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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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Iowa Blues Hall of Fame Class of 2020 Announced

Iowa Blues Hall of Fame Class of 2020 Announced

Four individuals have been selected for induction into the Iowa Blues Hall of Fame in the Class of 2020: Hal Reed, Scott Eggleston, Radoslav Lorkovic, and Butch Edmonds.

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CIBS Blues Crier :: FEB/MAR 2020

CIBS Blues Crier :: FEB/MAR 2020

FEB/MAR 2020 UPCOMING CENTRAL IOWA BLUES SOCIETY EVENTS Monday – Mar 9, 2020 @ 7:00pm CIBS Membership Meeting Peace Tree Brewery, 317 E Court, Des Moines, IA CIBS members that attend the membership meeting are eligible to win door prizes […]

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Nikki Hill performing Feb. 14, 2020, at the Winter Blues Fest in Des Moines, Iowa.

2020 Winter Blues Fest – Video & Photos

2020 Winter Blues Fest — Enjoy these video captured by Jay Gilliam and photos by Michael Rolands, Kit Lancaster, and Mark Lage

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CIBS Blues Crier :: JANUARY 2020

CIBS Blues Crier :: JANUARY 2020

JANUARY 2020 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 […]

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Central Iowa Blues Society presents the Upper Midwest’s Premier Blues Festival Over Valentine’s Day weekend.  

Central Iowa Blues Society presents the Upper Midwest’s Premier Blues Festival Over Valentine’s Day weekend.  

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 7th, 2020 Contact: Kathryn Dickel, Press Liaison – Swaelu Media kdickel@swaelu.com 515.707.1309 Scott Allen – President, Central Iowa Blues Society prez@cibs.org 515.480.4437 Central Iowa Blues Society presents the Upper Midwest’s Premier Blues Festival Over Valentine’s Day […]

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