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Welcome to the South Skunk Blues Society home on the web. The South Skunk Blues Society is made up of blues music fans and musicians located in east central Iowa, near the South Skunk River in the Newton, Baxter, Kellogg and Grinnell areas.

Interested in becoming a member, sponsor or volunteer?

Contact us at:

Many thanks to our corporate sponsors

Newton Holiday Inn Express - Newton

Relics Antique Store located in Newton - http:\\

Fulton Mechanical: Jeff and Laura Fulton
The Arts Connection  - Newton
Newton Convention and Visitors Bureau -
VFW, Men’s Auxiliary Club Post 1655  - Newton
Dr. Mark Wetzel DPM, Foot & Ankle Center  - located in Newton
Vern's Garage, (Specialist Cut & Color), Newton
Jasper County Chapter of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans:
Barney's  - Newton
Riggs Printing – Newton
Blue Moon BBQ and Cadillac Jacks in Baxter
Side Tracks Tap  - Kellogg      
Sugar Grove Vineyards and Gathering Place  - Newton
The Vernon Company  - Newton
I 80 Farms  - Colfax
Revolution Cycle  - Baxter
Conner’s Cardinal Corner – Newton
Dickerson Mechanical – Colfax & Altoona 
Wallace Family Funeral Home – Newton 
The Dental Practice – Newton  
Thombert Inc. - Newton  
Woythaler Insurance – Newton
Newton Hy-Vee
Iowa Portable Toilet Services – Kellogg
Colfax Tractor Parts Inc. -Colfax 

The South Skunk Blues Society is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to preserving and cultivating Blues music. The Society promotes public performance opportunities for Blues artists, and seeks to increase the exposure to and appreciation of Blues music by the general public.

Photo Gallerys

2013 Bowl
2012 Bowl
2011 Bowl
2010 Bowl

Photo by Elaine Mattingly  - 2014 Bowlful of Blues

Photo by Elaine Mattingly

Sumpin Doo at 2014 Bowlful of Blues.

Photo by Elaine Mattingly

Hot Tamale and the Red Hots at 2014 Bowlful of Blues.

Photo by Elaine Mattingly

Kilborn Alley Blues Band t 2014 Bowlful of Blues.

Photo by Steve Currier

The Cash Box Kings at 2014 Bowlful of Blues.
March 12th 7 pm .... Nikki Hill at Forte' in Des Moines $15 Cover

March 20th 8 pm .... Davina and the Vagabonds at Forte' in Des Moines $15 Cover

Sunday, April 26th at the IKES'.  The Skunk will be hosting a preliminary round for the ​Iowa Blues Challenge (band division)!!!!
We are working with Central Iowa Blues Society on this. Here's the link to the application and information -

​We are moving the Blues in Schools to a later in the year to be decided shortly. Stay Tuned for more information.

Meeting are held the last Monday of the Month at 6:30 p.m.