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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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CIBS 25th Anniversary Party!

CIBS 25th Anniversary Party!

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 22! JC Anderson Band Revisited • Iowa Blues Hall of Fame All Star Band • Bob Pace Band • The Soul Searchers • Malcolm Wells & The Two Timers • The event will conclude with a two-hour all star jam! FREE EVENT!

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2017 Iowa Blues Challenge

2017 Iowa Blues Challenge

Iowa Blues Challenge Finals are Saturday, September 16 at the Des Moines Social Club. Presented by the Central Iowa Blues Society

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SpringFest May 28 - FREE EVENT!

SpringFest May 28 – FREE EVENT!

SUNDAY – MAY 28, 2017 @ 2:00PM – ADMISSION IS FREE! Jasper Winery, 2400 George Flagg Pkwy, DM 2:00 – 3:00 / Rob Lumbard 3:30 – 5:00 / Amanda Fish 5:30 – 7:00 / The Bel Airs 7:30 – 9:00 / […]

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Iowa Blues Hall of Fame Induction Celebration

Iowa Blues Hall of Fame Induction Celebration

The Iowa Blues Hall of Fame Induction Celebration for the Class of 2016 will be held Saturday, April 8, 2017 at Noce (1326 Walnut St, Des Moines, IA). The new inductees are: Ellis Kell, Tony Blew, Dan “DJ” Johnson, J. […]

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Curtis Salgado

Curtis Salgado

The Curtis Salgado show scheduled for March 19 at Noce in Des Moines, IA is cancelled. We hope to reschedule at a later date. Advance ticket holders will be credited. Central Iowa Blues Society wishes Curtis a full and speedy […]

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23rd Winter Blues Fest - Photos & Video

23rd Winter Blues Fest – Photos & Video

Winter Blues Fest – Video Playlist by Jay Gilliam captured and compiled a playlist of videos from each of the Winter Blues Fest performers Winter Blues Fest – Photos by Kit Lancaster   Winter Blues Fest – Photos by Jen […]

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Mike Farris - March 6!

Mike Farris – March 6!

Join us Monday, March 6 for an evening with Mike Farris! Showtime is 6 PM at Noce, 1326 Walnut St. $25 General Public / $20 CIBS Members (members receive their discount at the door) All Ages until 9PM Mike Farris […]

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The Bel Airs - March 4!

The Bel Airs – March 4!

Join us Saturday, March 4 for the Bel Airs with a special opening performance by The Soul Searchers! Showtime is 7 PM (doors at 6PM) at Noce, 1326 Walnut St. $20 general public / $15 CIBS members. All Ages until 9PM. Fronted […]

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2017 Webster-Wagner Scholarship

2017 Webster-Wagner Scholarship

The application period for the Webster-Wagner Scholarship for the 2017-2018 academic year opens on December 15, 2016 and continues until April 15, 2017.  The $500 grant recipient will be announced on or about June 1, 2017. Click Here to Download […]

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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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