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CIBS Blues Crier :: JUNE 2019

CIBS Blues Crier :: JUNE 2019

JUNE 2019 UPCOMING CENTRAL IOWA BLUES SOCIETY EVENTS SUNDAY – JUN 23, 2019 @ 6:00PM Lefty’s Live Music, 2307 University Ave, DM The 44s Doors at 5PM / Show at 6PM – $15 (CIBS Members receive a $5 rebate at the […]

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CIBS Blues Crier :: MAY 2019

CIBS Blues Crier :: MAY 2019

MAY 2019 UPCOMING CENTRAL IOWA BLUES SOCIETY EVENTS SUNDAY – MAY 26, 2019 @ 12:00PM Jasper Winery, Des Moines, IA SpringFest #3 FREE! Family Friendly! FUN! Come celebrate great music in a perfect setting at Jasper Winery, Memorial Weekend. Admission is […]

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SpringFest #3

SpringFest #3

Video Playlist of SpringFest #3 Performances by Jay Gillam  Photos by Michael Rolands – Rolands Images SUNDAY – MAY 26, 2019 @ 12:00PM Jasper Winery, Des Moines, IA SpringFest #3 FREE! Family Friendly! FUN! Come celebrate great music in a perfect setting […]

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CIBS Blues Crier :: APRIL 2019

CIBS Blues Crier :: APRIL 2019

APRIL 2019 UPCOMING CENTRAL IOWA BLUES SOCIETY EVENTS SUNDAY – MAY 12, 2019 @ 6:00PM Lefty’s Live Music, 2307 University Ave, DM DOUBLE BILL SHOW! Orphan Jon & the Abandoned – AND – Albert Castiglia Doors at 5PM // Show […]

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2019 Iowa Blues Challenge

2019 Iowa Blues Challenge

Congratulations to the 2019 Iowa Blues Challenge champions: Avey/Grouws Band and Generation of Blues. Both acts will represent Iowa at the 36th Annual International Blues Challenge in 2020…

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Michael Ledbetter Life Celebration and Fundraiser

Michael Ledbetter Life Celebration and Fundraiser

Mike Ledbetter – a brilliant and soulful singer and guitarist – tragically passed away on January 21, 2019. He was 33 years old and an award-winning rising star of Blues and Soul music. He leaves behind his loving partner, Kathy […]

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CIBS Blues Crier :: MARCH 2019

CIBS Blues Crier :: MARCH 2019

MARCH 2019 UPCOMING CENTRAL IOWA BLUES SOCIETY EVENTS SUNDAY – MAR 31, 2019 @ 6:00PM Lefty’s Live Music, 2307 University Ave, DM Michael Ledbetter Celebration of Life & Fundraiser $20 (no CIBS Member rebate as this is a fundraiser)  With […]

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CIBS Blues Crier :: FEBRUARY 2019

CIBS Blues Crier :: FEBRUARY 2019

FEBRUARY 2019 UPCOMING CENTRAL IOWA BLUES SOCIETY EVENTS FRIDAY – MAR 1, 2019 @ 7:00PM Lefty’s Live Music, 2307 University Ave, DM Paul Nelson Band Being blues/rock icon Johnny Winter’s hand-picked touring and recording guitarist is just one of the […]

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Iowa Blues Acts -- Are you ready for the challenge?

Iowa Blues Acts — Are you ready for the challenge?

For its 26th year, the Iowa Blues Challenge (IABC) is returning to its traditional spring time frame with preliminary round competitions scheduled in Fairfield on Saturday, April 27 at the Fairfield Best Western (date is same but venue has changed) […]

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25th Winter Blues Fest – Video & Photos

25th Winter Blues Fest – Video & Photos

25th Winter Blues Fest – Video Playlists Jay Gilliam captured and compiled video playlists from each night of the Winter Blues Fest FRIDAY NIGHT SATURDAY NIGHT 25th Winter Blues Fest – Photos by Paul Houston 25th Winter Blues Fest – […]

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CIBS Blues Crier :: JANUARY 2019

CIBS Blues Crier :: JANUARY 2019

JANUARY 2019 Complete line-up, schedule, tickets, hotel reservation links, and more info HERE There are just a few volunteer shifts still available for Saturday of the Winter Blues Fest! VOLUNTEER = FREE ADMISSION for the night of your shift! Please contact […]

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2019 Iowa Blues Hall of Fame

2019 Iowa Blues Hall of Fame

Five individuals have been selected for induction into the Iowa Blues Hall of Fame in the Class of 2019: Jeff Banks, Kevin Burt, Janey Hooper, Frank Strong and Greg Sutherland.

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Winter Blues Helles Lager

Winter Blues Helles Lager

The Central Iowa Blues Society partnered with Confluence Brewing Company to brew a special beer to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the Winter Blues Fest. This simple but elegant “bright” lager is hand crafted with floor-malted Bohemian Pilsner malt, German noble […]

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