Des Moines Is The New Austin

Des Moines, Iowa’s City Council officially approved the creation of a seven-member live music commission July 18th.

For more than a year, former talent buyer Fritz Junker has been working to create the commission, mirrored after the Austin Music Commission in Texas.

It will act as an advisory board to build the buzz around the city’s live music scene and help the local music industry clear licensing, zoning and funding hurdles.

Junker can be reached at 515-556-3777.