2020 Iowa Blues Challenge

2020 Iowa Blues Challenge

June 7, 2020 @ Lefty’s Live Music All preliminary/final Iowa Blues Challenge rounds have been consolidated into one exciting competition taking place on June 7,  2020 at Lefty’s Live Music.  4 Bands and 4 Solo/Duo act will compete to move […]

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CIBS Blues Crier :: FEB/MAR 2020

CIBS Blues Crier :: FEB/MAR 2020

FEB/MAR 2020 UPCOMING CENTRAL IOWA BLUES SOCIETY EVENTS Monday – Mar 9, 2020 @ 7:00pm CIBS Membership Meeting Peace Tree Brewery, 317 E Court, Des Moines, IA CIBS members that attend the membership meeting are eligible to win door prizes […]

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Nikki Hill performing Feb. 14, 2020, at the Winter Blues Fest in Des Moines, Iowa.

2020 Winter Blues Fest – Video & Photos

2020 Winter Blues Fest — Enjoy these video captured by Jay Gilliam and photos by Michael Rolands, Kit Lancaster, and Mark Lage

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Iowa Blues Hall of Fame Class of 2020 Announced

Iowa Blues Hall of Fame Class of 2020 Announced

Four individuals have been selected for induction into the Iowa Blues Hall of Fame in the Class of 2020: Hal Reed, Scott Eggleston, Radoslav Lorkovic, and Butch Edmonds.

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CIBS Blues Crier :: JANUARY 2020

CIBS Blues Crier :: JANUARY 2020

JANUARY 2020 UPCOMING CENTRAL IOWA BLUES SOCIETY EVENTS MONDAY – JAN 13, 2020 @ 7:00PM CIBS Membership Meeting – Fat Twosday The Station, 3124 Ingersoll Ave, Des Moines, IA CIBS members that attend the membership meeting are eligible to win […]

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Central Iowa Blues Society presents the Upper Midwest’s Premier Blues Festival Over Valentine’s Day weekend.  

Central Iowa Blues Society presents the Upper Midwest’s Premier Blues Festival Over Valentine’s Day weekend.  

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 7th, 2020 Contact: Kathryn Dickel, Press Liaison – Swaelu Media kdickel@swaelu.com 515.707.1309 Scott Allen – President, Central Iowa Blues Society prez@cibs.org 515.480.4437 Central Iowa Blues Society presents the Upper Midwest’s Premier Blues Festival Over Valentine’s Day […]

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The Central Iowa Blues Society hosted a Dec. 8 fundraiser at Lefty's Live Music for the acts representing Iowa at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis Jan. 28-Feb. 1.

Des Moines Road to Memphis Fundraiser

Sunday, December 8, 3-7PM at Lefty’s Live Music — 2019 Iowa Blues Challenge Winners Avey/Grouws Band and Hal Reed of Generations of Blues held a fundraising concert to help support their trip to the 2020 International Blues Challenge in Memphis! Here […]

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2020 Winter Blues Fest

2020 Winter Blues Fest

26th Winter Blues Fest – Feb 14 & 15 2020! TWO NIGHTS, 20 Acts… all under one roof and out of the cold!

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CIBS Blues Crier :: NOVEMBER 2019

CIBS Blues Crier :: NOVEMBER 2019

NOVEMBER 2019 UPCOMING CENTRAL IOWA BLUES SOCIETY EVENTS MONDAY – NOV 11, 2019 @ 7:00PM CIBS Membership Meeting – Dewey Cantrell Trio Peace Tree Brewery, 317 E Court, Des Moines, IA CIBS members that attend the membership meeting are eligible […]

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2020 Botanical Blues Concert Series

2020 Botanical Blues Concert Series

Frank Strong announces the 2020 Botanical Blues Concert Series lineup. All shows will be presented under the dome at the Des Moines Botanical Garden at 909 Robert D. Ray Drive in the East Village of Des Moines from 2-4 PM […]

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CIBS Online Store!

CIBS Online Store!

CIBS opened a new online store this week. Check it out and get some CIBS swag here for the whole family! Sizes range from infant to adult, plus many colors and styles to choose from. Get 15% off everything in the […]

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CIBS Blues Crier :: SEPT/OCT 2019

CIBS Blues Crier :: SEPT/OCT 2019

SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2019 UPCOMING CENTRAL IOWA BLUES SOCIETY EVENTS SUNDAY – SEP 29, 2019 @ 2:00PM Jimmy the Weasel Summerset Winery, Indianola, IA FREE Admission sponsored by Central Iowa Blues Society SUNDAY – SEP 29, 2019 @ 6:00PM Damon Fowler Lefty’s […]

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CIBS Blues Crier :: AUGUST 2019

CIBS Blues Crier :: AUGUST 2019

AUGUST 2019 UPCOMING CENTRAL IOWA BLUES SOCIETY EVENTS SATURDAY – AUG 31, 2019 @ 7:00PM CIBS Salutes – Chicago Blues Legends Lefty’s Live Music, 2307 University Ave, DM Doors at 6PM / Show at 7PM – $30 (CIBS Members receive […]

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CIBS Salutes Chicago Blues August 31 @ Lefty's

CIBS Salutes Chicago Blues August 31 @ Lefty’s

Doors at 6PM / Show at 7PM – $30 (CIBS Members receive $5 rebate a the door) JOHN PRIMER – Two-time Grammy nominated artist and American blues legend John Primer was the bandleader and guitarist for Muddy Waters, Willie Dixon and […]

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CIBS Membership Appreciation Party November 16 @ Lefty's

CIBS Membership Appreciation Party November 16 @ Lefty’s

Join us for the CIBS MEMBERSHIP APPRECIATION PARTY featuring Toronzo Cannon and the Chicago Way at Lefty’s Live Music on Saturday, November 16 – 7PM. Must be a member of the Central Iowa Blues Society to attend this FREE appreciation party […]

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