2019 Iowa Blues Challenge

2019 Iowa Blues Challenge

The 2019 Iowa Blues Challenge FINALS are scheduled for Sunday, June 16 at the Des Moines Social Club. Because of the limited number of acts registered for the blues challenge statewide, ALL previously scheduled preliminary rounds are cancelled and all acts will compete at the FINALS only…

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CIBS Blues Crier :: MAY 2019

CIBS Blues Crier :: MAY 2019

MAY 2019 UPCOMING CENTRAL IOWA BLUES SOCIETY EVENTS SUNDAY – MAY 26, 2019 @ 12:00PM Jasper Winery, Des Moines, IA SpringFest #3 FREE! Family Friendly! FUN! Come celebrate great music in a perfect setting at Jasper Winery, Memorial Weekend. Admission is […]

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R.I.P. Tom Gary

R.I.P. Tom Gary

We are sad to report that Tom Gary, blues historian, founder of Central Iowa Blues Society and the Iowa Blues Hall of Fame, died in his sleep sometime Sunday evening (May 5, 2019). Tom made so many lasting and significant […]

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CIBS Blues Crier :: APRIL 2019

CIBS Blues Crier :: APRIL 2019

APRIL 2019 UPCOMING CENTRAL IOWA BLUES SOCIETY EVENTS SUNDAY – MAY 12, 2019 @ 6:00PM Lefty’s Live Music, 2307 University Ave, DM DOUBLE BILL SHOW! Orphan Jon & the Abandoned – AND – Albert Castiglia Doors at 5PM // Show […]

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Michael Ledbetter Life Celebration and Fundraiser

Michael Ledbetter Life Celebration and Fundraiser

Mike Ledbetter – a brilliant and soulful singer and guitarist – tragically passed away on January 21, 2019. He was 33 years old and an award-winning rising star of Blues and Soul music. He leaves behind his loving partner, Kathy […]

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CIBS Blues Crier :: MARCH 2019

CIBS Blues Crier :: MARCH 2019

MARCH 2019 UPCOMING CENTRAL IOWA BLUES SOCIETY EVENTS SUNDAY – MAR 31, 2019 @ 6:00PM Lefty’s Live Music, 2307 University Ave, DM Michael Ledbetter Celebration of Life & Fundraiser $20 (no CIBS Member rebate as this is a fundraiser)  With […]

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CIBS Blues Crier :: FEBRUARY 2019

CIBS Blues Crier :: FEBRUARY 2019

FEBRUARY 2019 UPCOMING CENTRAL IOWA BLUES SOCIETY EVENTS FRIDAY – MAR 1, 2019 @ 7:00PM Lefty’s Live Music, 2307 University Ave, DM Paul Nelson Band Being blues/rock icon Johnny Winter’s hand-picked touring and recording guitarist is just one of the […]

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