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  • Sunday - Oct 22, 2017 @ 12:00pm
    Des Moines Social Club, 900 Mulberry St, Des Moines
    CIBS 25th Anniversary Party!

    Bob Pace Band • The Soul Searchers • Malcolm Wells & The Two-Timers • JC Anderson Band Revisited with JC, Doug Johnson, Terri Benson, Tom Murphy, Scott Dawson and maybe more surprises 🙂 • Iowa Blues Hall of Fame All Star Band with Bob Dorr, Dan "DJ" Johnson, Tom Giblin, Jeff Petersen, Del "Saxman" Jones, Sam Salomone, and... The event will conclude with a two-hour all star jam! FREE EVENT!

  • Sunday - Oct 22, 2017 @ 7:00pm
    Boggs Hull Avenue Tavern, DM
    Sunday Night Blues Jam w/ the Bluesdawgs

  • Tuesday - Oct 24, 2017 @ 7:00pm
    Carl's Place, 1620 Woodland Ave, DM
    Fat Tuesday Blues Jam

  • Thursday - Oct 26, 2017 @ 8:00pm
    Whiskey House, Ankeny, IA
    Bob Pace

  • Friday - Oct 27, 2017 @ 4:30pm
    Gas Lamp, 1501 Grand, DM, IA
    Bob Pace & the Dangerous Band

  • Saturday - Oct 28, 2017 @ 5:00pm
    DG's Taphouse, 127 Main St, Ames, IA
    Joe & Vicki Price

  • Saturday - Oct 28, 2017 @ 7:00pm
    Snus Hill Winery, Madrid, IA
    Fat Tuesday

    Halloween Costume Party!

  • Sunday - Oct 29, 2017 @ 7:00pm
    Boggs Hull Avenue Tavern, DM
    Sunday Night Blues Jam w/ the Bluesdawgs

  • Tuesday - Oct 31, 2017 @ 7:00pm
    Carl's Place, 1620 Woodland Ave, DM
    Fat Tuesday Blues Jam

  • Thursday - Nov 2, 2017 @ 8:00pm
    The Whiskey House, Ankeny, IA
    James Biehn & The Faithshakers

  • Friday - Nov 3, 2017 @ 9:00pm
    Greenwood, 3707 Ingersoll Ave, DM
    Heath Alan Band

  • Sunday - Nov 12, 2017 @ 6:00pm
    Noce, 1326 Walnut, DM
    Bruce Katz

  • Monday - Nov 13, 2017 @ 7:00pm
    Lefty's Live Music, 2307 University, DM
    CIBS Membership Meeting

    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!

  • Wednesday - Nov 22, 2017 @ 6:00pm
    Lefty's Live Music, 2307 University, DM
    So’s Your Mother 2nd Annual Reunion

    6:00pm - Patrick Hazell
    8:00pm - Iowa Blues All Stars (Bob Dorr, Jeff Peterson, and Doug Norton)
    10:15pm - Dartanyan Brown

  • Friday - Nov 24, 2017 @ 6:30pm
    Sam & Gabe's (west), 8631 Hickman, DM
    Heath Alan & Friends

  • Friday - Dec 1, 2017 @ 6:00pm
    Lefty's Live Music, 2307 University, DM
    Toronzo Cannon

    Opening Performance by Avey/Grouws Duo
    $20 (CIBS Members recieve $5 rebate at the door)

    Throughout the history of Chicago blues, the intensely competitive local club scene has served as a proving ground, where only the best musicians rise to the top. Iconic blues artists from Muddy Waters to Howlin’ Wolf to Koko Taylor to Hound Dog Taylor to Luther Allison all paid their dues in the Chicago blues bars before making their mark on the world. The same holds true today, as newcomers look to living legends like Buddy Guy, Eddy Clearwater and Lil’ Ed Williams for inspiration in taking their music from Chicago to fans across the globe. Now, Chicago-born-and-raised blues guitarist /vocalist/ songwriter Toronzo Cannon is ready to write his own story as he claims his place as one of the city’s most popular and innovative blues musicians. www.toronzocannon.com

    Deep, contemporary Chicago blues… razor-sharp guitar and compelling, forceful singing." ~ Chicago Tribune

    One of Chicago's new greats" ~The Chicago Sun-Times

    Progressive as he is rootsy...Slow, simmering riffs and smoldering licks" ~ Chicago Reader

    Among the cream of the next generation of Chicago blues musicians" ~ Blues & Rhythm

  • Saturday - Dec 2, 2017 @ 9:00pm
    Ducktail Lounge, DM, IA
    Heath Alan Band

  • Sunday - Dec 3, 2017 @ 6:00pm
    Lefty's Live Music, 2307 University, DM
    Avey Grouws Band - Memphis Fundraiser

  • Thursday - Dec 7, 2017 @ 8:00pm
    The Whiskey House, Ankeny, IA
    James Biehn & The Faithshakers

  • Monday - Dec 11, 2017 @ 7:00pm
    TBA
    CIBS Membership Meeting

    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 - Dec 23, 2017 @ 6:30pm
    Sam & Gabe's (west), 8631 Hickman, DM
    Heath Alan & Friends

  • Thursday - Jan 4, 2018 @ 8:00pm
    The Whiskey House, Ankeny, IA
    James Biehn & The Faithshakers

  • Wednesday - Jan 17, 2018 @ 12:00pm
    Beale Street, Memphis, TN
    International Blues Challenge #34

     

    Join us in Memphis--January 17-20, 2018--to support our International Blues Challenge participants, Kevin "BF" Burt (solo) and the Avey Grouws Band (band), as they showcase their talent on Beale Street!

  • Tuesday - Jan 23, 2018 @ 7:30pm
    Stephens Auditorium, Ames, IA
    Tedeschi Trucks Band

  • Thursday - Feb 1, 2018 @ 8:00pm
    The Whiskey House, Ankeny, IA
    James Biehn & The Faithshakers

  • Saturday - Feb 10, 2018 @ 8:00pm
    Byrons, Pomeroy, IA
    Joe & Vicki Price

  • Monday - Feb 19, 2018 @ 8:00pm
    The Englert Theatre, Iowa City
    Valerie June

  • Thursday - Mar 1, 2018 @ 8:00pm
    The Whiskey House, Ankeny, IA
    James Biehn & The Faithshakers

  • Thursday - Mar 8, 2018 @ 7:30pm
    Hoyt Sherman Place, 1501 Woodland, DM
    Jonny Lang