Iowa Blues Challenge

2014 Iowa Blues Challenge – SOLO DUO

2014 Iowa Blues Challenge – SOLO DUO

9 acts to participate in Iowa Blues Challenge Solo/Duo competition Quad Cities Preliminary – Saturday, July 26 at the Muddy Waters Dan Peart – Dan Peart is a singer/songwriter, born in Fort Dodge and transplanted to Clinton, IA. Beatles music inspired him to learn to play, sing and write; also learning from his older brother’s […]

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2014 Iowa Blues Challenge - BAND

2014 Iowa Blues Challenge – BAND

FINALS – Saturday, May 17, 2014. Congratulations to advancing bands from the Des Moines preliminary round Hot Tamale & the Red Hots and Jefferson County Green Band.

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2013 Iowa Blues Challenge - Solo/Duo

2013 Iowa Blues Challenge – Solo/Duo

August 4, 2013 at Zimms on Ingersoll in Des Moines. The winner receives $250 cash plus $300 in travel expense to Memphis to compete in the International Blues Challenge! Solo/Duo entrants include; Chad Elliot w/Bonita Crow, Curry & Red, Frank Strong, and JeffCo.

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Matt Woods Wins 2012 Solo/Duo Contest

Matt Woods Wins 2012 Solo/Duo Contest

Congratulations to Matt Woods, winner of the 2012 Iowa Blues Solo/Duo Challenge held August 26, 2012 at Zimm’s Food and Spirits in Des Moines. Matt Woods received $250 cash plus $300 travel expenses to Memphis as our state representative at the International Blues Challenge to be held January 29-February 2, 2013. Matt was one of […]

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2012 Iowa Blues Challenge - Solo/Duo

2012 Iowa Blues Challenge – Solo/Duo

August 26 @ Zimms :: The Solo/Duo Competition Schedule :: 4:00 PM-Freight Train Frank :: 4:45 PM-The Voice of Experience :: 5:30 PM-Matt Woods :: 6:15 PM-Dan Peart :: 7:00 PM-Dale Reed

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The Pain Killers

The Pain Killers win 2012 Band Competition

Congratulations to The Pain Killers, winners of the 2012 Iowa Blues Challenge – Band Competition! The Pain Killers will represent Iowa in the 2013 International Blues Challenge in Memphis.

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2012 Iowa Blues Challenge - Band

2012 Iowa Blues Challenge – Band

FINALS Saturday, May 26 2012 Congratulations goes out to The Pain Killers, Serious Business and The Mississippi Misfits on their advancement to the Final round of the 2012 Iowa Blues Challenge to be held Saturday, May 26th, 2012 at the Downtown Marriott at 700 Grand Avenue in Des Moines, Iowa. Three bands will each play […]

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Bryce Janey wins 2011 Solo/Duo Competition

Bryce Janey wins 2011 Solo/Duo Competition

Congratulations to Bryce Janey, winner of the 2011 Iowa Blues Solo/Duo Challenge held August 28, 2011 at Zimm’s Food and Spirits in Des Moines.

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2011 Iowa Blues Challenge - Solo/Duo

2011 Iowa Blues Challenge – Solo/Duo

August 28 @ 4PM at Zimm’s Food & Spirits

The Solo/Duo Entries in the Order of Performance are… Pat & J.D., Soulful Security Duo, Terry Shropshire, Johnny Pizano, bella soul, Burnside and George, and Bryce Janey

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2011 Iowa Blues Challenge - Band

2011 Iowa Blues Challenge – Band

Congratulations to The Candymakers, winners of the 2011 Iowa Blues Challenge held April 3 at The Muddy Waters in Bettendorf. This 8 piece Quad-Cities band received $500 cash plus $1,200 travel expenses to Memphis as our local representative at the International Blues Challenge in February, 2012. The Candymakers also receives 8 hours of studio time […]

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2010 Iowa Blues Challenge – Solo/Duo

ARE YOU READY TO TAKE THE CHALLENGE? We are now seeking applicants for the 2010 Iowa Blues Challenge Solo/Duo competition. A one round competition will be held in Des Moines, Iowa on Sunday, September 12, 2010 at Blues on Grand. Depending on the number of entries, more rounds may be added. Prizes include cash, travel […]

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2010 Iowa Blues Challenge – Band

Band Contest Another fabulous night of live Blues this year at the Iowa Blues Challenge Finals! Congratulations to The Steady Rollin’ Blues Band, winners of the 2010 Iowa Blues Challenge held May 22nd at the Downtown Marriott in Des Moines. The band received a cash prize plus travel expenses to Memphis as our local representative […]

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