CHECK OUT OUR 2018 LINEUP 👀
⭐ THIS IS OUR BIGGEST LINEUP OF ALL TIME! ⭐
515 ALIVE is an ALL AGES event.
Located at Water Works Park in Des Moines, Iowa less than half a mile from downtown - DSM's biggest Urban Park.
Hybrid City/Camping Festival Experience - Limited quantity available - NOW 18+
BIGGER & BETTER MAIN STAGE
Amazing Light Show, MASSIVE Sound System & New Stage Design
ALL NEW Improved VIP Experience
VENUE After Parties (Downtown) - Available to campers as well with shuttles!
⭐ PLUS ⭐
All Ages Welcome (10 & under enter free with adult)
Full Beer & Alcohol Vending for 21+
Live Graffiti Demo
New Art Installations
And most importantly, YOU!
515 ALIVE 2018
The 16th Anniversary | THE 515 ALIVE STORY
Before the corporate ran, profit generating machine music festivals started spawning in the United States, the American music industry was united by grassroot passionate musicians and performers who wanted to share the magic of their music in a unique show experience. In 2002, the collaboration of enthusiasts in a small state called Iowa, gave birth to an event called 515 Alive, at the heart of the state's capital, Des Moines. Despite its obstacles with being one of America's less populated areas, 515 Alive exploded and grew with the spirit of the unity amongst citywide, statewide, and regional support.
515 Alive began as a block party, and has taken many directions, especially taking strong identity being a symbol of Iowa's electronic music scene. The festival has also been a canvas for urban arts and urban music, breaking barriers between musical styles. But the most important and dominant type of artist that has been the lifeblood of 515 Alive, are specifically the DJ's who have made magic building, creating, and performing on those epic stages that gradually improved, year after year.
This year's event will be yet another big step forward towards our goals for the progression and vision of the event. 515 Alive 2018 will feature the biggest lineup in it’s 16 year history, all new stage build, bigger sound systems, massive light & laser shows, new fan experiences, more art showcases and a new breed of enthusiasm from its supporters. We can guarantee that the 16th anniversary will be better in EVERY single way and we plan on fulfilling that promise. The 2018 515 Alive Music Festival experience will be a weekend you will never forget!