August 28 @ 4PM

Zimm’s Food & Spirits

Solo/Duo Entries in the Order of Performance
Pat & J.D.
Soulful Security Duo
Terry Shropshire
Johnny Pizano
bella soul

Burnside and George
Bryce Janey

For the seventh year, the Central Iowa Blues Society, in cooperation with the Mississippi Valley Blues Society and Lizard Creek Blues Society, presents the 2011 Iowa Blues Challenge, an all-Iowa Blues Solo/Duo contest.

The 2011 Solo/Duo Iowa Blues Challenge features competition between 7 acts this year on the same day. Each act will perform a 20-minute set at Zimm’s Food and Spirits, 3124 Ingersoll in Des Moines, IA, on Sunday. August 28, 2011. The acts competing for the top spot earn the opportunity to travel to Memphis for the International Blues Challenge, January 31-February 4, 2012, (Go to for all of the details on the International Blues Challenge.)

Doors will open at 3 PM with acts starting at 4 PM. Cover will be $6 for Blues Society members w/card and $7 for non members.

The acts, in this order, performing are: Pat & J.D., Soulful Security Duo, Terry Shropshire, Johnny Pizano, bella soul, Burnside and George, and Bryce Janey.

The 2011 Iowa Blues Challenge is proudly sponsored by Central Iowa Blues Society, Mississippi Valley Blues Society, Lizard Creek Blues Society, Budweiser, Summit Brewing Co., Citadel Broadcasting/95KGGO & 98.3WOW and Cityview.

For more information, call 515-225-6638.

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The deadline was July 15th, 2011. Call 515-225-6638 for additional info.