CIBS’ annual festival a cure for the winter blues
Year after year, the Central Iowa Blues Society (CIBS) has proven that there is no better way to beat the winter blues than its Winter Blues Festival featuring hot blues music. From local acts like Bob Pace and The Most Handsome Duo in the World, to regional artists like the Mary Bridget Davies and Kilborn Alley Blues bands, to national guitar slingers such as Alvin Jett and former Buddy Guy sideman Scott Holt, a more diverse mix of blues you won’t find until the summer festival season returns.
On Saturday, Jan. 29, 10 bands will grace six stages at the Downtown Marriott lobby, ballrooms and Rock River Lounge. The multiple band event will culminate with an after hours jam that starts at 1:30 a.m. and lasts until the wee morning hours. Still, blues fans won’t have to wait for the sun to go down to get down because a pre-fest party featuring live music kicks things off at 5 p.m. in the hotel’s lobby.