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2017 Botanical Blues

2017 Botanical Blues

Take a break from the winter cold and warm up in the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden’s tropical conservatory while enjoying some of the best blues music in the Midwest. All concerts run from 2 – 4 p.m. every Sunday […]

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Danielle Nicole Band at Des Moines Social Club on November 27!

Danielle Nicole Band at Des Moines Social Club on November 27!

Join us Sunday, November 27 for the Danielle Nicole Band! Showtime is 7 PM (doors at 6PM) at the Des Moines Social Club’s Kum & Go Theater, 901 Cherry St, Des Moines.

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International Blues Challenge #33

International Blues Challenge #33

2017 International Blues Challenge will be January 31-February 4, 2017. The International Showcase will open the event on January 31 with competition rounds February 1-4 in venues located on historic Beale Street in Memphis, Tennessee. Tickets sales for the 33rd […]

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Davy Knowles & the Steepwater Band at Des Moines Social Club on November 4!

Davy Knowles & the Steepwater Band at Des Moines Social Club on November 4!

Join us Friday, November 4 for an awesome double-bill show with Davy Knowles and the Steepwater Band! Show time is 8PM at the Des Moines Social Club’s Kum & Go Theater, 901 Cherry St, Des Moines.

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Samantha Fish at Lefty's on October 16!

Samantha Fish at Lefty’s on October 16!

Join us at Lefty’s Live Music Sunday, October 16 for Samantha Fish! Amanda Fish (Samantha’s Sister) plays an opening set starting at 6PM. Tickets $20 general public / $15 CIBS members (members will receive discount at the door for tickets purchased […]

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2017 Winter Blues Fest

2017 Winter Blues Fest

CONFIRMED ARTISTS Ronnie Baker Brooks Brandon Santini Bare Bones Jeff Banks Band Mark Cameron Band more coming soon… LODGING Marriott Hotel Blues Fest Rate $119 – RESERVATIONS HERE    

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John Németh at Lefty's on October 7!

John Németh at Lefty’s on October 7!

Join us at Lefty’s Live Music Friday, October 7 for John Németh! Heath Alan & Justin Appel play an opening set at 7PM. Tickets at the door are $20 for general public and $15 CIBS members. See you there! Németh is […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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