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Thursday, July 26, 2007

News From The Central Iowa Blues Society

A couple of big events from Cibs, the Solo Duo contest, and the Gateway Blues Fest. Here is the press release for both events. Just a note about the contest. I was to perform with the Raccoon River Blues Boys, but due to conflicts with my work schedule, I will not be able to perform. However, I believe, that Jeff Baker our amazing bass player will play in my place. Good luck guys!!




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.


More information available at www.cibs.org or 515-225-6638.




CENTRAL IOWA BLUES SOCIETY

PRESENTS


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


$15/ADVANCE

$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



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