2010 Iowa Blues Challenge – Solo/Duo

ARE YOU READY TO TAKE THE CHALLENGE? We are now seeking applicants for the 2010 Iowa Blues Challenge Solo/Duo competition. A one round competition will be held in Des Moines, Iowa on Sunday, September 12, 2010 at Blues on Grand. Depending on the number of entries,...

2010 Iowa Blues Challenge – Band

Band Contest Another fabulous night of live Blues this year at the Iowa Blues Challenge Finals! Congratulations to The Steady Rollin’ Blues Band, winners of the 2010 Iowa Blues Challenge held May 22nd at the Downtown Marriott in Des Moines. The band received a cash...

Happy Retirement!

Congratulations to CIBS member Ray Hall as he begins his new life as Retired…May your time be filled with many great Blues times!!!

Ernie Peniston, 2003 Iowa Blues Hall of Fame Inductee to retire

Ernie Peniston, 2003 Iowa Blues Hall of Fame Inductee, has made the decision to retire from his singing career. He has been in the music business for 40 years or better and has made lots of friends and fans along his journey. He has played for many CIBS events as well...

Deepest Sympathy

CIBS would like to extend our very deepest sympathies to CIBS member, Ray Hall on the recent death of his brother Russ. Please keep your thoughts and prayers with Ray and his family during this difficult time.