IBC

SMOKY MOUNTAIN BLUES SOCIETY INVITING MUSICIANS TO ENTER THE

INTERNATIONAL BLUES CHALLENGE
- LOCAL COMPETITION NOW SCHEDULED -

The regional 2017 International Blues Challenge IBC will be held at the OPEN CHORD, 8426 Kingston Pike, in Knoxville on Sunday August 28. Start time is currently TBA as the number of contestants will determine it.

All area Blues Bands, Solo or Duos, or Youth Category musicians (<21 yrs. Old) are being encouraged to step up to the CHALLENGE! The IBC is the world's largest gathering of Blues acts ready to take their act to the international stage. The 2017 International Blues Challenge will be January 31-February 4, 2017. The International Showcase will open the event on January 31 with competition rounds February 1-4 in venues located on historic Beale Street in Memphis, Tennessee. More at: http://blues.org/international-blues-challenge/

To enter the competition, at least one member of the entering act must be a member of the Smoky Mountain Blues Society and that they agree to the rules and regulations of the IBC. Basic backline will be provided, (two guitar amps, a drum set, and a bass amp). P.A. system and sound engineer will also be provided.

The entry fee for bands, duos/solos and Youth Acts (all under the age of 21) is $25. All entry fee money will go into the fund that helps the winning artists’ travel to Memphis.

Applications are available by contacting SMBS
Vice President, Tom Hurwitz, at tshurwitz@gmail.com
or calling 646-785-0686.

The audience cover charge for competition day will be $8.00, $5.00 for Blues Society members. Admissions collected will also go into the fund to help the winning artists’ travel to the IBC in Memphis.

The OPEN CHORD is non-smoking and family friendly
with a full food and beverage menu available.

To see a complete list of Blues events in the Knoxville area,

visit our new Calendar page.