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CIBS Blues Crier :: JUNE 2018

CIBS Blues Crier :: JUNE 2018

JUNE 2018 Upcoming Central Iowa Blues Society Events SUNDAY – JUN 24, 2018 @ 7:00PM Lefty’s Live Music, 2307 University Ave, DM The 44’s Opening performance by Patrick Recob & the Perpetual Luau All Stars! DOORS AT 6PM // SHOW […]

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2018 Iowa Blues Challenge

2018 Iowa Blues Challenge

Are You Ready For the Challenge?? For the 24th year, the Central Iowa Blues Society (CIBS), in association with the Mississippi Valley Blues Society and Southeast Iowa Blues Society, presents the Iowa Blues Challenge (IABC), a multiple-round live music competition […]

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CIBS Blues Crier :: MAY 2018

CIBS Blues Crier :: MAY 2018

MAY 2018 Upcoming Central Iowa Blues Society Events SUNDAY – MAY 27, 2018 @ 12:00PM Jasper Winery, Des Moines, IA SpringFest #2 – ADMISSION IS FREE 2:00 – 3:00 / Ducharme-Jones Band 3:30 – 5:00 / Kevin “BF” Burt (2018 […]

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2018 Iowa Blues Hall of Fame

2018 Iowa Blues Hall of Fame

Video and photo memories from the 2018 Iowa Blues Hall of Fame Induction Celebration!

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SpringFest #2

SpringFest #2

SUNDAY – MAY 27, 2018 @ 2:00PM – ADMISSION IS FREE! Jasper Winery, 2400 George Flagg Pkwy, DM 2:00 – 3:00 / Ducharme-Jones Band 3:30 – 5:00 / Kevin “BF” Burt (2018 IBC Winner) 5:30 – 7:00 / Paul Mayasich with […]

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Blues Education for The Next Generation

Blues Education for The Next Generation

The Central Iowa Blues Society’s Blues In The Schools program for 2018 is being presented at Hoover High and its feeder schools with the main focus being five elementary schools, Monday, April 23rd through Friday, April 27th. We are proud […]

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CIBS Blues Crier :: APRIL 2018

CIBS Blues Crier :: APRIL 2018

APRIL 2018 Upcoming Central Iowa Blues Society Events SUNDAY – APR 8, 2018 @ 5:00PM Noce, 1326 Walnut St, DM Iowa Blues Hall of Fame Induction Celebration The Central Iowa Blues Society will celebrate the 2018 class of IOWA BLUES […]

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Josh Hoyer & Soul Colossal

24th Winter Blues Fest – Video & Photos

24th Winter Blues Fest – Video Playlists Jay Gilliam captured and compiled a playlist of videos from each of the Winter Blues Fest performers   24th Winter Blues Fest – Photos by Jen Taylor & Kit Lancaster

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CIBS Blues Crier :: MARCH 2018

CIBS Blues Crier :: MARCH 2018

MARCH 2018 Upcoming Central Iowa Blues Society Events Jensen is a solid guitarist, phrasing deftly with just enough macho to make the boys happy and just enough lyricism to make the girls swoon… not to mention he actually knows how […]

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McMurrin and Lumbard 2018 Rock 'N Roll Hall of Fame Inductees!

McMurrin and Lumbard 2018 Rock ‘N Roll Hall of Fame Inductees!

  Big congratulations to two Iowa Blues Hall of Fame members who will be inducted into the Iowa Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2018 — Dennis “Daddy-O” McMurrin (Lifetime achievement) and Rob Lumbard (Individual artist). The inductions will […]

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Kevin "B.F." Burt wins big at the International Blues Challenge!

Kevin “B.F.” Burt wins big at the International Blues Challenge!

Iowa City blues musician Kevin B.F. Burt was the winner of the Solo/Duo competition at the 34th International Blues Challenge (IBC), presented by the Blues Foundation, on Saturday evening.  In addition, he won the […]

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2018 Botanical Blues

2018 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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2018 Webster-Wagner Scholarship

2018 Webster-Wagner Scholarship

The application period for the Webster-Wagner Scholarship for the 2017-2018 academic year opens on November 15, 2017 and continues until April 1, 2018. The $500 grant recipient will be announced on or about May 14, 2018. DOWNLOAD THE WEBSTER-WAGNER SCHOLARSHIP […]

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2018 Winter Blues Fest

2018 Winter Blues Fest

FRIDAY & SATURDAY, FEB 9-10 2018
Anthony Gomes • Jason Ricci • Reverend Raven & the Chainsmokin Altar Boys • Steepwater Band • Kilborn Alley • Josh Hoyer • Grand Marquis • Eric Jerardi • Amanda Fish • Kevin BF Burt • Bryce Janey…

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International Blues Challenge #34 - Jan 16-20 2018

International Blues Challenge #34 – Jan 16-20 2018

Congratulations to Kevin “BF” Burt (solo) and the Avey Grouws Band (band)! They will represent Iowa in Memphis at The Blues Foundation’s 34th International Blues Challenge. Join us in January where they will showcase their talent on Beale St…

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