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  • Sunday - Aug 20, 2017 @ 7:00pm
    Bogg's Hull Ave Tavern
    The Sunday Night Blues Jam w/ the Bluesdawgs

  • Tuesday - Aug 22, 2017 @ 7:00pm
    Carl's Place, DSM
    Fat Tuesday Blues Jam

  • Thursday - Aug 24, 2017 @ 9:00pm
    The Greenwood Lounge, DSMnn
    The Soul Searchers

  • Friday - Aug 25, 2017 @ 4:30pm
    The Gas Lamp, DSM
    Bob Pace & the Dangerous Band

  • Sunday - Aug 27, 2017 @ 7:00pm
    Bogg's Hull Ave Tavern
    The Sunday Night Blues Jam w/ the Bluesdawgs

  • Monday - Aug 28, 2017 @ 9:00pm
    Greenwood Lounge, DSM
    Hot Tamale & The Red Hots

  • Tuesday - Aug 29, 2017 @ 7:00pm
    Carl's Place, DSM
    Fat Tuesday Blues Jam

  • Thursday - Aug 31, 2017 @ 9:00pm
    The Greenwood Lounge, DSM
    The Soul Searchers

  • Friday - Sep 1, 2017 @ 1:00pm
    Avenue of the Saints Amphitheater, St Charles, IA
    IowaStock 2017 All Iowa Music & Arts Fair

  • Friday - Sep 1, 2017 @ 6:30pm
    Snus Hill Winery, Madrid, IA
    Fat Tuesday

  • Saturday - Sep 2, 2017 @ 9:00am
    Avenue of the Saints Amphitheater, St Charles, IA
    IowaStock 2017 All Iowa Music & Arts Fair

  • Saturday - Sep 2, 2017 @ 7:00pm
    Lefty's Live Music, 2307 University Ave, DM
    Doug Deming & the Jewel Tones

    $15 (CIBS Members $10) or FREE to anyone with a ticket to Bowlful of Blues. This is a kickoff party to the Bowlful of Blues!

  • Sunday - Sep 3, 2017 @ 11:00am
    Avenue of the Saints Amphitheater, St Charles, IA
    IowaStock 2017 All Iowa Music & Arts Fair

  • Sunday - Sep 3, 2017 @ 12:00pm
    Maytag Park, Newton, IA
    Bowlful of Blues

  • Sunday - Sep 3, 2017 @ 7:00pm
    Bogg's Hull Ave Tavern
    The Sunday Night Blues Jam w/ the Bluesdawgs

  • Monday - Sep 4, 2017 @ 9:00am
    Avenue of the Saints Amphitheater, St Charles, IA
    IowaStock 2017 All Iowa Music & Arts Fair

  • Saturday - Sep 9, 2017 @ 10:00am
    Park Fair Ace Hardware, Des Moines, IA
    2nd Annual Blues & BBQ

    Annual Blues and BBQ event to help benefit the Children's Miracle Network here in Iowa. Contestants will show off their skills in a BBQ cook off while some great live music performs for the crowd. Great family event and lots to do.

  • Saturday - Sep 9, 2017 @ 12:00pm
    Festival - Park Fair Mall
    Hot Tamale & The Red Hots

  • Sunday - Sep 10, 2017 @ 2:00pm
    Holiday Inn, 1050 6th Ave, Downtown Des Moines, IA
    Bob Pace Band - BlueSkies Series

  • Sunday - Sep 10, 2017 @ 2:00pm
    Snus Hill Winery, Madrid, IA
    The Soul Searchers

  • Sunday - Sep 10, 2017 @ 2:00pm
    Snus Hill Winery, Madrid, IA
    The Soul Searchers

  • Sunday - Sep 10, 2017 @ 5:00pm
    Lefty's Live Music, 2307 University, DM
    Samantha Fish

  • Sunday - Sep 10, 2017 @ 7:00pm
    Bogg's Hull Ave Tavern
    The Sunday Night Blues Jam w/ the Bluesdawgs

  • Monday - Sep 11, 2017 @ 7:00pm
    Peace Tree Brewing, 317 E. Court Avenue, 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 - Sep 13, 2017 @ 7:30pm
    Hoyt Sherman Place, 1501 Woodland, DM
    TajMo: The Taj Mahal & Keb' Mo' Band

  • Saturday - Sep 16, 2017 @ 5:00pm
    Des Moines Social Club, 900 Mulberry St, DM
    Iowa Blues Challenge Finals

  • Sunday - Sep 17, 2017 @ 2:00pm
    Holiday Inn, 1050 6th Ave, Downtown Des Moines, IA
    Matt Woods - BlueSkies Series

  • Sunday - Sep 17, 2017 @ 2:00pm
    Snus Hill Winery, Madrid
    Hot Tamale & The Red Hots

  • Sunday - Sep 17, 2017 @ 7:00pm
    Bogg's Hull Ave Tavern
    The Sunday Night Blues Jam w/ the Bluesdawgs

  • Tuesday - Sep 19, 2017 @ 8:00pm
    Hoyt Sherman, DM
    Kenny Wayne Shepherd & Beth Hart

  • Friday - Sep 22, 2017 @ 6:00pm
    Kelly's Little Nipper, DSM
    Joe & Vicki Price

  • Saturday - Sep 23, 2017 @ 4:30pm
    Maximum Ames
    Joe & Vicki Price

  • Sunday - Sep 24, 2017 @ 2:00pm
    Holiday Inn, 1050 6th Ave, Downtown Des Moines, IA
    Blue Two (Bob Dorr & Jeff Petersen) - BlueSkies Series

  • Sunday - Sep 24, 2017 @ 2:00pm
    Summerset Winery, Indianola, IA
    Joyann Parker

  • Sunday - Sep 24, 2017 @ 2:00pm
    Snus Hill Winery, Madrid
    El Dorados

  • Sunday - Sep 24, 2017 @ 2:00pm
    Snus Hill Winery, Madrid, IA
    El Dorados

  • Wednesday - Sep 27, 2017 @ 7:00pm
    Bogg's Hull Ave Tavern
    The Sunday Night Blues Jam w/ the Bluesdawgs

  • Friday - Sep 29, 2017 @ 6:30pm
    Snus Hill Winery, Madrid
    Soul Searchers

  • Sunday - Oct 1, 2017 @ 2:00pm
    Holiday Inn, 1050 6th Ave, Downtown Des Moines, IA
    Brian Taz Grant - BlueSkies Series

  • Monday - Oct 9, 2017 @ 7:00pm
    Zimm's, 3124 Ingersoll Ave, 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!

  • Thursday - Oct 12, 2017 @ 7:00pm
    Confluence Brewery, DSM
    Joe & Vicki Price

  • Saturday - Oct 14, 2017 @ 2:00pm
    Penoach Winery, Adel - Fall Festival
    Hot Tamale & The Red Hots

  • Sunday - Oct 15, 2017 @ 2:00pm
    Holiday Inn, 1050 6th Ave, Downtown Des Moines, IA
    J.D. Flanagan & Pat Hemann - BlueSkies Series

  • 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, Murphy, 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!

  • Sunday - Oct 22, 2017 @ 2:00pm
    Holiday Inn, 1050 6th Ave, Downtown Des Moines, IA
    Brad "bebad" McCloud - BlueSkies Series

  • Sunday - Oct 22, 2017 @ 2:00pm
    Summerset Winery, Indianola
    Hot Tamale & The Red Hots

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

    Halloween Costume Party!

  • Sunday - Oct 29, 2017 @ 2:00pm
    Holiday Inn, 1050 6th Ave, Downtown Des Moines, IA
    Bryce Janey - BlueSkies Series

  • Sunday - Nov 5, 2017 @ 2:00pm
    Holiday Inn, 1050 6th Ave, Downtown Des Moines, IA
    James Biehn - BlueSkies Series

  • Sunday - Nov 12, 2017 @ 2:00pm
    Holiday Inn, 1050 6th Ave, Downtown Des Moines, IA
    Aaron Earl Short - BlueSkies Series

  • 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!

  • Sunday - Nov 19, 2017 @ 2:00pm
    Holiday Inn, 1050 6th Ave, Downtown Des Moines, IA
    Eboni - BlueSkies Series

  • Sunday - Nov 26, 2017 @ 2:00pm
    Holiday Inn, 1050 6th Ave, Downtown Des Moines, IA
    Cindy Grill & Alan Smith - BlueSkies Series

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

    $20 (CIBS Members recieve $5 rebate at the door)


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  • 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!