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CIBS Blues Crier :: OCTOBER 2021

CIBS Blues Crier :: OCTOBER 2021

OCTOBER 2021 Iowa Blues Hall of Fame The induction ceremony for the Class of 2020 will take place on Sunday, October 17, 2021 at the River Center Eventorium, 330 SW 3rdSt in Des Moines. The event will begin with dinner […]

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CIBS Blues Crier :: SEPTEMBER 2021

CIBS Blues Crier :: SEPTEMBER 2021

SEPTEMBER 2021 September 19, 2021 @ Lefty’s Live Music Join us for the 2021 Iowa Blues Challenge on September 19, 2021 at Lefty’s Live Music in Des Moines, IA. This is a FREE event starting at 2PM. This year’s challenge consists […]

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2021 Iowa Blues Hall of Fame Induction Celebration

2021 Iowa Blues Hall of Fame Induction Celebration

Thank you to Kit Lancaster / Seize the Day Photography for the photos! Iowa Blues Hall of Fame Join the Central Iowa Blues Society for the 2020 Iowa Blues Hall of Fame Induction Celebration. Kevin Burt & the Corridor featuring […]

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CIBS Blues Crier :: AUGUST 2021

CIBS Blues Crier :: AUGUST 2021

AUGUST 2021 September 19, 2021 @ Lefty’s Live Music The 2021 Iowa Blues Challenge will be held on September 19, 2021 at Lefty’s Live Music in Des Moines, IA. A maximum of FIVE Bands and FIVE Solo/Duo acts will compete […]

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2021 Iowa Blues Challenge

2021 Iowa Blues Challenge

Congratulations to the 2021 Iowa Blues Challenge Solo/Duo champions Buckmiller / Schwager! They will represent Iowa at the 2022 International Blues Challenge to be held January 18 – 22, 2022 on historic Beale Street in Memphis, TN. Runner up was […]

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CIBS Blues Crier :: MAY 2021

CIBS Blues Crier :: MAY 2021

MAY 2021 FREE! Family Friendly! FUN! Come celebrate great music in a perfect setting at The Cellar at White Oak Winery, Memorial Weekend. Admission is FREE! All ages are welcome. Please bring blankets, lawn chairs and all your friends! Wine […]

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SpringFest #4 - May 30th

SpringFest #4 – May 30th

FREE! Family Friendly! FUN! Come celebrate great music in a perfect setting at The Cellar at White Oak Winery, Memorial Weekend. Admission is FREE! All ages are welcome. Please bring blankets or lawn chairs. Wine from The Cellar at White […]

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Get Help with Rent & Utilities

Get Help with Rent & Utilities

IMPACT Community Action Partnership will be administering rent and utility assistance through the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) to residents of Polk County, including the City of Des Moines. This program may provide eligible Polk County residents with assistance for […]

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MVBS Black History Month Video Series

MVBS Black History Month Video Series

From our Mississippi Valley Blues Society friends.February is Black History Month, an especially appropriate time of year to learn about blues music and its role in America’s history. Featuring blues musicians Kevin Burt and Hal Reed, who, as African Americans, […]

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Iowa Arts & Culture Recovery Program

Iowa Arts & Culture Recovery Program

We’re excited to share that the Central Iowa Blues Society recently benefited from the $7 million of federal CARES Act funding Governor Kim Reynolds allocated to provide relief to Iowa’s arts and culture industry with a $5,000 grant award. Iowa […]

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2021 Botanical Blues

2021 Botanical Blues

PERFORMANCE LINEUP* Jan. 24: J.D. Flanagan and Pat Hemann Jan. 31: Royce Johns Feb. 7: Ducharme-Jones Feb. 14: The Drama Kings Feb. 21: Major Blues and the Mugshots Feb. 28: Brian “Taz” Grant March 7: Jodi Bodley and Dewey Cantrell […]

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CIBS Blues Crier :: NOV/DEC 2020

CIBS Blues Crier :: NOV/DEC 2020

NOV/DEC 2020 Dear CIBS members, It’s been awhile since we’ve been able to gather and wanted to let you know what we’ve been up to for the last few months. As COVID-19 continues to spread, the future has never felt […]

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CIBS Blues Crier :: JUN/JUL 2020

CIBS Blues Crier :: JUN/JUL 2020

JUN/JUL 2020 Let us state this simply but strongly: Black Lives Matter. The historic movement founded on that declaration continues to grow in both its positive influence on society and its value in moving humanity forward. In the aftermath of […]

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CIBS Blues Crier :: APR/MAY 2020

CIBS Blues Crier :: APR/MAY 2020

APR/MAY 2020 Hello CIBSters —  We wanted to fill you in on what we’ve been up to during the COVID-19 crisis. In mid-March, CIBS cancelled all meetings, shows and/or programs scheduled through April. These included the Iowa Blues Hall of […]

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CANCELLED - 2020 Iowa Blues Challenge

CANCELLED – 2020 Iowa Blues Challenge

The Central Iowa Blues Society has made the difficult decision to CANCEL the 2020 Iowa Blues Challenge. The challenge was tentatively rescheduled for September 13th. As we all know, similar events both locally and nationally are being cancelled and postponed. […]

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