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Friday, April 10, 2009

Iowa Blues Challenge

Press release from CIBS

Press Release-2009 Iowa Blues Challenge

Congratulations to Trouble No More and The Blues Explosion for advancing from the first round of the 2009 Iowa Blues Challenge held Thursday, April 9th at Zimm’s.

Coming up this Thursday, April 16th at 9pm at the world famous Blues on Grand, is the second round featuring Bob Pace & The Blues Groove, “The Blue Law” featuring Brooke Conner, V.J.J. Groove, Matt Woods & The Thunderbolts and The Avey Brothers.

The 2009 Iowa Blues Challenge features head to head competition culminating in a four band Final round to be held May 16th, 2009 at the Hotel Fort Des Moines in Des Moines, Iowa.

For the 16th year, the Central Iowa Blues Society, in cooperation with the Mississippi Valley Blues Society and Lizard Creek Blues Society, presents the 2009 Iowa Blues Challenge, an all-Iowa Blues band contest. This contest is open to any Iowa Blues band that has not been nominated for the Blues Music Awards (Handy’s).

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; Simply the Blues Fest in Fort Madison, IA and the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee.

The 2009 Iowa Blues Challenge is proudly sponsored by Central Iowa Blues Society, Mississippi Blues Society, Lizard Creek Blues Society, Budweiser, Citadel Broadcasting/94.9KGGO & 98.3WOW, Junior's Motel and Rieman Music.

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