A big CIBS thanks goes out to Terry Cole for his generous contribution to KCCK 88.3 radio as a friend of CIBS. CIBS received many mentions for the Winter BluesFest through this contribution.

KCCK broadcasts out of Cedar Rapids and is home to Bob DeForest of the Iowa Blues Hall of Fame. If you’re driving through eastern Iowa on a Friday or Saturday night, tune to 88.3 for some of KCCK’s blues programming or find them streaming live on the web at

Big Thanks!

CIBS would like to send Big Thanks to Mark and Deb Kean, Leigh Lussie, Doug and Susan Walkup, Ron Jarboe and Phil and Martha Thien for renewing their memberships once again as contributing friends. We appreciate your support and faith in CIBS and Helpin’ to Keep The Blues Alive.

More Big Thanks!

CIBS would also like to send more Big Thanks to CIBS members Doug Dave, Deb, Tiffany and Haley Burford, Jeremy Phillips and Mike Ketcham for renewing their memberships for 2 years. We truly appreciate your support and faith in CIBS. Thanks for Helpin’ us Keep the Blues Alive!

Sincerest Condolences

Our sincerest condolences go out to the family and many friends of Brian D Halferty, CIBS member since 2002, on his death February 12, 2011. Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers as they go thru this difficult time.

Winter BluesFest 2011/2012

Here is a note we received from an attendee of this year’s BluesFest “Hello–excellent job with this event– is was awesome– I know it had to be a huge amount of work– but for the guest–it was so much fun– great music– fun people– good volunteers.” LD

We hope that holds true for everyone…..With this year’s Fest still fresh in your mind, be sure to mark your calendar for next year’s Winter BluesFest—-January 28, 2012 at the Downtown Marriott. Rooms will be available to reserve in October, 2011. Watch our website for more details….