Blues Calendar

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  • Wednesday - Nov 13, 2019 @ 6:30pm
    Butter Cow Blues Band
    Lefty's Live Music, 2307 University Ave, Des Moines

  • Wednesday - Nov 13, 2019 @ 7:00pm
    Bob Dorr with Cathy Henry & Jeff Petersen
    Riverside Casino & Golf Resort, Riverside, IA

  • Thursday - Nov 14, 2019 @ 6:00pm
    Joe & Vicki Price
    Upper Story Studio, Story City, IA

  • Saturday - Nov 16, 2019 @ 7:00pm
    Matt Woods Band
    Captain Roy's, 1900 Saylor Rd, Des Moines, IA

  • Saturday - Nov 16, 2019 @ 7:00pm
    CIBS Member Appreciation Party
    featuring Toronzo Cannon

    Lefty's Live Music, 2307 University, DM

    Join us for the CIBS MEMBERSHIP APPRECIATION PARTY featuring Toronzo Cannon and the Chicago Way at Lefty's Live Music on Saturday, November 16. Must be a member of the Central Iowa Blues Society to attend this FREE appreciation party and concert. You may join or renew online HERE. Memberships will also be available at the door.

    Cannon is at the front rank of Chicago bluesmen. He creates wide-screen modern arrangements for wry, thoughtful songs, molding an ensemble sound that’s both tempestuous and scrupulously controlled." – MOJO

    Chicago bluesman Toronzo Cannon defies all expectations. The blistering guitarist, soulful vocalist, singular songwriter and city bus driver fuses his muscular, rock-inspired blues guitar playing with his original, keenly detailed slice-of-life songs, blazing his own blues trail. With the 2016 release of his Alligator Records debut, The Chicago Way, Cannon burst onto the international stage as one the most electrifying bluesmen to emerge from Chicago in decades. His live performances unfailingly earn him heaps of critical praise and hordes of wildly enthusiastic fans. Cannon has played major cities all over the U.S., Canada, and Europe. He recently performed for the first time in Japan, delighting and surprising audiences with one unforgettable gig after another. Now, with the release of The Preacher, The Politician Or The Pimp, Cannon builds upon the foundation he’s laid, creating and defining his vision of contemporary blues.

    toronzocannon.com

  • Saturday - Nov 16, 2019 @ 7:30pm
    Kevin Burt
    Mount Vernon First Street Community Center, Mount Vernon, IA

  • Saturday - Nov 16, 2019 @ 8:00pm
    CeCe Stewart & the Radiotrain
    Wolf Den, Reasnor, IA

  • Saturday - Nov 16, 2019 @ 9:30pm
    Charlie Parr
    Vaudeville Mews, 212 4th St, Des Moines, IA

  • Wednesday - Nov 20, 2019 @ 7:00pm
    Billy Bourbon with Guy Schwartz
    Riverside Casino & Golf Resort, Riverside, IA

  • Friday - Nov 22, 2019 @ 6:00pm
    Joe & Vicki Price
    Firetrucker Brewery, Ankeny, IA

  • Saturday - Nov 23, 2019 @ 8:00pm
    Jimmy the Weasel
    Good Times Bar & Grill, Ankeny, IA

  • Saturday - Nov 23, 2019 @ 9:00pm
    Joe & Vicki Price
    London Underground, Ames, IA

  • Sunday - Nov 24, 2019 @ 7:30pm
    Boz Scaggs
    Hoyt Sherman Place, 1501 Woodland, Des Moines, IA

  • Wednesday - Nov 27, 2019 @ 7:00pm
    Ladies of Blues Rock
    Riverside Casino & Golf Resort, Riverside, IA

  • Sunday - Dec 1, 2019 @ 8:00pm
    Samantha Fish
    Wooly's, 504 E Locust, Des Moines

  • Sunday - Dec 8, 2019 @ 3:00pm
    Des Moines Road to Memphis Fundraiser
    Lefty's Live Music, 2307 University Ave, Des Moines

    2019 Iowa Blues Challenge Winners Avey/Grouws Band and Hal Reed of Generations of Blues are holding a fundraising concert to help support their trip to the 2020 International Blues Challenge in Memphis! Sunday, December 8 at 3-7PM at Lefty's Live Music - $10 Suggested Donation.

  • Monday - Dec 9, 2019 @ 7:00pm
    CIBS Membership Meeting - Soul Searchers
    Confluence Brewing, 1235 Thomas Beck Rd, DM, IA

    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 after the meeting!

  • Wednesday - Dec 11, 2019 @ 6:30pm
    Butter Cow Blues Band
    Lefty's Live Music, 2307 University Ave, Des Moines

  • Thursday - Dec 12, 2019 @ 6:00am
    Ray Bonneville
    Upper Story Studio, Story City, IA

  • Friday - Dec 13, 2019 @ 7:00pm
    Soul Searchers
    Captain Roy's, 1900 Saylor Rd, Des Moines

  • Saturday - Dec 14, 2019 @ 7:00pm
    Major Blues & the Mugshots
    Uptown Garage Brewing, 305 SW Walnut St., Ankeny, IA

  • Saturday - Dec 21, 2019 @ 7:00pm
    Matt Woods Band
    Captain Roy's, 1900 Saylor Rd, Des Moines, IA

  • Sunday - Jan 5, 2020 @ 2:00pm
    Botanical Blues - Blue Two
    Des Moines Botanical Garden, 909 Robert D Ray Dr, Des Moines

  • Sunday - Jan 12, 2020 @ 2:00pm
    Botanical Blues - Bob Pace
    Des Moines Botanical Garden, 909 Robert D Ray Dr, Des Moines

  • Friday - Jan 17, 2020 @ 7:00pm
    Soul Searchers
    Captain Roy's, 1900 Saylor Rd, Des Moines

  • Sunday - Jan 19, 2020 @ 2:00pm
    Botanical Blues - Cindy Grill & Alan Smith feat. Krista Haugland
    Des Moines Botanical Garden, 909 Robert D Ray Dr, Des Moines

  • Sunday - Jan 26, 2020 @ 2:00pm
    Botanical Blues - J.D. Flanagan & Pat Hemann
    Des Moines Botanical Garden, 909 Robert D Ray Dr, Des Moines

  • Sunday - Feb 2, 2020 @ 2:00pm
    Botanical Blues - The Drama Kings
    Des Moines Botanical Garden, 909 Robert D Ray Dr, Des Moines

  • Sunday - Feb 9, 2020 @ 2:00pm
    Botanical Blues - Ducharme Jones
    Des Moines Botanical Garden, 909 Robert D Ray Dr, Des Moines

  • Friday - Feb 14, 2020 @ 5:00pm
    26th Winter Blues Fest - FRIDAY
    Downtown Des Moines Marriott

  • Saturday - Feb 15, 2020 @ 4:00pm
    26th Winter Blues Fest - SATURDAY
    Downtown Des Moines Marriott

  • Sunday - Feb 16, 2020 @ 2:00pm
    Botanical Blues - Stutterin Jimmy & the Goosebumps
    Des Moines Botanical Garden, 909 Robert D Ray Dr, Des Moines

  • Sunday - Feb 23, 2020 @ 2:00pm
    Botanical Blues - C.C. Stewart
    Des Moines Botanical Garden, 909 Robert D Ray Dr, Des Moines

  • Sunday - Mar 1, 2020 @ 2:00pm
    Botanical Blues - Del "Saxman" Jones & Scott Dawson
    Des Moines Botanical Garden, 909 Robert D Ray Dr, Des Moines

  • Saturday - Mar 7, 2020 @ 7:00pm
    Matt Woods Band
    Covered Bridges Winery, Winterset, IA

  • Sunday - Mar 8, 2020 @ 2:00pm
    Botanical Blues - Jodi Bodley & Dewey Cantrell
    Des Moines Botanical Garden, 909 Robert D Ray Dr, Des Moines

  • Sunday - Mar 15, 2020 @ 2:00pm
    Botanical Blues - Bryce Janey
    Des Moines Botanical Garden, 909 Robert D Ray Dr, Des Moines

  • Sunday - Mar 22, 2020 @ 2:00pm
    Botanical Blues - Dennis Kain
    Des Moines Botanical Garden, 909 Robert D Ray Dr, Des Moines

  • Sunday - Mar 29, 2020 @ 2:00pm
    Botanical Blues - Matt Woods
    Des Moines Botanical Garden, 909 Robert D Ray Dr, Des Moines

  • Sunday - Apr 5, 2020 @ 5:30pm
    Iowa Blues Hall of Fame 2020 Induction Celebration
    The River Center, 340 SW 3rd St, Des Moines

  • Saturday - Apr 18, 2020 @ 7:30pm
    Jonny Lang
    Hoyt Sherman Place, 1501 Woodland Ave, Des Moines

  • Friday - Apr 24, 2020 @ 8:00am
    Delbert McClinton
    Hoyt Sherman Place, 1501 Woodland Ave, Des Moines