709 Washington Street, Durham, North Carolina 27701

2015 Triangle Blues Heritage Challenge with special guests

August 16, 2015  ·  3-9pm/$12, $10 for TBS Members

On the Road Again….to the 32nd International Blues Challenge in Memphis!

Kicked off by our blues heritage honorees – Boo Hanks, John Dee Holeman, and Bob Margolin – followed by our challenge contestants:

Andy Squin
Harvey Dalton Arnold with Darrell Young
Clark Stern & Chuck Cotton
Kelly Howerton
Big Hope and The Mystkdog
Smart Alec Blues
Spider Mike
Sherman Lee Dillon
Mudbones Double Trouble
Seth Williams

Fat Bastard Blues Band
Good Rocking Sam
The Groovynators
Lawyers Guns & Money

Categories include solo, duo and bands playing any and all kinds of blues. It’s just gotta be the blues. More than half (at least 51%) of any performing group must be legal residents of North Carolina as of August 16, 2015. See the application form for more details. Deadline is August 9, 2015, so take that first step now and submit your application.

Guest judges are:

  • Charlie Boyer – Florida Jazz & Blues Magazine
  • Kitty Kinnin – Radio/video host and producer/host of SOUND PALATE on 98.3
  • Tess Mangum Ocana – Assistant to the Executive Director, Durham Central Park; Owner Sonic Pie Productions

Terry VunCannon of Lawyers Guns & Money commented on his experience representing NC in Memphis, “The Blues Foundation runs a Grade A event, with shows in 20 different clubs – and pulls it off in style.” He added, “Our NC acts made this about friendship and support.” Terri Robbins and Terry VunCannon made a special effort at the 2014 IBC to bring all the North Carolina blues societies together, working as a team, and hope the trend continues. That was a refreshing first step to a united NC blues front!

Plan to attend what will be a special day full of surprises and great music!