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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

The 2018 Polk County Board of Supervisors Main Stage showcased local and regional musicians and featured artists Kat Perkins and the Tony Bohnenkamp All-Star Band.

Principal Cultural Stage

The 2018 Principal Cultural Stage featured musicians and dancers showcasing culturally diverse performances.

Stage Lineup

2019 Applications

Applications to be an entertainer at The Festival are now open for 2019! Please submit an online application by end of day May 31, 2019 to be considered for a time slot.