(NEWTON, IA) – Join the South Skunk Blues Society for the 26th Annual Bowlful of Blues event on Sunday, September 2nd at Maytag Park in Newton, Iowa. The Fest runs noon-10pm with gates opening at 11am. This year acts include the award-winning soulful, bluesy, rockin’ singer, songwriter Shaun Murphy, an alumni of the Bob Segar band who also fronted Little Feat for 16 years; harp man, singer, songwriter, the award winning Grady Champion; the masterful guitar and smoky voice of Omaha’s Hector Anchondo; the soul, blues, rock, Americana of Avey-Grouws Band, and the tight-harmonies and hearfelt, rousing performances of Midwest touring band Flash in a Pan. Tickets are on sale through South Skunk Blues Society and Midwest Tix. Advance tickets can be bought at Mattingly Music & Books, American Legion Post 111, Hy-Vee in Newton, The Music Shop in Grinnell, or Zzz Records in Des Moines. Tickets are $25 advance, $30 at gate; bulk of 20 tix for $20 each, 15 and under free with parent or guardian.