CIBS News

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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Lil Ed and Blues Imperials featured at South Skunk Fundraiser Dec. 21

SOUTH SKUNK FUNDRAISER AND PARTY! Dec. 21 at the Elks Lodge in Grinnell. Final Performance of Matt Woods and the Thunderbolts before they go on hiatus at 8 pm followed by Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials at 10. Advance […]

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PINETOP PERKINS MASTER CLASS WORKSHOPS

The Pinetop Perkins Foundation is pleased to host the fourth annual Master Class Workshops on the grounds of the Hopson Commissary and the Shack Up Inn June 12 to 14. The workshop features nightly jams and a final performance at […]

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No Crier Newsletter in November

“News about Blues” is on the move but we’re skipping our November Blues Crier Newsletter. We are busy pulling together some GREAT Blues performers for our Winter Blues Festival Jan. 26, 2013. Also, this gives President Lynette Webster some much-deserved […]

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2012 Iowa Blues Hall of Fame - PHOTOS

2012 Iowa Blues Hall of Fame – PHOTOS

A few photos from a wonderful evening… The 2012 Iowa Blues Hall of Fame Inductees include BOB PACE and SCOTT COCHRAN,  BILLYLEE JANEY, GARY GIBSON and JIM DEKOSTER. Former Iowa Blues Hall of Fame inductees George Davis and Gil Davis led the host band Sumpin’ […]

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