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Play In Competition Schedule

Competition Schedule

  • Artist Submissions: March 25 through April 15 at 11:59 p.m.
     
  • Semi-Finalists Announced: LIVE on IPR's Studio One on April 22
     
  • Semi-Finals: April 29 through May 2 and May 6 through May 9. Voting ends May 16 at 11:59 p.m. 
     
  • Finalists Announced: LIVE on IPR's Studio One
     
  • Finals: LIVE at Wooly's in Des Moines on June 6
    Join us at Wooly's in Des Moines for a LIVE performance and broadcast of each of the three Finalists, selected in part by you! Vote in person and scream your larynx raw for your favorite. The entire Final set will be posted here, where you will also have a chance to rate each of the finalists again. Voting ends June 11 at 5 p.m.
     
  • Winner Announced: LIVE on IPR's Studio One on June 13
     
  • 80/35: July 5 and 6 in Des Moines' Western Gateway Park 
    Come cheer on all the finalists at 80/35. The winner will play the Main Stage at noon on Saturday, July 6. The first runner up will play the HyVee Stage at 5 p.m. on Friday, July 5, and the second runner up will play the HyVee Stage at 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 6.

    Until then, turn your excitement level up to eleven by checking out the updates and listings at 8035.com or follow them on Twitter and Facebook.

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