2018 Winter Blues Fest

Information

Admissions & Will Call – 1st Floor
(Open 5pm Friday and 4pm Saturday)
Volunteer Check-In – 2nd Floor
Merchandise – 3rd Floor

Friday, Feb 9 – Schedule
Lobby Lounge 5:00-6:15
6:30-7:30
Bryce Janey


Dubuque Room
3rd Floor
7:00-8:30 Eric Jerardi


9:00-11:00 Anthony Gomes


Des Moines Room
3rd Floor
7:30-9:00 Reverend Raven & the Chain Smokin’ Altar Boys


9:30-11:30  Jason Ricci


Saturday Afternoon Extras!

Guitar Workshop with Andy Cohen
Des Moines Room
3rd Floor 1-3PM
Andy Cohen is a virtuoso finger-style guitarist who has been described as “a walking, talking folk-blues-roots music encyclopedia.” Everyone is welcome! 

Musicians Swap Meet
Waterloo Room
3rd Floor 1-4PM
All are invited to bring music equipment for sale or swap. Guitars, amps, drums, pedals, etc… Hosted by Frank Strong
frank@frankstrong.net

Saturday, Feb 10 – Schedule
Lobby Lounge 4:00-5:30
6:00-7:00
Kevin “BF” Burt
Iowa Blues Challenge Solo/Duo Winner


7:30-9:00 Andy Cohen


Rock River Lounge
2nd floor
5:30-6:30
7:00-8:00
Aaron Earl Short


Salon D
2nd floor
5:00-6:30 Rex Granite Band w/Sarah Benck
Nebraska Blues Challenge Winner


7:00-9:00 Heath Alan Band


9:30-11:30 Ken Valdez
Minnesota Blues Challenge Winner


Salon E
2nd floor
5:30-7:00
7:30-8:30
Taylor Smith Band
Kansas City Blues Challenge Winner


9:00-10:30
11:00-12:00
Avey/Grouws Band
Iowa Blues Challenge Band Winner


Dubuque Room
3rd floor
5:00-6:30 Malcolm Wells & the Two-Timers


7:00-9:00 Kilborn Alley Blues Band


9:30-10:30 Scotty & the Wingtips


10:30-??? OPEN JAM


Des Moines Room
3rd floor
6:00-7:30 Amanda Fish Band


8:00-9:30 Grand Marquis


10:00-11:30 Steepwater Band


12:00-1:30 Josh Hoyer & Soul Colossal


 

Where: Marriott Hotel, 700 Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA

Thank You to Our Sponsors!

 

Lodging

MARRIOTT HOTEL

700 Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA
Blues Fest Group Rate of $125 is available for a limited
number of rooms. Book online HERE or call 515-245-5500


RENAISSANCE DES MOINES SAVERY HOTEL

401 Locust St, Des Moines  IA  50309
Blues Fest Group Rate of $129 is available for a
limited 
number of rooms. Book online HERE


HYATT PLACE DES MOINES/DOWNTOWN

418 6th Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309
Blues Fest Group Rate of $139 is available for a
limited 
number of rooms. Book online HERE