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In For Lunch


In for Lunch is a virtual event series offering a unique twist to a Downtown DSM favorite as a spinoff from The Partnership's Out to Lunch events. During In for Lunch, Greater Des Moines (DSM) locals can enjoy a bite to eat over the lunch hour — from the comfort of home, while safely social distancing — along with live tunes from local musicians.

In for Lunch will be held from Noon – 1 p.m. every Thursday starting April 23 and continuing through May 14. This event is free and open to the public (virtually).

Here's How to Participate:

  • Grab your lunch and get comfy! Of course a meal from your kitchen is welcome, but we highly encourage you to order takeout or delivery from your favorite locally owned DSM restaurant.
  • Need some ideas on local places to grab some grub? Check out how to participate in the #DSMlocalchallenge! It's easy, fun and supports local DSM businesses in a safe way.
  • Tune in to local musicians playing LIVE from the Downtown Des Moines (DSM) Facebook page.
  • Feelin' the vibe? Check out our DSM Music Mix Spotify playlist with new tracks added each week. See below for details.

Weekly Featured Musicians

DSM Music Mix Playlist

Keep the jams going all week long! Thanks to help from our partner, Des Moines Music Coalition, we've curated weekly playlists featuring DSM-based musicians including those featured during the In for Lunch series — with new tracks added each week.


In for Lunch is hosted through Des Moines' newest online streaming platform, DSMTV Live. DSMTV Live has been live streaming performances by local musicians and other artists since St. Patrick's Day 2020, and so far have broadcast over 30 performances from their Des Moines studio, utilizing multiple locations, multi camera views, multi track audio, and light and visual production.

Thank You, Sponsors!

In for Lunch would not be possible without our generous sponsors. If you're interested in sponsorship opportunities, please contact Colleen Murphy, Downtown Events Director for The Partnership.

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Thank You, Partners!

In for Lunch is supported by the following partner organizations:

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