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Iowa Blues Challenge - Finals

  • 900 Mulberry Street | Des Moines, IA 50309
  • Presented By: Central Iowa Blues Society
  • Dates: June 16, 2019
  • Location: Des Moines Social Club
  • Start/End Time: 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Event Times: From: 04:00 PM to 08:00 PM
  • Price: Advance tickets available @ www.cibs.org for $15; Admission @ door will be $20
  • Overview

    The 2019 Iowa Blues Challenge Participants!

    CEDAR COUNTY COBRAS - (4:30 – 4:55) Solo/Duo

    THE BROTHERS RUCKUS - (5:05 – 5:30) Band

    FREIGHT TRAIN FRANK - (5:40 – 6:05) Solo/Duo

    MATT PANEK & THE ELECTRIC KOOLAID TRIO - (6:15 – 6:40) Band

    GENERATION OF BLUES - (6:50 – 7:15) Solo/Duo

    AVEY/GROUWS BAND - (7:25 – 7:50) Band

    BILLYLEE JANEY - (8:00 – 8:25) Solo/Duo

    TOM BUCKMILLER & THE TONE TAILORS - (8:35 – 9:00) Band

    For the 26th year the Central Iowa Blues Society, with the cooperation of the Southeast Iowa Blues Society, presents the Iowa Blues Challenge, a blues music competition in two categories: Bands & Solo/Duo acts. The four bands & four solo/duo acts entered will compete for a prize package that includes cash, recording time, paid performance opportunities & entry into & travel expense stipend for the International Blues Challenge, to be held on historic Beale Street in Memphis, Tennessee in January 2020.

    The doors will open at 4pm with the competition beginning at 4:30pm in the Prairie Meadows Courtyard (weather permitting) or alternately inside the Kum & Go Theater. Lawn chairs recommended in the courtyard as outdoor seating is limited. Food & drinks will be available by the Social Club. Advance tickets available at www.cibs.org for $15. Admission at the door will be $20.

    The 2019 Iowa Blues Challenge is sponsored by Budweiser, Exile Brewing, Iowa Public Radio, Junior’s Motel, Rieman Music, Des Moines Social Club, VividPix & Design, Southeast Iowa Blues Society and Central Iowa Blues Society.

    Get more info about each participating act here http://cibs.org/2019/03/2019-iowa-blues-challenge/