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TBS 2018 Blues Challenge

August 5, 2018  ·  Sunday * 4-8PM * $10 / $8 for members

On the Road Again….to the 35th International Blues Challenge in Memphis!

Come watch some of the best bands in the area compete to represent TBS at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis.

Tickets are $10 for non-TBS members, $8 for TBS members, and are available at the door.

About the Challenge

The TBS Blues Challenge is a local competition in two categories – solo/duo and band.  Winners earn the right to travel to Memphis, TN to further compete in the 34th International Blues Challenge (IBC), which is sponsored by The Blues Foundation (BF), consisting of winners from affiliate societies all over the world.

Our challengers this year are:

Smart Alex Blues
Sherman Lee Dillon (Cary)
Mojo Collins  (Outer Banks)
Near Blind James & Harmonica Bob (Durham)
Jon Shain (Durham)
Smart Alec Blues Band (Raleigh)

Chicken Shack (Raleigh)
Hawkins King (Willow Springs)
Jim Kohler Band (Chapel Hill)
Lockdown (Durham)

More than half (at least 51%) of any performing group must be legal residents of North Carolina and members of the Triangle Blues Society as of July 24, 2018.

TBS sponsors the annual Blues Challenge and works with winners throughout the process to raise the money to support their travel to the IBC.