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Blues musicians: Enter to win a spot in the 2016 International Blues Challenge!

The Grand River Blues Society (GRBS) will be hosting a regional competition to select its representatives for the 2016 International Blues Challenge (IBC) in Memphis. One band and one solo/duo act will win the chance to represent the Grand River Blues Society at the IBC, the world’s largest gathering of blues musicians, which will be held January 26-30, 2016.

The regional competition will take place at Bobby O’Brien’s Irish Pub in Kitchener on Sunday, September 20th, 2015 from 12pm to 6pm. The GRBS is seeking bands and solo/duo artists for the judged competition. Participation is not limited to a regional competition as has been the case in past years. All Ontario blues performers are welcome to participate. Bands participating in other Blues Society Competitions occurring prior to Sept. 20, 2015 will not be eligible to participate in the GRBS competition.

The number of competition slots is limited. Performers interested in competing on September 20th, 2015 in Kitchener are required to express their interest by email to info@grandriverblues.org.

Download the entry form here.



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