CIBS News

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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2001 IBC Champ Richard Johnston plays Autism benefit at Lefty's

2001 IBC Champ Richard Johnston plays Autism benefit at Lefty’s

Richard Johnston, 2001 International Blues Challenge champion & winner of the Albert King award, will be bringing his hill country blues to Lefty’s Live Music on Friday, November 6th in a benefit for Autism.  The Cedar County Cobras will open.  Admission is $10 and more info is available at the Lefty’s Live Music website.

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M-Shop welcomes Lazer Lloyd on November 3rd

M-Shop welcomes Lazer Lloyd on November 3rd

Blues / rock artist Lazer Lloyd was born in New York and raised in Madison, Connecticut by a musicloving, guitar playing father with an extensive record collection of blues, folk, rock, and jazz. Lloyd’s upbringing would lead to a style that incorporated all of these influences into his emotive blues. He was playing lead guitar […]

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Join CIBS at Granite City Beer Tapping event

Join CIBS at Granite City Beer Tapping event

Join Central Iowa Blues Society at Granite City Brewery 12801 University Ave in Clive this Sunday, October 11, 2015 from 4:00-6:00 PM as we celebrate the tapping of their BLUE eyed Brunette beer with BLUES music, CIBS info, games and prizes.

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CIBS welcomes 2013 IBC Champ Selwyn Birchwood

CIBS welcomes 2013 IBC Champ Selwyn Birchwood

CIBS welcomes Alligator Records recording artist Selwyn Birchwood, winner of the 2013 International Blues Challenge and 2015 Blues Music Award winner (Best New Artist Album – Don’t Call No Ambulance) to Lefty’s Live Music, 2307 University Ave. in Des Moines, on Sunday, November 1st at 7 pm.  Admission is $10.

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2016-17 Webster-Wagner Scholarship

2016-17 Webster-Wagner Scholarship

Lynette Webster and Jeff Wagner have both been instrumental to the success of the Central Iowa Blues Society from its inception through its first 20 years. Lynette has represented CIBS as its President for nine years (1998-2001, 2004-2007, 2010-2013) in addition to eleven years in various other positions on the CIBS Board. After having spent […]

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Robert Cray Band at Hoyt Sherman

Robert Cray Band at Hoyt Sherman

Jade presents the Robert Cray Band on Friday, September 25th at 8:00 pm at the Hoyt Sherman Auditorium.  For more information or to purchase tickets, visit hoytsherman.org.

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Bowlful of Blues

Bowlful of Blues

The South Skunk Blues Society proudly presents the 23rd Annual Bowlful of Blues on Saturday, September 5th starting at noon at the beautiful Fred Maytag Bowl in Maytag Park, Newton. James Biehn Band – noon to 1:30 pm 2001 IBHOF inductee Del “Saxman” Jones & Final Mix – 2:00 to 3:30 pm Lamont Cranston Band […]

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