It is that time of the year again! We are pleased to announce the 15th Annual Bravo Awards Gala on February 1, 2020, at 6:00 pm, Hy-Vee Hall - Iowa Events Center.  The event sold out during sponsorship pre-sales but please email to be placed on the waiting list for individual tickets.

Every year we are honored to have co-hosts that kick-off the festivities.  This year we announced that Dan Keough, Chairman and CEO of Holmes Murphy and Mike McCoy, CEO of NCMIC, will be doing the honors. We are so pleased that they will be a significant part of the Bravo Awards Gala.

Stay tuned for more exciting news in 2020.

About the 15th Annual Bravo Awards Gala

February 1, 2020
6:00 pm – Midnight
Hy-Vee Hall – Iowa Events Center
Complimentary valet parking

Black tie optional

The short, live program will start at 8:00 pm followed by the dynamic sound of the Ken Arlen Evolution Orchestra.

Click on the link below to access and download pictures from the 2019 Bravo Awards Gala.

2019 Bravo Awards Gala Photos


The Bravo Awards Gala is the perfect showcase for the work Bravo does year-round. Through investments made by 17 local communities, Bravo provides a competitive and reliable source of funding to regional arts, culture and heritage nonprofit organizations and programs. In addition to grantmaking, Bravo also measures the positive impact of arts, culture and heritage organizations on the regional economy, and leads the vision for the future by enhancing and elevating economic development and quality of life for residents and visitors throughout Central Iowa. Proceeds from the Bravo Awards Gala help offset Bravo’s administrative expenses allowing more dollars to be invested back into the arts, culture and heritage organizations that create the entertaining and thoughtful experience we all enjoy.

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Learn more about Bravo Greater Des Moines and our Cultural Partners from these videos which debuted at the 2019 Bravo Awards Gala.