One of the reasons I named this site Say Hello to the City and not something like Say Hello to Des Moines was because I didn't want to be boxed in geographically. If I were to move to Chicago or San Francisco, my URL can remain the same and my overall focus doesn't really have to change. Thankfully, I had enough foresight to choose branding that allows me to move around topics of interests quiet easily, while still keeping it mostly Midwest-oriented.Read More
What's up, folks?
As you know, I took a break over the summer. I wanted to really hone in on what kind of content I wanted to be creating for the site. It's so easy to get caught up in interviewing folks and lose sight of why you're even interviewing them! Simply put: I needed to refocus on what this space is all about.Read More
As Des Moines experiences tremendous growth, my eyes tend to wander behind the scenes, in search of those who are working to facilitate the growth. Amedeo Rossi is one of those people. I talked with him last year and have been sitting on this interview for awhile, but it feels like a good time to post it with the music festivals coming up this summer.
Ameodeo runs Vaudeville Mews and the Lift, helped found Des Moines Music Coalition, and was also one of the organizers of 80/35 Music Festival. I left our meeting feeling inspired and I think you'll leave this article feeling inspired, too.Read More