37th International Blues Challenge: January 18 – 22, 2022
The International Blues Challenge represents the worldwide search for those blues bands and solo/duo blues performers ready for the international stage, yet just needing that extra big break. Each affiliated Blues Society of The Blues Foundation has the right to send a band and solo/duo musician(s) to represent its organization at the IBC.
Affiliated Blues Societies are required to stage a live regional preliminary IBC competition, with the winner of that event representing the organization in the International Blues Challenge held annually in Memphis, TN along historic Beale Street. While affiliated Blues Societies are encouraged to follow The Blues Foundation’s structure and rules during their local challenges, each organization is free to structure its preliminary rounds as it sees fit, as long as a true challenge between multiple musicians takes place resulting in a single band and/or solo/duo artist(s) being identified.
On Saturday, August 28, at 12:00 noon, SEVEN bands will walk into Score Sports Bar and Grill, 9100 E. 35th Street, Independence, MO, to participate in the Kansas City Blues Society’s (KCBS) International Blues Challenge (IBC); ONE band will walk out as Kansas City’s representative at the IBC in Memphis, TN, in January 2022.
WOOHOO! We hit the motherlode this year!
They’ve been entertaining us for so many years, so let’s show up and show out to support them during this challenge.
Many thanks to the participating musicians/bands for entering the challenge. Also, thanks to Lori for stepping in to host this event when we had to change the venue.
The cost is $10 with all proceeds going towards the winning band’s expenses in Memphis.
SEE YOU THERE!