Backstage Ball 2017

Fri. Feb 24, 2017 6:30pm - 10:00pm CST
All Ages
$0.00 - $100.00
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Backstage Ball 2017

Developing talent. Building an audience. Expanding our sound. For years we’ve worked to put Des Moines on the national music map and together we’ve created a music city.

Now it’s time to turn up the volume! 

Join us to celebrate individuals making noise in and about Des Moines’ music scene, and help build an even stronger, more diverse music community.

2017 Honorees
Katie Byers * Brian Campos * Brandon Clark * Bob & Maria Filippone, & Max Wellman * Michelle & Steve PohlmeyerPhil Young


The evening will include drinks, hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction, awards ceremony, Portrait Studio sessions, and live music performances from Americana roots-rockers Ducharme-Jones and Iowa Jazz, Blues and Rock ’n Roll Hall of Famer Dartanyan Brown (featuring Tanner Taylor and Scott Dawson). Brian Campos, host of Pants OFF! Podcast, will emcee. 

Bid on a guitar signed by Willie Nelson; tickets to Hinterland, 80/35, Lincoln Calling, Des Moines Symphony, and Maha Music Festival; and much, much more!

Volunteer for free admission, free food/drink, new friends, and great music!

Free, covered parking is available in the State of Iowa parking ramp at Grand and Pennsylvania Ave (one block east of Streetcar 209). 


Questions? Visit or contact Lindsay Keast at [email protected]

All proceeds benefit the Des Moines Music Coalition and its work to develop, accelerate, and support local music.

Thank you to our generous sponsors

Harry Bookey & Pam Bass Bookey, Iowa Beverage Systems, Angie Johnson, Meredith, Inc., Mark Movic & Susan Skinner, Bruce Koeppl, Pat McManus, Shotgun Management, Adrienne Greenwald & Zac Andersen, Dave Salaba & Renae Bandstra, Adam Bartelt & April Ziskovsky, Kevin & Maria Brownell, Matt & Samantha Fett, Becky Greenwald, Lindy Ireland, Brady Mallon, On Pitch, Megan & Mike Thibodeau, Margi Weiss & Mike Tramontina, BilT Guitars, Blind Photography, Business RecordEphemera, Gateway Catering, and Streetcar 209.

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Streetcar 209 525 E Grand Ave
Des Moines, IA 50309
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