Blues Calendar

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  • Sunday - Mar 24, 2019 @ 7:00pm
    Bogg's Hull Ave Tavern, 934 Hull Ave, DM
    Bluesdawgs Sunday Night Blues Jam

  • Tuesday - Mar 26, 2019 @ 7:00pm
    Carl's Place, 1620 Woodland Ave, DM
    Fat Tuesday Blues Jam

  • Thursday - Mar 28, 2019 @ 8:30pm
    Greenwood Lounge, 3707 Ingersoll Ave, DM
    The Soul Searchers

  • Friday - Mar 29, 2019 @ 4:30pm
    Gas Lamp, 1501 Grand, DM
    Bob Pace & the Dangerous Blues Band

  • Friday - Mar 29, 2019 @ 7:00pm
    Reclaimed Rails, Bondurant, IA
    Joe & Vicki Price

  • Saturday - Mar 30, 2019 @ 8:00pm
    Nite Hawk Bar & Grill, Slater, IA
    Jimmy the Weasel

  • Sunday - Mar 31, 2019 @ 2:00pm
    Greater DM Botanical Garden, DM
    Botanical Blues - Matt Woods

  • Sunday - Mar 31, 2019 @ 6:00pm
    Lefty's Live Music, 2307 University Ave, DM
    Michael Ledbetter Life Celebration and Fundraiser

    Tickets are $20. (No CIBS Member rebate as this is a fundraiser)

    Mike Ledbetter - a brilliant and soulful singer and guitarist - tragically passed away on January 21, 2019. He was 33 years old and an award-winning rising star of Blues and Soul music. He leaves behind his loving partner, Kathy Cahoon, and their two small children, Holland and Michael. Please join us March 31 at Lefty's Live Music for a Celebration of Life and Fundraiser. All proceeds will benefit the Michael Ledbetter Family Fund to support the futures of his family.

    Performances by Anson Funderburgh • Monster Mike Welch • Danielle Nicole • Brandon Miller • Butter Cow Blues Band • Kevin “BF” Burt • Wee Willie Walker • Mary Bridget Davies • Patrick Recob • Stephanie Williams • L.A. Jones & Adrianna Marie & MORE!

    Check out the FB event HERE to learn about the many silent auction items ->

  • Sunday - Mar 31, 2019 @ 7:00pm
    Bogg's Hull Ave Tavern, 934 Hull Ave, DM
    Bluesdawgs Sunday Night Blues Jam

  • Wednesday - Apr 3, 2019 @ 6:00pm
    Peace Tree Brewery, 317 E Court, Des Moines, IA
    Matt Woods - solo

  • Friday - Apr 5, 2019 @ 4:30pm
    Gas Lamp, 1501 Grand, DM
    Bob Pace & the Dangerous Blues Band

  • Sunday - Apr 7, 2019 @ 5:00pm
    The River Center, 340 SW 3rd St, Des Moines
    Iowa Blues Hall of Fame

    TICKETS will become available to the public on February 1 and can be purchased by clicking the TICKET in the right-hand column. Last year’s event was sold out in advance so don’t delay. There are a limited number of V.I.P. tickets available at $50 each. V.I.P. perks include early event entry and premium reserved seating. Please contact Bryan Church to purchase V.I.P. tickets (515) 577-7749, bcturtleriver@gmail.com

  • Monday - Apr 8, 2019 @ 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 from Buckmiller & Schwager!

  • Wednesday - Apr 10, 2019 @ 6:30pm
    Lefty's Live Music, 2307 University Ave, DM
    Buttercow Blues Band

  • Friday - Apr 12, 2019 @ 4:30pm
    Gas Lamp, 1501 Grand, DM
    Bob Pace & the Dangerous Blues Band

  • Friday - Apr 12, 2019 @ 8:00pm
    The Whiskey House, Ankeny, IA
    Jimmy the Weasel

  • Friday - Apr 19, 2019 @ 4:30pm
    Gas Lamp, 1501 Grand, DM
    Bob Pace & the Dangerous Blues Band

  • Thursday - Apr 25, 2019 @ 7:00pm
    Confluence Brewing, 1235 Thomas Beck Rd, DM, IA
    Joe & Vicki Price

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

  • Friday - Apr 26, 2019 @ 6:30pm
    Hy-Vee Market Grille, 555 S 51st St, West Des Moines, IA
    Joe & Vicki Price

  • Friday - May 10, 2019 @ 9:00pm
    The Whiskey House, Ankeny, IA
    Hot Tamale & the Red Hots

  • Saturday - May 11, 2019 @ 9:00pm
    Ducktail Lounge, 1809 NW 86th St Clive, IA
    Heath Alan

  • Monday - May 13, 2019 @ 7:00pm
    Peace Tree Brewery, 317 E Court, 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!

  • Sunday - May 26, 2019 @ 12:00pm
    Jasper Winery, Des Moines, IA
    SpringFest #3

    FREE EVENT - SAVE-THE-DATE... more info to come!

  • Monday - Jun 10, 2019 @ 7:00pm
    Zimm's Food & Spirits, 3124 Ingersoll Ave, DM
    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!

  • Monday - Jul 8, 2019 @ 7:00pm
    Peace Tree Brewery, 317 E Court, 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!

  • Monday - Aug 12, 2019 @ 7:00pm
    Hawkeye Elks Lodge, 1401 Walker St, 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!

  • Monday - Sep 9, 2019 @ 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!

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

    SAVE-THE-DATE -- Details will follow

  • Monday - Oct 14, 2019 @ 7:00pm
    Zimm's Food & Spirits, 3124 Ingersoll Ave, DM
    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!

  • Monday - Nov 11, 2019 @ 7:00pm
    Peace Tree Brewery, 317 E Court, 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!

  • Monday - Dec 9, 2019 @ 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!

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

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