Iowa Blues Hall of Fame


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The Iowa Blues Hall Of Fame
mission is to recognize and honor
our Iowa Blues heritage.

The Iowa Blues Hall of Fame display is located at
Hawkeye Elks Lodge #160
1401 Walker Street
Des Moines, IA

Inductee Criteria &
Selection Process

CRITERIA – For consideration, the nominee must meet the following minimum conditions

  • Be rooted in a Blues genre style
  • Born OR held residency in the state of Iowa
  • Began playing professionally 30 or more years ago. Non-performing nominees are those that began serving a significant role in supporting and promoting the genre 30 or more years ago

SUBMISSIONS – Please make your submissions to your area Blues Society representative. Submissions need to include the following:

  • Biography information
  • At least one photo (more if available). Can be hard copy print or emailed in .jpeg format (prints will be returned)
  • Website links (if available)
  • Any available CD’s or recorded materials (will be returned)

NOMINATIONS – To suggest a nominee contact your Blues Society representative. CIBS contact info HERE

SELECTION – All submissions are considered and inductees are chosen by the Iowa Blues Hall of Fame Committee.