Video & Photo Recap!

Sunday, October 22nd, we celebrated our 25th anniversary with some of Iowa’s very best blues on a perfect fall day at the Des Moines Social Club! Commemorative tees flew off the shelves along with lots of other cool merchandise. We processed gobs of membership renewals and signed up many new members. Each of the performances were recorded and there’s a strong possibility we’ll be releasing a 25th Anniversary CD… stay tuned for that. Media volunteers, Jay and Jen, were on hand to capture video and photos of the event. Check it out!

CIBS 25th Anniversary Party!
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 22 @ The Des Moines Social Club

Join us for a incredible day of celebrating CIBS 25th year with some of the very best blues Iowa has to offer. We’ll have brand new CIBS 25th Anniversary t-shirts, four food trucks, a great selection of beverages available, and more surprises. We’ll use the outdoor courtyard stage if weather permits. Alternately, we’ll use both inside stages.


  • Bob Pace Band
    (12 – 1:30)
  • The Soul Searchers
    (1:30 – 3:00)
  • Malcolm Wells & The Two Timers
    (3:00 – 4:30)
  • JC Anderson Band Revisited with JC, Doug Johnson, Terri Benson, Tom Murphy, and Scott Dawson
    (4:00 – 5:30)
  • Iowa Blues Hall of Fame All Star Band withBob Dorr, Dan “DJ” Johnson, Tom Giblin, Jeff Petersen, Del “Saxman” Jones,  and Sam Salomone
    (5:30 – 7:00)
  • All Star Finale Jam!
    (7 – 9)


Plenty of FREE parking. Here’s a handy guide ->