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  • Thursday - Jul 25, 2019 @ 8:30pm
    Soul Searchers
    Greenwood Lounge, 3707 Ingersoll, Des Moines, IA

  • Friday - Jul 26, 2019 @ 4:30pm
    Bob Pace & the Dangerous Blues Band
    Gas Lamp, 1501 Grand, DM

  • Friday - Jul 26, 2019 @ 5:00pm
    Ducharme-Jones
    The Riverwalk Hub, 215 Water St, Des Moines, IA

  • Saturday - Jul 27, 2019 @ 1:00pm
    Blues Under the Trees 2019
    Ft Dodge, IA

    Joe & Vicki Price / Malcom Wells & the 2 Timers / The Heather Newman Band / Hamilton Loomis

  • Saturday - Jul 27, 2019 @ 2:00pm
    Crossroads: A Journey With The Blues - Bob Pace
    Forest Ave Library, 1326 Forest Ave, DM

  • Saturday - Jul 27, 2019 @ 8:00pm
    Nikki Hill
    Lefty's Live Music, 2307 University Ave, DM

    Doors at 7PM / Show at 8PM - $20 (CIBS Members receive a $5 rebate a the door when checking in at the venue.)

    If Tina Turner and Little Richard had a daughter and raised her with the help of uncles James Brown and Chuck Berry, she’d be like Nikki Hill.” - Minneapolis Star-Tribune

    Raised in the church choir and steeped in R&B and garage rock rumble, Nikki Hill is a spitfire with the soul-drenched voice of Etta James and the tattooed, beehived-hair aura of Cramps' guitarist Poison Ivy. 'Heavy Hearts, Hard Fists' is a showcase for Nikki's unfettered versatility, whether it's the debauched bluster of "Struttin'", the Stonesy barn-burning blues of "(Let Me Tell You 'Bout) LUV", or the touching soul ballad "Nothin' With You".

    The response has been ecstatic, and now the band tours the globe relentlessly, stunning audiences with their muscular sound, Nikki's inimitable charisma and backed by her rockin’ band – guitarist Matt Hill, guitarist Laura Chavez, bassist Nick Gaitan, and drummer Marty Dodson.

    nikkihillrocks.com

  • Saturday - Jul 27, 2019 @ 9:00pm
    Scotty & The Wingtips with Ms. Vikki
    Thirsty Sportsman, Des Moines, IA

  • Wednesday - Jul 31, 2019 @ 5:30pm
    Andy Cohen
    Wobbly Boots Roadhouse, Clive, IA

  • Thursday - Aug 1, 2019 @ 8:30pm
    Soul Searchers
    Greenwood Lounge, 3707 Ingersoll, Des Moines, IA

  • Friday - Aug 2, 2019 @ 4:30pm
    Bob Pace & the Dangerous Blues Band
    Gas Lamp, 1501 Grand, DM

  • Friday - Aug 2, 2019 @ 5:00pm
    Kevin Burt
    The Riverwalk Hub, 215 Water St, Des Moines, IA

  • Friday - Aug 2, 2019 @ 7:00pm
    Patrick Recob's Perpetual Luau All-Stars
    Noce, 1326 Walnut, Des Moines, IA

  • Friday - Aug 2, 2019 @ 8:00pm
    Scotty & The Wingtips with Ms. Vikki
    Bailey's

  • Saturday - Aug 3, 2019 @ 10:30am
    Crossroads: A Journey With The Blues - Tina & Rob
    Franklin Ave Library, 500 Franklin Ave

  • Saturday - Aug 3, 2019 @ 2:00pm
    In the Market for Blues
    Old Market, Omaha, NE

  • Saturday - Aug 3, 2019 @ 5:00pm
    Blue Ribbon Blues Fest
    Jefferson County Fairgrounds, Fairfield IA

    Kevin BF Burt / Ivy Ford Band / Altered Five Blues Band / Tony Blew

  • Sunday - Aug 4, 2019 @ 7:00pm
    Seth Walker
    Flying Mango, Des Moines, IA

  • Tuesday - Aug 6, 2019 @ 7:30pm
    Gary Cain Band
    Gas Lamp, 1501 Grand, DM

  • Thursday - Aug 8, 2019 @ 8:30pm
    Soul Searchers
    Greenwood Lounge, 3707 Ingersoll, Des Moines, IA

  • Friday - Aug 9, 2019 @ 4:30pm
    Bob Pace & the Dangerous Blues Band
    Gas Lamp, 1501 Grand, DM

  • Friday - Aug 9, 2019 @ 5:00pm
    Heath Alan
    The Riverwalk Hub, 215 Water St, Des Moines, IA

  • Saturday - Aug 10, 2019 @ 10:30am
    Crossroads: A Journey With The Blues - Chad Elliott
    Eastside Library, 2559 Hubbell Ave

  • Saturday - Aug 10, 2019 @ 4:00pm
    Czech Village Blues Fest
    Cedar Rapids, IA

    Charlie Morgan & the Bone Crushers / Anthony Gomes / Toronzo Cannon

  • Monday - Aug 12, 2019 @ 7:00pm
    CIBS Membership Meeting
    featuring Jeff Banks Band

    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!

  • Thursday - Aug 15, 2019 @ 8:30pm
    Soul Searchers
    Greenwood Lounge, 3707 Ingersoll, Des Moines, IA

  • Friday - Aug 16, 2019 @ 4:30pm
    Bob Pace & the Dangerous Blues Band
    Gas Lamp, 1501 Grand, DM

  • Friday - Aug 16, 2019 @ 7:00pm
    RJ Mischo with Malcolm Wells & the Two-Timers
    Noce, 1326 Walnut, Des Moines, IA

  • Saturday - Aug 17, 2019 @ 9:00pm
    Scotty & The Wingtips with Ms. Vikki
    Gas Lamp, 1501 Grand, DM

  • Thursday - Aug 22, 2019 @ 8:30pm
    Soul Searchers
    Greenwood Lounge, 3707 Ingersoll, Des Moines, IA

  • Friday - Aug 23, 2019 @ 4:30pm
    Bob Pace & the Dangerous Blues Band
    Gas Lamp, 1501 Grand, DM

  • Friday - Aug 23, 2019 @ 5:00pm
    Ryne Doughty
    The Riverwalk Hub, 215 Water St, Des Moines, IA

  • Friday - Aug 23, 2019 @ 7:00pm
    Queens of the Blues w/ Tina Haase Findlay
    Noce, 1326 Walnut, Des Moines, IA

  • Saturday - Aug 24, 2019 @ 2:00pm
    Crossroads: A Journey With The Blues - Scott Davis
    Forest Ave Library, 1326 Forest Ave, DM

  • Sunday - Aug 25, 2019 @ 6:00pm
    Victor Wainwright & the Train
    Noce, 1326 Walnut St., Des Moines, IA

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

    Power-house blues, Memphis soul, and roots rock’n’roll. Featuring the high-octane boogie piano and big soul sounds of vocalist and blues man Victor Wainwright, backed by one of the tightest smokin’ bands on the scene. Wainwright is a multiple Blues Music Award Winner and 2019 Grammy Nominee.

    www.victorwainwright.com

     

  • Thursday - Aug 29, 2019 @ 8:30pm
    Soul Searchers
    Greenwood Lounge, 3707 Ingersoll, Des Moines, IA

  • Friday - Aug 30, 2019 @ 4:30pm
    Bob Pace & the Dangerous Blues Band
    Gas Lamp, 1501 Grand, DM

  • 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 $5 rebate a the door)


    JOHN PRIMER
    JOANNA CONNOR
    LIL' ED & THE BLUES IMPERIALS

  • Thursday - Sep 5, 2019 @ 8:30pm
    Soul Searchers
    Greenwood Lounge, 3707 Ingersoll, Des Moines, IA

  • Friday - Sep 6, 2019 @ 5:00pm
    Rob Lumbard
    The Riverwalk Hub, 215 Water St, Des Moines, IA

  • Friday - Sep 6, 2019 @ 6:30pm
    Hot Tamale & the Red Hots
    Snus Hill Winery, Madrid, IA

  • Sunday - Sep 8, 2019 @ 4:00pm
    Bo Ramsey
    Vinyl Cup Records, Des Moines, IA

    With Matt Woods

  • Monday - Sep 9, 2019 @ 7:00pm
    CIBS Membership Meeting
    featuring Matt Woods Band

    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!

  • Thursday - Sep 12, 2019 @ 8:30pm
    Soul Searchers
    Greenwood Lounge, 3707 Ingersoll, Des Moines, IA

  • Friday - Sep 13, 2019 @ 5:00pm
    Matt Woods Band
    The Riverwalk Hub, 215 Water St, Des Moines, IA

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

  • Thursday - Sep 19, 2019 @ 8:30pm
    Soul Searchers
    Greenwood Lounge, 3707 Ingersoll, Des Moines, IA

  • Friday - Sep 20, 2019 @ 5:00pm
    Heath Alan
    The Riverwalk Hub, 215 Water St, Des Moines, IA

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

    Featuring the Soul Searchers and Doug Deming & the Jewel Tones

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

  • Thursday - Sep 26, 2019 @ 8:30pm
    Soul Searchers
    Greenwood Lounge, 3707 Ingersoll, Des Moines, IA

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

  • 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

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

  • Sunday - Oct 13, 2019 @ 5:00pm
    Halfway to Hall of Fame
    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!

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

    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

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

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

  • 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!

  • Saturday - Nov 16, 2019 @ 7:00pm
    CIBS Member Appreciation Party
    Lefty's Live Music, 2307 University, DM

  • 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!

  • 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

  • Wednesday - Apr 1, 2020 @ 5:30pm
    Iowa Blues Hall of Fame 2020 Induction Celebration
    The River Center, 340 SW 3rd St, Des Moines