​​​​South Skunk Blues Society

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Iowa Blues Challenge Competition

Skunkland Band Prelim

1:00 at Oakland Acres Club Bar & Grill 

(a couple miles west of Grinnell on Hwty 6)

Don't miss this super-fun band competition.

This year's judges are:

—Lizz Sharp, Des Moines vocalist/songwriter

—Evan Vulich, Linn County Blues Society editor & stage manager (and former touring bass player)

—Jimmy "Sticks" Robinson, life-long musician (drums, vocals, harp), touring and local


Saturday, September 2, 2017

Bowlful of Blues Pre-Party

Hosted by Central Iowa Blues Society

featuring Doug Deming & the Jeweltones

at Lefty's Live Music, Des Moines

7:00-10:00pm

Free to anyone with an advance Bowlful of Blues ticket (available at the door) 


Sunday, September 3, 2017

25th Annual Bowlful of Blues

Noon-10pm

at Maytag Park, Newton, Iowa (lots of shade)

$25 in advance: $30 at the gate

15 & under free with parent

Coolers and alcohol allowed; no glass containers

Food vendors, art vendors, silent auction, performing signing area

Commemorative merchandise

Bring lawn chair; no pets


Sunday-September 3, 2017

Bowlful of Blues After-Party & Jam

10pm - 1:00am

at Newton American Legion Post 111 (just west of Maytag Park across the street)

Free with Bowlful of Blues wristband

25th Annual Bowlful of Blues

SUNDAY • SEPTEMBER 3, 2017 • Maytag Park • Newton, Iowa • 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.

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

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