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Deadline March 15, 2012 for Iowa Blues Challenge entries

Don’t procrastinate. Don’t delay. Play for fun or play to win. (Or BOTH!) No matter, your band is exposed to a lot of people. Get going!! Entry form on this site under “Events and Programs” at Top of Page or […]

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2012 Iowa Blues Challenge – Band

2012 Iowa Blues Challenge – Band

We are now accepting applications for the 2012 IOWA BLUES CHALLENGE! Play for a prize package that includes cash, recording time and performance opportunities at Mississippi Valley Blues Fest and other paid gigs, PLUS The International Blues Challenge in Memphis, […]

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Protected: Minutes – Feb 2012

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Iowa Talent does well in Memphis!

Congratulations to The Candymakers from the Quad Cities and Bryce Janey from Marion, the Iowa Blues Societies band and solo/duo representatives, respectively, in the 2012 International Blues Challenge. Each advanced to the semifinals of the competition. Bryce was one of […]

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Popular BluesFest rooms Only Available at Hotel Fort Des Moines

Rooms are sold out at the Downtown Des Moines Marriott but the Hotel Fort Des Moines is ready to take your reservation. Fest goers can call 800-532-1466 or 515-243-1161. Rates are $89 for double/single room and $109 for a suite. […]

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Music Schedule for Winter BluesFest

Now that you know what terrific bands we have for the BluesFest, here are the exact performance times: 5 to 7 PM: Things will kick off with a pre-fest party in the Marriott Lobby with Rob Lumbard, Iowa Singer and […]

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I’ll Make Me a World in Iowa, Jan. 27 & 28

CIBS is again proud to sponsor some of the wonderful entertainment at “I’ll Make Me A World in Iowa”. Hal Reed will be doing Blues Workshops throughout the day on Friday, January, 2012. Click on the link for full details. […]

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Protected: Minutes – Jan 2012

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