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Bowlful of Blues

Bowlful of Blues

The South Skunk Blues Society proudly presents the 23rd Annual Bowlful of Blues on Saturday, September 5th starting at noon at the beautiful Fred Maytag Bowl in Maytag Park, Newton. James Biehn Band – noon to 1:30 pm 2001 IBHOF […]

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Protected: Minutes – August 2015

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2015 Best Self Produced CD competition

2015 Best Self Produced CD competition

For thirty-four years, The Blues Foundation has celebrated and recognized established blues artists through the Blues Music Awards. For twenty-nine years, The Blues Foundation has encouraged future blues performers through the International Blues Challenge. The Best Self-Produced CD was established […]

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Parks Area Sweet Corn Day

Parks Area Sweet Corn Day

Saturday, July 18th, 4-9 pm, 6th Avenue just north of Euclid in the Highland Park neighborhood.  CIBS is sponsoring performances by 2015 Iowa Blues Challenge Solo/Duo Champions Tina and Brandon, as well as Sadona & the Blue Flames.  Tickets are […]

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Protected: Minutes – July 2015

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Protected: Minutes – June 2015

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2015 Iowa Blues Challenge Finals

2015 Iowa Blues Challenge Finals

Congratulations to the 2015 Iowa Blues Challenge Champions!!! Solo/Duo Champion: Tina & Brandon Solo/Duo Runner up: Eastside Brothers Solo/Duo 3rd place: Dan Peart Band Champion: Mother Ship Blues Band Band Runner up: Zach Harris Band Band 3rd place: Wooden Nickel […]

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Protected: Minutes – May 2015

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1st Annual Red Dog Blues, Brews & Music Festival

1st Annual Red Dog Blues, Brews & Music Festival

The 1st Annual Red Dog Blues, Brews & Music Festival will take place from 1:00 to 8:00 pm, Sunday, May 24th at the Jasper Winery, 2400 George Flagg Pkwy in Des Moines.  Five great bands are on the schedule:  Tarakis, […]

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Protected: Minutes – April 2015

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2015 Iowa Blues Challenge Preliminaries

2015 Iowa Blues Challenge Preliminaries

Fairfield Solo/Duo Preliminary Saturday, April 4th – Best Western Congratulations to Tina & Brandon, who advance to the Iowa Blues Challenge Solo/Duo Finals Tina & Brandon  Passionate partners in love and rhyme, Tina and Brandon have become quite a bluesified […]

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Protected: Minutes – March 2015

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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 the Colon Cancer Foundation of Iowa (formerly David’s Fight) to sponsor their celebration & fundraiser in […]

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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 […]

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2015 Iowa Blues Challenge

2015 Iowa Blues Challenge

Iowa Blues Acts – Are you ready for the challenge??? Applications are now being accepted for the 2015 Iowa Blues Challenge.  This year, the Band and Solo/Duo categories will be run concurrently, with winners of each of three preliminary rounds […]

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