The Central Iowa Blues Society is honored to be named a recipient of a Keeping the Blues Alive (KBA) award for 2016 by the Blues Foundation in Memphis TN.  KBAs are awarded annually to non-performer individuals and organizations who have made significant contributions to the Blues world.  Selection of recipients is conducted by a select panel of blues industry professionals.  Representatives of CIBS will be presented with the award at a recognition luncheon on Friday, January 29, 2016 at the Doubletree Hotel in Memphis as part of the week-long International Blues Challenge festivities.

2016 Keeping the Blues Alive award recipients:

  • Chenango Blues Fest
  • Noel Hayes
  • Eric Suher
  • Sharon McConnell-Dickerson
  • Central Iowa Blues Society
  • Fred Delforge
  • Todd Glazer
  • Cahors Blues Festival
  • Yellow Dog Records
  • Erik Lindahl
  • KZUM Radio
  • Scott Cvelbar
  • Darwin;s Burgers & Blues
  • Alan Govenar
  • Greg Johnson