Press Release-2007 Iowa Blues Challenge-Solo/Duo Acts
The 2007 Solo/Duo Iowa Blues Challenge features head to head competition culminating in a four act Final round to be held Sunday, September 2, 2007 at Blues On Grand as part of the Gateway Blues Fest.
For the third year, the Central Iowa Blues Society, in cooperation with the Mississippi Valley Blues Society and Lizard Creek Blues Society, presents the 2007 Iowa Blues Challenge, an all-Iowa Blues Solo/Duo contest.
A preliminary round will be held in Des Moines, Iowa at Blues on Grand, August 16, 2007. The Challenge will start at 8 PM with 5 Acts competing for 2 slots in the Finals. The Acts in the Challenge this year are Bodley & Cantrell, Taz Duo, Freight Train Frank, Willie McKnight & Alan Smith and Raccoon River Blues Boy. Another preliminary round will be held in Davenport, IA on August 17, 2007 where 5 more Acts will compete for the other 2 slots in the Finals.
The 2007 Iowa Blues Challenge is proudly sponsored by Central Iowa Blues Society, Mississippi Blues Society, Lizard Creek Blues Society, Budweiser and Citadel Broadcasting/95KGGO & 98.3WOW.
CENTRAL IOWA BLUES SOCIETY
GATEWAY BLUES FEST
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2007
WESTERN GATEWAY PARK
Matt Woods & the Thunderbolts 3:00-3:45
Lil’ Brian & the Zydeco Travelers 4:00-5:30
Jimmy Thackery & the Drivers 6:00-7:30 James Cotton 8:00-9:30
$20 DAY OF FEST
KIDS 12 AND UNDER FREE WITH A PARENT
GATES OPEN AT 2 PM
3rd Annual 2007 IA Blues Challenge Solo/Duo Finals
at Blues on Grand 3 PM
Jam at Blues on Grand
hosted by the Jeff Banks Band 9:30 PM
Advance tickets are available at Blues on Grand or by calling 515-225-6638…...Sorry-no credit cards
Bring your lawn chairs…No umbrellas, pets, coolers or tents.
Vendors will have food and beverages for sale on site.
Hotel Fest Rates available at the Downtown Marriott (800-228-9290) and at the Hotel Fort Des Moines (800-532-1466). Just tell them you are coming for the Gateway Blues Fest.
Sponsors for the Fest are Central Iowa Blues Society, Budweiser, 95KGGO/98.3 WOW, Downtown Community Alliance. More information at www.cibs.org