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MEDIA ALERT: World Food & Music Festival Will Stay Open an Extra Two Hours

September 19, 2015

The 11th Annual World Food & Music Festival will stay open an extra two hours tonight, Saturday Sept. 19 from 11 a.m. to Midnight on the Walnut Street Bridge. Remaining Festival Hours are: Saturday, 11 a.m. – Midnight and Sunday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. The World Food & Music Festival is Central Iowa’s premier celebration of culinary culture featuring 53 diverse food vendors, 24 cooking demonstrations, live music, entertainment, international beer and wine and fireworks at 10 p.m. tonight. Admission is free. Festival attendees are invited to taste samples for $1 at every food vendor or experience the full-plate options for $5 or less. Menus for each vendor, a full list of beverages and complete programming and event schedules can be found at WorldFoodandMusicFestival.org.

Saturday night will feature headliners The 4ontheFloor at 8:30 p.m. followed by D.J. Geno Romeo from 10 p.m. to Midnight.

We encourage the use of #WFMF2015 on social media. All media inquiries should be directed to Jessica Barlow at (563) 505-9226. Visit WorldFoodandMusicFestival.org for more information.

About the World Food & Music Festival

The World Food & Music Festival is produced by the Downtown Community Alliance. Sponsors include Bravo Greater Des Moines, Bankers Trust, Casey’s General Store, Doll Distributing, DuPont Pioneer, Eurofins Scientific, Meredith Corporation, MidAmerican Energy Company, Nationwide, Prairie Meadows, Ruan Corporation, The Principal Financial Group, Voya Financial and Wells Fargo. Media Partners include MORE104 and WHO-TV 13. Last year, more than 82,000 people attended the World Food & Music Festival. The Downtown Community Alliance, one of the four pillars of the Greater Des Moines Partnership’s work, provides a consistent and constant focus on developing and maintaining a vibrant downtown core. Downtown Events Group Corporate Partners include Bravo Greater Des Moines, GuideOne Insurance, Hubbell Realty, MidAmerican Energy Company, Nationwide, Prairie Meadows, The Des Moines Register, The Principal Financial Group and UnityPoint Health – Des Moines.