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2017 International Blues Challenge Competition

2017 International Blues Challenge CompetitionEntry deadline is Monday, Sept. 26, 2016!
The Grand River Blues Society’s regional competition for the 2017 International Blues Challenge in Memphis has been set.

It is time for bands and solo/duo acts to make plans to compete. One band and one solo/duo act will win the chance to represent the Grand River Blues Society in Memphis at the International Blues Challenge (IBC). The IBC is the world’s largest gathering of blues musicians.  The 2017 edition will be held January 31 to February 4, 2017, in venues on Memphis’ fabled Beale Street.

The GRBS is seeking bands and solo/duo artists for the judged competition.  This will take place at Bobby O’Brien’s Irish Pub in Kitchener on Sunday, October 2nd, 2016 from noon to 6pm.

Performance slots are limited.  Preference to participate in this regional competition will be given to performers from the Waterloo, Wellington, and Brant counties as well as surrounding areas. Bands participating in other Blues Society IBC Competitions that occur on or prior to Oct. 2, 2016 will not be eligible to participate in the GRBS competition.

Performers interested in competing are required to express their interest by emailing info@grandriverblues.org and completing the application form, which is available at http://www.grandriverblues.org/.

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