CIBS Blues Crier :: APR/MAY 2020


APR/MAY 2020

Hello CIBSters —  We wanted to fill you in on what we’ve been up to during the COVID-19 crisis. In mid-March, CIBS cancelled all meetings, shows and/or programs scheduled through April. These included the Iowa Blues Hall of Fame class of 2020 Induction Ceremony on Sunday April 5th which will be rescheduled later in the year, the General Membership Meeting on April 13th, and the Blues in the Schools program that was scheduled April 20-24.

Due to CDC recommendations we are now cancelling our May and June events. This includes the Membership Meetings and Spring Fest.

The arts, entertainment, and service industries are among the hardest hit by the Covid-19 pandemic and we are proud to announce that the CIBS board of directors voted unanimously to pay each artist for CIBS shows and/or programs being cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s the right thing to do and it directly supports the first principle in our bylaws–to preserve, cultivate and support the blues in Central Iowa on all levels and in multiple venues.

We are a BLUES family and together we will get through these unprecedented times. Until then…Be well!

Sincerely,

Scott Allen
President, Central Iowa Blues Society


Live Music Streaming & Virtual Concerts

The List – Live Stream Music

DSMTV Live

Iowa Live Music

Can’t Stop the Blues

Information about online live music streaming can be found at the links above. Many opportunities here to help out the artists financially with online tips. Also, be sure to check out your favorite artists websites and social media pages for more information on how you can support by buying CDs and other merchandise.


Iowa Blues Challenge :: New Tentative Dates

September 13, 2020 @ Lefty’s Live Music

(New dates are tentative as we navigate through the COVID-19 crisis)

All preliminary/final Iowa Blues Challenge rounds have been consolidated into one exciting competition taking place on September 13,  2020 at Lefty’s Live Music.  Four Bands and Four Solo/Duo act will compete to move forward to the International Blues Challenge in Memphis Tennessee.

The application process will open July 1st and be on a first come first in basis.  Only complete applications will be considered. The new DEADLINE IS July 31 2020.

Participating acts will be vying for a prize package which included cash, recording time, opportunities for paid gigs (including but not limited to the 2021 Winter Blues Fest) and travel expense stipend for the 2021 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee, presented by The Blues Foundation.

Please contact the Iowa Blues Challenge Chair with questions.
Julie Spong — 515-401-8495 or challenge@cibs.org


Congratulations!

Congratulations to the Avey Grouws Band! They have charted at #10 on the Billboard Blues Chart and getting all kinds of high praise reviews with their new album, Devil May Care. Check it out HERE.


2020 Blues Music Awards

Congratulations to all the 2020 Blues Music Award winners and nominees. The Blues Foundation’s big event was held virtually on May 3rd. If you didn’t watch the live stream you can still watch the 2-hour long program via YouTube at the video link below! Check out the list of winners at The Blues Foundation website HERE.


Follow us on Facebook!

Be sure to follow CIBS on Facebook for some fun and interesting content. CIBS Education Chair, Steve Vasquez, has been featuring a monthly series he calls “Where In The World: A Blues Ambassador’s Travels”, where he provides videos, stories, interviews and whatnot about Blues Educators in other parts of the world. And next thing you know he puts on his chef hat and goes LIVE with “Out Of The Blues Kitchen”. This week he was joined by special guest, Scott Davis, as they made Masonjaritas and the best breaded pork tenderloins! Don’t miss out… check it out!


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About CIBS

Keeping the Blues Alive through
Celebration,
Preservation
& Education!

The Central Iowa Blues Society was incorporated as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization in 1992 by 200 blues lovers. Our mission is to keep the blues alive through celebration, preservation, and education. We endeavor to increase awareness of and appreciation for blues music by providing a network of association for blues enthusiasts. We recognize and honor our Iowa blues heritage through the Iowa Blues Hall of Fame program. We celebrate blues performance by promoting numerous concerts throughout the year including the Winter Blues Fest and the Iowa Blues Challenge. We strive to educate and ensure the future of the blues through Blues in the Schools.

Central Iowa Blues Society received The Blues Foundation’s Keeping the Blues Alive Award in 2016. Each year, The Blues Foundation presents the Keeping the Blues Alive (KBA) Awards to individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to the Blues around the world.

Mailing Address

Central Iowa Blues Society
Post Office Box 13016
Des Moines, IA 50310-0016

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Blues Angels

Beth Bloom

Contributing Friends
  • Julie Aukerson & Bobby Dickerson
  • Lanny Battani
  • Arlen Bloom
  • Deb Bodson
  • Lucy Brown
  • Dewey & Suzanne Cantrell
  • Dirk & Carol Cavanaugh
  • Ron Cooper & Connie Molison
  • Pete Damiano (Homebrewed)
  • Bernie Dowd
  • Dr. Timothy & Sheila Drevyanko
  • Robert Economaki
  • Marty Enslow & Sarah Cartwright
  • Jeff Duskin
  • Steve Flood
  • Kate Garst
  • Ray Hall
  • Rick & Becky Harmon
  • Georgia Helmick & Bob Pace
  • Brent & Dawn Jaeger
  • Ron Jarboe
  • Gary Jensen
  • Mark & Deb Kean
  • David Lubbers
  • Leigh Lussie
  • Chris Miner
  • Roger & Kathy Morrison
  • Ken Morse
  • Robert Mulgrew
  • John Rapp
  • Greg & Sheila Robinson
  • Philip Snyder
  • Dan & Jill Stevenson
  • Phil & Margaret Stoffregan
  • Frank & Jeanette Strong
  • Greg & Barbara Sutherland
  • Jenipher & Scot Sutherland
  • Phil & Martha Thien
  • Paul & Cindy Valin
  • John Washburn
  • Bill & Linda Weidmaier
  • Stevan White

Special Thanks!

Kelly’s Little Nipper
for joining as
Corporate Member

Rock in Prevention
Gary Lloyd, Lloyd’s Counseling

for renewing as
Corporate Member

Robert Mulgrew
Phil & Martha Thien

for renewing as
Contributing Friends

Welcome New Members

Stephen Jessen

Dale Hymen

Brad Riley

Renewing Members

Mike Pender
3 years

Kevin, Kori, Ethan,
Seth & Myles Bodtke
3 years

Ruth & Larry Jones
3 years

Thomas McBride

Kris & Sandy Baumgart

Irene Reeves

Tom Buckmiller
3 years

Jennifer & Jeremy Spencer

Iowa Blues Radio

BLUES BEFORE SUNRISE
hosted by Steve Cushing
SUNDAYS 12AM-5 AM

BLUE AVENUE
hosted by Bob Dorr
SUNDAYS 5-6:30PM

CRAWFISH CIRCUIT
hosted by Bob DeForest
SATURDAYS 10-11PM


THE 5:01 BLUES
hosted by Ron Sorenson
WEEKDAYS 5-5:15PM

T-BONE’S HOUSE ROCKIN’ BLUES
PARTY
& THE GROOVE ZONE
hosted by Don Erickson
TUESDAYS 7-10PM


DADDY’S DOGHOUSE
hosted by Mike Ketcham
TUESDAYS @ 7PM &
SUNDAYS @ NOON


CONFESSING THE BLUES
hosted by Cleve Baker
SUNDAYS 8-10AM

THE ROADHOUSE
hosted by Andre Mosqueda
SUNDAYS 10AM-NOON


DA FRIDAY BLUES
hosted by John Heim
FRIDAYS 6-10PM

BACKSTAGE BLUES
hosted by John Heim
FRIDAYS 10-11PM

BEALE STREET CARAVAN
hosted by Pat Mitchell
SATURDAYS 1-2 AM

DA BLUES
hosted by Bob DeForest
SATURDAYS 6-10PM

CRAWFISH CIRCUIT
hosted by Bob DeForest
SATURDAYS 10-11PM

MIDNIGHT BLUES CD
FRI & SAT NIGHTS

CIBS Crew

PRESIDENT
Scott Allen

ADMINISTRATOR
Suzanne Cantrell

PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE
& MERCHANDISE
Scott Kirstein

MEMBERSHIP & TALENT
Philip Snyder

EDUCATION
Steve Vasquez

PRODUCTION
Diane Hoffman

DIRECTOR
Scott Benton

MEDIA
Jen Taylor

MARKETING
Open Position (interested?)

IOWA BLUES CHALLENGE
Julie Spong

IOWA BLUES HALL OF FAME
Bryan Church and Tom Buckmiller

PARLIMENTARIAN
Jeff Duskin

 

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