Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Upwards to the Vanguard

I gotta hand it to the Des Moines Music Coalition. Last year, they set off to organize the 80/35 music festival, a big-time fest in the city where two major interstates meet. Despite being well funded, I was skeptical they could land a great national act. I was wrong.

Today, DMMC announced that the Flaming Lips and the Roots will headline the two-day, 40+ band festival in downtown Des Moines July 4-5 - a nice one-two punch that will appeal to many music fans. Just to see the Lips on my home turf is worth the price of admission:

A limited number of pre-sale tickets go on sale Friday, April 18 for the discounted price of $40 for a two-day pass at IowaTix.com. General ticket sales begin May 1st with two-day passes at $50 and single day passes at $30. Day of show pricing is $35 for single day or $60 for a two-day pass.
Seems like the discounted ticket is the way to go and you can count on my purchase. More bands to be announced so stay tuned!

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