Czech Village Blues is pleased to announce positive steps in charitable fundraising and attendance from it’s second annual blues festival featuring Ruf Records Blues Caravan along with local opening acts Shane Johnson’s Blue Train and Tim&TheTrutones.

Held in historic Czech Village, the cause aids in the restoration of the Riverside Roundhouse and related charities. Over 1,500 attended the event, bringing in$30,000 in revenue. Many sponsors, including lead supporters Highway Equipment Company and Cedar Ridge Winery and Distillery, made the day possible. A complete list of sponsors may be found on the Friends of Czech Village Facebook page.

Czech Village Blues is well into its third year of successful production and looking forward to a strong day of paying it forward in 2019. Save the date for the 3rd Annual Czech Village Blues concert on Saturday, August 10, 2019.

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. For more information, please visit