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The Blues Foundation is excited to announce the new dates for the International Blues Challenge: May 6 – 9, 2022!!

It will be a full week of blues this May in Memphis as we celebrate the Blues Music Award nominees and winners on Thursday, May 5 and are Back On Beale with IBC beginning Friday, May 6.

IBC Important Dates:
Friday, May 6: Quarterfinals Night 1
Saturday, May 7: Quarterfinals Night 2
Sunday, May 8: KBA Ceremony, Youth Showcases, & Semifinals
Monday, May 9: IBC Finals at The Orpheum
Stay tuned for the updated IBC event schedule that includes workshops, panels, and showcases. All previously purchased passes will be honored for the new dates, without any action on your part. Passes will now be mailed out in mid-April.
Your room reservations can be updated and rebooked directly with the hotel.

Thank you for your patience and support during this transition. We hope to see you in Memphis this May!
To purchase IBC passes, click here:

Mighty Blue performing in Memphis for the IBC

Check out highlights from the 2020 International Blues Challenge!