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Meet Blame Papa

A fresh approach to local musical entertainment in eastern Iowa

We are a group of like-minded musicians exploring American roots music. Covering artists ranging from Etta James and Gary Clark Jr. to Lucinda Williams and Ashley Monroe, we play a variety of musical influences, telling stories and celebrating the groove.

With a fresh look and a warm sound, consider Blame Papa when booking your next event, we would love to entertain your guests.

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Upcoming Events

  • Blame Papa @ The Highlander Hotel
    Blame Papa @ The Highlander Hotel
    Fri, Jul 19
    The Highlander Hotel, Iowa City, IA
    Jul 19, 2024, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    The Highlander Hotel, Iowa City, IA, 2525 Highlander Pl, Iowa City, IA 52245, USA
    Blame Papa returns to The Supper Club and brings their smooth blend of Americana and Blues.
  • Blame Papa @ MJ's Dawghouse
    Blame Papa @ MJ's Dawghouse
    Sun, Jul 21
    MJ's Dawghouse, Center Point, IA
    Jul 21, 2024, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    MJ's Dawghouse, Center Point, IA, 817 Main St, Center Point, IA 52213, USA
    Blame Papa plays Blues, R&B, and Americana with enthusiasm and joy in a way that connects with any audience. They perform both cover and original songs and have a portfolio of music that is always growing.
  • Blame Papa @ Baxa's Sutliff Store and Tavern
    Blame Papa @ Baxa's Sutliff Store and Tavern
    Sun, Aug 11
    Baxa's Sutliff Store and Tavern, Lisbon
    Aug 11, 2024, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Baxa's Sutliff Store and Tavern, Lisbon, 5546 130th St NE, Lisbon, IA 52253, USA
    Join us on the patio or even grab a table on the Sutliff bridge for a great time in the country
  • Blame Papa @ Liberty Public House
    Blame Papa @ Liberty Public House
    Fri, Aug 16
    Liberty Public House, West Liberty, IA
    Aug 16, 2024, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    Liberty Public House, West Liberty, IA, 115 E Third St, West Liberty, IA 52776, USA
    Blame Papa's first time bringing our signature blues and Americana to the Liberty Public House! We'll bring the music, Liberty Public House will bring the refreshments! We look forward to seeing you there.
  • Blame Papa @ The Shack Tavern
    Blame Papa @ The Shack Tavern
    Sat, Sep 14
    The Shack Tavern, Cedar Rapids, IA
    Sep 14, 2024, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    The Shack Tavern, Cedar Rapids, IA, 2545 Old River Rd SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404, USA
    Blame Papa plays Blues, R&B, and Americana with enthusiasm and joy in a way that connects with any audience. They perform both cover and original songs and have a portfolio of music that is always growing.
  • Blame Papa @ Millstream Brau Haus
    Blame Papa @ Millstream Brau Haus
    Sat, Sep 28
    Millstream Brau Hause, Amana, IA
    Sep 28, 2024, 6:00 PM CDT – Sep 29, 2024, 9:00 PM CDT
    Millstream Brau Hause, Amana, IA, 741 47th Ave, Amana, IA 52203, USA
    Covering artists ranging from Etta James and Gary Clark Jr. to Lucinda Williams and Ashley Monroe, Blame Papa plays Blues, R&B, and Americana with enthusiasm and joy in a way that connects with any audience. telling stories and celebrating the groove.
  • Blame Papa @ Jobsite
    Blame Papa @ Jobsite
    Fri, Nov 01
    Jobsite, Iowa City, IA
    Nov 01, 2024, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    Jobsite, Iowa City, IA, 928 Maiden Ln, Iowa City, IA 52240, USA
    Blame Papa plays Blues, R&B, and Americana with enthusiasm and joy in a way that connects with any audience. They perform both cover and original songs and have a portfolio of music that is always growing.
  • Blame Papa @ Franklin Street Brewing
    Blame Papa @ Franklin Street Brewing
    Sat, Nov 09
    Franklin Street Brewing, Manchester, IA
    Nov 09, 2024, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Franklin Street Brewing, Manchester, IA, 116 S Franklin St, Manchester, IA 52057, USA
    Blame Papa plays Blues, R&B, and Americana with enthusiasm and joy in a way that connects with any audience. They perform both cover and original songs and have a portfolio of music that is always growing.
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