Blues Calendar

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  • Friday - Apr 27, 2018 @ 4:30pm
    Gas Lamp, 1501 Grand, Des Moines, IA
    Bob Pace & the Dangerous Band

  • Friday - Apr 27, 2018 @ 7:00pm
    Captain Roy's, Des Moines, IA
    Matt Woods - Solo

  • Friday - Apr 27, 2018 @ 7:00pm
    Lefty's Live Music, 2307 University Ave, DM
    Katy Guillen & the Girls

  • Friday - Apr 27, 2018 @ 9:00pm
    Star Bar, Ingersoll Ave, DM
    Jimmy the Weasel

  • Saturday - Apr 28, 2018 @ 9:00pm
    Ducktail Lounge, 1809 NW 86th St, Clive
    Heath Alan Band

  • Sunday - Apr 29, 2018 @ 6:00pm
    Lefty's Live Music, 2307 University Ave, DM
    Lindsay Beaver & the 24th St. Wailers


    Imagine a group that plays like JD McPherson and boasts songwriting and a production aesthetic reminiscent of the late and great Nick Curran. Add in some gritty 40s and 50s rhythm and blues, and top it all off with a strong female lead singer who just happens to site behind a trap kit. Whaddya got? This group. On Where Evil Grows, they tear shit up” ~ Bill Kopp, Musoscribe Magazine

    Presented by Central Iowa Blues Society
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  • Sunday - Apr 29, 2018 @ 7:00pm
    Bogg's Hull Ave Tavern, Des Moines, IA
    Bluesdawgs Sunday Night Jam

  • Saturday - May 5, 2018 @ 4:00pm
    Hawkeye Elks Lodge, 1401 Walker St, Des Moines
    Sumpin' Doo!

  • Saturday - May 5, 2018 @ 8:00pm
    Redstone Room, Davenport, IA
    Wayne Baker Brooks with Kevin BF Burt

  • Sunday - May 6, 2018 @ 6:00pm
    Lefty's Live Music, 2307 University Ave, DM
    Albert Castiglia


    Presented by Central Iowa Blues Society
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  • Friday - May 11, 2018 @ 8:00pm
    Lefty's Live Music, 2307 University Ave, DM
    Josh Hoyer & Soul Colossal


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  • Saturday - May 12, 2018 @ 9:00pm
    Greenwood Lounge, 3707 Ingersoll, DM
    Jeff Banks Band

  • Monday - May 14, 2018 @ 7:00pm
    Peacetree Brewery, Des Moines, IA
    CIBS Membership Meeting

    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!

    Presented by Central Iowa Blues Society
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  • Monday - May 14, 2018 @ 7:00pm
    Flying Mango, 4345 Hickman Rd, Des Moines
    Seth Walker & Ray Bonneville

  • Thursday - May 17, 2018 @ 5:00pm
    The Basement, 901 Cherry St, Des Moines, IA
    Jam with James Biehn & Friends

  • Saturday - May 19, 2018 @ 8:00pm
    Whiskey House, Ankeny, IA
    Jimmy the Weasel

  • Monday - May 21, 2018 @ 4:00pm
    Hawkeye Elks Lodge, 1401 Walker St, Des Moines
    Sumpin' Doo!

  • Friday - May 25, 2018 @ 6:00pm
    Kelly's Little Nipper, E 17 & Grand, Des Moines
    Rob Lumbard

  • Sunday - May 27, 2018 @ 12:00pm
    Jasper Winery, Des Moines, IA
    SpringFest #2 - FREE



    2:00 – 3:00 / Ducharme-Jones Band
    3:30 – 5:00 / Kevin “BF” Burt (2018 IBC Winner)
    5:30 – 7:00 / Paul Mayasich with Benderheads (Minnesota)
    7:30 – 9:00 / Lauren Mitchell Band (Florida)

    Come celebrate great music in a perfect setting at Jasper Winery, Memorial Weekend. Admission is FREE! All ages are welcome. Please bring blankets or lawn chairs. Wine from Jasper Winery, Beer from Madhouse Brewing, and BBQ and MORE from food vendors will be available to purchase. (Please, DO NOT bring your own alcohol, it is against Iowa State Law. Any alcohol must be purchased from the winery.)

    Presented by: Central Iowa Blues Society, Fat Tuesday Productions, and Jasper Winery

  • Saturday - Jun 2, 2018 @ 8:00pm
    Prairie Meadows, Altoona, IA
    Duke Tumatoe

  • Saturday - Jun 9, 2018 @ 7:00pm
    TBA
    CIBS Membership Meeting

    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!

    Presented by Central Iowa Blues Society
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  • Saturday - Jun 9, 2018 @ 9:00pm
    Greenwood Lounge, 3707 Ingersoll, DM
    Jeff Banks Band

  • Thursday - Jun 14, 2018 @ 7:30pm
    Hoyt Sherman Place, 1501 Woodland Ave, Des Moines, IA
    Buddy Guy

  • Friday - Jul 6, 2018 @ 5:00pm
    LeClaire Park, Davenport, IA
    Mississippi Valley Blues Fest

  • Saturday - Jul 7, 2018 @ 1:00pm
    LeClaire Park, Davenport, IA
    Mississippi Valley Blues Fest

  • Sunday - Jul 8, 2018 @ 1:00pm
    The Cellar at White Oak, Cambridge, IA
    Reds Whites & BLUES Fest

  • Monday - Jul 9, 2018 @ 7:00pm
    Confluence Brewing, 1235 Thomas Beck Rd, DM, IA
    CIBS Membership Meeting

    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!

    Presented by Central Iowa Blues Society
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  • Saturday - Jul 14, 2018 @ 9:00pm
    Greenwood Lounge, 3707 Ingersoll, DM
    Jeff Banks Band

  • Friday - Jul 20, 2018 @ 8:00pm
    Lefty's Live Music, 2307 University Ave, DM
    Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band


    Presented by Central Iowa Blues Society
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  • Sunday - Jul 29, 2018 @ 6:00pm
    Hawkeye Elks Lodge, 1401 Walker St, Des Moines
    Johnny Rawls


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  • Saturday - Aug 11, 2018 @ 9:00pm
    Greenwood Lounge, 3707 Ingersoll, DM
    Jeff Banks Band

  • Monday - Aug 13, 2018 @ 7:00pm
    TBA
    CIBS Membership Meeting

    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!

    Presented by Central Iowa Blues Society
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  • Saturday - Sep 8, 2018 @ 5:00am
    DM Social Club, 900 Mulberry, Des Moines, IA
    Iowa Blues Challenge FINALS

  • Saturday - Sep 8, 2018 @ 9:00pm
    Greenwood Lounge, 3707 Ingersoll, DM
    Jeff Banks Band

  • Monday - Sep 10, 2018 @ 7:00pm
    Confluence Brewing, 1235 Thomas Beck Rd, DM, IA
    CIBS Membership Meeting

    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!

    Presented by Central Iowa Blues Society
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  • Monday - Oct 8, 2018 @ 7:00pm
    TBA
    CIBS Membership Meeting

    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!

    Presented by Central Iowa Blues Society
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  • Saturday - Oct 13, 2018 @ 9:00pm
    Greenwood Lounge, 3707 Ingersoll, DM
    Jeff Banks Band

  • Saturday - Nov 10, 2018 @ 9:00pm
    Greenwood Lounge, 3707 Ingersoll, DM
    Jeff Banks Band

  • Monday - Nov 12, 2018 @ 7:00pm
    TBA
    CIBS Membership Meeting

    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!

    Presented by Central Iowa Blues Society
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  • Saturday - Dec 8, 2018 @ 9:00pm
    Greenwood Lounge, 3707 Ingersoll, DM
    Jeff Banks Band

  • Monday - Dec 10, 2018 @ 7:00pm
    TBA
    CIBS Membership Meeting

    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!

    Presented by Central Iowa Blues Society
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  • Friday - Feb 1, 2019 @ 5:00pm
    Des Moines, IA
    25th Winter Blues Fest - FRIDAY

  • Saturday - Feb 2, 2019 @ 5:00pm
    Des Moines, IA
    25th Winter Blues Fest - SATURDAY