TWO NIGHTS—20 Acts… all under one roof and out of the cold!


Advance Tickets $45 Weekend Pass – or – $20/Friday and $30/Saturday
At the door admission goes up $5. CIBS Members receive $5 rebate on Weekend Pass
only.  You may collect your rebate at the merchandise booth on the 3rd Floor.

Nikki Hill

Taylor Scott Band

Lindsay Beaver

Albert Castiglia

Tennessee Redemption

Avey Grouws Band

Heath Alan’s Iowa Blues Expo

Rex Granite with Sarah Benck

Stranded in the City

The Blue 2



Chris Cain

Davy Knowles

Lauren Mitchell

Paul Nelson Band

Mike Zito’s Big Blues Band

Generations of Blues

Harper & Midwest Kind

Erin McCawley’s Harrison Street


Cedar County Cobras


Admissions & Will Call – 1st Floor
(Open 5pm Friday and 4pm Saturday)
Volunteer Check-In – 2nd Floor
Merchandise – 3rd Floor

Friday, Feb 14 – Schedule
Lobby Lounge 5:00-6:00

The Blue 2

Dubuque Room
3rd Floor
7:00-8:30 Davy Knowles

9:00-11:00 Paul Nelson Band

Des Moines Room
3rd Floor
7:30-9:30 Tennessee Redemption

10:00-12:00 Nikki Hill

Saturday Afternoon Extra… Everyone is Welcome!

Guitar Workshop with Chris Cain / Des Moines Room (3rd Floor) 1-3PM

Winter Blues Fest Afternoon Extra! FREE Guitar Workshop with Chris Cain in the Des Moines Room from 1-3 PM. Everyone is welcome!

Saturday, Feb 15 – Schedule
Lobby Lounge 4:00-5:30
Generations of Blues
Iowa Blues Challenge Winner

Cedar County Cobras

Salon D
2nd floor
6:30-8:00 Heath Alan’s Iowa Blues Expo

8:30-10:00 Taylor Scott Band

10:30-12:00 Harper & Midwest Kind

Salon E
2nd floor
5:30-7:00 Rex Granite with Sarah Benck
Omaha Blues Challenge Winner

7:30-9:00 Lindsay Beaver

9:30-11:00 Lauren Mitchell

Dubuque Room
3rd floor
6:00-7:30 Erin McCawley’s Harrison Street
MN Blues Challenge Winner

8:00-9:30 Avey Grouws Band
Iowa Blues Challenge Winner

10:00-11:30 Stranded in the City
Kansas City Blues Challenge Winner

Des Moines Room
3rd floor
7:00-8:30 Albert Castiglia

9:00-10:30 Chris Cain

11:00-1:00 Mike Zito’s Big Blues Band
featuring The B.B. King Horns


Marriott Hotel, 700 Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA


There are special Winter Blues Fest group rates available for a LIMITED number of rooms.
Do not delay in reserving your room to take advantage of the reduced rates. They will sell out!

700 Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA
Book online HERE or call 515-245-5500

418 6th Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309
Book online HERE or call 515-282-5555


There are a limited number of volunteer opportunities available for the 2020 Winter Blues Fest! Each volunteer shift is two hours for tasks such as wristband check, ticketing, info desk, load in/out.

VOLUNTEER = FREE ADMISSION for the night of your shift!

Please contact our Production Coordinator to reserve your volunteer position!
Deb Bodson • PHONE 515-249-1008 • EMAIL

Must be a current CIBS Member to volunteer.
Need to RENEW or JOIN? Do it online HERE

Thank You to Our Sponsors!