Czech Village Blues to take the place of Bluesmore

c_v_bThe Linn County Blues Society is teaming up with Friends of Czech Village to start a new blues tradition in Cedar Rapids. When the Linn county Blues Society’s Bluesmore ended its 21-year run in 2015, the all-volunteer group began looking for a new venue for the event. This year, they found it.

Czech Village Blues will be held on Saturday, August 12, 2017 in the Czech Village neighborhood of Cedar Rapids. The event will be a one-day blues music show to help Friends of Czech Village raise funds for the reestablishment of the Riverside Roundhouse in Czech Village. The show is a joint production of the Friends of Czech Village and the Linn County Blues Society. Czech Village Blues will feature International Blues Slide Guitarist Joanna Connor, and The LCBS Allstars featuring 8 Iowa Blues Hall of Famers. Attendees at Czech Village Blues will see the same excellent caliber of performers as were seen at Bluesmore.

Friends of Czech Village is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds for and reconstructing the Riverside Roundhouse building in the Czech Village neighborhood. Once rebuilt, this high-quality facility will be a venue for farmer’s markets, recreational activities, festivals, social occasions, and more. For additional information, please visit

The Linn County Blues Society is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation, promotion and perpetuation of Blues music in Eastern Iowa, as well as to provide charitable contributions to other community organizations including  For more information, please visit
Sponsorships for Czech Village Blues are available. For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Mark Rowell: 319-560-2253,