A RISING MUSIC DESTINATION As the hub of interstate highways 80 and 35, Des Moines is a crossroads for bands traveling from Chicago to Denver, and Minneapolis to Kansas City. The Des Moines music scene has grown significantly over the past 10 years from just a pass-through city to a jamming center for music. With music festivals such as 80/35, 515 Alive, Hinterland, and more, Des Moines hosts everything from up and coming acts to the largest names in music. Des Moines has established itself as one of the Midwest's strongholds of up-and-coming rock and metal acts, and has produced nationally recognized acts with the likes of Slipknot, Stone Sour, and The Nadas. Whether you're looking for a small show downtown at Wooly's, Vaudeville Mews, or the Gas Lamp, or large sold out concert at Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines has the venue for you!