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 & video! 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 multiple Iowa Blues Hall...
Des Moines Road to Memphis Fundraiser

Des Moines Road to Memphis Fundraiser

Sunday, December 8, 3-7PM at Lefty’s Live Music — 2019 Iowa Blues Challenge Winners Avey/Grouws Band and Hal Reed of Generations of Blues held a fundraising concert to help support their trip to the 2020 International Blues Challenge in Memphis! Here are some...
SpringFest #3

SpringFest #3

Video Playlist of SpringFest #3 Performances by Jay Gillam  Photos by Michael Rolands – Rolands Images The Heather Newman Band performs at the Central Iowa Blues Society Spring Fest at Jasper Winery in Des Moines on May 26. The Heather Newman Band performs at the...
2019 Iowa Blues Challenge

2019 Iowa Blues Challenge

Congratulations to the 2019 Iowa Blues Challenge champions: Avey/Grouws Band and Generation of Blues. Both acts will represent Iowa at the 36th Annual International Blues Challenge in 2020…

25th Winter Blues Fest – Video & Photos

25th Winter Blues Fest – Video Playlists Jay Gilliam captured and compiled video playlists from each night of the Winter Blues Fest FRIDAY NIGHT SATURDAY NIGHT 25th Winter Blues Fest – Photos by Paul Houston 25th Winter Blues Fest – Photos by Kit Lancaster 25th Winter...
2019 Iowa Blues Hall of Fame

2019 Iowa Blues Hall of Fame

Five individuals have been selected for induction into the Iowa Blues Hall of Fame in the Class of 2019: Jeff Banks, Kevin Burt, Janey Hooper, Frank Strong and Greg Sutherland.

Halfway to Hall of Fame Concert & Jam

Halfway to Hall of Fame Concert & Jam

The Iowa Blues Hall of Fame exhibit has a new look!  A collaborative effort between the Central Iowa Blues Society (CIBS) and Hawkeye Elks Lodge, the Iowa Blues Hall of Fame was recently relocated to a prominent location within the Lodge, with improved lighting and a...
2018 Iowa Blues Challenge

2018 Iowa Blues Challenge

CONGRATULATIONS Rob & Tina (solo/duo) and Scotty & the Wingtips (band)! They will represent Iowa at the 2019 International Blues Challenge in Memphis.