Kevin "B.F." Burt wins big at the International Blues Challenge!

Kevin “B.F.” Burt wins big at the International Blues Challenge!

Iowa City blues musician Kevin B.F. Burt was the winner of the Solo/Duo competition at the 34th International Blues Challenge (IBC), presented by the Blues Foundation, on Saturday evening.  In addition, he won the […]

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McMurrin and Lumbard 2018 Rock 'N Roll Hall of Fame Inductees!

McMurrin and Lumbard 2018 Rock ‘N Roll Hall of Fame Inductees!

  Big congratulations to two Iowa Blues Hall of Fame members who will be inducted into the Iowa Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2018 — Dennis “Daddy-O” McMurrin (Lifetime achievement) and Rob Lumbard (Individual artist). The inductions will […]

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2018 Iowa Blues Hall of Fame

2018 Iowa Blues Hall of Fame

The Central Iowa Blues Society announces the IOWA BLUES HALL of FAME CLASS of 2018! Vicki Price Jay Sieleman Ardie Dean Strutzenberg Scot Sutherland Jeff Taylor Save the date Sunday, April 8, 2018! The induction ceremony will be held at at […]

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2018 Botanical Blues

2018 Botanical Blues

Take a break from the winter cold and warm up in the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden’s tropical conservatory while enjoying some of the best blues music in the Midwest. All concerts run from 2 – 4 p.m. every Sunday […]

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2018 Webster-Wagner Scholarship

2018 Webster-Wagner Scholarship

The application period for the Webster-Wagner Scholarship for the 2017-2018 academic year opens on November 15, 2017 and continues until April 1, 2018. The $500 grant recipient will be announced on or about May 14, 2018. DOWNLOAD THE WEBSTER-WAGNER SCHOLARSHIP […]

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2018 Winter Blues Fest

2018 Winter Blues Fest

FRIDAY & SATURDAY, FEB 9-10 2018
Anthony Gomes • Jason Ricci • Reverend Raven & the Chainsmokin Altar Boys • Steepwater Band • Kilborn Alley • Josh Hoyer • Grand Marquis • Eric Jerardi • Amanda Fish • Kevin BF Burt • Bryce Janey…

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International Blues Challenge #34 - Jan 16-20 2018

International Blues Challenge #34 – Jan 16-20 2018

Congratulations to Kevin “BF” Burt (solo) and the Avey Grouws Band (band)! They will represent Iowa in Memphis at The Blues Foundation’s 34th International Blues Challenge. Join us in January where they will showcase their talent on Beale St…

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