Winter Blues Fest 2024 (



Blues Fest 2024

Downtown Marriott

Des Moines, Iowa

February 10, 2024

By Phillip Smith; Feb. 12, 2024

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I lastly made it to Des
Moines for the Central Iowa Blues Society’s Winter Blues Fest,
and it was a blast.  Though the
competition runs for 2 days, I used to be solely capable of make it over to the Capital Metropolis
for the Saturday reveals which included Matt Woods, Studebaker John,
Heath Alan’s Iowa Blues Expo, Rush Cleveland Trio, Gabe
Stillman Band
, Jimmi & the Band of Souls, Tony Vacation, Indigenous,
Max Kaplan & the Magic, McKinley James, Josh Hoyer &
Soul Colossal
, Tom Holland & the Shuffle Kings, Cashbox Kings,
& Toronzo Cannon.   The Friday
reveals, which I sadly missed, consisted of Ben Levin Duo, Josh
, The Chilly Stares, JD Simo, Mike Morgan & the
, and Carolyn Wonderland. 
With 5 phases for music, selections needed to be made.  I didn’t get the chance to see everybody,
however I did see some implausible acts.  Though
the snow and ice have been saved at bay this 12 months, there was definitely a “Blizzard of
Blues” occurring at Winter Blues Fest. 


·         * All photographs by
Phillip Smith 

Matt Woods

Jimmi & the Band of Souls

Heath Alan’s Iowa Blues Expo

Tony Vacation

Rush Cleveland Trio

Studebaker John


Josh Hoyer & Soul Colossal

Toronzo Cannon

For extra details about Central Iowa Blues Society and Winter Blues Fest, go to their web site at


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