Welcome to Southeast Iowa Blues Society

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Southeast Iowa Blues Society is happy to announce the outcome of the Solo/Duo preliminaries held at the Best Western in Fairfield, IA.

First Place:  Tina and Brandon

Second Place:   Juliana Logan

Third Place:  Victoria Neece 

The 2015 Iowa Blues Challenge Solo/Duo winners are Tina and Brandon in Fairfield and Eastside Brothers in Des Moines. They will compete against the Quad Cities winner at the finals in May.

Congratulations to Mother Ship Blues Band, winner of Des Moines Band competition. They will advance to finals and compete against the winning Quad Cities and Newton bands.

The Newton preliminary BAND challenge will be this Sunday, April 26th @ 4 pm at the Izaak Walton League, 889 County Hwy F36 in Newton.  Admission is $8 with a $3 discount for current Iowa Blues Society members with card.

The Quad Cities Solo/Duo AND Band preliminary rounds are Sunday, April 26th @ 5 pm at River Music Experience, 129 N Main Street in Davenport. Admission is $10 with $2 discount for current Iowa Blues Society members with card.

The Iowa Blues Challenge FINALS will be held at the Downtown Marriott in Des Moines on Saturday, May 16 at 6:30 PM. Admission is $10 with a $2 discount for current Iowa Blues Society card carrying members. The winner from each category will represent Iowa at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN in January 2016. For more information, band photos and bios go to www.cibs.org.
Iowa Blues Challenge is proudly sponsored by Central Iowa Blues Society, Mississippi Valley Blues Society, South Skunk Blues Society, Southeast Iowa Blues Society, Budweiser, Summit Brewing Co., Junior’s Motel, Cityview, Zimm’s Food and Spirits, River Music Experience and Rieman Music.

Featured Events

John Nemeth rocked the Fairfield Arts and Convention Center on January 3rd, 2015.  Many of the people in the audience agree



d, "This is the best we've had!"

Sena Ehrhardt brought her A game
to Fairfield on January 3rd, 2015 and
blew the top off the FACC.

Congratulations to the "Quay Thomas Duo"

for their outstanding performance at the

International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN

Thanks to all who helped make the "Rockin' in the Blue Year-Double Feature" 2015

a resounding success and to our outstanding Sponsors...Major sponsors-Best Western, Cambridge, Fairfield Arts & Convention Center, Pilot Grove Savings Bank, Schaus-Vorhies Co.s, Wolfe Family Vision Center & Classic 96

Sponsors-AmericInn, The Guitar Farm, Everybody's Whole Foods, 1st National Bank & KRUU

and a special Thanks to Sena Ehrhardt and John Nemeth...what a show !!

and to Sweet & Saucy for some great BBQ

"Get Your MoJo Workin"!


pl.n. (used with a sing. or pl. verb) -
 A style of music that evolved from southern African-American secular songs and is usually distinguished by a strong 4/4 rhythm, flatted thirds and seventhsa 12-bar structure, and lyrics in a three-line stanza in which the second line repeats the first

Our Mission Statement

To preserve, cultivate and support the blues in Southeast Iowa on all levels and in multiple venues; to provide current blues news and events for members; to increase awareness of and appreciation for the blues through society sanctioned educational efforts and to provide a network of association for area blues lovers and blues musicians.