The Festival hosts live music on two stages and pop-up performances across the Festival site. You never know what you'll discover at the
Des Moines Arts Festival.
Thanks to our great sponsors, entertainment at the Des Moines Arts Festival is FREE TO ATTEND!
The festival features two stages - the Main Stage offers an explosive variety of live music from regional and national touring acts. The Roots Stage has a laid-back vibe of Americana and new music.
Seating is casual and available on a first-come, first-serve basis; early arrival is encouraged for each night’s headline acts. Blankets and lawn chairs are welcome.