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America’s Music ProgramKicks Off with Matt Woods

America’s Music Program
Kicks Off with Matt Woods

A free series called “America’s Music: A Film History of Our Popular Music from Blues to Bluegrass to Broadway” will be offered this spring at the Franklin Avenue Library. With a focus on uniquely American musical traditions…

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Bottoms Up Blues Bash :: MARCH 2nd

Bottoms Up Blues Bash :: MARCH 2nd

CIBS supports the inaugural Bottoms Up Blues Bash on MARCH 2 at the Val Air Ballroom. Featuring The Bel Airs, Matt Woods and the Thunderbolts, and singer and songwriter Jean Marie Salem!

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2013 Winter Blues Fest

2013 Winter Blues Fest

January 26, 2013 at the Downtown Marriott in Des Moines. 10 acts on 6 different stages! This multi-band event will culminate with an After Hours Jam in the Des Moines Ballroom. Get tickets at the door! Get the lineup and details here…

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Blues Blowout Feb. 9

Blues Blowout Feb. 9

The Friends of KHKE/KUNI are presenting their annual Blues Blowout on Feb. 9 at Waterloo’s Electric Park Ballroom. The show will feature Lil’ Ed and the Blues Imperials and Ana Popovic. The doors open at 7 pm and the show […]

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Board Election Meeting Monday, Feb 11

Board Election Meeting Monday, Feb 11

Reminder to CIBS members: General Membership meeting coming up Monday, February 11, at Zimm’s on Ingersoll. Game time is 7pm. Come out and wish Lynette a happy birthday and thank her for many years of service on the Board. We […]

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Scot Sutherland Nominated for Major Award

Congratulations to Des Moines’ own Scot Sutherland, nominated for the Blues Music Awards (BMA) in the Instrumentalist-Bass category. The awards event brings together Blues performers, industry representatives and fans from all over the world to celebrate the best in Blues […]

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CIBS sponsors Kevin Burt at “I’ll Make Me a World”

CIBS sponsors well-known local musician and Blues Educator Kevin ‘BF’ Burt at “I’ll Make Me a World in Iowa.” Kevin will be presenting workshops during Education Day on Jan. 25 between 9am and 2pm at Hy-Vee Hall. He is recognized […]

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