CIBS News

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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2015 Best Self Produced CD competition

2015 Best Self Produced CD competition

For thirty-four years, The Blues Foundation has celebrated and recognized established blues artists through the Blues Music Awards. For twenty-nine years, The Blues Foundation has encouraged future blues performers through the International Blues Challenge. The Best Self-Produced CD was established […]

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Parks Area Sweet Corn Day

Parks Area Sweet Corn Day

Saturday, July 18th, 4-9 pm, 6th Avenue just north of Euclid in the Highland Park neighborhood.  CIBS is sponsoring performances by 2015 Iowa Blues Challenge Solo/Duo Champions Tina and Brandon, as well as Sadona & the Blue Flames.  Tickets are […]

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2015 Iowa Blues Challenge Finals

2015 Iowa Blues Challenge Finals

Congratulations to the 2015 Iowa Blues Challenge Champions!!! Solo/Duo Champion: Tina & Brandon Solo/Duo Runner up: Eastside Brothers Solo/Duo 3rd place: Dan Peart Band Champion: Mother Ship Blues Band Band Runner up: Zach Harris Band Band 3rd place: Wooden Nickel […]

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1st Annual Red Dog Blues, Brews & Music Festival

1st Annual Red Dog Blues, Brews & Music Festival

The 1st Annual Red Dog Blues, Brews & Music Festival will take place from 1:00 to 8:00 pm, Sunday, May 24th at the Jasper Winery, 2400 George Flagg Pkwy in Des Moines.  Five great bands are on the schedule:  Tarakis, […]

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2015 Iowa Blues Challenge Preliminaries

2015 Iowa Blues Challenge Preliminaries

Fairfield Solo/Duo Preliminary Saturday, April 4th – Best Western Congratulations to Tina & Brandon, who advance to the Iowa Blues Challenge Solo/Duo Finals Tina & Brandon  Passionate partners in love and rhyme, Tina and Brandon have become quite a bluesified […]

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Bottoms Up Blues Bash - Saturday, March 7th

Bottoms Up Blues Bash – Saturday, March 7th

The Bottoms Up Blues Bash is coming to Wooly’s on Saturday, March 7th.  This is the third year that CIBS has joined event organizers the Colon Cancer Foundation of Iowa (formerly David’s Fight) to sponsor their celebration & fundraiser in […]

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MVBF moves to Labor Day weekend in 2015

MVBF moves to Labor Day weekend in 2015

After weathering 3 floods and multiple rain days in the past 7 years over the 4th of July weekend, the Mississippi Valley Blues Society Board of Directors voted to move the date of the 2015 Blues Festival to the Labor […]

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2015 Iowa Blues Challenge

2015 Iowa Blues Challenge

Iowa Blues Acts – Are you ready for the challenge??? Applications are now being accepted for the 2015 Iowa Blues Challenge.  This year, the Band and Solo/Duo categories will be run concurrently, with winners of each of three preliminary rounds […]

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Kinsey Report  - Live at the M-Shop February 5

Kinsey Report – Live at the M-Shop February 5

The Maintenance Shop in Ames presents The Kinsey Report, with guest Dylan Boyle on Thursday, February 5th.  The doors open at 7:30 with the show at 8:00.  Tickets are $10 ($8 for ISU students) in advance and $2 more at […]

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Friends of KUNI/KHKE - Iowa Public Radio Blues Blowout

Friends of KUNI/KHKE – Iowa Public Radio Blues Blowout

The annual Blues Blowout put on by the Friends of KUNI/KHKE and Iowa Public Radio will take place on Saturday, February 7th at the Electric Park Ballroom in Waterloo.  IBHOF member Bob Dorr & the Blue Band will open things […]

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International Blues Challenge

International Blues Challenge

Congratulations to the Mercury Brothers, 2015 International Blues Challenge Semi-finalists! The 31st International Blues Challenge will be held January 20-24, 2015 in Downtown Memphis, Tennessee in the Beale Street Historic District. The International Blues Challenge will begin Tuesday night (Jan […]

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