2015 Iowa Blues Challenge Preliminaries

2015 Iowa Blues Challenge Preliminaries

Fairfield Solo/Duo Preliminary Saturday, April 4th – Best Western 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 past bands Lady Blue and Bella Soul, these true soulmates are entering a whole […]

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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 David’s Fight to sponsor their celebration & fundraiser in conjunction with colon cancer awareness month. The event will feature the Candymakers, along with Dylan Boyle, the Heath Alan Band featuring Matt […]

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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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