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  • Sunday - Nov 19, 2017 @ 7:00pm
    Bogg's Hull Ave. Tavern
    Sunday Night Jam with The Bluesdawgs

  • Tuesday - Nov 21, 2017 @ 6:00pm
    Vino 209, West Des Moines, IA
    Matt Woods

  • Tuesday - Nov 21, 2017 @ 7:00pm
    Carl's Place, DSM
    Fat Tuesday Blues Jam

  • 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 featuring Gary Jackson

  • Thursday - Nov 23, 2017 @ 9:00pm
    Greenwood Lounge
    Soul Searchers

  • Friday - Nov 24, 2017 @ 4:30pm
    Streetcar 209, 525 E Grand, DM
    Friday After Work with Freight Train Frank

  • Friday - Nov 24, 2017 @ 4:30pm
    Gas Lamp, DSM
    Bob Pace & The Dangerous Band

  • Friday - Nov 24, 2017 @ 6:00pm
    Peacetree Brewery, Des Moines, IA
    Matt Woods

  • Friday - Nov 24, 2017 @ 6:00pm
    Kelly's Little Nipper, 1701 E Grand, DM
    Rob Lumbard

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

  • Saturday - Nov 25, 2017 @ 7:00pm
    Noce, 1326 Walnut St, DM
    Diva & the Deacons

  • Saturday - Nov 25, 2017 @ 9:00pm
    Whiskey House, Ankeny, IA
    Bob Pace Band

  • Sunday - Nov 26, 2017 @ 7:00pm
    Bogg's Hull Ave. Tavern
    Sunday Night Jam with The Bluesdawgs

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

  • Thursday - Nov 30, 2017 @ 8:00pm
    Whiskey House, Ankeny, IA
    Bob Pace

  • Thursday - Nov 30, 2017 @ 9:00pm
    Greenwood Lounge
    Soul Searchers

  • Friday - Dec 1, 2017 @ 4:30pm
    Gas Lamp, DSM
    Bob Pace & The Dangerous Band

  • Friday - Dec 1, 2017 @ 7:00pm
    Lefty's Live Music, 2307 University, DM
    Toronzo Cannon

    Opening Performance by Avey/Grouws Duo
    $20 (CIBS Members recieve $5 rebate at the door)
    Doors open @ 6PM • Opening performance @ 7PM • Toronzo @8:30PM

    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 @ 7:00pm
    Noce, 1326 Walnut St, DM
    Rob Lumbard's Christmas Blues feat Tina Haase Findlay

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

  • Friday - Dec 8, 2017 @ 7:00pm
    DG's Tap House, Ames, IA
    Matt Woods

  • Friday - Dec 8, 2017 @ 9:00pm
    Gas Lamp, 1501 Grand, DM
    Katy Guillen & The Girls

  • Saturday - Dec 9, 2017 @ 6:30pm
    Same & Gabe's, 8631 Hickman, Urbandale, IA
    Bob Pace

  • Saturday - Dec 9, 2017 @ 9:00pm
    Star Bar, Ingersoll Ave, DM
    Malcolm Wells and the Two-Timers

  • Monday - Dec 11, 2017 @ 7:00pm
    Zimm's Food & Spirits, 3124 Ingersoll, Des Moines
    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!

  • Wednesday - Dec 13, 2017 @ 6:30pm
    Lefty's Live Music, 2307 University Ave, DM
    Buttercow Blues Band

  • Thursday - Dec 14, 2017 @ 8:00pm
    Whiskey House, Ankeny, IA
    Bob Pace

  • Saturday - Dec 16, 2017 @ 7:00pm
    Captain Roy's, 1900 Saylor Rd, DM
    James Biehn

  • Thursday - Dec 21, 2017 @ 8:00pm
    The Whiskey House, Ankeny, IA
    Hot Tamale & the Red Hots

  • Friday - Dec 22, 2017 @ 9:00pm
    Gas Lamp, 1501 Grand, DM
    Jimmy the Weasel

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

  • Friday - Dec 29, 2017 @ 9:00pm
    DM Yacht Club, 2617 Ingersoll Ave, Des Moines, IA
    JC Anderson Band

  • Sunday - Dec 31, 2017 @ 7:30pm
    Hilton Garden Inn, Johnson, IA
    Bob Dorr & the Blue Band - Last Happy Blue Year

  • Sunday - Dec 31, 2017 @ 9:00pm
    Whiskey House, Ankeny, IA
    Bob Pace Band

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

  • Tuesday - Jan 16, 2018 @ 12:00pm
    Beale Street, Memphis, TN
    International Blues Challenge #34

     

    Join us in Memphis--January 16-20, 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!

  • Sunday - Jan 21, 2018 @ 2:00pm
    Botanical Gardens, Des Moines, IA
    Alan Smith & Cindy Grill

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

  • Friday - Jan 26, 2018 @ 8:00pm
    Lefty's Live Music, 2307 University Ave, DM
    Samantha Fish

    Doors open @7PM
    Opening performance @8PM
    Samantha Fish @9:30PM

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

  • Friday - Feb 9, 2018 @ 5:00pm
    Marriott, 700 Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA
    Winter Blues Fest - FRIDAY

  • Saturday - Feb 10, 2018 @ 5:00pm
    Marriott, 700 Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA
    Winter Blues Fest - SATURDAY

  • 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

  • Sunday - Mar 4, 2018 @ 7:00pm
    Lefty's Live Music, 2307 University Ave, DM
    Monkey Junk

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

  • Sunday - Mar 11, 2018 @ 7:00pm
    Lefty's Live Music, 2307 University Ave, DM
    Jeff Jensen Band

  • Sunday - Mar 18, 2018 @ 7:00pm
    Lefty's Live Music, 2307 University Ave, DM
    Tinsley Ellis

  • Saturday - Apr 14, 2018 @ 8:00pm
    Noce, 1326 Walnut St, DM
    The Bel Airs

    Special Opening Performance by The Soul Searchers

  • Saturday - May 19, 2018 @ 8:00pm
    Whiskey House, Ankeny, IA
    Jimmy the Weasel

  • Sunday - May 27, 2018 @ 12:00pm
    Jasper Winery, Des Moines, IA
    SpringFest #2