CIBS News

The Soul Searchers @ Membership Meeting - Sept 12 2016

The Soul Searchers @ Membership Meeting – Sept 12 2016

Big fun at the CIBS membership meeting last night! BBQ, cupcakes and The Soul Searchers! here are a few pics and videos from their performance.

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Membership Drive & Appreciation Party!

Membership Drive & Appreciation Party!

Friday September 23 2016 – Live rockin blues provided by Matthew Curry Band and James Biehn Band! There will be drawings/prizes including two pairs of tickets to the upcoming Buddy Guy concert at Hoyt Sherman. One pair will go to a new member signing up that night and the other will go to an existing member. Must be […]

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Walter Trout at Lefty's Live Music on August 28th

Walter Trout at Lefty’s Live Music on August 28th

A few videos from the Walter Trout show! CIBS sponsored Walter Trout, with opening act, the Jeff Banks Band, at Lefty’s Live Music on Sunday, August 28th. Jeff Banks’ opening set got cut short by a power outage. The storm passed and power was restored around 7:30… the show went on!

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Doug Deming & The Jewel Tones feat. Dennis Gruenling - photo by Jen Taylor

The Jewel Tones @ DMSC Rooftop

The Central Iowa Blues Society sponsored Doug Deming & the Jewel Tones featuring Dennis Gruenling on the Rooftop at the Des Moines Social Club, Sunday July 10. If they weren’t playing ON the ROOF already they woulda tore it clean off! Terrific evening! You can keep up with the band HERE A few videos and […]

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Doc's Turning Sixty!

Doc’s Turning Sixty!

As if Doug Deming & The Jewel Tones aren’t reason enough to dance on the ROOF this Sunday. We’re also celebrating Doc’s 60th birthday. Join us for the concert and enjoy FREE FOOD & CAKE while it lasts!

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Matt Woods Receives Blues Blast Award Nomination - Acoustic Blues Album

Matt Woods Receives Blues Blast Award Nomination – Acoustic Blues Album

Congratulations to Matt Woods on his Blues Blast Award nomination in the Acoustic Blues Album category for his latest album Sawdust and Gasoline! This is a pretty dang big deal! He’s in impressive company with fellow nominees in the same category; Guy Davis, Luther Dickinson, Andra Faye & Scott Ballantine, Jimmy “Duck” Holmes, and The Ragpicker String […]

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Bare Bones

2016 Blues Challenge – Video / Photos

Congratulations to the 2016 Iowa Blues Challenge Champions – Bare Bones in the Solo/Duo category and the Jeff Banks Band in the Band category. Complete Results: Solo/Duo Champion – Bare Bones Solo/Duo Runner up – Bruce Kort Solo/Duo 3rd Place – Steve Robinson Band Champion – Jeff Banks Band Band Runner up – The Royal Blues Band 3rd Place […]

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Iowa Blues Hall of Fame Party

Iowa Blues Hall of Fame Party

Join us Sunday – Jun 26, 2016 @ 5:00pm at Hawkeye Elks Club, 1401 Walker St in Des Moines for the re-dedication party to celebrate the newly upgraded Iowa Blues Hall of Fame exhibit. Entertainment by SUMPIN’ DOO. This will be a potluck so plan to bring something to share.

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2016 Iowa Blues Challenge Finals

2016 Iowa Blues Challenge Finals

Congratulations to the 2016 Iowa Blues Challenge Champions – Bare Bones in the Solo/Duo category and the Jeff Banks Band in the Band category. Complete Results…

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Matt Woods performing LIVE at the June 13 Membership Meeting

Matt Woods performing LIVE at the June 13 Membership Meeting

Don’t miss the next Central Iowa Blues Society general membership meeting. Each CIBS member that attends will be entered to win a select prize… Prizes may include super cool things like tickets to a Blues Show, CDs, DVDs, Books, etc. AND enjoy a live performance by the MATT WOODS! WHERE: The Rooftop, 525 E Grand in Des […]

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LIVE Blues at May 9th General Membership Meeting

LIVE Blues at May 9th General Membership Meeting

Don’t miss the next Central Iowa Blues Society general membership meeting Monday, May 9th. Each CIBS member that attends will be entered to win a select prize… Prizes may include super cool things like tickets to a Blues Show, CDs, DVDs, Books, etc. AND enjoy a live performance by the BARE BONES duo featuring Iowa Blues Hall […]

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2016 Iowa Blues Challenge-Preliminary Rounds

2016 Iowa Blues Challenge-Preliminary Rounds

Newton Band Preliminary Round Hosted by South Skunk Blues Society Sunday, April 24, 2016 @ 2:00 pm – Izaak Walton League Diva & the Deacons Diva and the Deacons is a musical tribe of true blues lovers eager to blow your mind with energetic renditions of first class blues tunes from all the colors of […]

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HuHot Fundraiser April 26

HuHot Fundraiser April 26

Help us raise cold cash with a hot fundraiser… and conquer your hunger at the same time! See flyer for more details!

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2016 Webster-Wagner Scholarship

2016 Webster-Wagner Scholarship

CIBS is proud to announce that the recipient of the Webster-Wagner Scholarship for the 2016-2017 academic year is Pella blues guitarist Quay Schaus, better known to many CIBS members as Quay Thomas.  Quay is currently in his 3rd year at the Berklee School of Music in Boston where he is majoring in Electronic Production & […]

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CIBS Welcomes Danielle Nicole to Lefty's on April 24

CIBS Welcomes Danielle Nicole to Lefty’s on April 24

Doors at 6pm Show at 7pm • $15 general public / $10 CIBS member TICKETS AVAILABLE DAY OF SHOW AT THE DOOR Her powerful vocals and dynamic stage presence have played a major role in her success, helping the band earn numerous awards over the years, including “Best Instrumentalist-Bass” at the Blues Music Awards, being […]

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