you are only enjoying the free area no wristband is needed.
What can I bring?
CAN BRING: chairs (only in designated areas), blankets, small non-frame backpacks, one empty water bottle per person, one factory-sealed water bottle, small snack, empty camelbacks, personal pocket sized point and shoot only cameras.
What should I leave at home?
DON’T BRING: illegal drugs, weapons, fireworks, pets, coolers, outside beverages (except water), large frame backpacks, audio recording devices, professional photography equipment, including cameras with interchangeable lenses and SLRs.
What other rules should I know about?
- For the security and safety of all attendees, bags will be checked as you enter festival grounds.
- 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.
Is the festival 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 festival grounds?
Yes, a first aid station is on 12th Street, just south of Locust Street.
Where is the lost & found?
Is there recycling or composting at 80/35?
Yes! There will be separate marked bins for recycling, compost, and trash. Each vendor will have signage that indicates which of their items are compostable. Common compostable items include: produce, meat, seafood scraps, eggs, and paper products.
Vistors to Des Moines
Where can I stay?
Hyatt Place Downtown Des Moines
418 6th Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa
.4 miles. 5 minute walk from festival grounds.
King Room + Sofa Sleeper - $149
Double Queen Room plus Sofa Sleeper - $159
Comp Shuttle, Comp wifi, Comp breakfast, Comp fitness, Indoor Pool
Call for 80/35 rate: (515) 282-5555

Holiday Inn Express - Downtown
333 SW 11th Street, Des Moines, Iowa
.5 miles. 10 minute walk from festival grounds.
Double Queen/Single King - $129
Get deal online here or call (515) 657-8181 and provide the code: FST.

Holiday Inn - Mercy
1050 6th Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa
1.1 miles. 21 minute walk from festival grounds.
Free shuttle service
Double - $109
King - $109
Get deal online here or call 515-283-0151 and reference the 80/35 attendee block.

Candlewood Suites
7625 Office Plaza Drive, West Des Moines, Iowa
9.8 miles. 16 minute drive from festival grounds.
Studio Suite - $110
One Bedroom Suite - $125
Call 515-221-0001 and ask for the 80/35 attendee rate.
What can I do while I’m here?
So much! Visit the Catch Des Moines section on our website to get recommendations on what to see and do while you are here.
Iowa Public Radio Live Sessions
Iowa Public Radio Studio One will host exclusive live sessions and interviews with 80/35 acts at the IPR Live Sessions tent on Locust St., next to Starbucks.

6:15 - The Vahnevants
7:15 - The Suburbs
8:15 - Peas & Carrot
8:45 - Elizabeth Moen

noon - Aaron Earl Short
1:15 - Glitter Density
2:15 - Henhouse Prowlers
3:15 - Stutterin' Jimmy & the Goosebumps
4:00 - Trevor Sensor
6:00 - Middle Western
7:00 - Bad Bad Hats
8:00 - Tha Füt

Note: Schedule and times subject to change. Follow @IPRStudioOne on Twitter for updates on participating bands, set times, and broadcast details.

YUP! Kids Zone
Featuring free activities for children of all ages from 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Friday and 1:00 p.m. -7:00 p.m. Saturday. Located at 13th and Grand, the zone includes large inflatables, face-painting, hula hooping, arts and crafts, and large grassy shaded areas!

Wells Fargo Community Village
A hub for showcasing all things Des Moines with exhibits provided by local organizations and nonprofits including the Des Moines Social Club, Des Moines Pride Center, Pants OFF! Podcast, Hinterland, Music for All Ages in DSM, Media Fresh Records/Fresh Fest, DMARC Food Pantry Network, Downtown Disciples, Walnut Creek Church, Primary Health Care, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America (Iowa Chapter), St. Vincent de Paul, ONE, and Save the Children Action Network.

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.

Music for All Ages
The DMMC is leading an effort to change Des Moines city code to allow fans of all ages to attend live music events. Currently, city code (Sec. 10-8, Article E, 6) prohibits the presence of young people after 9pm in music venues. This ordinance negatively affects the safety and retention of area youth, hinders development of the local music scene, stunts Des Moines’ cultural and economic growth and hurts venues. Learn more at the Music For All Ages booth in the Community Village. Become a supporter, learn more about this project and get a free supporter sticker. Plus, share your own personal live music memories on our giant chalkboard!

Ice Cold Coca-Cola Experiential Tour
Visit the @ShareACokeTour kiosk by the Gen Z Showcase for a one-of-a-kind personalized Coca-Cola experience! Nothing beats the heat better than an ice cold Coke, or better yet, one with YOUR name on it! This summer, it will be more names, more flavors, more fun - just for you and your friends! You’ll be having a blast at this unique Ice Cold Coca-Cola Experience at 80/35!

SToK Cold-Brew Coffee Lounge
Come cool off at the #SToKSummer Cold-Brew Coffee dome lounge by sampling a chilled cold-brew coffee under refreshing misters. Featuring a childhood throwback game, Wacky Wire, and a new twist on ring toss, SToK Toss. Play for a chance to win a customized tote bag, a mason jar, silly straw glasses for your brew and a daily grand giveaway! Swing by and hang out at this summer’s best spot to cool off at – the SToK Dome.

Music University Discussion: From the Garage to the Stage
Join us for “From the Garage to the Stage" with 80/35 touring artists Kerry Alexander (Bad Bad Hats) + ZULUZULUU. The summer installment of the Music University (MU) Series will explore new industry trends and challenges facing musicians in 2017 with tips on how to overcome these obstacles to be successful in the music industry. 80/35 performing artists will share their insight and experiences navigating the music industry and brainstorm with local artists ways musicians can work together to be more successful. Join us Saturday, July 8 from 4:00pm-5:00pm at Ritual Cafe (1301 Locust St. Ste D).

Recycled Beehive Installation
A group comprised of conservationists, educators and artists will construct a 15x10ft interactive “beehive” installation with recyclable materials such as glass, plastics, egg cartons and aluminum cans. Festival-goers are encouraged to enter through the arched doorway to experience light shifting through the colorful, recycled materials and recycled-material bees created by area preschool students. Visit the beehive to learn more about recycling, pollinators and native vegetation pollinator gardens.

Community Yoga
Glohemian Yoga is hosting a free community yoga class for the 10th anniversary of 80/35. We will flow from 10-11am Saturday morning to get you good and ready for a full day of music festivities! Please bring your mat (or towel), water bottle and sunscreen. Located at the Coca-Cola Generation Z Stage (on Locust, west of 13th St.).

Support Music Opportunities for Local Youth
80/35 is proud to partner with City Voices to support their amazing work! Visit the Kum & Go Stage beverage tent where representatives of City Voices will be volunteering all weekend to help quench your thirst. Your tips to these rock stars will go directly to City Voices, a nonprofit organization that provides high-quality, individualized voice instruction to underserved students in the Des Moines Public Schools. Learn more at cityvoicesdesmoines.org
Trondoll Painted Bodies
Returning to the festival are the Trondoll Painted Bodies who will be roaming the 80/35 grounds. By local artist Meagan Tron.

Michael Watson Photo Booth
Instant photography, Polaroid-style photo booth with a unicorn-inspired backdrop created by local artist Anna Frederick. Purchase your photo: 1 for $4 or 3 for $10.

Art by Shy
Shy Brewer will create multiple abstract acrylic paintings live on festival grounds. All paintings will be for sale via a live auction - visit her in the Community Village to bid!

Performing Arts Stage
Featuring artists from around the state, showcasing everything from aerial acrobatics, breakdancing, circus arts and more. Located on Locust, west of 13th St.

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

Meredith Bike Valet
Festival-goers are encouraged to ride their bike to 80/35. A free, secure bike valet parking lot will be featured this year.

Official 80/35 merchandise (t-shirts, posters, buttons, and a few surprises) and band merch will be available for purchase at the Merch Tent.

- Chuck U Art (Art print posters, t-shirts)
- Culture Cross (handmade international jewelry)
- Eartheld Pinecones (handmade wild crafted jewelry)
- IowaHenna
- Toaster Press (art/prints/shirts)
- Unkl Ruckus's Smoking Emporium & Skate Shop
- Rawson's Daughter (clothing)

Food & Drink

- All Star Catering: cheese curds, gyros, chicken pita
- Amigos Taco Truck: tacos, burritos, nachos, walking tacos
- Bahn ME: pho-ritto, banh mi, spring rolls
- Big Daddy's Bar-B-Q: pulled pork sandwiches, baked beans, dessert
- Curbin’ Cuisine: global cuisine, wraps, pulled pork sandwiches and nachos, tacos, pretzel bites, black bean burger, vegetarian options, limeade, lemonade
- Dumpling Darling: steamed dumplings, steamed buns, korean bbq
- Floyd’s Burgers and Sliders: burgers, hot sandwiches
- Gusto Pizza Co.: specialty pizza
- Hardenbrook Concessions: grinders, jumbo corn dogs, smoked turkey legs
- Karam’s Grill: Mediterranean, gyros, shawarma bowls, wraps, falafel
- Miss Molly’s Jamaican Patty: Jamaican
- THAI B.B.Q.: pad thai, teriyaki chicken, steamed rice, vegetarian options
- The Outside Scoop: ice cream, root beer floats
- Thelma’s: ice cream sandwiches
- Top Bun Food Truck: hamburgers, speciality fries, poutine

Draft Beer
- Lagunitas IPA
- Lagunitas A Little Sumpin' Sumpin'
- Peace Tree Blonde Fatale
- Peace Tree Sure Shot Kolsch

Canned Beer
- Coors Light
- Coors Banquet
- Miller Lite
- Blue Moon
- Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy
- Smith & Forge Cider
- Redd’s Apple Ale
- Henry’s Hard Orange Soda
- Mike’s Hard Black Cherry
- Oskar Blues Dale's Pale Ale
- Lagunitas 12th of Never

Jasper Winery
- Un-Oaked Seyval Blanc (dry white)
- Behind the Shed Red (dry red blend)
- Lucy Lane (sweet red)
- Front Porch (semi-sweet rose)
- Sangria

Lagunitas Lounge
The Lagunitas Lounge is the only place at the festival to feature select Lagunitas beers, plus an assortment of mixed drinks and wine. 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. Don’t have an 80/35 ticket? Sorry, you can’t access the lounge without an 80/35 ticket and a Lounge wristband.

Lounge Beer Lineup: Lagunator, 12th of Never, Aunt Sally, Pils, Born Again Yesterday, Dark Swan, IPA, A Little Sumpin' Sumpin'

Non-alcoholic Beverages
Select a variety of refreshing Coca-Cola products. Free water filling stations will also be located on the festival grounds. Some of the food vendors will also be selling nonalcoholic beverages.
get involved
80/35 would not be possible without the more than 550 volunteers that donate their time before, during and after the festival. This is truly a festival for the community by the community. We would love for you to get involved!
Day of Volunteering
This is our most popular option for getting involved. Volunteer shifts are available from Thursday, July 6 through Sunday, July 9 and shifts typically last 4-5 hours. In exchange for your time, you are can get a free one or two-day ticket and 80/35 staff t-shirt. Apply to volunteer now.
Pre-Festival Planning
Our planning team volunteers work with project manager, Amedeo Rossi and/or Des Moines Music Coalition board members on things like vending, booking, activities, ticketings, 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 amedeo@desmoinesmc.com for details.
Become an Ambassador
New this year! We’ve launched an ambassador program to help spread the word about 80/35 and you get perks for selling tickets to your friends! These perks include... Sell 5 Tickets, Get Free 2-Day GA Sell 10 Tickets, Get Free 2-Day VIP Sell 25 Tickets, Get Free Side-Stage Experience Watching a Main Stage Band & Backstage Tour Become an advocate for the festival you love and adore. Click here to get involved and earn rewards along the way!
catch des moines

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

Things to Do
Catch festivals and more than 800 miles of trails. Sip on local beers, experience outdoor concerts and local eats. Des Moines is a city full of things to do. Find a new adventure. Create your perfect weekend. Catch it all in 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; Noce

515 Brewing Company; Confluence; Exile; Iowa Taproom; Peace Tree; Madhouse Brewing

El Bait Shop; Up-Down; Juniper Moon; Johnny's Hall of Fame; The Lift; Hessen Haus; Blazing Saddle; Royal Mile

Americana; Alba; Centro; Malo; Fongs Pizza; Guru BBQ, Zombie Burger + Drink Lab; Iowa Taproom; High Life Lounge; Eatery A

Coffee Shops
Ritual Cafe; Java Joes; Smokey Row; Mars Coffee Bar; Capes Kafe; Scenic Route; Horizon Line

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

Raygun; Preservation; Atomic Garage; Eden; Plain Talk Books; Domestica

Gray's Lake; Water Works Park

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

Where can I stay?
Hyatt Place Downtown Des Moines 418 6th Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa .4 miles. 5 minute walk from festival grounds. King Room + Sofa Sleeper - $149 Double Queen Room plus Sofa Sleeper - $159 Comp Shuttle, Comp wifi, Comp breakfast, Comp fitness, Indoor Pool Call for 80/35 rate: (515) 282-5555

Holiday Inn Express - Downtown 333 SW 11th Street, Des Moines, Iowa .5 miles. 10 minute walk from festival grounds. Double Queen/Single King - $129 Get deal online here or call (515) 657-8181 and provide the code: FST.

Holiday Inn - Mercy 1050 6th Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa 1.1 miles. 21 minute walk from festival grounds. Free shuttle service Double - $109 King - $109 Get deal online here or call 515-283-0151 and reference the 80/35 attendee block.

Candlewood Suites 7625 Office Plaza Drive, West Des Moines, Iowa 9.8 miles. 16 minute drive from festival grounds. Studio Suite - $110 One Bedroom Suite - $125 Call 515-221-0001 and ask for the 80/35 attendee rate.

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

It’s because of our phenomenal sponsors that we’re able to keep ticket prices low and feature so many free activities for a weekend of music in downtown Des Moines. Support these business that help make 80/35 happen!