UPCOMING CENTRAL IOWA BLUES SOCIETY EVENTS
MONDAY – JAN 13, 2020 @ 7:00PM
CIBS Membership Meeting – Fat Twosday
The Station, 3124 Ingersoll Ave, Des Moines, IA
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 music after the meeting!
2020 Winter Blues Fest
Winter Blues Fest Afternoon Extra! FREE Guitar Workshop with Chris Cain
in the Des Moines Room from 1-3 PM. Everyone is welcome!
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.
THANK YOU TO THE WINTER BLUES FEST SPONSORS!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Must be a current CIBS Member to volunteer.
Cultural Enrichment Grant Recipient
We are thrilled to announce that Central Iowa Blues Society has been awarded a Grant Cycle 2020 (GC20) Cultural Enrichment Grant from Bravo Greater Des Moines for $12,000! This award is for the January 1, 2020 – December 31, 2020 grant period. We are grateful for this generous support that will help fund our many programs and our commitment to education, preservation, and celebration of blues and roots music throughout Iowa.
CIBS Board Nominations & Election
Nominations for new CIBS officers will be opened during the January 13 membership meeting and remain open until immediately prior to the February meeting. Nominees must be current members of Central Iowa Blues Society. The CIBS Board election takes place at the February 10th membership meeting.
This is also a good the time to come forward if you’re interested in making a commitment to serve on one of the many committees — Education / Iowa Blues Challenge / Iowa Blues Hall of Fame / Marketing / Media / Merchandise / Production / Talent / Winter Blues Fest Admissions Leadership
Good Luck to our IBC Participants!
Good luck to Avey/Grouws Band (band) and Generations of Blues (solo/duo)! They will be heading to Memphis to represent Iowa at the 36th International Blues Challenge — January 28 through February 1. More info about the IBC HERE. They’ll be back to tell us all about it at the 2020 Winter Blues Fest!
PLUS, we have a mess of photos by Michael Rolands from their fundraiser at Lefty’s last month. Check those out HERE.
2020 Blues Music Award Nominees
Congratulations to all the 2020 Blues Music Award Nominees — especially to Iowa Blues Hall of Famer, Catfish Keith! Catfish Keith was nominated in the “Acoustic Blues Album” category for his Catfish Crawl album.
The winners will be revealed at the Blues Music Award Ceremony in Memphis, TN on May 7, 2020.
Only members of The Blues Foundation get to vote. Get more info about the Blues Music Awards including a complete list of the nominees HERE.
Cruise Tickets For Sale
CIBS member, Vicki Harbert has a pair of tickets for the Keeping The Blues Alive – Nassau, Bahamas February 18 – 22 Cruise. 2 Tickets – $5101.00
Joe Bonamasa – Buddy Guy – Tommy Emanual – Tab Benoit – Paul Shaffer – Super Session – Joann Taylor Shaw – Joann Connor – Ida Mae – etc. (Look on website to see complete lineup)
Please contact her at email@example.com if interested
Joanne Jackson Quartet Video
CIBS members, John and Elaine Mattingly sent us this note…
We would like to announce the release of a new music video production of Iowa Blues Hall of Famer Joanne Jackson’s recording of our original song, Next To You. We wrote this song back in 1999 and are celebrating its 20th anniversary. The music video includes a photo tribute of Miss Jackson’s career following the performance of the song by the Joanne Jackson Quartet (Joanne Jackson on vocal, John Mattingly on piano, Steve McCombs on bass and Marty McDonald on drums). It was recorded at Great Plains Recording in Clive. We were honored that Miss Jackson regularly sang our song while performing in central Iowa. She now resides in the Los Angeles area with her son and can be easily reached via Facebook:)
Please share, communicate and enjoy this project as you see fit:)
In appreciation for all you do for the blues!
John & Elaine Mattingly
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