Label Programs

A professionally produced live summer concert series in underrepresented communities and underutilized facilities throughout Des Moines. Past lineups include Blackalicious, Adia Victoria, The Cactus Blossoms, JC Brooks, Blackillac, Cicada Rhythm, Boulevards, Torino Black, Bad Bad Hats, Izcalli, and The Well Pennies.

An artist incubation program focusing on developing the local hip-hop and R&B scene through music business development and artist entrepreneurship.

In partnership with the Des Moines Music Coalition and xBk, Breaking the Band is a monthly showcase of young talent from the Des Moines region.

A youth focused program in collaboration with DK Kelly featuring music, art, professional collaborations, professional production, mix tapes, and performances written and performed exclusively by local BIPOC artists with local elementary and middle school students.

We work closely with Drake University, offering two courses on live entertainment and the recorded music industry. After completing these courses, students are encouraged to intern with Station 1 to take an active role in the development and management of artists and the record label.