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Music & entertainment

Enjoy vibrant music and unique cultural entertainment at this diverse Downtown Des Moines (DSM) music festival. Featuring a wide array of talented musicians and performers, the World Food & Music Festival offers something special for everyone. Dance along to Spanish salsa music and experience the soaring vocals of Celtic folksongs. Whatever it is that gets your foot tapping and your hands clapping, you can hear it in Downtown DSM.

Polk County Board of Supervisors Main Stage Lineup

The Polk County Board of Supervisors Main Stage will feature Vertical Horizon, B2wins and The Maytags.

Headliners

The Maytags

The Maytags' modern take on classic soul is the sum of its six members and the dozen well-trained ears that come with them. They operate out of Des Moines, Iowa, but the individual segments of The Maytags have roots from New York to St. Louis, which is how they take listeners from the manic bustle of the big city and croons them over to the sentiments as isolated and picturesque as a Midwestern expanse.

B2wins

Short for Brazilian Twins, this high energy entertainment group continues to captivate audiences worldwide with its unique sound and engaging live show. Led by charismatic twin brothers from Rio de Janiero on violin and ukulele, their live show is a hybrid mix of rock concert, jam session and dance party. Combining a wide range of genres, fans describe it like seeing your new best friends in concert.

Vertical Horizon

Vertical Horizon solidified itself as a no-nonsense pop rock entity with radio hits, national tours, songs with a #1 spot on Billboard's Hot 100 and Adult Top 40 charts, #4 on Billboard's Adult Chart and Billboard's Most Played Single list. In addition to writing and producing songs for Vertical Horizon, lead singer Matt Scannell has also co-written songs for winner of NBC's hit show "The Voice" and promotional material for NBC's "Chicago Fire." Come for the good times, stay for their good tunes!

Friday

  • 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  |  Naturalization Ceremony
  • 1 – 2 p.m.  |  Darian Taylor
  • 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.  |  Joshua Sinclair
  • 4 – 5 p.m.  |  Rob Lumbard
  • 5:30 – 7 p.m.  |  Lily DeTaeye
  • 7:30 – 9 p.m.  |  The Maytags
  • 9:30 – 11 p.m.  |  B2wins

Saturday

  • 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.  |  Nationwide Cooking Challenge
  • 2 – 3 p.m.  |  Girls Rock! Des Moines
  • 3:30 – 5 p.m.  |  Parranderos
  • 5:30 – 7 p.m.  |  NOLA
  • 7:30 – 9 p.m.  |  Decoy
  • 9:30 – 11 p.m.  |  Vertical Horizon

Sunday

  • 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  |  Dueling Fiddles
  • 1 – 2:30 p.m.  |  Of Sea and Stone
  • 3 – 3:10 p.m.  |  People’s Choice Winner Announced
  • 3:15 – 5 p.m.  |  The Sheet

Principal Cultural Stage Lineup

The 2019 Principal Cultural Stage will feature musicians and dancers showcasing culturally diverse performances.

Friday

  • 11:30 a.m. – Noon  |  Breakerz DMI
  • 12:30 – 1 p.m.  |  Emmett Phillips
  • 3:30 – 3:45 p.m.  |  Ballet Des Moines
  • 4:30 – 5 p.m.  |  Abe Goldstien
  • 5:30 – 6 p.m.  |  Vera and Sergiy Babich
  • 6:30 – 7 p.m.  |  Jovenes Embajadores – Latino Heritage Festival

Saturday

  • 11:30 a.m. – Noon  |  Manabiya
  • 12:30 – 1 p.m.  |  Gateway Dance Theatre
  • 1:30 – 2 p.m.  |  Eshanjali
  • 2:30 – 3 p.m.  |  Foy Irish Dance
  • 3:30 – 4 p.m.  |  Filipino National Dance
  • 4:30 – 5 p.m.  |  Tavita Taueetia
  • 5:30 – 6 p.m.  |  Soten Taiko
  • 6:30 – 7 p.m.  |  Jon Marko

Sunday

  • 12:30 – 1 p.m.  |  Mackenzie Highlanders
  • 1:30 – 2 p.m.  |  Cucho Madero
  • 2:30 – 3 p.m.  |  Blissful Sunrise – American Tribal Belly Dance
  • 3:30 – 4 p.m.  |  Iowa Nepalese Association
  • 4:30 – 5 p.m.  |  Jovenes Embajadores – Latino Heritage Festival

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