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CIBS Blues Crier :: MAY 2019

CIBS Blues Crier :: MAY 2019

MAY 2019 UPCOMING CENTRAL IOWA BLUES SOCIETY EVENTS SUNDAY – MAY 26, 2019 @ 12:00PM Jasper Winery, Des Moines, IA SpringFest #3 FREE! Family Friendly! FUN! Come celebrate great music in a perfect setting at Jasper Winery, Memorial Weekend. Admission is […]

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R.I.P. Tom Gary

R.I.P. Tom Gary

We are sad to report that Tom Gary, blues historian, founder of Central Iowa Blues Society and the Iowa Blues Hall of Fame, died in his sleep sometime Sunday evening (May 5, 2019). Tom made so many lasting and significant […]

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CIBS Blues Crier :: APRIL 2019

CIBS Blues Crier :: APRIL 2019

APRIL 2019 UPCOMING CENTRAL IOWA BLUES SOCIETY EVENTS SUNDAY – MAY 12, 2019 @ 6:00PM Lefty’s Live Music, 2307 University Ave, DM DOUBLE BILL SHOW! Orphan Jon & the Abandoned – AND – Albert Castiglia Doors at 5PM // Show […]

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2019 Iowa Blues Challenge

2019 Iowa Blues Challenge

The 2019 Iowa Blues Challenge FINALS are scheduled for Sunday, June 16 at the Des Moines Social Club. Because of the limited number of acts registered for the blues challenge statewide, ALL previously scheduled preliminary rounds are cancelled and all acts will compete at the FINALS only…

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Michael Ledbetter Life Celebration and Fundraiser

Michael Ledbetter Life Celebration and Fundraiser

Mike Ledbetter – a brilliant and soulful singer and guitarist – tragically passed away on January 21, 2019. He was 33 years old and an award-winning rising star of Blues and Soul music. He leaves behind his loving partner, Kathy […]

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CIBS Blues Crier :: MARCH 2019

CIBS Blues Crier :: MARCH 2019

MARCH 2019 UPCOMING CENTRAL IOWA BLUES SOCIETY EVENTS SUNDAY – MAR 31, 2019 @ 6:00PM Lefty’s Live Music, 2307 University Ave, DM Michael Ledbetter Celebration of Life & Fundraiser $20 (no CIBS Member rebate as this is a fundraiser)  With […]

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CIBS Blues Crier :: FEBRUARY 2019

CIBS Blues Crier :: FEBRUARY 2019

FEBRUARY 2019 UPCOMING CENTRAL IOWA BLUES SOCIETY EVENTS FRIDAY – MAR 1, 2019 @ 7:00PM Lefty’s Live Music, 2307 University Ave, DM Paul Nelson Band Being blues/rock icon Johnny Winter’s hand-picked touring and recording guitarist is just one of the […]

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Iowa Blues Acts -- Are you ready for the challenge?

Iowa Blues Acts — Are you ready for the challenge?

For its 26th year, the Iowa Blues Challenge (IABC) is returning to its traditional spring time frame with preliminary round competitions scheduled in Fairfield on Saturday, April 27 at the Fairfield Best Western (date is same but venue has changed) […]

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25th Winter Blues Fest – Video & Photos

25th Winter Blues Fest – Video & Photos

25th Winter Blues Fest – Video Playlists Jay Gilliam captured and compiled video playlists from each night of the Winter Blues Fest FRIDAY NIGHT SATURDAY NIGHT 25th Winter Blues Fest – Photos by Paul Houston 25th Winter Blues Fest – […]

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CIBS Blues Crier :: JANUARY 2019

CIBS Blues Crier :: JANUARY 2019

JANUARY 2019 Complete line-up, schedule, tickets, hotel reservation links, and more info HERE There are just a few volunteer shifts still available for Saturday of the Winter Blues Fest! VOLUNTEER = FREE ADMISSION for the night of your shift! Please contact […]

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2019 Iowa Blues Hall of Fame

2019 Iowa Blues Hall of Fame

Five individuals have been selected for induction into the Iowa Blues Hall of Fame in the Class of 2019: Jeff Banks, Kevin Burt, Janey Hooper, Frank Strong and Greg Sutherland.

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Winter Blues Helles Lager

Winter Blues Helles Lager

The Central Iowa Blues Society partnered with Confluence Brewing Company to brew a special beer to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the Winter Blues Fest. This simple but elegant “bright” lager is hand crafted with floor-malted Bohemian Pilsner malt, German noble […]

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CIBS Blues Crier :: DECEMBER 2018

CIBS Blues Crier :: DECEMBER 2018

DECEMBER 2018 Complete line-up, schedule, tickets, hotel reservation links, and more info HERE Winter Blues Fest Volunteer Opportunities There are a limited number of volunteer opportunities available for the Winter Blues Fest! We are specifically looking for volunteers that would […]

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CIBS Blues Crier :: NOVEMBER 2018

CIBS Blues Crier :: NOVEMBER 2018

NOVEMBER 2018 Upcoming Central Iowa Blues Society Events SUNDAY – NOV 11, 2018 @ 6:00PM Noce, 1326 Walnut St, DM Bruce Katz DOORS @ 5PM // SHOW @ 6PM — $20 ($15 CIBS Members) — Bruce Katz’s resume reads like a who’s […]

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2019 Winter Blues Fest

2019 Winter Blues Fest

TWO NIGHTS—20 Acts… all under one roof and out of the cold! Advance Tickets $45 Weekend Pass – or – $20/Friday and $30/Saturday At the door admission goes up $5. CIBS Members receive $5 rebate on Weekend Pass only.  You […]

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