Food & Drink

An assortment of food options will be available throughout the festival grounds. Stay tuned for a list of our 2018 food vendors.

An assortment of domestic and craft beers are available in can and draft. The official beer lineup will be released soon.

Jasper Winery will have Iowa wines and sangria available for sale, including JW Rose (dry rose), Edelweiss (semi-sweet white), Lucy Lane (sweet red), Behind the Shed Red (dry red), Jasper Sangria.

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.

Lagunitas Lounge
The exclusive Lagunitas Lounge will be the only place at the festival to feature select Lagunitas beers, plus an assortment of mixed drinks and wine. The Lounge will be located in the northwest corner, inside the paid area. Upgrade your 80/35 experience, by purchasing a Lounge wristband for $20 (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 to the Lounge. Don’t have an 80/35 ticket? Sorry, you can’t access the lounge without an 80/35 ticket and a Lounge wristband.


Fairlife 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!

Story Time Between Sets
Meet up with North Side Library throughout the day for story time, song singing, bubble fun, and to meet library mascot Rosie. Location TBD.

Local Love

Wells Fargo Community Village
A hub for showcasing all things Des Moines with activities provided by local organizations and nonprofits. Swing through for solar-powered charging stations, live mural painting, photo booths, ticket giveaways, live artist interviews, games, and more!

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 University Discussion
Each year we have discussions with national artists about the music scene. Check back for our 2018 MU panel discussion topic, date and location.


Community Paint By Number
Make your mark on the paint by number Kesha mural on Locust!

Luck Expo
Join Luck Magazine and engage in everything art including a community painting, quick draw portraits, flash poetry, and more - located in the Community Village on the corner of 13th and Locust.

Performing Arts Stage
Stop by the stage on Locust near 13th St. for gravity-defying aerial arts and keep an eye out throughout the festival for breakdancing, AcroYoga flash mobs, and more.

PLOP, an inflatable
Plopped near 80/35's main gate entrance, don't miss this one of a kind inflatable sculpture created by local artist Rachel Buse in collaboration with the Greater Des Moines Public Art Foundation.


Band & 80/35 Merch
Official 80/35 merchandise (t-shirts, posters, buttons, and a few surprises) and band merch will be available for purchase at the Merch Tent on 12th St.

The Market
Find clothing, jewelry, art, body painting and more by local and regional vendors, on Locust St. near 13th.

After Parties

Every year, Des Moines comes alive after 80/35 with multiple venues hosting after-parties and shows. Stay tuned for a complete list of awesome 80/35 after parties.

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

More coming soon!

Where do I buy tickets? How much are they?
Head on over to to purchase advance tickets for $75 two-day, $195 VIP or $49 one-day. Ticket prices increase starting May 19.
What does VIP include?
The VIP experience at 80/35 includes six free drink vouchers, two food vouchers (for meals between 5-7pm in the VIP area each day), $5 off coupon for 80/35 merch, access to the Lagunitas Lounge, and exclusive access to VIP Lounge next to the Main Stage featuring a shaded viewing area, air-conditioned bathrooms with running water and access to the VIP Lounge Bar with discounted beverages, mixed drinks, beer & wine.
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 free stages, a Kids Zone, arts & crafts, food & drink vendors and more. The 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 Fairlife YUP! Kids Zone at 13th and Grand has a bunch of all free activities including inflatables, arts & crafts, hula-hoops and more.
Getting to 80/35
By Car
Street parking is free after 6 p.m. on Friday and all weekend, starting at 6 a.m. on Saturday. Free parking is also available in the Nationwide Parking Ramp (located at Mulberry and 12th St.) after 5 p.m. on Friday and anytime Saturday.
By Bus
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 late-night service on its Route 60 to take people to and from the festival. Route 60 runs between downtown Des Moines and 42nd St. using University and Ingersoll Avenues. The route will run every 20 minutes until midnight on Friday and Saturday, July 7 and 8. This route travels in a loop around downtown via Ingersoll and University, going all the way to 42nd St.

The main drop-off location for arriving at 80/35 is at High and 10th St. For getting home, 80/35 attendees can go to the bus stop at the corner of Grand and 10th St. For more information, visit:
By Bike
Ride your bike and use the Meredith Bike Valet for free secured bike parking during the festival. Located on Locust St., west of 13th St.
Upon Arrival
If you have a ticket or want to buy a ticket, go to the Ticketing Tent on 12th St., just south of Locust. If you only want to experience the free areas of the festival, you can enter the festival grounds anywhere.
Rules & Day Of Details
What do I do when I arrive? What's the deal with wristbands?
Exchange your ticket for a wristband or buy a ticket 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 weekend. 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 time do gates open?
Gates open at 4:00 p.m. on Friday and 11:00 a.m. on Saturday. Music goes until 11:00 p.m. both nights.
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 one sealed water bottle and one empty water bottle), 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.
Do vendors accept credit card?
Many, but not all vendors accept credit card. ATMs will be available onsite.
How do alcohol sales work?
Visit a drink ticket station (next to the beer stands) first to get your ID checked in exchange for a wristband. Purchase drinks tickets with cash/card. Beer and wine stands only accept drink tickets.
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 will be on 12th Street, just south of Locust Street.
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.
Do you have a mobile app?
Yes! Check back for the official download links, which will be available before the festival.
Are you accepting volunteers?
Yes! Apply here.
get involved
Day Of Volunteering

This is our most popular option for getting involved. Volunteer shifts are available from Thursday, July 5 through Sunday, July 8 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 here.

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 for details.

Become An Ambassador

Earn perks by referring your friends to purchase 80/35 tickets. 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. 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

Here's a snapshot of a few things we think you’d like to explore during 80/35 weekend. View more at

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; The Lift; Hessen Haus; Blazing Saddle; Royal Mile; Hello Majorie; The Stuffed Olive

Americana; Alba; Centro; Malo; Fong’s Pizza; Zombie Burger + Drink Lab; St. Kilda; Bubba

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

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

Raygun; Preservation; Eden; Domestica; Art Terrarium; Badowers; West End Architectural Salvage

Gray's Lake; Water Works Park

Deals and 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

Hotel Specials

Hyatt Place Downtown Des Moines
418 6th Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50309
0.4 miles away. 5 minute walk from festival grounds
King Room - $159
Complimentary Shuttle, Wifi, Breakfast, Fitness Area and Indoor Pool
Get deal online here or call for 80/35 group block: 1-800-634-3839

Holiday Inn Express - Downtown
333 SW 11th St, Des Moines, IA 50309
0.5 miles away, 10 minute walk from festival grounds
King - $139
Get deal online here or call 1-800-HOLIDAY and provide the code: EBT (valid until June 5th).

Holiday Inn - Mercy
1050 6th Ave, Des Moines, IA 50314
1.1 miles away. 21 minute walk from festival grounds
Double - $114
King - $114
Complimentary Parking for all, Complimentary Shuttle to and from the airport and anywhere in 2-mile ratios of hotel (First Come First Serve), Complimentary Internet in all sleeping rooms and meeting space, Guest Laundry Pool, Fitness Center, On-site restaurant and Lounge, Business center "
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, IA 50266
9.8 miles away. 16 minute drive from festival grounds.
Studio Suite - $110
One Bedroom Suite - $125
Get deal online here

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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 the business that help make 80/35 happen!