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Winter Blues Helles Lager

Winter Blues Helles Lager

The Central Iowa Blues Society partnered with Confluence Brewing Company to brew a special beer to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the Winter Blues Fest. This simple but elegant “bright” lager is hand crafted with floor-malted Bohemian Pilsner malt, German noble […]

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CIBS Blues Crier :: DECEMBER 2018

CIBS Blues Crier :: DECEMBER 2018

DECEMBER 2018 Complete line-up, schedule, tickets, hotel reservation links, and more info HERE Winter Blues Fest Volunteer Opportunities There are a limited number of volunteer opportunities available for the Winter Blues Fest! We are specifically looking for volunteers that would […]

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CIBS Blues Crier :: NOVEMBER 2018

CIBS Blues Crier :: NOVEMBER 2018

NOVEMBER 2018 Upcoming Central Iowa Blues Society Events SUNDAY – NOV 11, 2018 @ 6:00PM Noce, 1326 Walnut St, DM Bruce Katz DOORS @ 5PM // SHOW @ 6PM — $20 ($15 CIBS Members) — Bruce Katz’s resume reads like a who’s […]

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2019 Winter Blues Fest

2019 Winter Blues Fest

TWO NIGHTS—20 Acts… all under one roof and out of the cold! Advance Tickets $45 Weekend Pass – or – $20/Friday and $30/Saturday At the door admission goes up $5. CIBS Members receive $5 rebate on Weekend Pass only.  You […]

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CIBS Blues Crier :: OCTOBER 2018

CIBS Blues Crier :: OCTOBER 2018

OCTOBER 2018 Upcoming Central Iowa Blues Society Events SATURDAY – OCT 13, 2018 @ 8:00PM Noce, 1326 Walnut St, DM Grand Marquis DOORS AT 7PM // SHOW AT 8PM Steeped in the musical tradition of Kansas City, Grand Marquis plays […]

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photo by Kit Lancaster

Halfway to Hall of Fame Concert & Jam

The Iowa Blues Hall of Fame exhibit has a new look!  A collaborative effort between the Central Iowa Blues Society (CIBS) and Hawkeye Elks Lodge, the Iowa Blues Hall of Fame was recently relocated to a prominent location within the […]

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CIBS Blues Crier :: SEPTEMBER 2018

CIBS Blues Crier :: SEPTEMBER 2018

SEPTEMBER 2018 Upcoming Central Iowa Blues Society Events FRIDAY – SEP 21, 2018 @ 8:00PM Lefty’s Live Music, 2307 University Ave, DM Reverend Raven & the Chain Smokin Altar Boys featuring Westside Andy DOORS AT 7PM // SHOW AT 8PM […]

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CIBS Blues Crier :: AUGUST 2018

CIBS Blues Crier :: AUGUST 2018

AUGUST 2018 Upcoming Central Iowa Blues Society Events WEDNESDAY – AUG 22, 2018 @ 7:00PM Lefty’s Live Music, 2307 University Ave, DM Teresa James & the Rhythm Tramps DOORS AT 6PM // SHOW AT 7PM Originally from Houston, Texas, Teresa […]

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2018 Iowa Blues Challenge

2018 Iowa Blues Challenge

CONGRATULATIONS Rob & Tina (solo/duo) and Scotty & the Wingtips (band)! They will represent Iowa at the 2019 International Blues Challenge in Memphis.

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CIBS Blues Crier :: JULY 2018

CIBS Blues Crier :: JULY 2018

JULY 2018 Upcoming Central Iowa Blues Society Events FRIDAY – JUL 20, 2018 @ 8:00PM Lefty’s Live Music, 2307 University Ave, DM Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band DOORS AT 7PM // SHOW AT 8PM Born in 1967 in […]

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CIBS Blues Crier :: JUNE 2018

CIBS Blues Crier :: JUNE 2018

JUNE 2018 Upcoming Central Iowa Blues Society Events SUNDAY – JUN 24, 2018 @ 7:00PM Lefty’s Live Music, 2307 University Ave, DM The 44’s Opening performance by Patrick Recob & the Perpetual Luau All Stars! DOORS AT 6PM // SHOW […]

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2018 Iowa Blues Challenge - Call for Entries!

2018 Iowa Blues Challenge – Call for Entries!

PLEASE NOTE: Because of the limited number of acts registered for the blues challenge statewide, ALL preliminary rounds have been cancelled and all nine acts will compete at the FINALS on September 8 at the Des Moines Social Club. Are You […]

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CIBS Blues Crier :: MAY 2018

CIBS Blues Crier :: MAY 2018

MAY 2018 Upcoming Central Iowa Blues Society Events SUNDAY – MAY 27, 2018 @ 12:00PM Jasper Winery, Des Moines, IA SpringFest #2 – ADMISSION IS FREE 2:00 – 3:00 / Ducharme-Jones Band 3:30 – 5:00 / Kevin “BF” Burt (2018 […]

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2018 Iowa Blues Hall of Fame

2018 Iowa Blues Hall of Fame

Video and photo memories from the 2018 Iowa Blues Hall of Fame Induction Celebration!

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SpringFest #2

SpringFest #2

SUNDAY – MAY 27, 2018 @ 2:00PM – ADMISSION IS FREE! Jasper Winery, 2400 George Flagg Pkwy, DM 2:00 – 3:00 / Ducharme-Jones Band 3:30 – 5:00 / Kevin “BF” Burt (2018 IBC Winner) 5:30 – 7:00 / Paul Mayasich with […]

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