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Sunday, June 21, 2009

Heart Of America Living History Blues Fest



Press Release

Heart Of America Living History Blues Fest

Save the Date!!!

September 5-6, 2009

The Central Iowa Blues Society is proud to announce Heart of America Restaurants and Inns as the title sponsor of this year’s Blues Fest to be held at Living History Farms in Urbandale, Iowa.

The Central Iowa Blues Society has secured a mix of Blues legends, young performers and Iowa acts to perform on two stages for its inaugural Heart of America Living History Blues Fest to be held September 5-6 at Living History Farms in Urbandale, Iowa. Sept. 5 features the Chicago Blues Legends (Pinetop Perkins, Willie “Big Eyes” Smith, Bob Margolin and Bob Stroger), Eddie Shaw & the Wolfgang, Hamilton Loomis and the 2008-2009 Iowa Blues Challenge winner The Avey Brothers. Sept. 6 features Ronnie Baker Brooks, Long John Hunter w/ The Bad News Blues Band, Chris Cain and the 2007 Iowa Blues Challenge winner Matt Woods & The Thunderbolts. The second stage will be the Iowa Blues Hall of Fame stage featuring Iowa Blues Hall of Fame members Joe Price, Catfish Keith and George & Gil Davis.

Located just minutes from downtown Des Moines with easy access from I-80 and I-35, the Fest will offer food and beverage vendors on site and a harmonica workshop presented by Frank Freight-Train Strong. Kids under 12 when accompanied by an adult get in free, and your ticket is good for reduced admission to Living History Farms.

Sponsors of the this year’s Fest include Heart of America Restaurants and Inns, Central Iowa Blues Society, Living History Farms, Budweiser, 95KGGO, Cityview, Urbandale Chamber of Commerce, Blues on Grand, Dahl’s Foods, VividPix & Design.

Visit www.cibs.org for additional ticket and hotel information.

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