Saturday, May 22 at the Downtown Marriott in Des Moines starting at 8:30 PM. Cover will be $9 for Blues Society members and $10 for non-members.

  • Trouble No More
  • Bob Pace Band featuring Steve E. George
  • Bella Soul Blues Revolution featuring Tina Haase Findlay
  • Stoney Ground
  • The Steady Rollin’ Blues Band

The competition will be stiff as these five great bands square off to determine who is the best Blues band in Iowa and play for the opportunity to advance to the International Blues Challenge held in Memphis, TN, among other prizes, so come out and support your favorite band!

For the 17th year, the Central Iowa Blues Society, in cooperation with the Mississippi Valley Blues Society and Lizard Creek Blues Society, presents the 2010 Iowa Blues Challenge. This contest is open to any Blues band that has not been nominated for a Blues Music Award.

The Iowa Blues Challenge features one of the finest prize packages, for a contest of this kind, in the country. Prizes are awarded to the top bands, including—cash, travel expenses, recording time, as well as spots in the Mississippi Valley Blues Festival in Davenport, IA, BBQ’Loo & Blues Too in Waterloo, IA, Cityview’s Bike Ride and Blues in the Park and the International Blues Challenge in Memphis.

The 2010 Iowa Blues Challenge is proudly sponsored by Central Iowa Blues Society, Mississippi Valley Blues Society, Lizard Creek Blues Society, Budweiser, Citadel Broadcasting/94.9KGGO & 98.3WOW, Cityview, Junior’s Motel and Rieman Music.

HOTEL CLICK HERE to make your reservations now>> The group code is filled in already for you. Or call 515-245-5500 or 800-514-4681. The group is titled “Blues Challenge” so call-in and ask for that discounted rate.