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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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Iowa Blues Hall of Fame "Raises the Roof" for Memphis

Iowa Blues Hall of Fame “Raises the Roof” for Memphis

October 13, 2012 at the Downtown Des Moines Marriott. Join us for a great evening of celebrating the history of the blues in Iowa, preserving the blues in America and partying with the BB King Entertainer of the Year Tommy Castro!

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Matt Woods Wins 2012 Solo/Duo Contest

Matt Woods Wins 2012 Solo/Duo Contest

Congratulations to Matt Woods, winner of the 2012 Iowa Blues Solo/Duo Challenge held August 26, 2012 at Zimm’s Food and Spirits in Des Moines. Matt Woods received $250 cash plus $300 travel expenses to Memphis as our state representative at […]

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This Season’s Last “Blues Before Sunset”

Blues Before Sunset will be Friday, Sept. 7, 2012, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on the Grand Terrace of the State Historical Building, 600 E. Locust, Des Moines. The event is free, family-friendly and open to the public. Baratta’s restaurant will have […]

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2012 Iowa Blues Challenge - Solo/Duo

2012 Iowa Blues Challenge – Solo/Duo

August 26 @ Zimms :: The Solo/Duo Competition Schedule :: 4:00 PM-Freight Train Frank :: 4:45 PM-The Voice of Experience :: 5:30 PM-Matt Woods :: 6:15 PM-Dan Peart :: 7:00 PM-Dale Reed

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Reminder! Solo/Duo Deadline is July 15

Don’t Delay or you’ll miss out on one of the finest Blues Challenge Competitions in the Midwest! Deadline is July 15 to enter the Iowa Blues Challenge Solo/Duo Competition to be held Aug. 26 at Zimm’s Food and Spirits in […]

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2012 Iowa Blues Hall of Fame

2012 Iowa Blues Hall of Fame

Photos from the 2012 Iowa Blues Hall of Fame Induction

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2012 Iowa Blues Challenge

2012 Iowa Blues Challenge

Photos from the 2012 Iowa Blues Challenge Finals

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Honoring Ed Giedraitis at Blues Before Sunset

There will be a special tribute to the late Ed Giedraitis during Blues Before Sunset this Friday by bella soul (Tina and Brandon Findley). It will take place immediately following the band break (6:30 p.m.ish). We hope to get Gerri […]

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The Pain Killers

The Pain Killers win 2012 Band Competition

Congratulations to The Pain Killers, winners of the 2012 Iowa Blues Challenge – Band Competition! The Pain Killers will represent Iowa in the 2013 International Blues Challenge in Memphis. [nggallery id=24]

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2012 Iowa Blues Challenge - Band

2012 Iowa Blues Challenge – Band

FINALS Saturday, May 26 2012 Congratulations goes out to The Pain Killers, Serious Business and The Mississippi Misfits on their advancement to the Final round of the 2012 Iowa Blues Challenge to be held Saturday, May 26th, 2012 at the […]

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ANNUAL WALK for AUTISM

The annual Walk Now For Autism Speaks will be Saturday, June 9th, 2012. Having outgrown Valley High Stadium, this year’s event is being moved to Principal Park, 350 SW First St., Des Moines, IA. The Walk will begin at 10:00AM […]

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