2014 Iowa Blues Challenge – SOLO DUO

2014 Iowa Blues Challenge – SOLO DUO

Congratulations to the Quay Thomas Duo 2014 Iowa Blues Challenge Solo/Duo Champs Quay and Elliott will join Band champs the Mercury Brothers representing the Central Iowa, Mississippi Valley, South Skunk, Southeast Iowa and Lizard Creek Blues Societies at the 2015 International Blues Challenge in Memphis TN in January.

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Walter Trout Benefit - May 4

Walter Trout Benefit – May 4

Bob Pace & the Dangerous Band, with special guest James Biehn, will be Putting on a benefit concert at Gas Lamp Sunday, May 4 for WALTER TROUT from 3-6. Walter is one of the finest blues guitarists on the planet and has had major health issues this year (he is awaiting a Liver transplant). There will be […]

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2014 Iowa Blues Challenge - BAND

2014 Iowa Blues Challenge – BAND

FINALS – Saturday, May 17, 2014. Congratulations to advancing bands from the Des Moines preliminary round Hot Tamale & the Red Hots and Jefferson County Green Band.

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2014 Webster-Wagner Scholarship

2014 Webster-Wagner Scholarship

Lynette Webster and Jeff Wagner have both been instrumental to the success of the Central Iowa Blues Society from its inception through its first 20 years. Lynette has represented CIBS as its President for nine years (1998-2001, 2004-2007, 2010-2013) in addition to eleven years in various other positions on the CIBS Board. After having spent […]

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2014 Winter Blues Fest

2014 Winter Blues Fest

WINTER BLUES FEST is February 8, 2014 • 10 ACTS ON 6 DIFFERENT STAGES! Downtown Marriott in Des Moines, Iowa. GET YOUR TICKETS NOW!

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2014 International Blues Challenge

2014 International Blues Challenge

Make plans now to join us in Memphis, January 21 through the 25th, for the 30th International Blues Challenge! Best of luck to our Iowa competitors CHAD ELLIOTT & BONITA CROWE (solo/duo) and the ROCK ISLAND ROLLERS (band).

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Best Self-Produced CD Competition

Best Self-Produced CD Competition

Calling all Blues Bands! Since 2005, The Blues Foundation has celebrated unsigned blues artists through a competition called the “Best Self-Produced CD” of the year… DEADLINE OCTOBER 15, 2013!

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R.I.P. Big Mike Edwards

R.I.P. Big Mike Edwards

We received the sad news that, Iowa Blues Hall of Fame Member, “Big Mike” Edwards, 63, died on August 13, 2013. Our hearts go out to all Big Mike’s loved ones. A memorial concert will be held to honor Big Mike’s life on August 24, 2013 from 1 pm to 5 pm at the Simon Estes Amphitheater in downtown Des Moines…

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