2015 Winter Blues Fest

2015 Winter Blues Fest

21st WBF Expands to Two Nights Friday “Hall of Fame Night” The lineup is set for the 2015 Winter Blues Fest on Friday, January 30th and Saturday, January 31st at the Downtown Marriott Hotel.  This year the event is expanding with the addition of “Hall of Fame Night” on Friday.  At 6:00 pm a private […]

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IBHOF Class of 2014

IBHOF Class of 2014

The Central Iowa Blues Society is pleased to announce the Iowa Blues Hall of Fame Class of 2014: Dwight Dario, Tommy Gordon, Robert “One-Man” Johnson & Philip “Bunky” Marlow. Dwight Dario – Drummer and New Jersey native Dwight Dario first came to Iowa in 1974 where he spent time playing in the Mother Blues Band, […]

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2015-16 Webster-Wagner Scholarship application period begins

2015-16 Webster-Wagner Scholarship application period begins

Lynette Webster and Jeff Wagner have both been instrumental to the success of the Central Iowa Blues Society from its inception through its first 20 years. Lynette has represented CIBS as its President for nine years (1998-2001, 2004-2007, 2010-2013) in addition to eleven years in various other positions on the CIBS Board. After having spent […]

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Lil Ed & the Blues Imperials in Grinnell October 3rd

Lil Ed & the Blues Imperials in Grinnell October 3rd

Our neighbors at the Skunk are bringing Lil Ed & the Blues Imperials to the Elks B.P.O. Lodge, 720 3rd Ave in Grinnell on Friday, October 3rd.  Doors open at 7 with the show running from 8 to 12:30.  Advance tickets are available at the Music Shop & Elks in Grinnell for $15.  $20 at […]

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Lightning Red at the Gas Lamp in 2012 - photo from www.lightningred.com

Hot Show Alert – Lightning Red with Curry at Whiskey Dixx on Sept 28th

Lightning Red will be teaming up with Des Moines’ own Curry Harter for an all-ages show at Whiskey Dixx, 214 4th St, on Sunday, September 28th from 2 to 6 pm.  Doors will open at 1:30 and cover is $5.

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2014 Best Self-Produced CD submissions welcome!

2014 Best Self-Produced CD submissions welcome!

For thirty-four years, The Blues Foundation has celebrated and recognized established blues artists through the Blues Music Awards. For twenty-nine years, The Blues Foundation has encouraged future blues performers through the International Blues Challenge. The Best Self-Produced CD was established in 2005 to recognize excellence in independent Blues recordings.  CIBS, as a Blues Foundation affiliate […]

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RIP - IBHOF member James Kinds

RIP – IBHOF member James Kinds

CIBS was saddened to hear of the passing of 2008 Iowa Blues Hall of Fame inductee James Kinds on August 19, 2014 at the age of 70.  James had been battling health issues for some time.  The Drew, Mississippi native has been a fixture in the Dubuque blues scene since he moved there from Chicago […]

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