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23rd Winter Blues Fest - Photos & Video

23rd Winter Blues Fest – Photos & Video

Winter Blues Fest – Video Playlist by Jay Gilliam captured and compiled a playlist of videos from each of the Winter Blues Fest performers Winter Blues Fest – Photos by Kit Lancaster   Winter Blues Fest – Photos by Jen […]

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The Soul Searchers @ Membership Meeting - Sept 12 2016

The Soul Searchers @ Membership Meeting – Sept 12 2016

Big fun at the CIBS membership meeting last night! BBQ, cupcakes and The Soul Searchers! here are a few pics and videos from their performance.

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Membership Drive & Appreciation Party!

Membership Drive & Appreciation Party!

Friday September 23 2016 – Live rockin blues provided by Matthew Curry Band and James Biehn Band! There will be drawings/prizes including two pairs of tickets to the upcoming Buddy Guy concert at Hoyt Sherman. One pair will go to a new member […]

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Walter Trout at Lefty's Live Music on August 28th

Walter Trout at Lefty’s Live Music on August 28th

A few videos from the Walter Trout show! CIBS sponsored Walter Trout, with opening act, the Jeff Banks Band, at Lefty’s Live Music on Sunday, August 28th. Jeff Banks’ opening set got cut short by a power outage. The storm passed […]

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Doug Deming & The Jewel Tones feat. Dennis Gruenling - photo by Jen Taylor

The Jewel Tones @ DMSC Rooftop

The Central Iowa Blues Society sponsored Doug Deming & the Jewel Tones featuring Dennis Gruenling on the Rooftop at the Des Moines Social Club, Sunday July 10. If they weren’t playing ON the ROOF already they woulda tore it clean […]

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Bare Bones

2016 Blues Challenge – Video / Photos

Congratulations to the 2016 Iowa Blues Challenge Champions – Bare Bones in the Solo/Duo category and the Jeff Banks Band in the Band category. Complete Results: Solo/Duo Champion – Bare Bones Solo/Duo Runner up – Bruce Kort Solo/Duo 3rd Place – Steve Robinson Band […]

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2013 Mississippi Valley Blues Fest

2013 Mississippi Valley Blues Fest

Photos from the 2013 Mississippi Valley Blues Fest

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2013 Blues Music Awards

2013 Blues Music Awards

Photos from the 2013 Blues Music Awards

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2013 International Blues Challenge

2013 International Blues Challenge

Photos from the 2013 International Blues Challenge

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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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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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2010 Blues Music Awards

2010 Blues Music Awards

Photos from the 2010 Blues Music Awards

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the coolest shoes award goes to…

the coolest shoes award goes to…

Scot Sutherland!  Well they (the shoes) did receive mention as the Tommy Castro Band exited the stage after picking up their Blues Music Award for Band of the Year. Our good friend, Des Moines’ bassist Scot Sutherland, has been touring with the […]

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Living History Blues Fest 2009

Living History Blues Fest 2009

Sat, Sept 5 2009 The Avey Brothers Main Stage 4:00-5:00 Hamilton Loomis Main Stage 5:30-6:45 Eddie Shaw & the Wolfgang Main Stage 7:15-8:30 Chicago Blues Legends featuring Pinetop Perkins, Willie Smith, Bob Stroger and Bob Margolin Main Stage 9:00-10:15 George […]

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