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In Photos: 80/35 Music Festival 2009

on July 10, 2009, 4:46pm

If we were to tell you that one of the best new music festivals is in the middle of Iowa, you wouldn’t take us seriously, right? Yeah, nobody would. But, it’s the doggone truth, folks. No, we’re not bluffing you. No, this isn’t our “poker face.”

Truth is, Des Moines, Iowa is kicking up some dust (sorry, couldn’t help myself), as it’s home to the Des Moines Music Coalition (DMMC for short), where this year, they held the second annual 80/35 Music Festival. After last year’s monumental success with headliners The Flaming Lips and The Roots, the DMMC went the extra mile bringing big names not only as headliners but also as day shows.

Though our photographer Joni Richter, didn’t make it out on Friday (the nerve, right?), here are some great sets from Saturday’s festivities.

Dig in…

Cymbals Eat Guitars – 5:15pm @ Meredith West Stage

cymbals In Photos: 80/35 Music Festival 2009

Margot and the Nuclear So and So’s – 6:15 @ Meredith West Stage

margot7 In Photos: 80/35 Music Festival 2009

margot3 In Photos: 80/35 Music Festival 2009

margot In Photos: 80/35 Music Festival 2009

Broken Social Scene – 7:00pm @ Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Main Stage

bss11 In Photos: 80/35 Music Festival 2009

bss8 In Photos: 80/35 Music Festival 2009

bss10 In Photos: 80/35 Music Festival 2009

bss7 In Photos: 80/35 Music Festival 2009

bss4 In Photos: 80/35 Music Festival 2009

bss5 In Photos: 80/35 Music Festival 2009

bss2 In Photos: 80/35 Music Festival 2009

Brother Ali – 8:00pm @ Mediacom East Stage

ali5 In Photos: 80/35 Music Festival 2009

ali In Photos: 80/35 Music Festival 2009

ali3 In Photos: 80/35 Music Festival 2009

Ben Harper & Relentless7 – 9:00pm @ Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Main Stage

harper3 In Photos: 80/35 Music Festival 2009

harper2 In Photos: 80/35 Music Festival 2009

harper In Photos: 80/35 Music Festival 2009

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