CIBS 24th Winter Blues Fest at Des Moines Marriott

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CIBS 24th Winter Blues Fest at Des Moines Marriott

February 9, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

The Central Iowa Blues Society announces the line-up for the 24th Winter Blues Fest at the Downtown Des Moines Marriott, 700 Grand Ave on Friday, February 9 and Saturday, February 10, 2018.

Nineteen blues acts under one roof and out of the cold! FRIDAY FEBRUARY 9TH
Bryce Janey
Eric Jerardi
Anthony Gomes
Jason Ricci
Reverend Raven & the Chain Smokin Altar Boys

Andy Cohen – Guitar Workshop
Taylor Smith – KC Blues Challenge Winner
Ken Valdez Band – MN Blues Challenge Winner
Rex Granite Band feat Sarah Benck – NE Blues Challenge Winner
Avey Grouws Band – IA Blues Challenge Winner
Kevin “BF” Burt – IA Blues Challenge Solo Winner
Heath Alan Band
Malcolm Wells & the Two Timers
Amanda Fish Band
Steepwater Band
Kilborn Alley
Grand Marquis
Josh Hoyer & Soul Colossal
Scotty & the Wingtips – After Hours Jam Host

Iowa Blues Challenge Winner, Avey Grouws Band and the Solo Winner, Kevin “BF” Burt will perform along with regional Blues Challenge winners, Taylor Smith – Kansas City, Ken Valdez – Minnesota and the Omaha Winner, Rex Granite Band featuring Sarah Benck.

Andy Cohen will again provide the Saturday afternoon guitar workshop. Scotty & the Wingtips will host the After Hours Jam on Saturday night.

Admission for Friday is $20 in advance or $25 at the door, Saturday $30 in advance or $35 at the door,

Both days $45 in advance or $50 at the door on Friday night.

There is a special Blues Fest rate for a limited number of rooms at the Marriott hotel. Book online or call 515.245.5500. For more information and tickets go to or through Midwestix.

Special thanks to the sponsors Budweiser, Downtown Des Moines Marriott, Summit Brewing, Iowa Public Radio, Five Talents Financial, Graziano Brothers, Confluence Brewing, VividPix & Design and the Central Iowa Blues Society.


February 9, 2018
5:00 pm
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Des Moines Downtown Marriott
700 Grand Ave
Des Moines, IA 5009 United States
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(515) 245-5500