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Rock Island Rollers Heading to Memphis Again!

Rock Island Rollers Heading to Memphis Again!

7/7/13 UPDATE… Congrats to the The Rock Island Rollers! They will be representing Iowa in the International Blues Challenge again in 2014! Make plans now to head to Memphis with us next January to see this great showcase of talent from all over the world!

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Protected: Minutes – Jun 2013

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CIBS Membership Picnic

CIBS Membership Picnic

The Central Iowa Blues Society will hold its 1st annual Membership Picnic on Sunday July 28th in Des Moines Water Works Park. This family friendly event is open to CIBS members and their families. The picnic will run from 12:30 thru 6pm with food served at 1:30. Live music by Rob Lumbard…

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Blues Under the Trees - July 27

Blues Under the Trees – July 27

Lizard Creek Blues Society of North Central Iowa presents Blues Under the Trees 2013 on July 27. This year’s festival features Joe & Vicki Price, Sena Ehrhrdt, The Chris O’Leary Band, Hadden Sayers and Rick Estrin & the Nightcats.

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2013 Blues Music Awards

2013 Blues Music Awards

Photos from the 2013 Blues Music Awards

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2013 Mississippi Valley Blues Fest

2013 Mississippi Valley Blues Fest

CIBS board member Terry Cole captured some shots from this years Mississippi Valley Blues Fest… including some from the first Mississippi Valley Blues Challenge. Check ’em out! [nggallery id=29]

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Protected: Minutes – May 2013

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CIBS Sponsors Band for Autism Walk

CIBS Sponsors Band for Autism Walk

The Central Iowa Blues Society sponsored the band, Hot Tamale & the Red Hots, to kick-off the annual Autism Walk on Saturday, June 8th at Iowa Cubs Stadium/Principal Park. The team this year was called Will’s Fighters. UPDATE… some nice thank you notes!

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Omaha's Playing With Fire

Omaha’s Playing With Fire

Our friends in Omaha are celebrating their 10th anniversary of the Playing with Fire Concert Series this year! These events are definitely road-trip worthy! May 27 -Memorial Day Concert featuring Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings and more July 12-13th […]

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The Muddy Waters - 3 Year Anniversary!

The Muddy Waters – 3 Year Anniversary!

Our friends, Kristy Bennett and Hal Reed of Bettendorf, are hosting a three year anniversary celebration for The Muddy Waters on Saturday, June 1st. Great blues lineup and a BBQ competition…

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Protected: Minutes – Apr 2013

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Iowa Represents in Memphis!

Iowa Represents in Memphis!

Iowa represents at the 2013 International Blues Challenge held in Memphis, January 29 through February 2. A little video and photo evidence right here!

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2013 International Blues Challenge

2013 International Blues Challenge

Photos from the 2013 International Blues Challenge

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Protected: Minutes – Mar 2013

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The Blues Goes Green!

The Blues Goes Green!

By green, we mean eco-friendly. Beginning April 2013, the Central Iowa Blues Society Blues Crier will become an E-Newsletter and delivered to your email. Not all member email addresses are currently in our database. To ensure delivery–please subscribe by completing the form in the yellow box…

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