2016 Winter Blues Fest

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2016 Winter Blues Fest Schedule

“HALL OF FAME NIGHT” – FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2016

5:30 pm Admissions & Will Call open 3rd floor
6:00 – 7:00 Private Buffet/Reception Dubuque Room
7:30 – 9:30 IBHOF Class of 2015 Induction Ceremony Des Moines Room
10:00 – 1:00 John Primer Des Moines Room

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2016

2nd floor 4:00 pm Admissions & Will Call open
Lobby 4:00-5:00
5:30-6:30
Matt Woods
Rock River Lounge
2nd floor
5:00-6:15
6:45-8:00
Rob Lumbard
IBHOF Class of 2015 Inductee
Salon D
2nd floor
6:00-7:00
7:30-8:30
The Soul Searchers
9:00-10:00
10:30-11:30
Joyann Parker & Sweet Tea
Minnesota Blues Challenge
Salon E
2nd floor
5:30-6:30
7:00-8:00
The Hector Anchondo Band
Nebraska Blues Challenge
8:30-9:30
10:00-11:00
Jason Vivone & the Billy Bats
Kansas City Blues Challenge
11:30-12:30 Scotty & the Wingtips
12:30-??? After Hours Jam hosted by
Scotty & the Wingtips
Dubuque Room
3rd floor
5:15-6:45 Tina Haase-Findlay & Brandon Findlay
Iowa Blues Challenge Solo/Duo
7:15-8:15
8:45-9:45
The Butter Cow Blues Band
10:15-11:30
12:00-1:15
Candye Kane
Des Moines Room
3rd floor
5:30-7:00 The Blue Band feat. Jeff Petersen
IBHOF Class of 2015 Inductee
7:30-8:45
9:15-10:30
Danielle Nicole Band
11:00-1:00 The Chris O’Leary Band

Tickets

  • FRIDAY ONLY $20
  • FRIDAY ONLY + BUFFET (CIBS members) $45
  • SATURDAY ONLY $25
  • FRIDAY & SATURDAY $40 (save $5)
  • FRIDAY + BUFFET & SATURDAY (CIBS members) $65 (save $5)
  • BUFFET ONLY (IBHOF members w/VIP pass) $25

Please note: Children 12 and under free if accompanied by a parent. Two-day tickets and Buffet tickets are only available for purchase in advance. Admission at the door is $20 Friday and $25 Saturday. Buffet ticket purchase is restricted to CIBS and IBHOF members and the invited guests of inductees and must be purchased by Friday, February 5, 2016. CIBS membership can also be purchased at the CIBS website. Advance ticket sales will end at 5 pm on Thursday, February 11, 2016. Advance tickets will be available for pickup at the Will Call table beginning at 5:30 pm on Friday (3rd floor in front of Des Moines room) or at 4 pm on Saturday (2nd floor near Salon D). Please bring a copy of your receipt, paper printout or digital copy on your phone, or be prepared to show a photo ID. If you are purchasing tickets as a gift, please list the name of the authorized recipient in the comments section when placing your order. Advance tickets are only refundable in the case of event cancellation.

Hotel Rooms

The block of rooms available at special WBF rates on Saturday at the Marriott has SOLD OUT!!

The Hyatt Place Downtown, 418 6th Avenue (one block east of the Marriott & accessible via the Skywalk) is offering us a block of rooms at $119 for Saturday night only.  (515) 282-5555  Act soon, this block will likely sell out quickly too!!
UPDATE: as of Jan. 22, only 5 rooms remain available and any unused rooms will be returned on Jan. 29 so don’t delay!!

Thanks to the Sponsors

KCWI 23, Budweiser, Summit Brewing, Cityview, Downtown Des Moines Marriott,
VividPix & Design and the Central Iowa Blues Society

Press Credentials

Media outlets wishing to provide coverage of the Winter Blues Fest please contact CIBS Treasurer Jeff Duskin (jeeff@netzero.net) to obtain press credentials.

Promo Items

Download the printable poster by clicking the poster above. Click the image below to download the Facebook banner.

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