Blues Calendar

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  • Tuesday - Feb 28, 2017 @ 7:00pm
    Fat Tuesday Open Jam
    Carl's Place, DSM

  • Friday - Mar 3, 2017 @ 9:00pm
    Heath Alan Band
    The Greenwood, Des Moines, IA

  • Saturday - Mar 4, 2017 @ 7:00pm
    The Bel Airs / The Soul Searchers
    Noce, 1326 Walnut, Des Moines

    $20 general public / $15 CIBS members
    Opening Performance by The Soul Searchers!
    All ages until 9pm


    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.

    Living on the road and playing clubs from "Austin to Boston", the Bel Airs are carrying on the tradition of American Rhythm and Blues. The band is fronted by brothers Dick and Dave Pruitt on bass and electric guitars. Growing up on country soul and rock-n-roll, the Pruitt brothers have developed a harmony vocal style all their own. They have been performing together for more than 30 years, wowing audiences nightly with their unique brand of music- leading one reviewer to refer to them as the "Everly Brothers of Blues."

    With four acclaimed albums and performances at festivals and night clubs across the USA as well as England, France, Belgium and Spain, the band continues to travel extensively.? ? The Bel Airs' musical approach and superbly crafted showmanship make for a more than memorable concert whenever they appear.

  • Sunday - Mar 5, 2017 @ 2:00pm
    Botanical Blues - Brad “bebad” McCloud
    Greater DM Botanical Garden, 909 Robert D. Ray Dr, DM

  • Monday - Mar 6, 2017 @ 6:00pm
    Mike Farris
    Noce, 1326 Walnut, Des Moines

    $25 General Public / $20 CIBS Members
    (members receive their discount at the door)


    Mike Farris is a musical renaissance man. He’s toured as lead singer for the Southern Rock Band Screaming Cheetah Wheelies, and following the demise of blues & rock legend Stevie Ray Vaughn, as the lead singer for the incomparable blues band, Double Trouble. In his solo career he began to rediscover and reinterpret traditional black spiritual music by adding his own mix of vintage southern soul. For his efforts, Farris won the prestigious Americana Music Award for Best New & Emerging Artist, a Dove Award for Best Traditional Gospel Album of the Year and a 2015 GRAMMY® award for Best Roots Gospel Album.



     

    …a gospel-fueled voice that sounds like a cross between the hard rock blast of Bon Scott and the joyful sweetness of Al Green “ - ALL MUSIC GUIDE

    Never have I had so many people pitching me on an artist, and not I’m not talking just his people. Retailers, TV executives, other journalists and a array of music-loving folks have called or e-mailed or shoved a CD in my hand…“ - BILLBOARD

    Mike Farris sings blue-eyed soul to soothe the spirit.” - ASSOCIATED PRESS

    Out of the arms of defeat Mike Farris has done a victory lap… He takes people who are hurting, who are broken, who think they are alone and through just the sound of his voice he lets them know that they’re not…that’s magic.” - MARY GAUTHIER

    Farris surrounds himself with a heavenly soundtrack that slides effortlessly between Stax soul, New Orleans gospel and shuffling Southern blues, all of it punctuated with Farris’ smoldering vocals and clear message of redemption.” - HARP


  • Wednesday - Mar 8, 2017 @ 6:30pm
    Buttercow Blues Band
    Lefty's Live Music

  • Friday - Mar 10, 2017 @ 9:00pm
    Kevin Burt & Friends
    Des Moines Yacht Club

  • Saturday - Mar 11, 2017 @ 8:00pm
    The Maytags / The Candymakers
    Wooly's, Des Moines, IA

  • Saturday - Mar 11, 2017 @ 9:00pm
    Malcolm Wells & the Two-Timers
    Star Bar, Des Moines, IA

  • Sunday - Mar 12, 2017 @ 2:00pm
    Botanical Blues - Gil & George Davis
    Greater DM Botanical Garden, 909 Robert D. Ray Dr, DM

  • 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!

  • Friday - Mar 17, 2017 @ 9:00pm
    Heath Alan with James Biehn
    The Greenwood, Des Moines, IA

  • Saturday - Mar 18, 2017 @ 7:00pm
    James Biehn Plays B.B. King
    Noce, 1326 Walnut St, Des Moines, IA

  • Sunday - Mar 19, 2017 @ 2:00pm
    Botanical Blues - Jodi Bodley & Dewey Cantrell
    Greater DM Botanical Garden, 909 Robert D. Ray Dr, DM

  • Sunday - Mar 19, 2017 @ 3:00pm
    Sunday Tunes - Bob Pace
    Summerset Winery, Indianola, IA

  • Sunday - Mar 19, 2017 @ 5:00pm
    Matt Woods
    Byrons, Pomeroy, IA

  • Sunday - Mar 19, 2017 @ 6:00pm
    Curtis Salgado / Danielle Nicole
    Noce, 1326 Walnut St, Des Moines, IA

    Doors at 5 • Danielle 6-7 • Curtis 7:30
    $25 (CIBS Members $20)
    All ages until 9pm


  • Friday - Mar 24, 2017 @ 9:00pm
    JC Anderson Band
    Des Moines Yacht Club

  • Saturday - Mar 25, 2017 @ 9:00pm
    Joe & Vicki Price
    Des Moines Yacht Club

  • Sunday - Mar 26, 2017 @ 2:00pm
    Botanical Blues - Matt Woods
    Greater DM Botanical Garden, 909 Robert D. Ray Dr, DM

  • Sunday - Mar 26, 2017 @ 2:00pm
    Curry Chris Harter and Bryce Janey
    Fireside Winery, Marengo, IA

  • Tuesday - Mar 28, 2017 @ 7:30pm
    George Thorogood & the Destroyers
    Hoyt Sherman Place, Des Moines, IA

  • Sunday - Apr 2, 2017 @ 3:00pm
    Sunday Tunes - Fat Tuesday Trio
    Summerset Winery, Indianola, IA

  • Thursday - Apr 6, 2017 @ 8:00pm
    James Biehn & the Faithshakers
    The Whiskey House, Ankeny, IA

  • Saturday - Apr 8, 2017 @ 6:00pm
    Iowa Blues Hall of Fame Induction Celebration
    Noce, 1326 Walnut St, Des Moines, IA

    Iowa Blues Hall of Fame Induction Celebration for the Class of 2016
    Inducting: Ellis Kell, Tony Blew, Dan "DJ" Johnson, J C Anderson and Fletcher Henderson "Sonny" Lott


    Food by Flying Mango

    Doors Open at 5pm
    Sumpin' Doo (host band) opening set from 6 – 6:30
    Induction Ceremony begins at 6:30
    IBHOF Jam following until 10pm

    $20 suggested donation to the IBHOF

  • 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!

  • Friday - Apr 21, 2017 @ 9:00pm
    Joe & Vicki Price
    The Whiskey House, Ankeny, IA

  • Sunday - Apr 23, 2017 @ 3:00pm
    Sunday Tunes - The Soul Searchers
    Summerset Winery, Indianola, IA

  • Sunday - Apr 23, 2017 @ 6:00pm
    John Nemeth / Heath Alan & Justin Appel
    Noce, 1326 Walnut St, Des Moines, IA

    Doors at 5pm
    Heath Alan & Justin Appel open the show at 6PM
    John Nemeth 7:30
    $20 (CIBS Members $15)
    All ages until 9pm

  • Friday - Apr 28, 2017 @ 9:00pm
    Gina Sicilia
    Gas Lamp, 1501 Grand, Des Moines, IA

  • Sunday - Apr 30, 2017 @ 7:30pm
    Lucinda Williams
    Hoyt Sherman Place, Des Moines

  • 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!

  • Saturday - May 13, 2017 @ 6:30pm
    Diva Fest 2017
    RiverCenter, Davenport, IA

  • 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!