Take A Roadtrip To 80/35 In Des Moines, IA 7/12 And 7/13


I make fun of being from Des Moines, Iowa on a daily basis. Although I mean most of it and am truly thankful to have moved to a bigger city like Minneapolis, there are moments when I truly miss my hometown and all of the beautiful things that come with it. One of those truly stunning things is the 80/35 music festival. Between the beautiful setting of downtown and the friendly faces of everything there plus the always amazing line-up, it truly is something that is worth going back to hometown for.

80/35 is an annual two-day progressive indie music festival in downtown Des Moines, Iowa. The 12th annual music festival expands its ticketed area to include two stages that will feature 16 national and international acts over the weekend. The free area will continue to feature three stages of music with more than 30 performances, a kids zone, art installations, and food and drink vendors. The 12th annual 80/35 will take place on July 12 and 13, 2019 at Western Gateway Park in Des Moines.

Tickets are still available HERE!

The line-up by day and stage is below.


Hy-Vee Main Stage (Ticketed)

•Elle King



Kum & Go Stage (Ticketed)


•Murder By Death

Nationwide Stage (Free)

•Josh Hoyer & Soul Colossal


•Squirrel Flower

•Hex Girls

•Closed Format presents Disco Demolition

Gen Z Showcase (Free)

•Queen Kenzie


•Jolie Seitz

IPR Live Sessions (Free)




Hy-Vee Main Stage (Ticketed)

•Portugal. The Man



•Liz Phair

•Sadat X & El w/ DJ Kaos

•And The Kids

Kum & Go Stage (Ticketed)

•Open Mike Eagle

•The Beths

•The Harmaleighs

•Sidewalk Chalk

•Dressy Bessy

Nationwide Stage (Free)

•The Envy Corps




•Crystal City

•The Other Brothers


•Left Is West

•Lady Revel

•DJ Raj and Friends

Gen Z Showcase (Free)



•Greta & Adaline Akers

•Girls Rock! DSM

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