Blues Calendar

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NOTE: CIBS members receive their discount at the door when checking in at the venue. The discounts are a members only benefit and does not apply to tickets purchased for non-members. Become a member of the Central Iowa Blues Society  HERE ->

  • Tuesday - Jan 24, 2017 @ 7:00pm
    Fat Tuesday Open Jam
    Carl's Place, DSM

  • Thursday - Jan 26, 2017 @ 7:00pm
    Jam with Sam Salomone
    Noce

  • Thursday - Jan 26, 2017 @ 9:00pm
    Soul Searchers
    Greenwood Lounge, DSM

  • Friday - Jan 27, 2017 @ 4:30pm
    Work Release Party with the Bob Pace Band
    Gas Lamp, DSM

  • Friday - Jan 27, 2017 @ 8:00pm
    Anthony Gomes
    Redstone Room, Davenport

  • Saturday - Jan 28, 2017 @ 5:00pm
    Iowa Road to Memphis Sendoff
    Lefty's Live Music

    Iowa Road to Memphis Sendoff is a benefit concert to help get our Iowa Blues Challenge Champions to Memphis where they will be representing Iowa at the 2017 International Blues Challenge in Memphis. All proceeds will benefit the three acts that will represent Iowa and will be used for lodging, transportation, and food. MORE INFO HERE or check out the FACEBOOK EVENT


    Jeff Banks Band - BAND
    Bare Bones - SOLO/DUO
    Juliana & A Soul Purpose - YOUTH SHOWCASE

  • Sunday - Jan 29, 2017 @ 2:00pm
    J.D. Flanagan & Pat Hemann
    Botanical Blues, Des Moines Botanical Gardens

  • Sunday - Jan 29, 2017 @ 7:00pm
    Bluesdawgs Jam
    Bogg's Hull Ave. Tavern

  • Tuesday - Jan 31, 2017 @ 7:00pm
    Fat Tuesday Open Jam
    Carl's Place, DSM

  • Saturday - Feb 4, 2017 @ 9:00pm
    Studebaker John
    The Maintenance Shop, Ames, IA

  • Sunday - Feb 5, 2017 @ 2:00pm
    Tina Haase-Findlay & Brandon Findlay
    Botanical Blues, Des Moines Botanical Gardens

  • Friday - Feb 10, 2017 @ 5:00pm
    Winter Blues Fest
    Downtown Des Moines Marriott

  • Saturday - Feb 11, 2017 @ 4:00pm
    Winter Blues Fest
    Des Moines Downtown Marriott

  • Saturday - Feb 11, 2017 @ 8:00pm
    Joe & Vicki Price
    Byron's, 112 Main St, Pomeroy, IA

    Byron's Birthday Bash!

  • Saturday - Feb 11, 2017 @ 9:00pm
    Jimmy the Weasel
    Mickey's, Waukee

  • Sunday - Feb 12, 2017 @ 2:00pm
    Eastside Brothers
    Botanical Blues, Des Moines Botanical Gardens

  • Monday - Feb 13, 2017 @ 7:00pm
    CIBS Membership Meeting
    Peace Tree Brewing, 317 E Court Ave, DM

    CIBS-logo-ROUND-1 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 from J.C. Anderson!

  • Sunday - Feb 19, 2017 @ 2:00pm
    The Blue 2 - Bob Dorr & Jeff Petersen
    Botanical Blues, Des Moines Botanical Gardens

  • Friday - Feb 24, 2017 @ 9:00pm
    Hector Anchondo Band
    Gas Lamp, 1501 Grand, DM

  • Sunday - Feb 26, 2017 @ 2:00pm
    Brian Holtz & Grover Kirkman
    Botanical Blues, Des Moines Botanical Gardens

  • Saturday - Mar 4, 2017 @ 8:00pm
    The Bel Airs
    Noce, 1326 Walnut, Des Moines

    $20 general public / $15 CIBS members

    Fronted by brothers Dick and Dave Pruitt on bass and electric guitars, with Michael Cherry on drums, the Bel Airs play a danceable mix with an authentic but eclectic bluesy-country-soul-and-rock-n-roll sound influenced by the likes of Wilson Picket, Slim Harpo, Howlin' Wolf and Johnny Cash.

    Performing together for more than 20 years, the Pruitt brothers' harmony vocal style sets them apart in the contemporary music scene--leading one reviewer to refer to them as the "Everly Brothers of Blues". David's "big guitar" and Dick's howling vocals over soulful, right-on rhythm playing make this trio a powerhouse.

    2017-03-04-belairs

  • Sunday - Mar 5, 2017 @ 2:00pm
    Brad "Bebad" McCloud & his Case of the Blues
    Botanical Blues, Des Moines Botanical Gardens

  • Sunday - Mar 12, 2017 @ 2:00pm
    Gil & George Davis
    Botanical Blues, Des Moines Botanical Gardens

  • Monday - Mar 13, 2017 @ 7:00pm
    CIBS Membership Meeting
    Guru BBQ, 300 W MLK Jr. Pkwy, DM

    CIBS-logo-ROUND-1 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 from Freight Train Frank Strong!

  • Sunday - Mar 19, 2017 @ 2:00pm
    Jodi Bodley & Dewey Cantrell
    Botanical Blues, Des Moines Botanical Gardens

  • Sunday - Mar 26, 2017 @ 2:00pm
    Matt Woods
    Botanical Blues, Des Moines Botanical Gardens

  • Monday - Apr 10, 2017 @ 7:00pm
    CIBS Membership Meeting
    TBA

    CIBS-logo-ROUND-1 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!

  • Monday - May 8, 2017 @ 7:00pm
    CIBS Membership Meeting
    TBA

    CIBS-logo-ROUND-1 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!

  • Friday - May 19, 2017 @ 7:30pm
    Danielle Nicole
    Temple Theater

  • Monday - Jun 12, 2017 @ 7:00pm
    CIBS Membership Meeting
    TBA

    CIBS-logo-ROUND-1 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!

  • Monday - Jul 10, 2017 @ 7:00pm
    CIBS Membership Meeting
    TBA

    CIBS-logo-ROUND-1 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!

  • Monday - Aug 14, 2017 @ 7:00pm
    CIBS Membership Meeting
    TBA

    CIBS-logo-ROUND-1 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!

  • Monday - Sep 11, 2017 @ 7:00pm
    CIBS Membership Meeting
    TBA

    CIBS-logo-ROUND-1 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!

  • Monday - Oct 9, 2017 @ 7:00pm
    CIBS Membership Meeting
    TBA

    CIBS-logo-ROUND-1 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!

  • Monday - Nov 13, 2017 @ 7:00pm
    CIBS Membership Meeting
    TBA

    CIBS-logo-ROUND-1 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!

  • Monday - Dec 11, 2017 @ 7:00pm
    CIBS Membership Meeting
    TBA

    CIBS-logo-ROUND-1 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!