International Blues Challenge 2020


Congratulations to the Winners of SMBS 2019 Regional Competition!

THE SMOKY MOUNTAIN BLUES SOCIETY Proudly Announces the Following Blues Acts as our East Tennessee Representative Entrants for IBC-2020:

Few Miles On, Band Representative


Melissa Ellis, Solo/Duo Representative


Bonfire Blue, Youth Band Representative


Blues Supporters: These artists need your help! Please click on the above links for the winners’ information and donate to their travel expense fundraisers for Memphis. Stay tuned, as SMBS will soon be promoting upcoming shows for our Representatives, which will showcase their talents.

The winning artists in each category of Band, Solo/Duo will represent East Tennessee at the 36th International Blues Challenge on 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: