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2013 Mississippi Valley Blues Fest

2013 Mississippi Valley Blues Fest

CIBS board member Terry Cole captured some shots from this years Mississippi Valley Blues Fest… including some from the first Mississippi Valley Blues Challenge. Check ’em out! [nggallery id=29]

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CIBS Sponsors Band for Autism Walk

CIBS Sponsors Band for Autism Walk

The Central Iowa Blues Society sponsored the band, Hot Tamale & the Red Hots, to kick-off the annual Autism Walk on Saturday, June 8th at Iowa Cubs Stadium/Principal Park. The team this year was called Will’s Fighters. UPDATE… some nice thank you notes!

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Omaha's Playing With Fire

Omaha’s Playing With Fire

Our friends in Omaha are celebrating their 10th anniversary of the Playing with Fire Concert Series this year! These events are definitely road-trip worthy! May 27 -Memorial Day Concert featuring Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings and more July 12-13th […]

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The Muddy Waters - 3 Year Anniversary!

The Muddy Waters – 3 Year Anniversary!

Our friends, Kristy Bennett and Hal Reed of Bettendorf, are hosting a three year anniversary celebration for The Muddy Waters on Saturday, June 1st. Great blues lineup and a BBQ competition…

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Iowa Represents in Memphis!

Iowa Represents in Memphis!

Iowa represents at the 2013 International Blues Challenge held in Memphis, January 29 through February 2. A little video and photo evidence right here!

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2013 International Blues Challenge

2013 International Blues Challenge

Photos from the 2013 International Blues Challenge

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The Blues Goes Green!

The Blues Goes Green!

By green, we mean eco-friendly. Beginning April 2013, the Central Iowa Blues Society Blues Crier will become an E-Newsletter and delivered to your email. Not all member email addresses are currently in our database. To ensure delivery–please subscribe by completing the form in the yellow box…

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America’s Music ProgramKicks Off with Matt Woods

America’s Music Program
Kicks Off with Matt Woods

A free series called “America’s Music: A Film History of Our Popular Music from Blues to Bluegrass to Broadway” will be offered this spring at the Franklin Avenue Library. With a focus on uniquely American musical traditions…

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Bottoms Up Blues Bash :: MARCH 2nd

Bottoms Up Blues Bash :: MARCH 2nd

CIBS supports the inaugural Bottoms Up Blues Bash on MARCH 2 at the Val Air Ballroom. Featuring The Bel Airs, Matt Woods and the Thunderbolts, and singer and songwriter Jean Marie Salem!

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2013 Winter Blues Fest

2013 Winter Blues Fest

January 26, 2013 at the Downtown Marriott in Des Moines. 10 acts on 6 different stages! This multi-band event will culminate with an After Hours Jam in the Des Moines Ballroom. Get tickets at the door! Get the lineup and details here…

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Blues Blowout Feb. 9

Blues Blowout Feb. 9

The Friends of KHKE/KUNI are presenting their annual Blues Blowout on Feb. 9 at Waterloo’s Electric Park Ballroom. The show will feature Lil’ Ed and the Blues Imperials and Ana Popovic. The doors open at 7 pm and the show […]

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Board Election Meeting Monday, Feb 11

Board Election Meeting Monday, Feb 11

Reminder to CIBS members: General Membership meeting coming up Monday, February 11, at Zimm’s on Ingersoll. Game time is 7pm. Come out and wish Lynette a happy birthday and thank her for many years of service on the Board. We […]

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Scot Sutherland Nominated for Major Award

Congratulations to Des Moines’ own Scot Sutherland, nominated for the Blues Music Awards (BMA) in the Instrumentalist-Bass category. The awards event brings together Blues performers, industry representatives and fans from all over the world to celebrate the best in Blues […]

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CIBS sponsors Kevin Burt at “I’ll Make Me a World”

CIBS sponsors well-known local musician and Blues Educator Kevin ‘BF’ Burt at “I’ll Make Me a World in Iowa.” Kevin will be presenting workshops during Education Day on Jan. 25 between 9am and 2pm at Hy-Vee Hall. He is recognized […]

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Blues Internet Radio

Blues Debut launches its streaming Internet blues radio station and website (www.bluesdebut.com); answering the question posed by blues fans: “Where can I hear what’s new in blues?” the station provides 24/7, commercial-free access to the latest releases by established and […]

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