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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...

July 4, 2016

June 11, 2016: The Connecticut Blues Society presented the Annual Band Challenge – featuring the winners of 4 preliminaries plus a wild card. The competition was in the afternoon, so the bands can get paying gigs at night. Every seat was filled. The talented bands covered a diverse range of Blues styles. The judges were made up of musicians, media personalities, and experienced Blues fans. The scores were based on the Blues Foundation Criterion – Blues Content, Instrumental Talent, Vocal Talent, Originality, and Stage Presence. Blues Content the most important. The challenge winner is awarded $2000 to represent CTBS at the International Blues...

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