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May 22, 2017

The highlight of the year for the Blues Foundation is the International Blues Challenge, which took place from Jan. 31st to Feb 4, 2017. Historically famous Beale Street was booming, with over 250 Blues Acts, from all over the world. In addition to the competition, Memphis featured music in the clubs (day and night), seminars, interviews, award ceremonies, and workshops for the professional musicians and the interested fans. There are also famous barbecue joints and tourist attractions (Sun Studios, Stax studios, Rock n Soul Museum, Gibson Guitar Factory, Blues Foundation Hall of Fame, Sports, Elvis’s Graceland and many other places of intere...

December 12, 2016

The 33rd Annual International Blues Challenge is scheduled on historic Beale Street, from January 31st to February 4th. Over 250 Blues acts from around the world will converge on Memphis for a week of music, awards, jams, seminars, workshops, interviews, world famous barbecue and sightseeing (Sun & Stax Studios, Rock‘n’Soul Hall of Fame, Blues Hall of Fame, Gibson Factory, Graceland etc). Of utmost importance is the opportunity to network with Record Labels and agents for venues and festivals.

The winning scores are based on Blues Content, Vocals, Talent, Stage Presence and Originality. The winners are awarded money, local gigs as well as spo...

November 11, 2015

The winner of the Solo/Duo challenge was established last night, before a full house, at the Pine Loft, in Berlin. Seven acts (preliminary winners) competed and all performed at the highest level. The audience appreciated the talent of each individual participating in the event. The duo of Ramblin' Dan Stevens and Clayton Allen won the competition, based on the scores of the experienced judges, using the criterion of the Blues Foundation, in Memphis.

RAMBLIN DAN STEVENS AND CLAYTON ALLEN - Dan Stevens is an acoustic bluesman, well known throughout the northeast, and a previous winner of this event. Clayton Allen has a unique style playing elec...

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