32nd International Blues Challenge Schedule Is Out

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Memphis, TN – Next week will see the 32nd International Blues Challenge celebrated in here. With more than 250 bands and artists from around the world competing, things will be hopping all over town, especially on Beale Street.

So, for all the artists and fans, here is the schedule of events for the 32nd IBC:

Schedule subject to change–check back from time to time as seminars, workshops and more musical events are added.
Tuesday, January 26
5:30-9:00pm WILL CALL Club 152 2nd Floor
5:30pm International Showcase Beale Street
8:00pm Tas Cru’s Generation Blues Fundraiser Jam Rum Boogie Cafe Donation at door
 
Wednesday, January 27
11:00am- 4:00 pm Pacific Northwest Showcase Club 152 First Floor
12:00pm–5:00pm Blind Raccoon Showcase Purple Haze Nightclub
12:00pm-2:30pm IBC Act Registration Tin Roof (315 Beale Street)
12:00-10:00pm Will Call, IBC Merchandise & CD Sales Club 152 2nd Floor
1:00-3:30pm Health Fair (cholesterol, blood pressure, diabetes, etc. screenings) Club 152 2nd Floor
1:00-2:00 pm Affiliate Roundtable Hard Rock Café 2nd Floor
2:30pm IBC Act Orientation Meeting Tin Roof (315 Beale Street)
4:30/5:00/5:35pm First Night of 32nd IBC Quarterfinals Beale Street IBC Pass or $10 wristband
 
Thursday, January 28
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
12:00pm–5:00pm Blind Raccoon Showcase Purple Haze Nightclub
12:00-10:00pm Will Call, IBC Merchandise & CD Sales Club 152 2nd Floor
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.
 
Friday, January 29
11:00am-2:15pm IBC Youth Act Registration Hard Rock Café
11:00am 2016 Keeping the Blues Alive Awards Doubletree Hotel, Tennessee Ballroom
11:00am Blues Kids Foundation Hard Rock Café
12:00pm–5:00pm Blind Raccoon Showcase Purple Haze Nightclub
11:00am Beale Street Brass Note/Walk of Fame Dedication to Little Laura Dukes Alfred’s
Noon- 4pm National Women in Blues Alfred’s
12:00-10:00pm Will Call, IBC Merchandise & CD Sales Club 152 2nd Floor
2:15pm IBC YOUTH Act Orientation Meeting Hard Rock Café
4:20/5:00/5:40pm Youth Showcases Beale Street IBC Pass or $15 wristband
5:20/5:40/7:00pm 32nd IBC Semi-Finals IBC Pass or $15 Beale Street
The following events will begin when the semi-finals are concluded in the club somewhere between 10:00 and 11:00pm   IBC Pass or $15 wristband
Youth Jam B.B. Kings
11:30pm All-Star Jam with Jonn Richardson Tin Roof
When the scores have been tabulated Friday, the finalists will be announced at various Beale Street clubs.
 
Saturday, January 30
11:00am Doors Open for Finals Orpheum Theatre IBC Pass or $42.50 at door, if available
11:00am Silent Auction
12:00pm 32nd IBC Finals & Best Self-Produced CD Winner Announcement

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