GDP Music Festival 2017

Sat. Apr 29, 2017 at 2:00pm CDT
All Ages
$5.00 - $10.00
All Ages
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GDP Music Festival 2017

Tickets are available at the door starting at 3pm Saturday!

Vaudeville Mews Early Show - $5

Vaudeville Mews Late Show - $8

4th Street Theatre - FREE!



Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is an all Iowa music festival featuring musical artists from Greater Des Moines and across Iowa. Coordinated by the Des Moines Music Coalition and a team of volunteers, the goals of GDP are to organize an event that best supports Iowa musicians and their needs for growth in the music industry.

For 2017, our main objectives are (1) to boost exposure and build the audience for smaller, up-and-coming Iowa acts, (2) to bring more acts from outside Des Moines to expose local artists to new ideas, and (3) to continue supporting the genre diversity represented in the 2016 festival. As in the past, GDP continues to support primarily young and new artists who are taking their first steps into creative self-expression through music and doing so in a positive, collaborative way.



GDP Music Festival 2017
Vaudeville Mews and 4th St Theatre
Downtown Des Moines, Iowa
Saturday, April 29, 2017
2:00pm to 12:00am


Pop-Up Shows
East Village in Downtown Des Moines, Iowa
Saturday, April 22, 2017
3:00pm to 5:30pm 




$10 All-Access Pass (only available in advance!)

  • Access to both the Early (all ages) and Late (21+) shows at Vaudeville Mews

  • Access to the MU Workshop: Turn It Up to 11!

  • FREE, ALL AGES access to all performances at 4th St Theatre

Individual passes are also available for each event in advance or at the door:

  • $8 Late show only at Vm (21+)

  • $5 Early show only at Vm (All Ages)

  • $5 MU Workshop only at 4th Street Theatre (details below)

  • FREE, ALL AGES access to all performances at 4th St Theatre

WILL-CALL pickup will be at Vaudeville Mews day-of GDP


Click here to volunteer and receive a free all-access pass!



East Village in Downtown Des Moines, Iowa
Saturday, April 22, 2017
Free & all ages!

3:00   Kaleena @ Plain Talk Books

3:30   Golly & the Geebirs @ Raygun

4:00   Ramona & The Sometimes @ Preservation

4:30   Good Morning Midnight @ Molly’s Cupcakes

5:00   The Blendours @ Peace Tree Brewing

5:30   Meet up for drinks @ The Iowa Taproom

7:00   Cypher Saturday w/ DJ Rose & DJ Nunstop @ DSM Brew

Attend anytime between 3:00-5:00pm for a chance to win tickets to GDP and 80/35 music festivals!



GDP Music Festival 2017
Vaudeville Mews and 4th St Theatre
Downtown Des Moines, Iowa
Saturday, April 29, 2017

Vaudeville Mews Late Show (21+)
$8 or All-Access Festival Pass
11:45    Halfloves
10:45    The Uniphonics
10:00    Starry Nights
9:15      Pets with Human Names

Vaudeville Mews Early Show (All Ages)
$5 or All-Access Festival Pass
8:00      Aseethe
7:00      Neon & Nude (a Leslie Hall & Kate Kennedy project)
6:15      Dustin Smith
5:45      Younger 

4th Street Theatre (All Ages)
FREE admission!
9:45      The Blendours
9:00      As For You (Community-Selected Artist)
8:15      Lily DeTaeye
7:30      Kaleena (Community-Selected Artist)
6:45      Good Morning Midnight (Community-Selected Artist)
6:00      Ramona & the Sometimes
5:15      Derek Muse Lambert
4:30      Golly & the Geebirs
2:00      MU Workshop: Turn It Up to 11!



MU Workshop: Turn It Up to 11!
Saturday, April 29, 2017  |  2:00-3:30pm
4th Street Theatre (216 4th Street, DSM)
Included with $10 All-Access Festival Pass or $5 for the Workshop only

Letting your year plan you instead of you planning your year? You don't have to be a struggling artist! This MU Workshop is designed to help independent musicians redefine the "why" of their music endeavors and gain insight on making a music career sustainable in the Midwest.

Workshop participants will gain new skills in:

  • Goal setting

  • Organizational structure

  • Importance of branding

  • Understanding of a basic Profit & Loss

  • Forecasting

  • Financial planning

As Executive Director of Camp Euforia music festival, full-time Realtor, co-owner of Dogpatch Urban Gardens, and operator of a small real estate investment business, MU Workshop 2017's featured speaker Eric Quiner (formerly of Eufórquestra) knows a thing or two about running a successful business. Throughout these numerous business endeavors, one theme remains consistent: they all started with a plan. If you are an independent musician or trying to take your band to the next level, this workshop is for you. Topics will include making more out of what you already do, expanding your reach as an artist, creating a marketing plan, developing an overall better quality of life as a working musician, and turning it up to eleven!



GDP is organized by the nonprofit the Greater Des Moines Music Coalition (DMMC). GDP 2017 is made possible with the generous support of Bravo Greater Des Moines, Iowa TaproomYelp DSM, Vital Signs Display Graphics, Confluence Brewing CompanyVolunteerLocal, KFMG 98.9 FM - Des Moines, Saturday Mfg., Vaudeville Mews, and 4th Street Theatre.

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Vaudeville Mews 212 4th Street
Des Moines, IA 50309
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