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Final Countdown to 80/35

Posted June 27, 2014 in Downtown, Community Web Exclusives

DES MOINES, Iowa (June 27, 2014) – The seventh annual 80/35 presented by U.S. Cellular on July 4 and 5 in Des Moines’ Western Gateway Park is coming up next week. The festival will feature Cake, Conor Oberst, Dr. Dog, Ziggy Marley, Best Coast, Xavier Rudd and more, creating a total of more than 50 national, regional, and local acts, performing on three stages – one main stage in a gated paid area and two free side stages.

Get tickets, or enjoy a variety of activities in the free area. Learn about all the options to enjoy 80/35 for free at http://80-35.com/info/free-area.

DMMC Main Stage: This is where the real magic of 80/35 takes place. Watch performances by Cake, Conor Oberst, Ziggy Marley, Best Coast, Dr. Dog, and many more. The DMMC Main Stage spans multiple genres including alternative rock, jam, indie rock, reggae, indie pop, folk, and more. Bands from 12pm-11:30pm both Friday and Saturday. Tickets required.

Kum & Go Stage: Indie rock, hip-hop, bluegrass, soul, pop, and more by acts like Surfer Blood, Those Darlins, King Fantastic, Caroline Smith, and much more! Bands from 12pm-9pm both Friday and Saturday. Followed by DJ dance parties from 9:15pm-Midnight. Free.

Hy-Vee Stage: Iowa-based acts like The River Monks, Max Jury, The Maytags, MAIDS, Holy White Hounds, and many more will perform from 12pm-9pm both Friday and Saturday. Followed by DJ dance parties from 9:15pm-Midnight. Free.

ACTIVITIES (all activities located in the free area of the festival grounds)
Meredith Kid’s Zone: This area will feature free activities for children of all ages from 1pm-5pm on Friday and 1-6pm Saturday. Located at 13th and Grand, the zone will feature large inflatables, face-painting, hula hooping, arts and crafts, and much more.

Community Village powered by MailChimp: A hub for showcasing all things Des Moines featuring interactive exhibits and unique demonstrations, all provided by local organizations and non-profits on Locust St.

Mediacom Generation Z Stage: Find young bands and musicians (18 and under) representing a range of genres and ages at this stage, giving them performance experience and exposure to a large festival audience. Located at 13th and Locust.

Iowa Public Radio Meet ‘N Greets: Meet, get autographs, and listen to interviews with 80/35 bands at the Iowa Public Radio Meet ‘n Greet tent on 12th St. Schedule and participating bands TBA.

DMMC Booth: The Des Moines Music Coalition (DMMC) will give out free local music downloads featuring the Iowa bands of 80/35 and free 80/35 koozies. Stop by the booth for information on the festival and other upcoming DMMC events. Located on the corner of 12th and Locust.

Music University: Being A Woman in Rock & Roll w/ featured guest Caroline Smith. Join the DMMC for its Music University series at 80/35 this year. This panel-style discussion will explore the unique challenges and pros and cons of being a woman in the world of rock and roll music. 80/35 performing artist Caroline Smith will provide insight from her experience as this session’s featured guest. Saturday, July 5 from 2pm-3pm at Ritual Café.

Visual Art: We’ll have the FLUXX mobile art gallery from the Des Moines Social Club on the festival grounds showcasing art by local artists. In addition, there will be a large interactive painting for all festival attendees to help create. Canvas provided by ReWall.

U.S. Cellular Tour: Visit U.S. Cellular and see how you can live better, play better and get rewarded all through your wireless device.  Participate in fun and engaging activities for free while learning about and utilizing U.S. Cellular products and features.

Nuclear Energy Lounge: Rest your feet and enjoy some shade under the Nuclear Energy Lounge, sponsored by Kum & Go.

Painted Bodies: See the Trondoll Painted Bodies roaming the 80/35 grounds by local artist Meagan Tron.

Aerial Performances: Watch the amazing aerial art performances by Aerial Expo, TGR Fitness, and the Flying Eagles Acrobalance Troupe.

YPC’s ‘YP Village’: Networking space to meetup with other young professionals and learn about YP groups around Des Moines.

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

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.

Food & Drink: A wide variety of food and drink options will be available at 80/35: GDIF Inc. (chicken, beef, seafood, kabobs, gyros); Streets of Europe; Bulu BBQ (BBQ, smoked brisket); Hardenbrook Concessions (corndogs, grinders, brats, turkey legs, veggie sandwiches); Country Sno (shaved ice, smoothies, funnel cakes); Heart & Seoul Korean BBQ (Korean BBQ, pork and steak tacos, burritos, frozen cheesecake, iced coffee); The Outside Scoop (handcrafted, artisan ice cream); Tropical Sno (tropical shaved ice); Mediterranean Grill (steak, chicken, lamb, vegetarian); Campbell’s Family Concessions LLC (frozen non-alcoholic daiquiris, piña coladas, margaritas, hurricanes); Gusto Pizza Co. (Italian). Food prices will vary.

Beer & Wine: Can beer includes Coors Light, Coors, PBR, New Belgium Fat Tire, New Belgium Ranger IPA, Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy, Redd’s Apple Ale, Smith & Forge Hard Cider and Mike’s Hard Lemonade. Draft beer includes Blue Moon, Peace Tree Blonde Fatale, Peace Tree Soundcheck, and New Belgium Summer Helles. Jasper Winery will have Iowa wines available including La Crescent (dry white), Norton (dry red), Lucy Lane (sweet red), Sparking Edelweiss (bubbly white) and Jasper Sangria. Beer and wine will sell for 4 for $20 or $6 each.

Non-alcoholic Beverages: Pepsi soda products will be available for $3, bottled water for $3, and Red Bull 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.

Bike Parking: Festival-goers are encouraged to ride their bike to 80/35. A free secured bike parking lot will be located on Locust, west of 13th.

Discount advance tickets are available at http://midwestix.com and at Zzz Records located at 2200 Ingersoll Ave. Tickets are priced at $65 for two-day passes, $39 for one-day passes. Day of tickets will sell at the gate for $45 for one-day and $80 for two-day. VIP passes are sold out and are no longer available. View more ticketing information at http://80-35.com/tickets.


Friday, July 4
DMMC Main Stage
12:00 p.m. Brother Trucker
1:30 p.m. Gloom Balloon
3:15 p.m. Dawes
5:00 p.m. Best Coast
6:45 p.m. Ziggy Marley
9:00 p.m. Conor Oberst

Kum & Go Stage (Free Stage)
12:00 p.m. Quick Piss
12:45 p.m. Fury Things
1:45 p.m. Chicago Farmer
2:45 p.m. TREE
3:45 p.m. Circle of Heat
4:45 p.m. Black Diet
5:45 p.m. Pert Near Sandstone
6:45 p.m. The Hooten Hallers
8:00 p.m. Surfer Blood
9:15 p.m. JohnnyRAGE
10:00 p.m. Gorilla Stomp Squad

Hy-Vee Stage (Free Stage)
12:00 p.m. M34n Str33t
1:00 p.m. Fire Sale
2:00 p.m. TWINS
3:00 p.m. Cirrus Minor
4:00 p.m. Bonne Finken
5:00 p.m. GoodcaT
6:00 p.m. MAIDS
7:00 p.m. Max Jury
8:00 p.m. The River Monks
9:15 p.m. DJ G Mint
10:00 p.m. Brad Goldman and Tobias Cross present CLIMAX

Saturday, July 5
DMMC Main Stage
12:00 p.m. Boy & Bear
1:45 p.m. Raz Simone
3:15 p.m. The Envy Corps
5:00 p.m. Xavier Rudd
7:00 p.m. Dr. Dog
9:00 p.m. Cake

Kum & Go Stage (Free Stage)
12:00 p.m. Dat Dude Biggz
12:45 p.m. Har-di-Har
1:45 p.m. Soap
2:45 p.m. Shy Boys
3:45 p.m. Useful Jenkins
4:45 p.m. The Whigs
5:45 p.m. Caroline Smith
6:45 p.m. King Fantastic
8:00 p.m. Those Darlins
9:15 p.m. DJ Raj
10:45 p.m. Jesse Jamz

Hy-Vee Stage (Free Stage)
12:00 p.m. Volcano Boys
1:00 p.m. Zeta June
2:00 p.m. Foxholes
3:00 p.m. Kris Adams
4:00 p.m. James Biehn
5:00 p.m. Parlours
6:00 p.m. Aquamarine Dream Machine
7:00 p.m. Holy White Hounds
8:00 p.m. The Maytags
9:15 p.m. Shawn Shady
10:00 p.m. Cloudy with a Chance of Techno
11:00 p.m. TimeWlkr

Website – http://80-35.com
Press Page – http://80-35.com/info/press
Facebook – http://facebook.com/8035musicfestival
Twitter – http://twitter.com/8035

The Des Moines Music Coalition (DMMC) is a non-profit organization and collaborative movement of musicians, promoters, venues, businesses, community leaders, and live music fans who are committed to building a stronger and more diverse live music economy in greater Des Moines. http://www.desmoinesmc.com

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