Late this morning, the Des Moines Music Coalition announced the schedule for their Iowa music showcase Gross Domestic Product, as well as details on the organization's first educational Music University event of the year which will both take place on April 12 in Des Moines' East Village. All-access passes to the multi-venue festival are $15 in advance and $20 the day of the festival; all ages passes are $10 in advance and $15 the day of the event. Passes may be purchased online through Tikly. Individual show tickets may be purchased at the various venues.
Here is a look at the schedule for the 9th Annual Gross Domestic Product:
“Pop-Up” Acoustic Shows (All Ages | Free)
3:30 p.m. Sky Patrol
Plain Talk Books & Coffee
4:00 p.m. Dylan Sires and Neighbors
4:30 p.m. Parlours
5:00 p.m. Love Songs for Lonely Monsters
5:30 p.m. Ira Grace & the Bible Belt Prophets
6:00 p.m. Marybeth Doran
For the first time ever, Gross Domestic Product will also be the site of a Music University event. Music University at GDP: Making It Happen From Iowa aims to provide insight and educational resources to festival attendees interested in pursuing their own musical ambitions. The Music University forum will take place at at the Cowles-Kruidenier Auditorium in the State Historical Building from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., and it will feature a number of GDP performers as panelists: Dylan Sires, Max Jury, and Fernando Aveiga of PLC.
This free discussion will focus on how each of these artists has found success while living and creating in Iowa. Sires and his band have found success with their videos and have also seen international exposure, with tour dates set from Japan to Bahrain. Jury has played in London and all over the United States, even opening for Lana Del Ray in Chicago. Aveiga's Parranderos Latin Combo recently received financial support to travel to Puerto Rico to record an album with Grammy-award winning producer Ramon Martinez.
For more information on the 2014 Gross Domestic Product music showcase, Music University, or any of the Des Moines Music Coalition's other events, go to the DMMC website.