The landmark 30th annual International Blues Challenge is taking place in Memphis, Tennessee “the home of the blues”, and American Blues Scene will be continuing it’s annual coverage of the week’s events in their entirety. The IBC, put on by the Blues Foundation, is a battle of hundreds of blues bands and musicians from around the world who compete for cash, prizes, and industry recognition. One band and one solo/duo act each will win the top prize. Past winners include Trampled Under Foot, Selwyn Birchwood Band, Grady Champion.
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Thursday, January 23, 2014
MC ~ The Blues Hound, KPFT, Houston
Tuesday, January 21
5:30 pm – International Showcase hosted by the Beale Street Merchants Association. Performances by a dozen international acts at New Daisy Theater. IBC Pass or $10 at door.
8:00 pm – Generation Blues Jam Benefit hosted by 2014 KBA recipient Tas Cru at Rum Boogie Cafe