The 2016 Iowa Blues Challenge preliminary rounds are now complete. The following blues artists will advance to the Finals:
The Solo /Duo prelim winners are Steve Robinson, Bruce Kort and Bare Bones. In the band category The Royal Blues, Diva & the Deacons and Jeff Banks Band will be competing for the prize package and opportunity to compete at the 2017 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN.
The 2016 Iowa Blues Challenge Finals will be held on Saturday, June 18, 2016 @ 6:00 pm at the Downtown Des Moines Marriott – 700 Grand Ave. Admission is $10 for members of any Iowa Blues Societies with a current card / $15 for non-members and the general public.
For more information, band bios and photos got to www.cibs.org.
Thanks to our sponsors Budweiser, Summit Brewing, Cityview, Juniors Motel, Rieman Music, Lefty’s Live Music, River Music Experience, Zimm’s Food & Spirits, MS Valley Blues Society, South Skunk Blues Society, Southeast IA Blues Society and Central IA Blues Society.