Fairfield Solo/Duo Preliminary Saturday, April 4th – Best Western Congratulations to Tina & Brandon, who advance to the Iowa Blues Challenge Solo/Duo Finals Tina & Brandon Passionate partners in love and rhyme, Tina and Brandon have become quite a bluesified force to be reckoned with. Married since January of 2005 and veterans of their popular […]
The 1st Annual Red Dog Blues, Brews & Music Festival will take place from 1:00 to 8:00 pm, Sunday, May 24th at the Jasper Winery, 2400 George Flagg Pkwy in Des Moines. Five great bands are on the schedule: Tarakis, Gimikk, Jeff Banks Band, Nick Schnebelen (from Trampled Under Foot) and headlining the night will […]
The Bottoms Up Blues Bash is coming to Wooly’s on Saturday, March 7th. This is the third year that CIBS has joined event organizers the Colon Cancer Foundation of Iowa (formerly David’s Fight) to sponsor their celebration & fundraiser in conjunction with colon cancer awareness month. The event will feature the Candymakers, along with Dylan […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]