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International Blues Challenge
January 28 - February 1
What goes with the smoothness of our award-winning Bourbons? The best live blues music available. Join us for the the International Blues Challenge! The IBC 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.
Judged by blues professionals from across the world who have years of experience in listening to, producing, and creating blues music, The Blues Foundation has established a set of criteria by which all competing musicians are evaluated throughout the five days of the IBC challenge
The International Blues Challenge is held annually in Memphis, TN along historic Beale Street. Come hear the next big names in blues, all while enjoying the best Bourbons we have to offer.