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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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2016 Iowa Blues Challenge

2016 Iowa Blues Challenge

It’s once again time for that familiar question to Iowa based blues acts: Are you ready for the Challenge? Applications are now available for the 2016 Iowa Blues Challenge.  Preliminary rounds are scheduled in Newton (Band – Sunday, April 24), Davenport (Band & Solo/Duo – Sunday. May 1), Fairfield (Solo/Duo – Saturday, May 14) and […]

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CIBS Welcomes Albert Cummings to Lefty's on March 6th

CIBS Welcomes Albert Cummings to Lefty’s on March 6th

CIBS Welcomes ALBERT CUMMINGS to LEFTY’S LIVE MUSIC 2607 University Ave.   Des Moines SUNDAY, MARCH 6. 2016 – Doors at 6 pm, Show at 7 pm $15 Admission – $10 for current CIBS members (Not a member yet??  Sign up at the door and get the discounted price!!  $20 Single, $25 Family) Someone Like You, […]

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Elvin Bishop to be Inducted into Blues Hall of Fame

Elvin Bishop to be Inducted into Blues Hall of Fame

Iowa Blues Hall of Fame Class of 2009 inductee Elvin Bishop is among 5 performers who will be inducted into the Blues Foundation’s Blues Hall of Fame on May 4th in Memphis.  Bishop was also inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2015 as a member of the Paul Butterfield Blues Band. […]

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Dine To Donate at Granite City on Feb. 11th

Dine To Donate at Granite City on Feb. 11th

Granite City Food & Brewery, 12801 University Ave in Clive is once again extending a Dine To Donate opportunity on Thursday, February 11th (what a way to get warmed up for the Winter Blues Fest!!)  This time around, Granite City will be generously donating 20% of your tab to CIBS if you present a Dine […]

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Rob Lumbard Wins Best Self Produced CD at 2016 IBC

Rob Lumbard Wins Best Self Produced CD at 2016 IBC

Blues in a Bottle by Rob Lumbard (sponsored by CIBS) was selected by the Blues Foundation as the Best Self Produced CD at the 2016 International Blues Challenge in Memphis.  Rob was joined by fellow central Iowan Matt Woods, whose Sawdust and Gasoline disc was also one of the five finalists.  In addition to an impressive […]

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Matt Woods CD advances to Final round of BSPCD judging

Matt Woods CD advances to Final round of BSPCD judging

Sawdust and Gasoline by Matt Woods (sponsored by the South Skunk Blues Society) has advanced to the final round of judging in the Blues Foundation’s Best Self-Produced CD competition.  Matt is joined by fellow Central Iowan Rob Lumbard, whose Blues in a Bottle CD (sponsored by CIBS) is also a finalist, as well as 3 […]

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CIBS named 2016 KBA award recipient

CIBS named 2016 KBA award recipient

The Central Iowa Blues Society is honored to be named a recipient of a Keeping the Blues Alive (KBA) award for 2016 by the Blues Foundation in Memphis TN.  KBAs are awarded annually to non-performer individuals and organizations who have made significant contributions to the Blues world.  Selection of recipients is conducted by a select […]

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2016 Winter Blues Fest

2016 Winter Blues Fest

WINTER BLUES FEST is February 12 & 13, 2016 • 13 acts on six stages! Downtown Marriott in Des Moines, IA. GET YOUR TICKETS NOW!

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Lizard Creek hosts Bernard Allison & Zac Harmon Nov. 14th

Lizard Creek hosts Bernard Allison & Zac Harmon Nov. 14th

The Best Western Starlite in Ft. Dodge will be the hip & happenin’ place to be on Saturday, November 14th as our friends at the Lizard Creek Blues Society will be hosting TWO superstar blues acts – Bernard Allison and Zac Harmon.  Doors open at 6 pm for the 7 pm show.  Tickets are $20 […]

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Blues on Grand Rewind features Jason Ricci at Lefty's

Blues on Grand Rewind features Jason Ricci at Lefty’s

On Sunday, November 22nd at 7 pm Lefty’s Live Music will step back in time by presenting one of the most popular acts to take the stage at BOG with the Blues on Grand Rewind featuring 2010 Blues Music Award winner (Best Harmonica Player) Jason Ricci.  Jason also contributed his talents to Johnny Winter’s Grammy […]

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CIBS Dine to Donate Day at Granite City

CIBS Dine to Donate Day at Granite City

You can enjoy an evening of food, drink and fun and support CIBS at the same time on Thursday, December 3rd at Granite City Food & Brewery, 12801 University Ave. in Clive.  Print off a flyer from the CIBS website and bring it with you and 10% of your entire check will be donated to […]

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