CIBS News

25th Rollin' on the River - Aug 16 & 17

25th Rollin’ on the River – Aug 16 & 17

This in from our friends in Keokuk, Iowa…. Planning for the 25th Rollin’ on the River Festival, August 16 & 17th 2013 is well underway. We’ve done our best to amp it up for this quarter of a century milestone […]

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2013 Iowa Blues Challenge - Solo/Duo

2013 Iowa Blues Challenge – Solo/Duo

August 4, 2013 at Zimms on Ingersoll in Des Moines. The winner receives $250 cash plus $300 in travel expense to Memphis to compete in the International Blues Challenge! Solo/Duo entrants include; Chad Elliot w/Bonita Crow, Curry & Red, Frank Strong, and JeffCo.

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Rock Island Rollers Heading to Memphis Again!

Rock Island Rollers Heading to Memphis Again!

7/7/13 UPDATE… Congrats to the The Rock Island Rollers! They will be representing Iowa in the International Blues Challenge again in 2014! Make plans now to head to Memphis with us next January to see this great showcase of talent from all over the world!

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CIBS Membership Picnic

CIBS Membership Picnic

The Central Iowa Blues Society will hold its 1st annual Membership Picnic on Sunday July 28th in Des Moines Water Works Park. This family friendly event is open to CIBS members and their families. The picnic will run from 12:30 thru 6pm with food served at 1:30. Live music by Rob Lumbard…

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Blues Under the Trees - July 27

Blues Under the Trees – July 27

Lizard Creek Blues Society of North Central Iowa presents Blues Under the Trees 2013 on July 27. This year’s festival features Joe & Vicki Price, Sena Ehrhrdt, The Chris O’Leary Band, Hadden Sayers and Rick Estrin & the Nightcats.

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2013 Blues Music Awards

2013 Blues Music Awards

Photos from the 2013 Blues Music Awards

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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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