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Iowa’s ‘first hip hop festival,’ Fresh Fest, kicks off this weekend in Des Moines

Fresh Fest Des Moines Social Club — Friday and Saturday, Aug. 19 and 20 This weekend will kick off the inaugural Fresh Fest, claimed by its creators as Iowa’s first hip hop festival, taking place this Friday and Saturday, Aug. 19 and 20, at the Des Moines Social Club. The all-ages festival will celebrate multiple […]

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Reliving the musical vibes of this year’s 80/35

The summer is in full force in Iowa — July 4 festivities came and went, and the city of Des Moines was once again overtaken by 80/35. In its ninth year, the festival featured images of cats on their signage and advertising signifying the 9 lives the festival. But the music, as always was the […]

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Just announced: 80/35 brings Nas and the Decemberists to Des Moines

80/35 music festival Various — Fri., Jul. 8 and Sat., Jul. 9 Des Moines music festival 80/35, coming into its ninth year, has announced the first list of acts for its summer event, running Jul. 8 and 9. Headlining the festival are rapper Nas (Friday) and indie folk rockers the Decemberists (Saturday). The full lineup […]

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80s rock rules! Heart to play Iowa State Fair with Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Cheap Trick

The latest addition to the Iowa State Fair’s 2016 Grandstand was announced today and you can expect a good dose of rock and roll nostalgia: Heart will headline on Aug. 16 with special guests Joan Jett and the Blackhearts and Cheap Trick. All three acts are inductees in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame […]

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