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CarpeDM Project Helps Shed Light on the Des Moines Scene

CarpeDM Project Helps Shed Light on the Des Moines Scene

Mar 20, 2014

I’m the music guy on this blog. So, I won’t go into the full scale of what the Greater Des Moines Partnership has unleashed with CarpeDM. I’d imagine someone with more gravitas or clout will tackle the full scale of what they are trying to do. The Seize Des Moines campaign helps to both draw people to Des Moines and help them while they are here. It...

Let’s Have a Ball. Backstage with DMMC

Let’s Have a Ball. Backstage with DMMC

Feb 28, 2014

Before the concept of the 80/35 Music Festival took its roots, the Des Moines Music Coalition (DMMC) was already working on its efforts to build a stronger base to the Central Iowa music scene.  They did this by helping musicians and empowering enthusiasts through education, promotion and community engagement.  Today, that engagement carries on as the...

YPC Sets the Stage for Non-Profits at 80-35

YPC Sets the Stage for Non-Profits at 80-35

Jun 28, 2013

It’s not that we are too excited for next weekend to focus on the Des Moines Arts Festival today, but…oh, who are we kidding, we’re super excited for 80-35 Music Festival next weekend! This is one more opportunity introduced each year for the Non-profits who are getting noticed at 80-35.  For a festival that’s pulling 20-30,000 people...

GDM Pin-Crowd

GDM Pin-Crowd

Jul 2, 2012

Have you see the Greater Des Moines Partnership‘s new Pinterest-esk GDM Pin-Crowd website? It is a pretty cool concept, pin a photo that you’ve taken in Des Moines or make a comment about why you love the city on their website, which will also place the comment or photo on their Pinterest page. It also works in reverse if you are already a...

Why eat at a chain Wednesday: Flarah’s…downtown

Why eat at a chain Wednesday: Flarah’s…downtown

Apr 18, 2012

Since we’ve started this column we’ve focused on locally owned restaurants and focused on brand new establishments, or restaurants we had not been to previously. Our focus is to always showcase the restaurants that are owned by locals and not the national chains that send their revenues to other cities.  Also, we’ve tried to stay away from reviewing...