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Save the Date for the 2019 World Food & Music Festival

World Food & Music Festival

July 30, 2019

DOWNTOWN DES MOINES, IOWA (July 30, 2019) – The 15th Annual World Food & Music Festival will be held at Western Gateway Park in Downtown Des Moines (DSM) on Friday, Sept. 20 – Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019. More than 50 food vendors representing more than 25 countries and culinary regions will be featured at Greater Des Moines’ (DSM’s) premier food and music festival. The Festival will be open from 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Sunday.  

Vertical Horizon will headline The Festival on Saturday, Sept. 20. Vertical Horizon was founded in the early 1990s and in 1999 they released their breakout album, Everything You Want, which went on to sell more than two million copies. The second single off the CD, the title track “Everything You Want,” captured the #1 spot on Billboard’s Hot 100 and Adult Top 40 charts, and became Billboard’s Most Played Single of 2000. The band garnered further radio attention with “You’re a God” (#4 on Billboard’s Adult Chart) and “Best I Ever Had (Grey Sky Morning).” Their latest album, The Lost Mile, was released in 2018. The full music line-up for the Polk County Board of Supervisors Main Stage can be found here

The award-winning Festival celebrates cuisine and entertainment from around the world including Bosnia, Bulgaria, Cambodia, China, Ecuador, Egypt, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, Laos, Liberia, Mexico, Morocco, the Netherlands, the Philippines, Polynesia, Somalia, South Korea, Thailand, Ukraine, Venezuela and more. New vendors in 2019 include Africana (Somalia), Lumpia & Co (Philippines), Momo-Chen (Asia), Saap Bowl (Japan) and more. A variety of volunteer shifts are available throughout the weekend in several different areas as part of The Festival Volunteer Program, sponsored by Bankers Trust. Sign up for a volunteer shift.

The World Food & Music Festival is sponsored by American Technology Consulting, Bravo Greater Des Moines, Polk County Board of Supervisors, Prairie Meadows, Principal, Nationwide, Stella Artois, Wells Fargo, The Des Moines Register, More 104, WHO TV 13, Meredith Corporation, MidAmerican Energy Company, Voya Financial, Bankers Trust, LasikPlus, LeafFilter North of Iowa, LLC, Norwalk Chiropractic, Veridian Credit Union and Vero.

For more information on the World Food & Music Festival, visit worldfoodandmusicfestival.org.

About the Greater Des Moines Partnership

The Greater Des Moines Partnership is the economic and community development organization that serves Greater Des Moines (DSM), Iowa. Together with 24 Affiliate Chambers of Commerce, more than 6,400 Regional Business Members and more than 340 Investors, The Partnership drives economic growth with one voice, one mission and as one region. Through innovation, strategic planning and global collaboration, The Partnership grows opportunity, helps create jobs and promotes DSM as the best place to build a business, a career and a future. Learn more at DSMpartnership.com.