SMBS Competition for 2020 IBCs


THE SMOKY MOUNTAIN BLUES SOCIETY, as an official Affiliate organization of The Blues Foundation, proudly invites the music loving public to its annual presentation of the East Tennessee Regional portion of the 36th  International Blues Challenge (IBC).  The event will begin at 4 pm at the Open Chord on Sunday, August 11.

Applications are currently being accepted in all categories.  Participating artists will be judged by a panel of three musical performance experts.  The Smoky Mountain Blues Society holds its regional competition this time of the year so the winning acts have plenty of time to raise much needed funds and prepare for the excitement of Memphis! CONTACT SMBS Vice President Tom Hurwitz (646) 785-0686 or email for an application package or download the word document below.

2019 IBC Band Application

The winning artists in each category of Band, Solo/Duo or Youth will represent East Tennessee at the 36th International Blues Challenge to be January 28 – February 1, 2020 in Memphis, TN. The world’s largest gathering of Blues acts represents an international search by The Blues Foundation and its Affiliated Organizations for the Blues Band and Solo/Duo Blues Act ready to take their act to the international stage.  See more at:

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