12th Annual Bravo Awards Gala

Dear Friend of the Arts:

Thank you for your support of the sold-out 12th Annual Bravo Awards Gala! Our honorary co-chairs, Jeff Rommel of Nationwide and Rich Willis of Willis Auto Campus, have created an evening of celebration on Saturday, February 4, 2017.  It will certainly be one to remember!

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Hy-Vee Hall – downtown

730 Third Street

Des Moines, Iowa


6:00 pm

Registration opens. As you arrive, be entertained by Genevieve Salamone, strolling violinist and her One-Woman Symphony. Coat check will be available in the lobby. In the ballroom, you will enjoy the Des Moines Jazz String Ensemble with John Morgan as well as the signature drink stations, bars and passed hors d’oeuvres.  Thank you, Hy-Vee, Inc. & Doll Distributing.

7:15 pm       

Dinner stations will open and remain open until 9:00pm.

8:00 pm

Bravo Awards presentation & program. After the presentation, dance to the fabulous sounds of the Ken Arlen Evolution Orchestra.

8:30 pm

Dessert stations open; chocolate martinis will be served from the signature drink stations.


Complimentary valet parking is provided at two locations:

  • Third Street Hy-Vee Hall entrance (between Wells Fargo Arena and Hy-Vee Hall – west side of street)
  • Fifth Street/Community Choice – Veterans Auditorium north door

City lots and street parking are also available; however, the Iowa Hall of Pride lot will not be available for parking that evening.

Please be advised several other events are scheduled in the area so we may experience some traffic congestion. Extra traffic enforcement and attention have been given to speed the parking process.


The dress code is black-tie optional.



We’d like you to share your Bravo Gala experience!  We’ll have a social media team thanks Happy Medium! posting live from the Gala but we’d also love to hear from you.  Please use the hashtag #bravodsm with your Instagram, Facebook and Twitter posts.  


You may get your formal portrait taken towards the northeast corner of the ballroom.   Event photos will be posted on Sunday, February 5th at: http://bravogala.zenfolio.com/bravo2017



Please celebrate and enjoy responsibly. If you feel you have had too much to drink, please utilize the cab rides to get you home safely. The limited vouchers are good for one stop, within a 20 mile radius of the Iowa Event Center and must be a residence. Compliments of Doll Distributing.


On behalf of Bravo Greater Des Moines, thank you for your participation in the 2017 Annual Bravo Awards Gala! We are looking forward to this celebration in honor of those individuals and organizations that make our community truly sparkling! If you have further questions, please contact Kendra Daly at kendra@dalyhappenings.com.