Press Release-2008 Iowa Blues Challenge Finals
Congratulations to The Avey Brothers, winners of the 2008 Iowa Blues Challenge held May 17th at the Hotel Fort Des Moines. This Quad-Cities band received $500 cash, 8 hours of studio time plus $1,200 travel expenses to Memphis as our local representative at the International Blues Challenge in February 2009. Smokin’ Mojo Kings placed second, earning them $400 cash. Rounding out the competition was The Soul Searchers, earning $300 cash.
The Iowa Blues Challenge features one of the finest prize packages, for a contest of this kind, in the country. Prizes are awarded to the top bands, including---cash, travel expenses, recording time, as well as spots in the Mississippi Valley Blues Festival in Davenport, IA; The Nitefall on the River in Des Moines, IA; 2009 Simply The Blues Fest in Ft. Madison, IA and the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee.
The 2008 Iowa Blues Challenge is proudly sponsored by Central Iowa Blues Society, Mississippi Valley Blues Society, Lizard Creek Blues Society, Budweiser, Citadel Broadcasting/94.9KGGO & 98.3WOW, Junior’s Motel, Rieman Music and Russell Bird Foundation.
Check out www.cibs.org for more information.