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ALL AGES: 80/35 Festival Showcases Performances

It’s the sixth annual 80/35 concert in Western Gateway Park and this year’s ticket sales were at an all-time high.

People of all ages are coming to downtown Des Moines to listen to some music and perform at 80/35.

Deb Giddings is one of the oldest performers this weekend. At age 54 she is a member of the Flying Eagles Acro-Balance group, a club that incorporates gymnastics and yoga into acrobatics.

“We work on stay in shape and stay limber and flexible. We’re here just having a good time,” says Giddings.

Those visiting the festival also got to check out one of the youngest performers on stage.

14 – year – old Taya Perry is the drummer for Homemade Jamz Blues Band from Mississippi.

It was the bands’ first time playing in Iowa.

“Were so glad that this crowd was open to different types of music,” says Perry.

No matter the type of performance or the age of the performer, all everyone wants to hear is a connection.

“When the crowd is hype with us, the show is just hype all the way around and we love that,” says Perry.


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