UPCOMING CENTRAL IOWA BLUES SOCIETY EVENTS
SUNDAY – MAY 26, 2019 @ 12:00PM
Jasper Winery, Des Moines, IA
FREE! Family Friendly! FUN! Come celebrate great music in a perfect setting at Jasper Winery, Memorial Weekend. Admission is FREE! All ages are welcome. Bring blankets or lawn chairs. Wine from Jasper Winery, Beer from Madhouse Brewing, and BBQ and MORE from food vendors will be available to purchase. (Please, DO NOT bring your own alcohol, it is against Iowa State Law. All alcohol must be purchased from the winery.)
Matt Woods Band
Dustin Arbuckle & The Damnations
Heather Newman Band
Reverend Raven & Westside Andy
with the Chain Smokin’ Altar Boys
Presented by Central Iowa Blues Society,
Fat Tuesday Productions, and Jasper Winery
SATURDAY – JUN 1, 2019 @ 8:00PM
Lefty’s Live Music, 2307 University Ave, DM
Lisa Mann Trio – AND – Avey Grouws Band
Doors at 7PM / Show at 8PM – $15 (CIBS Members get $5 rebate at the door)
LISA MANN (Portland OR): Originally from West Virginia, Mann’s vocals effortlessly straddle the line between the honey sweet warmth of the south, and the force-of-nature sound Mann has cultivated by mastering everything from hard rock to rhythm and blues. Her clever blues balladry is complimented by her considerable prowess on bass guitar. Her bass grooves touch on the hallowed soil of soul greats James Jamerson and Bob Babbitt. 2015 & 2016 Blues Music Awards Winner, Instrumentalist–Bass • 2015 Blues Blast Award–Sean Costello Rising Star • Cascade Blues Association Hall of Fame ~ lisamannmusic.com
AVEY/GROUWS BAND (Eastern IA): Blues is storytelling, and Jeni Grouws, co-leader of the Avey/Grouws Band, will sing a story into life! Blue Monday Monthly called Grouws “a rising star!” Declared the Iowa Blues Challenge Winners in 2017, the Avey/Grouws Band made it to the Semi Finals in the International Blues Challenge in Memphis in 2018. ~ aveygrouwsband.com
SUNDAY – JUN 9, 2019 @ 6:00PM
Lefty’s Live Music, 2307 University Ave, DM
Doors at 5PM / Show at 6PM – $20 (CIBS Members get $5 rebate at the door)
Anthony Gomes, #1 Billboard Blues Artist, is a triple threat force as a guitarist, vocalist and songwriter. This, along with his high-energy shows and dynamic stage presence, make him one of the top draws on the Rock/Blues circuit today.
Download a FREE Compilation Album with songs throughout Anthony’s career featuring his newly released single, “Come Down” www.freegomesalbum.com
“A very talented guitarist… and where did that voice come from?” – B.B. King
MONDAY – JUN 10, 2019 @ 7:00PM
Confluence Brewing, 1235 Thomas Beck Rd, DM, IA
CIBS Membership Meeting
featuring James Biehn
CIBS members that attend the membership meeting are eligible to win door prizes at the end of the meeting… prizes such as tickets to a Blues show, CDs, DVDs, Books, etc. Enjoy some live blues after the meeting from James Biehn!
SUNDAY – JUN 16, 2019 @ 4:30PM
Des Moines Social Club, 900 Mulberry, DM
2019 Iowa Blues Challenge – FINALS
Doors at 4PM / Show at 4:30PM – $15 Advance/$20 Door
(4:30 – 4:55) Solo/Duo
Cedar County Cobras
(5:05 – 5:30) Band
The Brothers Ruckus
(5:40 – 6:05) Solo/Duo
Freight Train Frank
(6:15 – 6:40) Band
Matt Panek & The Electric Koolaid Trio
(6:50 – 7:15) Solo/Duo
Generation of Blues
(7:25 – 7:50) Band
(8:00 – 8:25) Solo/Duo
(8:35 – 9:00) Band
Tom Buckmiller & The Tone Tailors
SAVE-THE-DATES FOR MORE GREAT SHOWS COMING UP!
The Forty Fours (June 23) • Doug Deming & the Jewel Tones and The Bel Airs (June 30) • James Harman and Bruce Katz (July 21) • Nikki Hill (July 27) • Victor Wainwright & the Train (August 25) • CIBS Salutes Chicago Blues featuring Lil’ Ed & the Blues Imperials, John Primer, and Joanna Connor (August 31) • Coco Montoya (October 20) • Mike Morgan & the Crawl (November 3)… and more in the works!
Iowa Blues Hall of Fame
The 2019 Iowa Blues Hall of Fame induction ceremony was held on Sunday, April 7th at the River Center Eventorium. As always, it was a memorable evening in a beautiful new venue. A crowd of well over 200 people were in attendance as the class of 2019–Frank Strong, Greg Sutherland, Jeff Banks, Kevin Burt and Janey Hooper–were inducted. The newest members of the Hall of Fame gave thrilling performances culminating in a beautiful video featuring Janey Hooper.
As always a big thank you to the volunteers who helped and a special thank you to our sponsors Flying Mango, Frame Works, Fat Tuesday Productions, VividPix & Design and the River Center. And another special thanks goes to Steve Vasquez for baking all those fabulous pies!
Pictures of the newest members will be unveiled soon. Please visit the Iowa Blues Hall of Fame at it’s home in the Hawkeye Elks Lodge 160, 1401 Walker Street in Des Moines.
Mark your calendars now! The 2020 induction ceremony of the Iowa Blues Hall of Fame will be held on Sunday April 5th, 2020 at the River Center Eventorium.
~ Bryan Church
Iowa Blues Hall of Fame Chair
The Riverwalk Hub Music Series
The Riverwalk Hub presents live music from 5-7PM on Fridays! The Riverwalk Hub is located at 215 Water Street in downtown Des Moines — where Court Avenue meets the river.
Kevin Burt – June 14
Ducharme-Jones – June 21
Matt Woods – June 28
Soul Searchers – July 5
Heath Alan – July 12
Rob Lumbard – July 19
Ducharme-Jones – July 26
Kevin Burt – August 2
Heath Alan – August 9
Ryne Doughty – August 23
Rob Lumbard – September 6
Matt Woods Band – September 13
Heath Alan – September 20
Farewell to Zimm’s Food & Spirits
Long-time CIBS Corporate Member Zimm’s Food & Spirits has been SOLD. We have appreciated all the years of support from Doug Zimmerman and his fine crew. We wish them all the best in the future. Their last day is May 30th… let’s all be sure to stop in and wish them well!
Zimm’s is located at 3124 Ingersoll Ave, Des Moines, IA
Forest Avenue Blues Series
Saturdays, 2-3 PM at the Forest Avenue Library
Aaron Earl Short
Performance with Participation
Student Harmonica giveaway with lessons
Blues History with Videos
R.I.P. Tom Gary
We are sad to report that Tom Gary, blues historian, founder of Central Iowa Blues Society and the Iowa Blues Hall of Fame, died in his sleep sometime Sunday, May 5, 2019. Tom made so many lasting and significant contributions to our blues community. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all his loved ones. May he rest in peace.
In recent years Tom hosted the Iowa Blues Showcase podcast. Lots of great memories there to check out.
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