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State Historical Society of Iowa Press Release

For immediate release April 26, 2010

Contact: Jeff Morgan, Jeff.Morgan@iowa.gov, (515) 281-3858

State Historical Society announces 2010 Blues Before Sunset schedule

Food vendors needed for 10th annual summer blues concert series

(DES MOINES) – The State Historical Society of Iowa announced its 2010 Blues Before Sunset concert series schedule today and is seeking food vendors for the event.

The 10th annual 2010 Blues Before Sunset schedule follows:

  • June 4 – Bob Pace Band with Steve George
  • July 2 – Soul Searchers
  • Aug. 6 – The El Dorado’s
  • Sept. 3 – Matt Woods and the Thunderbolts

Each concert is presented 5:30-7:30 p.m. outdoors in front of the State Historical Building, 600 E. Locust Street in Des Moines.

SHSI is also seeking food vendors for this summer’s concert series, including those who offer hot-prepared food or ethnic foods and snacks. Contact SHSI’s Sarah Oltrogge at sarah.oltrogge@iowa.gov or 515-281-4011 for a vendor application or more information. Applications are due by 4:30 p.m., Friday, May 21, 2010, at the State Historical Building.

Blues Before Sunset is free and family-friendly with beer, wine and assorted beverages for sale. Participants are encouraged to bring their own chairs for seating.

The concert series is presented by the State Historical Society of Iowa with support from Café Baratta’s and the Central Iowa Blues Society.


The State Historical Society of Iowa is a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs, and is a trustee of Iowa's historical legacy and an advocate for understanding Iowa's past. It identifies, records, collects, preserves, manages and provides access to Iowa's historical resources. Its dual mission of preservation and education serves Iowans of all ages, conducts and stimulates research, disseminates information, and encourages and supports historical preservation and education efforts of others throughout the state. Visit www.iowahistory.org or call 515-281-5111 for more information.


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