An exciting lineup this year – should be very competitive and a lot of fun! Join us! It’s only $8!


Blues Prescription

Southern Junction Blues Band



Barry Brogan

Pete Garfinkel

Sweet William

The North Central Florida Blues Society is an affiliate of the Blues Foundation, which holds the International Blues Challenge every year in Memphis. As an affiliate, the North Central Florida Blues Society holds a regional competition, which 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 in the Beale Street Historic District.

We will hold our Blues Challenge on October 15 at the High Dive!

The NCFBS has been represented in Memphis since 2008. Four different NCFBS acts have advanced to the Semifinals, and 21 Blue made the Finals for Best Self-Produced CD in 2020. Which acts will be next? Who will take the prize and represent North Central Florida?

Support your favorite Blues artist or discover your new favorite!

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