IBC 2018 Schedule: Thursday, January 18th

There's so much to do on day three of The International Blues Challenge (IBC), you can't get to it all - but you can try!

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Memphis, TN – Today is day three of The International Blues Challenge (IBC), and there’s a heaping helpin’ of activities to enjoy.

Several showcases begin at 11:30 am including The Great Canadian Polar Bear Blues Showcase, The Galaxie Agency Showcase, Women in Blues (WiB) Showcase, and at noon, the Blind Raccoon & Nola Blue Showcase kicks off.

At 1:00 pm there will be a presentation of The Official Documentary of the IBC – Shake ‘Em on Down: The Blues According to Fred McDowell. At 2:00 pm several classes and workshops kick off including Blues Networking – Speed Dating for Musicians and Industry, Musician Workshop – Managing your Social Media.

Other workshops include Master Class – Electric Guitar taught by Bob Margolin, Master Class – Harmonica taught by Bob Corritore, Master Class in Slide Guitar with Blues Tuning Workshop taught by Doug MacLeod and more.

Another exciting event that artists might want to attend is the Panel: Blues and Social Action, featuring Steven Van Zandt beginning at 2:45 pm.

Once again today there will be a Health Fair and Screenings event from noon through 2:30 pm.

The International Blues Challenge – Quarterfinals Round 2 begins at 5:00 pm.

Other highlights include these shows tonight: The HART and Soul – A Blues Showcase Benefiting the HART Fund, the International Jam, and the All-Star Jam. We strongly recommend fans try to catch a wee bit of all these shows if they can!

We want to hear from you! What are YOU doing today at IBC? Tell us in the comments section below!

For more info and a complete listing of today’s goings-on:

IBC Schedule

IBC Info

The Blues Foundation

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