Current Registrants are:

Solo/Duo: Baer and the Lady, One Eyed Cat, Brett Wellman & Stone Cold Blues

Band: Shovelhead Blues Band

Self-produced CD: Sweet William, 21 Blue Featuring Longinue Parsons & Ted Schumate

That’s only one band, so if you are considering participating, reach out to for rules and questions.┬áRegistration deadline is coming up soon: August 9!


The North Central Florida Blues Society Regional Blues Challenge will be held August 25 at the High Dive (210 SW 2nd Ave, Gainesville).

This competition allows for a winning band, solo/duo, and self-produced CD to compete as a representative of the North Central Florida region in the IBC in Downtown Memphis, Tennessee!

The NCFBS has been represented in Memphis since 2008. Four different NCFBS acts have advanced to the Semifinals!

Which acts will be next? Who will take the prize and represent North Central Florida?

Registration deadline is August 9 – email for rules and questions.

$5 admission – all door proceeds to to the winning band and solo/duo winners!