A CELEBRATION OF LIFE, LOVE AND MUSIC IN HONOR OF A GREAT MAN.
Warren Morrow was a community leader, entrepreneur, philanthropist and mentor to many. When he died unexpectedly at the age of 34, his friends wanted to find a way to continue his legacy. Warren was also a music lover who wanted to bring more live Latin music to Des Moines. Warren was a visionary, and he saw potential in everything and everyone, and his friends wanted to do the same. In 2012 they came together to create a concert in his honor. The Warren Morrow Memorial Concert brought together Rock en español, samba-infused beats, salsa, and regional Mexican music to the Des Moines music scene.
In 2016 Warren's friends took their idea from concert to a music festival and the Warren Morrow Latin Music Festival (WMLMF) was born. Seven bands participated including headliner, La Santa Cecilia, a Grammy-winning Latin band from East Los Angeles. This was the first Latin music festival in the state, and one of only a few in the Midwest.
The vision is to keep growing WMLMF to be the largest Latin music festival in Iowa.