The DMMC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and collaborative movement committed to building a stronger and more diverse music community in greater Des Moines.

Through their mission to support and cultivate Iowa?s music economy, their vision is to establish and maintain Des Moines as a nationally recognized music city.

Because the Des Moines Music Coalition is a non-profit, grassroots organization, they rely solely on music fans and community leaders like you for donations, sponsorships, volunteer hours and essential words of encouragement.

The work of the Des Moines Music Coalition promotes the economic, cultural, and social sustainability of the central Iowa community by:

Promoting and advancing the work of local musicians and giving them the resources they need to be successful, through our Music University and Artists to Educators programs.

Providing unique opportunities for the youth in our community who are interested in music.

Creating events such as 80/35 music festival that engage individuals (in particular, our young people) and businesses in our community and bring new people to central Iowa.

Advocating for local music interests through our work with the Capital Crossroads program.

Promoting music to bring people together, providing new social environments for the happiness and health of our community.

Instilling pride in our community through increased appreciation of our local culture.

Creating programs and working with local businesses to foster a local economy founded on a creative community.

Your contribution goes directly to programs including our Iowa music showcase Gross Domestic Product, Little Big Fest, and, of course, 80/35 music festival ? programs that help develop artists, promote music culture and energize the community. It also goes to support our educational work in Music University and other music education programs for youth around central Iowa, and our work to shine a light on our local culture year-round via our website, social media networks, and our e-newsletter. Plus, your selfless act gets you tons of kudos, a tax break, and more!

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