Yes sir blues fans, Memphis is definitely where you want to be tonight. We are well into the 32nd annual International Blues Challenge, and there is great music everywhere. There is so much happening! As Blues Foundation President and CEO Barbara Newman told local TV news station WBBJ, “It’s the biggest blues party of Beale for the year.”
Tuesday began the week long event, with the finals being held Saturday at the Orpheum Theatre. Do be aware that International Blues Challenge tickets are available at Club 152 On Beale 2nd floor from 12 – 10PM, through Friday!
10:00am Blues Foundation Board of Directors meeting The Blues Foundation Office @421 S. Main St.
10:00am Blues in the Schools with Tas Cru and Cole and Logan Layman Downtown Elementary School
11:00am-4:30pm Galaxie Agency Showcase B.B.King’s
11:30am Great Canadian Polar Bear Blues Showcase Kooky Canuck
1:00pm FILM – America’s Blues Blues City Cafe
1:00-3:30pm Health Fair (cholesterol, blood pressure, diabetes, etc. screenings) Club 152 2nd Floor
2:00-4:00pm A Cast of Blues with artist, Sharon McConnell-Dickerson and photographer, Ken Murphy The Blues Hall of Fame 421 S. Main
4:30/5:00/5:35pm First Night of 32nd IBC Quarterfinals Beale Street IBC Pass or $10 wristband
11:00pm International Jam Club 152 First Floor
11:30pm All-Star Jam with Jonn Richardson, Sean Carney and many more!! Tin Roof
When the scores have been tabulated, the semi-finalists will be announced at various Beale Street clubs.