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International Blues Challenge Competition

The Sacramento BLUES Society presents:

2017 International Blues Challenge Competition

Sunday August 6, 2017

Door Open: Noon

IBC: 1pm

Stoney’s Rockin’ Rodeo – 1320 Del Paso Blvd. Sacramento 95815

Tickets $5 at the door

Sign up’s end at midnight on July 23, 2017.


Austin Mo Xperience

Foxtrot Mary

Matt Rainey and the Dippin’ Sauce

The Zach Waters Band

If you have ever wanted to play and compete in Memphis, this is your chance!  We are looking for up to 10 bands to compete.  Registration will begin on May 15th and is first come first serve, so register early.  This year SBS will be offering $4000 in travel expenses and the registration fee is only $25.

To Sign Your Band Up or For More Info CLICK HERE 

About the Challenge

The International Blues Challenge represents an worldwide search for the Blues Band and Solo/Duo Blues Acts ready to perform on the international stage, yet just needing that extra big break. Each Affiliate of The Blues Foundation has the right to send a band and a solo/duo act to represent its organization at the IBC.

The IBC is judged by blues professionals from across the world who have years of experience in listening to, producing, and creating blues music. The Blues Foundation has established a set of criteria by which all acts are evaluated throughout the five days of the IBC.

Affiliated organizations are required to stage a regional preliminary IBC competition, with the winner of that event representing the organization in the International Blues Challenge held annually in Memphis, TN along historic Beale Street. While Affilated Organizations are encouraged to follow The Blues Foundation’s structure and rules during their local challenges, each organization is free to structure its preliminary rounds as it sees fit, as long as a true challenge between multiple acts takes place resulting in a single band and/or solo/duo act being identified.