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Samantha Fish at Lefty’s on October 16!

Join us at Lefty’s Live Music Sunday, October 16 for Samantha Fish!
Amanda Fish (Samantha’s Sister) plays an opening set starting at 6PM.

tixTickets $20 general public / $15 CIBS members
(members will receive discount at the door for tickets purchased online)

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2017 Winter Blues Fest

GET WINTER BLUES FEST TICKETS NOW!

Online ticket sales have closed.
Tickets available at the door for $30.

Friday, February 10 2017 – Schedule
Lobby Lounge 5:00-6:15
6:30-7:30
Heath Alan and Justin Appel


Des Moines Room 7:00-8:15
8:45-10:00
Paul “Mayo” Mayasich


10:30-12:30 Brandon Santini


Saturday, February 11 2017 – Schedule
Des Moines Room
3rd Floor
1:00-3:00 pmFREE Guitar Workshop & Round Table with Andy Cohen – a virtuoso finger-style guitarist who has been described as “a walking, talking folk-blues-roots music encyclopedia.” Everyone is welcome! Great way to spend the afternoon before the fest!
www.andycohenmusic.com


Lobby Lounge 4:00-5:00
5:30-6:30
Bare Bones
Iowa Blues Challenge Solo/Duo Winner


Rock River Lounge 5:00-6:15 Dewey Cantrell


Salon D
2nd floor
6:00-7:00
7:30-8:30
Hot Tamale & the Red Hots


9:00-10:00
10:30-11:30
Mark Cameron Band
Minnesota Blues Challenge Winner


Salon E
2nd floor
5:30-6:30
7:00-8:00
Tim Budig Band
Nebraska Blues Challenge Winner


8:30-9:30
10:00-11:00
JC Anderson Band


11:30-??? Scotty & the Wingtips
Hosts the After Hours Jam
after an hour long set


Dubuque Room
3rd floor
5:15-6:45 Shane Johnson’s Blue Train


7:15-8:15
8:45-9:45
Scottie Miller Band


10:15-12:15 Davina & the Vagabonds


Des Moines Room
3rd floor
5:30-7:00 Jeff Banks Band
Iowa Blues Challenge Band Winner


7:30-8:45
9:15-10:30
Toronzo Cannon


11:00-1:00 Ronnie Baker Brooks


 

Where: Marriott Hotel, 700 Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA

Thank You to Our Sponsors!

 

Lodging

MARRIOTT HOTEL
Blues Fest Rate $119 – SOLD OUT
The Blues Fest rate block of rooms are sold out but there
is still availability at their regular rates – 515-245-5500

HYATT PLACE DES MOINES/DOWNTOWN
CALL 1-800-634-3838 and request the
WINTER BLUES FEST RATE
group block good through February 10th – 13th

DESLUX HOTEL
In addition for those that like to be pampered we’ve
arranged 10 rooms for both Friday and Saturday night
at the DesLux Hotel in Des Moines for $189 a night.
This is also a discounted rate for WBF attendee’s.
You can find those rooms HERE.

John Németh at Lefty’s on October 7!

Join us at Lefty’s Live Music Friday, October 7 for John NémethHeath Alan & Justin Appel play an opening set at 7PM. Tickets at the door are $20 for general public and $15 CIBS members. See you there!

Németh is one of the finest young additions to the soul blues scene.” ~ AllMusic

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Németh has been bringing in new fans by the bushel. … Németh is the fastest rising star in the blues firmament, a supremely versatile performer who has made true believers of some of the biggest names in the business.” ~ Seattle Times

Classic soul and R&B styles have been revitalized in recent years by a cadre of young and relatively young artists such as James Hunter, Eli ”Paperboy” Reed, and Sharon Jones. You can include John Németh on any list of the best of them.” ~ Philadelphia Inquirer

The Soul Searchers @ Membership Meeting – Sept 12 2016

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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!

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 signing up that night and the other will go to an existing member. Must be present to win. (FREE SHOW starts at 7PM)

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A few videos from the show courtesy Brian Pierson…

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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 and power was restored around 7:30… the show went on!

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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 off! Terrific evening! You can keep up with the band HERE

A few videos and photos…

Doc’s Turning Sixty!

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As if Doug Deming & The Jewel Tones aren’t reason enough to dance on the ROOF this Sunday. We’re also celebrating Doc’s 60th birthday. Join us for the concert and enjoy FREE FOOD & CAKE while it lasts!

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Matt Woods Receives Blues Blast Award Nomination – Acoustic Blues Album

Congratulations to Matt Woods on his Blues Blast Award nomination in the Acoustic Blues Album category for his latest album Sawdust and Gasoline! This is a pretty dang big deal! He’s in impressive company with fellow nominees in the same category; Guy Davis, Luther Dickinson, Andra Faye & Scott Ballantine, Jimmy “Duck” Holmes, and The Ragpicker String Band (Mary Flower, Rich DelGrosso and Martin Grosswendt). Winners are determined by fan votes. Voting is open NOW and will be open until Midnight August 15th, 2015. Here is the link to VOTE http://bluesblastmagazine.com/bbmas/vote/!

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