Like music to my ears…

June 6, 2008 —

There’s a brand new event in DSM that has everyone hyped up. It’s called 80/35 (Referring to DSM being at the intersections of I-80 and I-235) and it’s a music fest that sounds amazing. Local and national acts will come together to play in a park downtown. It all goes down July 4 & 5 and includes such all-stars as The Flaming Lips, The Roots, Yonder Mountain String Band, Jakob Dylan, Ingrid Michaelson, Radio Moscow, Autumn Project and more. Check it out: 80-35.com

Tickets are $30 per day or $50 a 2-day pass and available at iowatix.com. BUT…..Juice, the weekly hip adult mag, is having a contest to win tickets and VIP access.


Courtney Tompkins has been part of the DMU marketing team since Nov. 2005 and loves promoting a school she believes in so thoroughly. Proud daughter and patient of DMU alumni, Courtney knows, first-hand, that Des Moines University is doing a world of good. A fan of all outdoor festivals, fruity drinks and nearly all edibles, she has a hard time narrowing down her list of favorite places to go and things to do but lists the Iowa State Fair as an all-time fave. She loves her 8-minute commute to DMU from Urbandale, a suburb of Des Moines. She and husband Tyler are owned by three large dogs, Tonka, Tucker and Tank.