2017 Iowa Blues Challenge

Solo/Duo Preliminaries

Sunday, July 16 – 5 pm @ Zimm’s Food & Spirits
Des Moines Prelim presented by Central Iowa Blues Society

$10 (or $5 for any current Iowa Blues Society member)

  • Friends & Neighbors (5:00 – 5:30)
  • Rob Lumbard (5:45-6:15)
  • Aaron Earl Short (6:30-7:00)
  • Kevin B.F. Burt (7:15-7:45)

Saturday, August 6 @ Rock Island Brewing Co
Quad Cities Prelim presented by Mississippi Valley Blues Society

  • Bruce Kort & Forrest Rische
  • Juliana Logan
  • Concreteslim

Fairfield Prelim presented by Southeast Iowa Blues Society

  • Freight Train Frank Strong – will advance to the IABC Solo/Duo Finals since there is only one participant in Fairfield 
Band Preliminaries

Thursday, July 20 – 7:30 pm @ Lefty’s Live Music
Des Moines Prelim presented by Central Iowa Blues Society

$10 (or $5 for any current Iowa Blues Society member)

  • Scotty & the Wingtips (7:30-8:00)
  • Avey Grouws Band (8:15-8:45)

Saturday, August 6 @ Rock Island Brewing Co
Quad Cities Prelim presented by Mississippi Valley Blues Society

  • Blue Scratch
  • Juliana & a Soul Purpose
  • Reggie & the Three Notes

Grinnell Prelim presented by South Skunk Blues Society

  • Hound Dog Shy – will advance to the IABC Band Finals since there is only one participant in Grinnell
Iowa Blues Challenge Finals

Saturday, September 16 – 5 pm @ Des Moines Social Club
Finals presented by Central Iowa Blues Society

$15 (or $10 for any current Iowa Blues Society member)

  • Quad Cities Solo/Duo winner (5:00-5:30)
  • Freight Train Frank Strong (5:45-6:15)
  • Des Moines Solo/Duo winner (6:30-7:00)
  • Quad Cities Band winner (7:15-7:45)
  • Des Moines Band winner (8:00-8:30)
  • Hound Dog Shy (8:45-9:15)

 

Freight Train Frank Strong

Friends & Neighbors

Aaron Earl Short

Rob Lumbard

 

Kevin “B.F.” Burt

Bruce Kort & Forrest Rische

Juliana Logan

Concreteslim

Hound Dog Shy

Scotty & the Wingtips

 

Avey Grouws Band

Juliana & A Soul Purpose

Reggie & the Three Notes

Blue Scratch

The 2017 Iowa Blues Challenge is proudly Sponsored by

Budweiser

Exile Brewing

Junior’s Motel

Rieman Music

VividPix & Design

Des Moines Social Club

Iowa Public Radio

Mississippi Valley Blues Society

South Skunk Blues Society

Southeast Iowa Blues Society

and presented by the Central Iowa Blues Society