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The DMMC announces details and awards for 2014 Backstage Ball

The Des Moines Music Coalition will hold its annual Backstage Ball fundraiser at the Kirkwood Building in Downtown Des Moines on Friday, February 28 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. The event will celebrate Cajun jazz, honor five community people/entities, and raise money to help fund DMMC signature events like, the 80/35 Music Festival, Little Big Fest, Gross Domestic Product, and Music University. Tickets for the non-profit, volunteer-based organization's fundraiser and awards ceremony are $75, and they may be purchased online through MidwesTix.

The Des Moines Music Coalition will hold the 2014 Backstage Ball on February 28.
Des Moines Music Coalition

This year's Backstage Ball will feature music from the Party Gras Classic Jazz Band, a silent auction, food & drink, and dancing. The Des Moines Music Coalition will also be presenting awards to:

Art Slusark - Hurd Award for Community Support
Angela Rauch - DMMC Volunteer of the Year
Andrew Smith - Music Fan of the Year
Iowa Concert Photographers
Bonita and Keith Crowe (owners of GrapeVine)

The Greater Des Moines Partnership’s CEO (and also a local musician) Jay Byers will serve as emcee for the event. You can watch a video clip from last year's Backstage Ball award ceremony at the top of the page. For more information on the Des Moines Music Coalition, go to their website.