2015 Winter Blues Fest

2015 Winter Blues Fest

21st WBF Expands to Two Nights Friday “Hall of Fame Night” The lineup is set for the 2015 Winter Blues Fest on Friday, January 30th and Saturday, January 31st at the Downtown Marriott Hotel.  This year the event is expanding with the addition of “Hall of Fame Night” on Friday.  At 6:00 pm a private […]

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International Blues Challenge

International Blues Challenge

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 conducted. Youth Showcase and Semi Finals will be held Friday […]

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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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IBHOF Class of 2014

IBHOF Class of 2014

The Central Iowa Blues Society is pleased to announce the Iowa Blues Hall of Fame Class of 2014: Dwight Dario, Tommy Gordon, Robert “One-Man” Johnson & Philip “Bunky” Marlow. Dwight Dario – Drummer and New Jersey native Dwight Dario first came to Iowa in 1974 where he spent time playing in the Mother Blues Band, […]

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2015-16 Webster-Wagner Scholarship application period begins

2015-16 Webster-Wagner Scholarship application period begins

Lynette Webster and Jeff Wagner have both been instrumental to the success of the Central Iowa Blues Society from its inception through its first 20 years. Lynette has represented CIBS as its President for nine years (1998-2001, 2004-2007, 2010-2013) in addition to eleven years in various other positions on the CIBS Board. After having spent […]

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Lil Ed & the Blues Imperials in Grinnell October 3rd

Lil Ed & the Blues Imperials in Grinnell October 3rd

Our neighbors at the Skunk are bringing Lil Ed & the Blues Imperials to the Elks B.P.O. Lodge, 720 3rd Ave in Grinnell on Friday, October 3rd.  Doors open at 7 with the show running from 8 to 12:30.  Advance tickets are available at the Music Shop & Elks in Grinnell for $15.  $20 at […]

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