Our regional Blues challenge is Sunday, August 27, with the winners eligible to compete in the International Blues Challenge in Memphis. If you are interested in competing, please e-mail email@example.com to receive the rules. Please specify if you are interested in being in the band competition or solo/duo. We have received multiple e-mails just asking for the rules without specifying if they want band, solo/duo, or self-produced CD.
We are also having a Self-produced CD competition for the International Blues Challenge. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the rules if interested in placing a CD into the challenge. Please note that the CD must be self-produced between the dates of November 1, 2016 and August 13, 2017.
NCFBS requires the winners to compete in Memphis, thus the expectation is that if you compete and win, you will be able to do so in Memphis. NCFBS will only provide funding from the entry fees and door receipts, no other funding from NCFBS will be provided. Thus it is incumbent upon the winner that they are capable financially of attending the IBC in Memphis. Why do we have this requirement? Entries into the IBC in Memphis are becoming more limited due to the popularity of the event. The Blues Foundation (the sponsoring organization of the IBC) has indicated that if blues societies fail to send a representative, they are in danger of losing their opportunity to send entrants in future years. Thus if you win and do NOT attend, you endanger future entries for NCFBS.
Thanks! Deadline for registration is August 11.