2015 Iowa Blues Challenge

2015 Iowa Blues Challenge

Iowa Blues Acts – Are you ready for the challenge??? Applications are now being accepted for the 2015 Iowa Blues Challenge.  This year, the Band and Solo/Duo categories will be run concurrently, with winners of each of three preliminary rounds in each category advancing to the Iowa Blues Challenge Finals on Saturday May 16th at […]

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MVBF moves to Labor Day weekend in 2015

MVBF moves to Labor Day weekend in 2015

After weathering 3 floods and multiple rain days in the past 7 years over the 4th of July weekend, the Mississippi Valley Blues Society Board of Directors voted to move the date of the 2015 Blues Festival to the Labor Day weekend—Saturday and Sunday September 5 and 6. After 30 years of being on the […]

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Kinsey Report  - Live at the M-Shop February 5

Kinsey Report – Live at the M-Shop February 5

The Maintenance Shop in Ames presents The Kinsey Report, with guest Dylan Boyle on Thursday, February 5th.  The doors open at 7:30 with the show at 8:00.  Tickets are $10 ($8 for ISU students) in advance and $2 more at the door. Get more information at the M-Shop website.

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Friends of KUNI/KHKE - Iowa Public Radio Blues Blowout

Friends of KUNI/KHKE – Iowa Public Radio Blues Blowout

The annual Blues Blowout put on by the Friends of KUNI/KHKE and Iowa Public Radio will take place on Saturday, February 7th at the Electric Park Ballroom in Waterloo.  IBHOF member Bob Dorr & the Blue Band will open things up for the Lamont Cranston Band featuring IBHOF member Bruce McCabe.  The doors open at […]

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International Blues Challenge

International Blues Challenge

Congratulations to the Mercury Brothers, 2015 International Blues Challenge Semi-finalists! The 31st International Blues Challenge will be held January 20-24, 2015 in Downtown Memphis, Tennessee in the Beale Street Historic District. The International Blues Challenge will begin Tuesday night (Jan 20) with the International Showcase. Wednesday and Thursday night (Jan 21-22) quarter finals will be […]

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Botanical Blues series

Botanical Blues series

Botanical Blues Announces Ninth Annual Series! Hi Blues fans!  2015 will be the ninth year we have been presenting the Botanical Blues at the Botanical Garden in east Des Moines.   We will present a different solo or duo act each Sunday in January and February of 2015. The live shows will be presented from 2 […]

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Blues in the Schools

Blues in the Schools

The Central Iowa Blues Society’s 2015 Blues In The Schools program is being presented at Hoover High School on January 13th,14th and 15th. Seventeen students have been selected to learn about the history of blues music, writing blues music and eight hours of lessons on instruments of their choice. Our blues clinicians, Bob Pace, guitar […]

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