Saturday, September 10, 2011

Tampa Florida's local International Blues Challenge competition announced

The 2011 Suncoast Blues Challenge will take place October 2 at Skipper's Smokehouse with the winners going to the International Blues Challenge in Memphis! To enter at least one member of the act must be an SBS member. The first eight acts (band or solo/duo) to register by mail with payment of $25 entry fee will be accepted. Entry fees will go toward winners' awards. Postmark date will determine entries accepted. To enter mail band information and contact info along with entry fee to Suncoast Blues Society at PO Box 4232, Tampa, FL. 33677. Entry fees will be returned to any bands or artists not accepted. Call Tom at 352.209.1381 with any questions.

We will have a panel of four well-qualified and impartial judges this year who will be rating each act according to the IBC scoring criteria. The highest scoring act in each category, band and solo/duo, will represent SBS at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis in February. In addition the overall winner will open for the SBS Holiday Party on Dec. 3 and perform at the Clearwater Sea-Blues Fest February 18-19.

The competition will begin at 3 PM on Sunday, October 2 at Skipper's (910 Skipper Rd, Tampa). Cover charge is $5 and all funds will go toward the travel expenses of the winning acts. Come join us for a fantastic day of Blues and cheer on your favorite artists!

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