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Des Moines Embassy

Des Moines Embassy in Austin, TX | March 11-19, 2016

 

Des Moines Embassy

MARCH 11-19, 2016

 


Are you ready? Hell yes! The Des Moines Embassy is back and bigger than before with four days of innovative, interactive excitement AND four days of frenzied music festival — all at the heart of the action in Austin at E 6th and Red River.

What is the Des Moines Embassy, you ask? First, get inspired with sessions from Silicon Prairie start-ups based in Iowa, mingle with tech entrepreneurs and take part in healing yoga sessions. Then, stay tuned for killer music with showcases by Smartpunk, Fat Wreck Chords, The Noise and more. It’s hip, vibrant, innovative, fun, surprising, unexpected and full of artful culture. Just like the Embassy’s namesake: Des Moines, Iowa.

The Des Moines Embassy is free, but an RSVP is required. Yes, you heard that right — it’s free! Hell yes! But you have to RSVP first. All thanks to the Greater Des Moines Partnership.

 

 

 

Bands perform at the Des Moines Embassy in Austin, TX

 

RSVP FOR THE DES MOINES EMBASSY

 


Get on the list! Fill out the form below to RSVP for the Des Moines Embassy. Of course, like all the parties this week, RSVP does not guarantee entry. However, you will be entered for a chance to win a trip to 80/35 Music Festival, July 8 and 9 in Des Moines, Iowa just for RSVP-ing. Read the official rules and regulations.

This year’s 80/35 Music Festival will be rad. Past headliners have included Weezer, Jenny Lewis, Wilco, Cake, Wu-Tang Clan, Death Cab for Cutie and many more. The 2016 musicians will be announced soon. Seize Des Moines!

 

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Bands perform at the Des Moines Embassy in Austin, TX

 

INTERACTIVE LINEUP

 

Friday, Mar. 11

Doors open at 4 p.m.

Noon–1 p.m.
Live Graffiti Art Demonstration (Weather Permitting)


4–6 p.m.
Opening Night Happy Hour

4–10 p.m.
Hairstyle + Airstream by Henry De La Paz

6 p.m.
#BuildLearnGive
Technologists in DSM have big brains, and even bigger hearts. Each year, nonprofits bring Des Moines Charity Hack their technology needs and we rise up to meet them. It’s not a competition, it’s a community. And that community is made stronger by helping those that make Des Moines a truly great place to live, work and play. We can help, so we must. This is Des Moines, and this is how we hack.
– Kim Wall, President of dsmHack 
– Heather Schott, Principal Financial Group 
– Kevin McCarthy, Workiva 

7–10 p.m.
Wine Tasting Mixer featuring wines from Deutsch Family Wine

Saturday, Mar. 12

9 a.m. & 11 a.m.
Morning Healing Yoga Session sponsored by UnityPoint Health

Doors open at 4 p.m.

4–6 p.m.
Happy Hour

4–10 p.m.
Hairstyle + Airstream by Henry De La Paz

6–7 p.m.
Iowa Startup Stories Night – Why All Eyes Are on the Silicon Prairie
Wondering why greater Des Moines, Iowa City and other regions in Iowa are consistently showing up in the top national rankings of best cities for tech startups, investment and talent. Join our pop-up conversation to learn from those making the Iowa tech ecosystem the shining star of the Silicon Prairie.
– Jay Byers, Greater Des Moines Partnership 
– Debi Durham, Iowa Economic Development Authority 
– Scott Hoekman, Next Level Ventures 
– Geoff Wood, Gravitate 
– Max Farrell, WorkHound 
– Justin Schoen, eComegy 
– Josh Krakauer, Sculpt Social Media Agency 
– Derien Baugh, Men’s Style Lab 
The world is watching Iowa…

7–10 p.m.
Wine Tasting Mixer featuring wines from Treasury Wine Estates


Sunday, Mar. 13

9 a.m. & 11 a.m.
Morning Healing Yoga Session sponsored by UnityPoint Health

Doors open at 6 p.m.

6–10 p.m.
Hairstyle + Airstream by Henry De La Paz

6–8:30 p.m.
Iowa Hour sponsored by Iowa Economic Development Authority
Network with Iowa’s best, brightest and most connected in tech. #IowaHour
– Iowa Economic Development Authority 
– Workiva 
– West Des Moines 
– Quad Cities 

8:30–10 p.m.
Wine Tasting Mixer featuring wines from Gallo Winery

Monday, Mar. 14

Doors open at 4 p.m.

4–8 p.m.
Closing Night Happy Hour

4–10 p.m.
Hairstyle + Airstream by Henry De La Paz

7–10 p.m.
Wine Tasting Mixer featuring wines from LangeTwins Estate
 

 

  RSVP!  

 

Bands perform at the Des Moines Embassy in Austin, TX

 

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#HellYesDM  |  #SeizeDesMoines

 


 

LOOKING FOR FREE MUSIC?!

 


Love music? How about free stuff? The Greater Des Moines Partnership produces both the Des Moines Embassy and CarpeDM Music Mix — a free album of songs exclusive to Central Iowa musicians, available for download!

 

 

Bands perform at the Des Moines Embassy in Austin, TX

 

MUSIC LINEUP
 

Wednesday, Mar. 16

Coldcock Presents
Starts at noon

Julia Cole
Seven_12
Smoke Season
Twin Limb
Amasa Hines
PJ
Bee's Knees
Secret Weapons
Magic!

The Noise Presents
Starts at 6:20 p.m.

To Whom It May
Down & Outlaws
City of the Sun
Entheos
Wild Throne
Ho99o9
Plague Vendor


Thursday, Mar. 17

The Des Moines Embassy Presents
Starts at noon

Sexy Zebras
My Jerusalem
Chaos Chaos
Royal Teeth
Ron Pope
Jade Jackson
FLOR
The Moth & The Flame
Judah & The Lion

Des Moines: Hell Yes Showcase
Starts at 6:30 p.m.

The Brazilian 2wins
Scarecrow
Digital Wild
Christopher the Conquered
Brazilian 2wins
Twins
Oh Whitney
Great Caesar
Bassel & the Supernaturals


Friday, Mar. 18

The Noise Presents
Starts at 11 a.m.

Owel
Assuming We Survive
Waterparks
Milk Teeth
Like Pacific
Forever Came Calling
Speak Low If You Speak Love
Knuckle Puck
Real Friends
Neck Deep
State Champs

Smartpunk Showcase
Starts at 6:30 p.m.

The Banner Year
Protagonist
You Vandal
This Legend
Suck Brick Kid
Teen Agers
FenixTX
Unwritten Law
WagakkiBand


Saturday, Mar. 19

Fat Wreck Chords Showcase
Starts at noon

No Parents
Drakulas
Mean Jeans
toyGuitar
Night Birds
Riverboat Gamblers
NOFX

sidedoor Showcase
Starts at 6:30 p.m.

Special Guest
Special Guest
Bia
King Lil G
Cristina Soto
Flamingosis
Headphone Activist
Moving Castle Take Over
With Special Guests

 

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Bands perform at the Des Moines Embassy in Austin, TX

 

EVENT SPONSORS

CarpeDM Seize Des Moines and Initiative of the Greater Des Moines Partnership sponsors the Des Moines Embassy

 

 

UnityPoint Health sponsors the Des Moines Embassy
Nationwdie sponsors the Des Moines Embassy
Encast sponsors the Des Moines Embassy

 

 

 
80/35 Music Festival sponsors the Des Moines Embassy