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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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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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