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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 & […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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.  […]

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