Blues Calendar

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

  • Friday - May 31, 2019 @ 4:30pm
    Gas Lamp, 1501 Grand, DM
    Bob Pace & the Dangerous Blues Band

  • Saturday - Jun 1, 2019 @ 8:00pm
    Lefty's Live Music, 2307 University Ave, DM
    Lisa Mann Trio / Avey Grouws Band

    Doors at 7PM / Show at 8PM - $15 (CIBS Members get $5 rebate at the door)

    LISA MANN (Portland OR): Originally from West Virginia, Mann’s vocals effortlessly straddle the line between the honey sweet warmth of the south, and the force-of-nature sound Mann has cultivated by mastering everything from hard rock to rhythm and blues. Her clever blues balladry is complimented by her considerable prowess on bass guitar. Her bass grooves touch on the hallowed soil of soul greats James Jamerson and Bob Babbitt. 2015 & 2016 Blues Music Awards Winner, Instrumentalist–Bass • 2015 Blues Blast Award–Sean Costello Rising Star • Cascade Blues Association Hall of Fame ~ lisamannmusic.com

    AVEY/GROUWS BAND (Eastern IA): Blues is storytelling, and Jeni Grouws, co-leader of the Avey/Grouws Band, will sing a story into life! Blue Monday Monthly called Grouws “a rising star!" Declared the Iowa Blues Challenge Winners in 2017, the Avey/Grouws Band made it to the Semi Finals in the International Blues Challenge in Memphis in 2018. ~ aveygrouwsband.com

  • Saturday - Jun 8, 2019 @ 2:00pm
    Forest Ave Library, 1326 Forest Ave, DM
    Crossroads: A Journey With The Blues - Aaron Earl Short

  • Sunday - Jun 9, 2019 @ 3:00pm
    Cellar at White Oaks
    Hot Tamale & the Red Hots

  • Sunday - Jun 9, 2019 @ 6:00pm
    Lefty's Live Music, 2307 University Ave, DM
    Anthony Gomes

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

    Anthony Gomes, #1 Billboard Blues Artist, is a triple threat force as a guitarist, vocalist and songwriter. This, along with his high-energy shows and dynamic stage presence, make him one of the top draws on the Rock/Blues circuit today.


    Download a FREE Compilation Album with songs throughout Anthony's career featuring his newly released single, "Come Down" www.freegomesalbum.com


    "A very talented guitarist... and where did that voice come from?" - B.B. King

  • Monday - Jun 10, 2019 @ 7:00pm
    Confluence Brewing, 1235 Thomas Beck Rd, DM, IA
    CIBS Membership Meeting
    featuring James Biehn

    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 James Biehn!

  • Friday - Jun 14, 2019 @ 5:00pm
    The Riverwalk Hub, 215 Water St, Des Moines, IA
    Kevin Burt

  • Sunday - Jun 16, 2019 @ 4:00pm
    Des Moines Social Club, 900 Mulberry, DM
    2019 Iowa Blues Challenge - FINALS


    (4:30 – 4:55) Solo/Duo
    CEDAR COUNTY COBRAS

    (5:05 – 5:30) Band
    THE BROTHERS RUCKUS

    (5:40 – 6:05) Solo/Duo
    FREIGHT TRAIN FRANK

    (6:15 – 6:40) Band
    MATT PANEK & THE ELECTRIC KOOLAID TRIO

    (6:50 – 7:15) Solo/Duo
    GENERATION OF BLUES
    (7:25 – 7:50) Band
    AVEY/GROUWS BAND
    (8:00 – 8:25) Solo/Duo
    BILLYLEE JANEY
    (8:35 – 9:00) Band
    TOM BUCKMILLER & THE TONE TAILORS

  • Friday - Jun 21, 2019 @ 5:00pm
    The Riverwalk Hub, 215 Water St, Des Moines, IA
    Ducharme-Jones

  • Sunday - Jun 23, 2019 @ 6:00pm
    Lefty's Live Music, 2307 University Ave, DM
    The 44s

    Doors at 5PM / Show at 6PM - $15 (CIBS Members receive a $5 rebate at the door when checking in at the venue)

  • Friday - Jun 28, 2019 @ 5:00pm
    The Riverwalk Hub, 215 Water St, Des Moines, IA
    Matt Woods

  • Sunday - Jun 30, 2019 @ 6:00pm
    Noce, 1326 Walnut St., Des Moines, IA
    Doug Deming & the Jewel Tones / The Bel Airs

    Doors at 5PM / Show at 6PM - $25 (CIBS Members receive a $5 rebate at the door when checking in at the venue.)

    DOUBLE BILL SHOW!

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

  • Monday - Jul 8, 2019 @ 7:00pm
    Peace Tree Brewery, 317 E Court, Des Moines, IA
    CIBS Membership Meeting
    featuring Bob Pace

    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 - Jul 12, 2019 @ 5:00pm
    The Riverwalk Hub, 215 Water St, Des Moines, IA
    Heath Alan

  • Friday - Jul 12, 2019 @ 6:30pm
    Snus Hill Winery, Madrid, IA
    Hot Tamale & the Red Hots

  • Friday - Jul 19, 2019 @ 5:00pm
    The Riverwalk Hub, 215 Water St, Des Moines, IA
    Rob Lumbard

  • Sunday - Jul 21, 2019 @ 6:00pm
    Noce, 1326 Walnut St., Des Moines, IA
    James Harman / Bruce Katz

    Doors at 5PM / Show at 6PM - $25 (CIBS Members receive a $5 rebate at the door when checking in at the venue)

    DOUBLE BILL SHOW!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Monday - Aug 12, 2019 @ 7:00pm
    Hawkeye Elks Lodge, 1401 Walker St, Des Moines, IA
    CIBS Membership Meeting
    featuring Jeff Banks Band

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

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

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

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

  • Saturday - Aug 31, 2019 @ 7:00pm
    Lefty's Live Music, 2307 University Ave, DM
    CIBS Salutes - Chicago Blues Legends

    Doors at 6PM / Show at 7PM - $30 (CIBS Members receive $5 rebate a the door)


    JOHN PRIMER
    JOANNA CONNOR
    LIL' ED & THE BLUES IMPERIALS

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

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

  • Monday - Sep 9, 2019 @ 7:00pm
    Confluence Brewing, 1235 Thomas Beck Rd, DM, IA
    CIBS Membership Meeting
    featuring Matt Woods Band

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

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

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

    Featuring the Soul Searchers and Doug Deming & the Jewel Tones

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

  • Saturday - Sep 28, 2019 @ 8:00pm
    Mesqauki Casino, Tama, IA
    Hot Tamale & the Red Hots

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

  • 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
    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 - 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

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