DUE TO WEATHER CONCERNS The 26th Bowlful of Blues
has MOVED.
Please ENJOY THE BOWLFUL OF BLUES IN ITS ENTIRETY, on the same schedule, but at BAQARA COLISEUM (formerly Skate Castle) at 1611 1st Ave W, • Newton, Iowa (at the intersection of Hwy 14 and Hwy 6/1st Ave. W). Same great food vendors, bring your lawn chair, just in case. Coolers allowed (there is no alcohol sales available on site--which is the norm for this festival) • no pets • parking at venue, but & no parking on grass • Additional parking at Newton Schools properties nearby. A HUGE THANK YOU TO CLINT & YVETTE WEBSTER of THE BAQARA COLISEUM. Because of their generosity, the Bowlful of Blues may be enjoyed in its entirety!!!--even if Mother Nature didn't cooperate!! Please SHARE this update. Thank you--the Board of the South Skunk Blues Society

RECOMMENDED HOTEL (closest to festival)


26th BOWLFUL OF BLUES Attendees:

$74.99 at

Best Western Holiday Manor

Phone:(641) 792-3333
Address: 208 W 4th St N, Newton, IA 50208

Closed hotel to festival

​​​​South Skunk Blues Society

South Skunk  Blues Society • P.O. Box 951 • Newton, IA 50208 • skunkblues@windstream.net • Info: 641-840-0972 (Elaine Mattingly, President)

26th Annual Bowlful of Blues

SUNDAY • SEPTEMBER 2, 2018 • DUE TO WEATHER CONCERNS, the festival has moved to BAQARA COLISEUM at , 1615 1st Ave W, Newton, IA  • Noon - 10pm • Gates open 11:00 a.m. • $25 advance, $30 at gate • 15 & under free with parent

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.

​​Map to Maytag Park in Newton Iowa