Upcoming Central Iowa Blues Society Events
SUNDAY – JUN 24, 2018 @ 7:00PM
Lefty’s Live Music, 2307 University Ave, DM
Opening performance by Patrick Recob & the Perpetual Luau All Stars!
DOORS AT 6PM // SHOW AT 7PM
Los Angeles-based band who play blues-roots-rock music.The 44’s are one the brightest rising stars on the American blues roots scene. Make no mistake about it. The raw rough and tough sounds generated by these four expert musicians during live performances and in the making of their sophomore album Americana, on the Rip Cat label, demands to be heard by blues music fans world wide. Prepare to do some hip-shakin’!!!
FRIDAY – JUN 29, 2018 @ 8:00PM
Lefty’s Live Music, 2307 University Ave, DM
DOORS AT 7PM // SHOW AT 8PM
Anthony Gomes, #1 Billboard Blues Artist, is a triple threat force as a guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter. This, along with his high-energy shows and dynamic stage presence, make him one of the top draws on the Rock/Blues circuit today. Download a FREE ALBUM from ANTHONY GOMES at: www.freegomesalbum.com
A very talented guitarist… and where did that voice come from?
~ B.B. King
MONDAY – JUL 9, 2018 @ 7:00PM
Confluence Brewing, 1235 Thomas Beck Rd, DM, IA
CIBS Membership Meeting – Heath Alan
CIBS members that attend the membership meeting are eligible to win door prizes at the end of the meeting… prizes such as tickets to a Blues show, CDs, DVDs, Books, etc. Enjoy some live blues from HEATH ALAN after the meeting!
Further on up the road…
Chubby Carrier 7/20/18
Jimmie Vaughan & Tilt-A-Whirl 7/22/18
Johnny Rawls 7/29/18 – ARTIST CANCELLED
Curtis Salgado 8/12/18
Teresa James 8/22/18
Iowa Blues Challenge FINALS 9/8/18
Reverend Raven & the Chain Smokin’ Altar Boys 9/21/18
Davy Knowles 9/29/18
Grand Marquis 10/13/18
Blues Caravan with Mike Zito, Vanja Sky & Bernard Allison 10/21/18
NOTE: CIBS members receive their discount at the door when checking in at the venue. The discounts are a members only benefit and does not apply to tickets purchased for non-members. Become a member of the Central Iowa Blues Society HERE ->
Reds Whites & Blues Festival
2018 Iowa Blues Challenge
For the 24th year, the Central Iowa Blues Society (CIBS), in association with the Mississippi Valley Blues Society and Southeast Iowa Blues Society, presents the Iowa Blues Challenge (IABC), a multiple-round live music competition in two categories – Band and Solo/Duo – open to all Iowa-based Blues acts.
Preliminary round competitions will be held in Des Moines, Fairfield and Davenport during August, with the winners of each in both categories advancing to the Iowa Blues Challenge Finals on Saturday, Sept 8, 2018 at the Des Moines Social Club.
- DAVENPORT BAND & SOLO/DUO PRELIM
Sunday, August 12 @ River Music Experience
- FAIRFIELD BAND & SOLO/DUO PRELIM
Saturday, August 18 @ Depot Brewery
- DES MOINES SOLO/DUO PRELIM
Sunday, August 19 @ Zimm’s Food & Spirits
- DES MOINES BAND PRELIM
Sunday, August 26 @ Lefty’s Live Music
- FINALS – BAND AND SOLO/DUO
Saturday, September 8 @ Des Moines Social Club
Participating acts will be vying for a prize package which includes cash, recording time, opportunities for paid gigs (including, but not limited to the 2019 Winter Blues Fest) and entry into and travel expense stipend for the 2019 International Blues Challenge (IBC) in Memphis, Tennessee, presented by The Blues Foundation.
DEADLINE FOR ACTS TO ENTER IS SATURDAY, JULY 21
Sponsors of the 2018 Iowa Blues Challenge: Budweiser, Exile Brewing, Iowa Public Radio, Junior’s Motel, Rieman Music, VividPix & Design, Des Moines Social Club, Mississippi Valley Blues Society, Southeast Iowa Blues Society and Central Iowa Blues Society.
The 2017 Iowa Blues Challenge Solo/Duo champion, Kevin B.F. Burt, went on to win the 2018 International Blues Challenge Solo/Duo championship, as well as winning the Lee Oskar Harmonica award and the Cigar Box Guitar award. This was Kevin’s 2nd opportunity to participate in the IBC. In 1995, he and his band, the Blues Instigators won the Iowa Blues Challenge and represented CIBS in Memphis. 2017 Iowa Blues Challenge Band champion, the Avey Grouws Band, were semifinalists at the IBC. 235 acts from around the world participated in the 2018 International Blues Challenge.
For more information please contact:
Jeff Duskin, Iowa Blues Challenge Chair
(515) 494-6033 • firstname.lastname@example.org
Badass Blues Broads!
Thank you to ALL the Badass Blues Broads for a terrific show on June 1st at Lefty’s, especially to Jeni Grouws who really went above and beyond pushing the show out to the masses and getting everyone together as they were scheming for weeks before the event. There were many special moments throughout the evening. Some were captured in video and some you “just had to be there”… if you were there you know what we’re talkin’ ’bout!!! Check out the video playlist…
Congratulations to Mo Shaul. He won a pair of weekend passes to the
Mississippi Valley Blues Festival at our June membership meeting!
CONTACT INFO AT
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Iowa Blues Radio
BLUES BEFORE SUNRISE
THE 5:01 BLUES
T-BONE’S HOUSE ROCKIN’ BLUES PARTY
CONFESSING THE BLUES
DA FRIDAY BLUES
BEALE STREET CARAVAN
MIDNIGHT BLUES CD
Blues Blast Awards
The 2018 Blues Blast
Fan voting determines the winners and begins July 1, 2018 and continues until August 31, 2018 at BluesBlastMagazine.com
Contemporary Blues Album
Traditional Blues Album
Soul Blues Album
Rock Blues Album
Acoustic Blues Album
Live Blues Recording
Historical Or Vintage Recording
New Artist Debut Album
Male Blues Artist
Female Blues Artist
Sean Costello Rising Star Award