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BLUES SOCIETY OF NW FLORIDA'S Regional Blues Challenge

Day: 
Fri,Sat
Time: 
3pm
Price: 
Free with Seville Quarter Membership Card or Normal Admission Charger after 8pm

BLUES SOCIETY OF NW FLORIDA'S Regional Blues Challenge

Blues Foundation Sanctioned, International Blues Challenge (IBC) Competition

BLUES SOCIETY OF NW FLORIDA'S Regional Blues Challenge

Friday August 11th 5:00pm & Saturday, August 12th, 2017 8:00pm

Blues Foundation Sanctioned, International Blues Challenge (IBC) Competition

BLUES SOCIETY OF NW FLORIDA'S Regional Blues Challenge will be held at Seville Quarter on August 11 & 12, 2017. 15 acts, bands, duo/single have signed up to compete for an expenses-paid trip to compete at the International Blues Challenge (IBC) in Memphis.  The Blues Society of NW Florida’s Regional Blues Challenge event will bring a full day of great Blues Music to Downtown Pensacola.  Music will start on Friday in the Seville Quarter’s Lili Marlene’s at 9pm.  Saturday starting at 2:00pm the Blues Band Challenge will be played in the Phineas Phogg’s room of Seville Quarter featuring National and Local Blues Bands.  At the conclusion of the competition there will be an informal Blues Jam Section with all of the participants in the Lili Marlene’s Room inside Seville Quarter.  

Blues Foundation sanctioned, IBC Competition. The winner in each category must be able to travel to Memphis, Tennessee to compete in the 33rd International Blues Challenge, which is held in the venues of Beale Street, the week of January, 2018.

The Blues Foundation started the International Blues Challenge (IBC) with the theory to keep the Blues alive, and to cultivated new talent.  The Blues Foundation presents the International Blues Challenge in Memphis every winter. Blues organizations affiliated with the Foundation stage regional competitions around the world and send the top unsigned artists from their region to compete in the IBC finals in Memphis. The winner receives a cash prize, studio time, appearances at several major Blues events around the country and the title of "Best Unsigned Blues Band". The judges also present a guitarist with the Albert King Award for the most promising guitarist.

** All Acts considering competing in the IBC Competition MUST be able to travel to Memphis in January of 2018 to Compete in the 34th  International Blues Challenge should they win their respective categories**