2015 Best Self Produced CD competition

2015 Best Self Produced CD competition

For thirty-four years, The Blues Foundation has celebrated and recognized established blues artists through the Blues Music Awards. For twenty-nine years, The Blues Foundation has encouraged future blues performers through the International Blues Challenge. The Best Self-Produced CD was established in 2005 to recognize excellence in independent Blues recordings. CIBS is now accepting submissions for […]

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Parks Area Sweet Corn Day

Parks Area Sweet Corn Day

Saturday, July 18th, 4-9 pm, 6th Avenue just north of Euclid in the Highland Park neighborhood.  CIBS is sponsoring performances by 2015 Iowa Blues Challenge Solo/Duo Champions Tina and Brandon, as well as Sadona & the Blue Flames.  Tickets are $7 in advance at Highland Park Hardware or $8 at the gate and kids are […]

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2015 Iowa Blues Challenge Finals

2015 Iowa Blues Challenge Finals

Congratulations to the 2015 Iowa Blues Challenge Champions!!! Solo/Duo Champion: Tina & Brandon Solo/Duo Runner up: Eastside Brothers Solo/Duo 3rd place: Dan Peart Band Champion: Mother Ship Blues Band Band Runner up: Zach Harris Band Band 3rd place: Wooden Nickel Lottery The preliminary rounds are complete and 6 Iowa Blues acts are now in preparation […]

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1st Annual Red Dog Blues, Brews & Music Festival

1st Annual Red Dog Blues, Brews & Music Festival

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 […]

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2015 Iowa Blues Challenge Preliminaries

2015 Iowa Blues Challenge Preliminaries

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 […]

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Bottoms Up Blues Bash - Saturday, March 7th

Bottoms Up Blues Bash – Saturday, March 7th

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 […]

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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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