IBHOF Exhibit Unveiled at Elks Lodge Sept 6

IBHOF Exhibit Unveiled at Elks Lodge Sept 6

The dedication of the Iowa Blues Hall of Fame display at its new home in the Hawkeye Elks Club, 1401 Walker St took place during the Sumpin Doo show on Saturday, September 6th.  Sumpin Doo burned up the room for an appreciative full house and IBHOF members George and Gil Davis were joined on stage […]

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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!

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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Scotty & the Wingtips celebration rescheduled for Sunday October 12th

Scotty & the Wingtips celebration rescheduled for Sunday October 12th

CIBS founding member Scott Hartung has rescheduled the Scotty & the Wingtips 25 year celebration for Sunday, October 12th from 2 to 6 pm at the VFW Post 9662 at 1309 NE 66th Ave.  The band will be joined by several past members of the Wingtips, including Jon East, Scott Eggleston, Scot Sutherland, Bob Pace, […]

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America’s Music 2 program throughout September

Music styles that originated in the United States during the twentieth century are the subject of America’s Music 2, a series of programs running on four consecutive Tuesdays beginning September 9 at 6 pm at the Franklin Avenue Library. The Broadway, Latin, blues, and rock genres will be spotlighted. Each program of this music survey […]

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Hot Tamale & the Red Hots to perform at Sweet Corn Day - July 19th

Hot Tamale & the Red Hots to perform at Sweet Corn Day – July 19th

Due to the cancellation of the previously announced act, the Mercury Brothers, CIBS has secured a replacement, Iowa Blues Challenge runners-up Hot Tamale & the Red Hots, to be the performing act at the Parks Area Sweet Corn Day festival.  The festival will be held in the Highland Park neighborhood at 6th & Euclid on […]

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