The World Food Festival has changed its name going into its ninth year. The 2013 event will go by the moniker World Food and Music Festival. The added focus on the music end of things in the coming years should make the event even more memorable for attendees. The festival will take place this weekend (September 20 through 22), from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. The event is centered at the corner of East Locust Street and East 5th Street in Des Moines' East Village. Admission to the festival is free, and the event will feature 42 food vendors, 15 music and dance acts, more than 20 cooking demonstrations, a marketplace, and an International beer, wine, vodka, and whiskey station.
Here is a look at the schedule of music and dance performers for the 2013 World Food and Music Festival:
Friday, September 20
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. World Port
1 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Japanese Taiko Drumming
2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Boteco
4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Dustin Smith & The Sunday Silos
6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Parranderos Latin Combo
8 p.m. - 10 p.m. Salsa Vibe
Saturday, September 21
11 a.m. - Noon Zach Svoboda
12:30 p.m. - 1 p.m. Gateway Dance Theatre
1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m. Ras Badjao & The Tarakis
3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. Bella Soul
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Making Movies
8 p.m. - 10 p.m. Grand Marquis
Sunday, September 22
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Greg Herriges
1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. David Zollo
3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Chad Elliott
One particular performance of note is the one by Bella Soul on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. The band will unveil their new album Genesis of the Exodus and perform some of the songs from the album during their set. A Bella Soul show is always a good time, so this is a performances that you will not want to miss.
For a preview of the food at this year's festival click here.
For more information on the 2013 World Food and Music Festival, go to the festival's website.