Monday, September 18, 2017

Florida 2017 International Blues Challenge (IBC) Regional Competition News Update - First Coast Blues Society Competition Rescheduled

*Note* For definition and clarification, International Blues Challenge 2017 Regional Competitions are held in 2017 to determine who will compete in the 34rd International Blues Challenge (IBC 2018) that will be held Jan 16-20, 2018 in downtown Memphis, TN. 



Florida 2017 
International Blues Challenge (IBC) 
Regional Competition Schedule

Blues Alliance of the Treasure Coast
International Blues Challenge 2017 Regional Competition
Monday, September 25, 2017 ~ 5-10pm.
The Gin Mill: 4304 NE Ocean Blvd, Jensen Beach FL 34957
https://www.facebook.com/ginmilljensenbeach/
ENTRY FORM

Blues Society of Northwest Florida
International Blues Challenge 2017 Regional Competition
"Band Challenge"
Saturday, August 12, 2017
Seville Quarter, Downtown Pensacola
Band Winner - Bridget Kelly Band
Band 2nd Place - Cat Daddy Band
Band 3rd Place - Fingas Faya
Solo/Duo Winner - Spearman Brewers
Solo/Duo - 2nd Place - D&H Duo
Rob Romans
Forrest
T Bird & The Fat Cats
Dick Boyden
Max Mccann Band
Jj's Revival
Defrosters
Emerald Blues

First Coast Blues Society
International Blues Challenge 2017 Regional Competition
"2017 FCBS Regional Blues Challenge"
BAND CHALLENGE
POSTPONED DUE TO IRMA - NEW DATE TBA
1904 Music Hall: 19 N Ocean St, Jacksonville, Florida 32202
SOLO/DUO & YOUTH CHALLENGE
Sunday, Sept 24, 2017 ~ 1-5pm
Mudville Grille: 3105 Beach Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32225
Info & Registration: (954)817-4982

North Central Florida Blues Society (NCFBS)
International Blues Challenge 2017 Regional Competition
"NCFBS Regional Blues Challenge"
Sunday, August 27, 2017
Doors open at 1:30, music at 2pm. $5 admission.
Location: Dirty Bar: 2441 Northwest 43rd Street, Gainesville, FL 32606
(352)373-1141
SOLO/DUO
WINNER: Mr. Aullie
One Eyed Cat
Ed Coogan
Delta Dutchmen
Pete Garfinkel
BANDS
WINNER: The DevilJays
Blues Therapy Band
Jamie Howard Band
JuJu Junction
Petey & The Ravens

SELF-PRODUCED CD
WINNER: The Bridget Kelly Band

Orange Blossom Blues Society
International Blues Challenge 2017 Regional Competition
"2017 Central Florida Blues Challenge"
Not participating in 2017

South Florida Blues Society 
International Blues Challenge 2017 Regional Competition
"The South Florida Blues Challenge"
Sunday, August 20, 2017
Galuppi’s: 1103 North Federal Highway, Pompano Beach, FL 33062
BANDS:
Winner: Shaw Davis & The Black Ties
Band Runner-Up (2nd Place) & Fan Favorite Band: Joel Dasilva
Petey & The Ravens
Martin & The Dead Guys
Funky Blues Band
Dark Horse Flyer
SOLO/DUOS:
Winner & Fan Favorite Solo/Duo: Ericson Holt  (Solo)
Hat & Matching Suitcase (Duo)
Blind Dog Smith (Duo)
Little Eddie  (Solo)

Southwest Florida Blues Society (SWFBS)
International Blues Challenge 2017 Regional Competition
Sunday, August 27, 2017 ~ Doors noon, Competition 1pm
GA $10/ Member $5
Rhythm House Dinner Club
16440 S Tamiami Trail #11, Fort Myers, FL. 33908
YOUTH:
WINNER: Trey Wanvig - Solo
Johnny Jensen - Solo
SOLO/DUOS:
WINNER: Little Eddie - Solo (Also People's Choice)
Champ - Solo
CC and Matt - Duo
BANDS:
WINNER: The Funky Blues Band
Larry Mac and The Heart Attacks
Marty Stokes Band

Suncoast Blues Society
International Blues Challenge 2017 Regional Competition
Sunday, July 30, 2017
Doors 11:30am. Music 12:30pm.
$5 cover which goes towards the winners' trips to Memphis.
Ace's Lounge
4343 Palma Sola Blvd, Bradenton, FL 34210
BANDS:
Winner: David Julia Band
Bridget Kelly Band
Charlie Morris Band
Victoria Ginty & Ladyhawke
Memphis Rub Band
SOLO/DUO:
Winner: George Worthmore
Tub Thumpers
Champ
Royce Reed

Volusia County Blues Society
International Blues Challenge 2017 Regional Competition
"Boogie to Memphis"
Saturday, July 22, 2017
Bank & Blues: 701 Main St, Daytona Beach, FL 32118
Winner: The Souliz Band

To submit updated or additional information to update this blog please email Charlie@JazzBluesFlorida.com.

Information on the 2016 Regional competitions in Florida and the resulting 2017 IBC can be seen in the blog entry at: http://jazz-bluesflorida.blogspot.com/2016/04/floridas-2016-international-blues.html

Information on the 2015 Regional competitions in Florida and the resulting 2016 IBC can be seen in the blog entry at: http://jazz-bluesflorida.blogspot.com/2015/05/2015-international-blues-challenge.html

More information on the IBC can be found on the Blues Foundation's website at: http://blues.org/international-blues-challenge

2 comments :

  1. Hi, are the individual regional events for acts that live in that region only?

    Jazzy Blue

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  2. Totally depends on the rules of the society hosting the event. There is no over-all rule or standard governing this.

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