Blues Calendar

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  • Sunday - Sep 15, 2019 @ 2:00pm
    Reds Whites & Blues
    Cellar at White Oak, 15065 NE White Oak Dr, Cambridge, IA

    A full day of music, fun, wine, beer, and food! Gates open at 1PM.

     

    2-3:30pm
    KEVIN BURT
    4-5:30pm
    DOUG DEMING & THE JEWEL TONES
    6-8:00pm
    THE STEEPWATER BAND


  • Monday - Sep 16, 2019 @ 7:00pm
    Rob Lumbard Trio
    Greenwood Lounge, Ingersoll, Des Moines, IA

  • Monday - Sep 16, 2019 @ 7:00pm
    Honey Island Swamp Band
    Flying Mango, Des Moines, IA

  • Wednesday - Sep 18, 2019 @ 7:00pm
    Joyann Parker with Ken Valdez
    Riverside Casino & Golf Resort, Riverside, IA

  • Friday - Sep 20, 2019 @ 4:00pm
    Rob Lumbard
    World Food & Music Fest, Downtown Des Moines, IA

  • Saturday - Sep 21, 2019 @ 11:00am
    Art on the Lake
    Copper Creek Lake Park, Pleasant Hill, IA

    Over 50 local artists, live music presented by Central Iowa Blues Society, children's activities, food for purchase and a community art project!


    Featuring
    FAT TWOSDAY
    THE SOUL SEARCHERS
    DOUG DEMING & THE JEWEL TONES

  • Saturday - Sep 21, 2019 @ 7:00pm
    Matt Woods Band
    Ambro's Roadhouse, DeSoto, IA

  • Saturday - Sep 21, 2019 @ 9:00pm
    Heath Alan
    Greenwood Lounge, Ingersoll, Des Moines, IA

  • Sunday - Sep 22, 2019 @ 2:00pm
    The Soul Searchers
    Snus Hill Winery, Madrid, IA

  • Sunday - Sep 22, 2019 @ 2:00pm
    Doug Deming & the Jewel Tones
    Summerset Winery, Indianola, IA

  • Tuesday - Sep 24, 2019 @ 6:00pm
    Bob Pace
    Vino 209, West Des Moines, IA

  • Friday - Sep 27, 2019 @ 7:00pm
    Matt Woods Band
    Captain Roy's, 1900 Saylor Rd, Des Moines, IA

  • Friday - Sep 27, 2019 @ 8:00pm
    Hot Tamale & the Red Hots
    Mesqauki Casino, Tama, IA

  • Saturday - Sep 28, 2019 @ 7:00pm
    Dennis Albee with Kevin Burt
    Riverside Casino & Golf Resort, Riverside, IA

  • Saturday - Sep 28, 2019 @ 8:00pm
    Hot Tamale & the Red Hots
    Mesqauki Casino, Tama, IA

  • Sunday - Sep 29, 2019 @ 2:00pm
    Jimmy the Weasel
    Summerset Winery, Indianola, IA

  • Sunday - Sep 29, 2019 @ 6:00pm
    Damon Fowler
    Lefty's Live Music, 2307 University, DM

    Doors at 5PM / Show at 6PM - $20 (CIBS Members receive a $5 rebate a the door when checking in at the venue)

    Damon Fowler’s guitar work has been compared to Johnny Winter and Jeff Beck, while his slide guitar has a hint of the late Duane Allman. He can play fiery guitar runs with the best of them, but it’s his lyrical work on lap steel and Dobro that makes him stand out among the legions of guitar heroes.

    On the strength of his hybrid of roots rock, blues, and sacred steel, the Florida native started wowing audiences with his musical exploits as a teenager, building a reputation as one of the hottest young players on the scene. Adding songwriting and vocal skills to his repertoire over the years has brought him many accolades, with critics extolling his originality and maturity as well as his technical guitar expertise.

  • Tuesday - Oct 1, 2019 @ 6:00pm
    Rob Lumbard
    Vino 209, West Des Moines, IA

  • Wednesday - Oct 2, 2019 @ 7:00pm
    Brandon Gibbs with Lisa Mann & Brent Gibbs
    Riverside Casino & Golf Resort, Riverside, IA

  • Friday - Oct 4, 2019 @ 5:00pm
    Shaun Munday
    Republic on Grand, 401 E Grand, Des Moines, IA

  • Friday - Oct 4, 2019 @ 6:00pm
    Joe & Vicki Price
    Kelly's Little Nipper, Des Moines, IA

  • Saturday - Oct 5, 2019 @ 10:30am
    Crossroads: A Journey With The Blues - Malcolm Wells
    Franklin Ave Library, 500 Franklin Ave

  • Saturday - Oct 5, 2019 @ 1:30pm
    Crossroads: A Journey With The Blues - Heath Alan & Chad Elliott
    Forest Ave Library, 1326 Forest Ave, DM

  • Saturday - Oct 5, 2019 @ 4:00pm
    Brews & Muse 2019
    Peace Tree Brewing, Knoxville, IA

  • Saturday - Oct 5, 2019 @ 6:00pm
    Joe & Vicki Price
    Gezellig Brewing, Newton, IA

  • Saturday - Oct 5, 2019 @ 7:00pm
    Malcolm Wells & the Two Timers
    Covered Bridges Winery, Winterset, IA

  • Sunday - Oct 6, 2019 @ 2:00pm
    Hot Tamale & the Red Hots
    Snus Hill Winery, Madrid, IA

  • Tuesday - Oct 8, 2019 @ 7:30pm
    Little Feat
    Hoyt Sherman Place, 1501 Woodland, Des Moines, IA

  • Wednesday - Oct 9, 2019 @ 6:30pm
    Buttercow Blues Band
    Lefty's Live Music, 2307 University Ave, DM

  • Wednesday - Oct 9, 2019 @ 7:00pm
    Brandon Gibbs with Matthew Hines & Lexi Parr
    Riverside Casino & Golf Resort, Riverside, IA

  • Friday - Oct 11, 2019 @ 7:00pm
    Joe & Vicki Price
    Captain Roy's, 1900 Saylor Rd, Des Moines, IA

  • Sunday - Oct 13, 2019 @ 12:00pm
    Scotty & the Wingtips
    Greenwood Park Amphitheater, Des Moines, IA

    125th Anniversary of Greenwood Park

  • Sunday - Oct 13, 2019 @ 3:00pm
    Matt Woods Band
    Cellar at White Oak, 15065 NE White Oak Dr, Cambridge, IA

  • Sunday - Oct 13, 2019 @ 5:00pm
    Halfway to Hall of Fame - Bob Pace Band
    Hawkeye Elks Lodge, 1401 Walker St, Des Moines, IA

    SAVE-THE-DATE -- Details will follow

  • Monday - Oct 14, 2019 @ 7:00pm
    CIBS Membership Meeting featuring Stutterin' Jimmy
    Hawkeye Elks Lodge, 1401 Walker St, Des Moines, 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!

  • Friday - Oct 18, 2019 @ 8:00pm
    Matt Andersen
    The Maintenance Shop, 2229 Lincoln Way, Ames, IA

  • Saturday - Oct 19, 2019 @ 7:00pm
    Dennis Albee with Sara Wilson & Nick Knedler
    Riverside Casino & Golf Resort, Riverside, IA

  • Sunday - Oct 20, 2019 @ 6:00pm
    Coco Montoya
    Lefty's Live Music, 2307 University Ave, DM

    Doors at 5PM / Show at 6PM - $25 (CIBS Members receive a $5 rebate a the door when checking in at the venue)

    Taught by the “Master of the Telecaster,” Albert Collins, and schooled by a decade on the road with John Mayall, Montoya -- who cut three successful CDs for Alligator between 2000 and 2007 -- has a hard-edged sound and style all his own. He delivers instantly memorable songs, powered by his forceful, melodic guitar playing and passionate vocals.

    Montoya is a show-stopper…Heartfelt singing and merciless guitar with a wicked icy burn…he swings like a jazz man and stings like the Iceman, Albert Collins. He is one of the truly gifted blues artists of his generation.” –Living Blues

    A monster player and dynamic performer, on HARD TRUTH Montoya unleashes one career-topping performance after another, the music immediately ranking among the best he’s ever recorded. Produced by Tony Braunagel (Eric Burdon, Curtis Salgado, Taj Mahal, Bonnie Raitt), the album features eleven songs, ranging from red hot rockers to soul-baring ballads, driving shuffles and intense slow blues, each delivering its own hard truth. From the radio-friendly, gospel-inspired celebration of love, “I Want To Shout About It,” to the haunting “Devil Don’t Sleep” to the icy-hot cover of Albert Collins’ “The Moon Is Full,” HARD TRUTH ranks among Montoya’s best recordings ever.

    Coco Montoya continues to pack clubs and theaters around the world, and brings festival audiences to their feet from New York to New Orleans to Chicago to San Francisco. Vintage Guitar says, “Coco just keeps getting better and better...rockin’ blues with guitar that cuts straight to the heart of the matter. His guitar playing is funky and blistering; it’s perfect. Whatever he plays, he does it with fire and passion rarely seen in this day and age.”
    Stratocaster-fueled, fierce slash-and-burn guitar work…dramatic, smoldering Southern soul-rooted intensity. Montoya’s voice is as expressive as his guitar.” –Washington Post

    www.cocomontoyaband.com

  • Wednesday - Oct 23, 2019 @ 7:00pm
    Joel Garretson with Dave Zollo
    Riverside Casino & Golf Resort, Riverside, IA

  • Saturday - Oct 26, 2019 @ 7:00pm
    Matt Woods Band
    Captain Roy's, 1900 Saylor Rd, Des Moines, IA

  • Saturday - Oct 26, 2019 @ 8:00pm
    Scotty & the Wingtips
    Bailey's Pub & Grub, Des Moines, IA

  • Sunday - Oct 27, 2019 @ 2:30pm
    Crossroads: A Journey With The Blues - Matt Woods
    West Des Moines Public Library, WDM, IA

  • Monday - Oct 28, 2019 @ 7:00pm
    Little Steven & the Disciples of Soul
    Hoyt Sherman, Des Moines, IA

  • Tuesday - Oct 29, 2019 @ 7:30pm
    The Legendary Shack Shakers
    Vaudeville Mews, 212 4th St, Des Moines, IA

  • Wednesday - Oct 30, 2019 @ 7:00pm
    Del "Saxman" Jones with Gary Jackson
    Riverside Casino & Golf Resort, Riverside, IA

  • Sunday - Nov 3, 2019 @ 6:00pm
    Mike Morgan & the Crawl
    Lefty's Live Music, 2307 University Ave, DM

    Doors at 5PM / Show at 6PM - $15 (CIBS Members receive a $5 rebate a the door when checking in at the venue)

    Dallas-based, Mike Morgan and The Crawl's fiery stage shows draw rave reviews from critics and leave fans open-mouthed in amazement. A healthy dose of hard driving Texas blues, a touch of Southern soul, and a splash of old-fashioned roots rock.

    www.mikemorganandthecrawl.com

  • Wednesday - Nov 6, 2019 @ 7:00pm
    Bob Dorr with Dee Miller
    Riverside Casino & Golf Resort, Riverside, IA

  • Friday - Nov 8, 2019 @ 7:00pm
    Malcolm Wells & the Two Timers
    Captain Roy's, 1900 Saylor Rd, Des Moines, IA

  • Saturday - Nov 9, 2019 @ 8:00pm
    Wayne Baker Brooks
    The Maintenance Shop, 2229 Lincoln Way, Ames, IA

  • Monday - Nov 11, 2019 @ 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 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 - Nov 13, 2019 @ 6:30pm
    Buttercow Blues Band
    Lefty's Live Music, 2307 University Ave, DM

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

  • Monday - Dec 9, 2019 @ 7:00pm
    CIBS Membership Meeting
    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
    Buttercow Blues Band
    Lefty's Live Music, 2307 University Ave, DM

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

  • 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

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

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