Good afternoon, Iowa!

You're probably wondering why in the world I'm popping up in your email inbox on a Sunday, right? Well, I'm here for a good reason. The 80/35 Music Festival just wrapped up just last night and we wanted to catch you up on everything that happened. We wouldn't let you be that awkward person at happy hour or at work on Monday who has no clue what happened this past weekend. An estimated 28,000 attended the festival this year, which is about 8,000 less than the estimated 36,000 who attended in 2015. It's more than the number of people who attended in 2014, which drew a crowd of about 26,000. In addition to those stats, here's a quick refresher on what happened on Friday and Saturday at 80/35, according our very own Matt Leimkuehler...


Music festivals don’t need to just be about music, right? There’s food, art, drinks … and yoga taking place on the second day of 80/35 in downtown Des Moines. Early in the second day of the festival, which kicked off at noon Saturday, a group of 20 or so yogis invaded the intersection of 13th and Locust streets to deliver a surprise yoga show. Read more about it here.


Courtney Krause used more than just songs to send a message during her 80/35 set Friday afternoon.

One side of a card read: The world can be a dark place but rather than succumb to fear, we must come through and share our light with each other. Thank you for sharing your light and support of 80/35.

The back contained a handwritten message: Get a sense of yourself. See a glimpse of sympathy.

Read more here.


After DJing Friday night’s headlining set from Nas at 80/35, DJ Green Lantern took the stage at the Des Moines Social Club’s Basement bar for a set of his own. And he had so much fun that he’s doing it again. “I have a show in Detroit,” Lantern said on Saturday afternoon. I was going to go and hang out in Detroit (and) that’s cool but I had so much fun at the club here last night and they were like ‘Yo, you wanna come back tomorrow?’”

Read more here.


See you on Tuesday!

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