Monday, September 30, 2019

UPDATED - Florida 2019 International Blues Challenge (IBC) Regional Competition Info - Orange Blossom & Treasure Coast Completed & 1st Coast Change


Florida Regional Competitions 

*Note* For definition and clarification, International Blues Challenge 2018 Regional Competitions are held in 2019 to determine who will compete in the 36th International Blues Challenge (IBC 2020) that will be held Jan. 28 – Feb. 1, 2020 in downtown Memphis, TN. 

Florida 2019 
International Blues Challenge (IBC) 
Regional Competition Schedule
& Results

Blues Society of Northwest Florida
International Blues Challenge 2019 Regional Competition
Saturday, August 10, 2019 ~ 1:10:30pm
Seville Quarter, Pensacola
Joe E. Fingas
Blues Mama Blues Band
Swamp Mix
Cat Daddy Blues Duo
Blues N Trouble
Jamell Richardson
Adam Holt
Rocky Denney Band
Lucky Strike
Ed Adams
Pam Taylor & The Flying V’s
Dave Meadows
Max McCann Band
SOLO/DUO WINNER:
1st - Joe E. Fingas
2nd - Adam Holt
BAND WINNER: 
1st - Jamell Richardson
2nd - Pam Taylor & the Flying V's
3rd - Max McCann Band

Daytona Beach Blues Society
International Blues Challenge 2019 Regional Competition
"Boogie to Memphis"
No Info

First Coast Blues Society
International Blues Challenge 2019 Regional Competition
"2019 FCBS Regional Blues Challenge"
Date: Sunday, Sept 15, 2019 ~ Noon-6pm
Location: Whiskey Jax - Baymeadows (Jacksonville)
12:00pm - First Coast Blues Society intro
12:30pm - Under the Bus Blues Band (band)
  1:00pm - The Deadly Nightshades (band)
  1:30pm - Duffy Bishop Band (band)
  2:00pm - Kyle Yardley Blues Band (band)
  2:30pm - Serious Business (band)
  3:00pm - Rachel Hillman (band)
  3:30pm - Special Formula Band (band)
  4:00pm - Dalton Ammerman (youth)
  4:30pm - Valor (youth)
  5:00pm - Randy Bluesdog Cash (solo)
  5:30pm - Ivan Pulley (solo)
  6:00pm - Alex Richman (solo)
SOLO/DUO WINNER: Ivan Pulley (solo) 
"MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT on our 2019 FCBS Regional Blues Challenge artists going to the 2020 International Blues Challenge! Alex Richman has relinquished her spot as our solo artist representative so she can go with our band representative, which she is also a member, The Duffy Bishop Band. As per the rules set forth by The Blues Foundation the open spot was offered to the 1st Runner Up in our VERY close 3 artist challenge. We are VERY pleased to announce that Ivan Pulley has accepted that now open (Solo/Duo) artist slot to go to Memphis TN this January with the rest of the First Coast Blues Society artists Dalton Ammerman (Youth Showcase), & Duffy Bishop Band!"
BAND WINNER: Duffy Bishop Band

North Central Florida Blues Society
 (NCFBS)
International Blues Challenge 2019 Regional Competition
"NCFBS Regional Blues Challenge"
Date: Sunday, August 25, 2019
Location: High Dive: 210 SW 2nd Avenue, Gainesville FL 32601 MAP
Acts in random order:
Rick Guerry
Gary Stone
Brett Wellman & Stone Cold Blues
Baer and the Lady
Ed Coogan
One Eyed Cat Bands
Clay County Boys
G.Fitz.Perry & the Bare Knuckle Brawlers
Shovelhead Blues Band
441
DevilJays
FACEBOOK EVENT
SOLO/DUO WINNER: Brett Wellman & Stone Cold Blues
BAND WINNER: 441 South
SELF-PRODUCED CD WINNER: 21 Blue featuring Longineu Parsons and Ted Shumate - Live from Heartwood

Orange Blossom Blues Society
International Blues Challenge 2019 Regional Competition
"2019 Central Florida Blues Challenge"
"Central Florida Blues Challenge - CFBC"
Date: Sunday, September 29, 2018
Location: The Alley, Sanford
See WEBSITE for more info.
SCHEDULE:
2:00-2:05 Intro
2:05-2:25 TJ Webber (solo)
2:35-2:55 Mark Henderson (solo)
3:10-3:30 Shreddie King
3:45-4:05 Terraplane Eight
4:20-4:40 Blacktop Blues
4:55-5:15 Petey & The Ravens
5:30-5:50 Dovydas
6:05-6:25 Joe "Survival" Caruso
6:40-7:00 Sole Travelers
SOLO/DUO WINNERMark Henderson (solo)
BAND WINNERDovydas

South Florida Blues Society 
International Blues Challenge 2019 Regional Competition
"The Road To Memphis"
Date: Sunday, September 15, 2019 ~ 4-9pm
Guluppi's, Pompano Beach
SOLO/DUO WINNER: Heidi Rosenbaum & Robert Ross
BAND WINNERBluestone (Jeffrey James Harris, Dave Scott, Charles Gasper & Randy Ridenour)

Southwest Florida Blues Society (SWFBS)
International Blues Challenge 2019 Regional Competition
Date: Sunday, August 25, 2019
Acts in random order:
The Blue Gators
Champ
Karen Cohen “The Acoustic Queen”
Johnny Jensen
Champ Jaxon
Mary Washington Brooks Band
The Pitbull of Blues Band
Mike Imbasciani & His BluezRockerz
The Southern Sophisticats
WINNER Youth Showcase Solo: Johnny Jensen
SOLO/DUO WINNERChamp
BAND WINNERThe Pitbull of Blues Band

Suncoast Blues Society
International Blues Challenge 2019 Regional Competition
"Suncoast Blues Challenge"
Date: Sunday, July 14, 2019
BAND WINNERSomeday Honey

Treasure Coast Blues Society
(Previously know as the Blues Alliance of the Treasure Coast)
International Blues Challenge 2019 Regional Competition
Date: Saturday, September 28, 2019 ~ 4-8pm
Double Roads Tavern, Jupiter FL
BAND WINNERDenny Artache Band
SOLO/DUO WINNER: Front Porch Blues


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

Information on the 2018 Regional competitions in Florida and the resulting 2019 IBC can be seen in the blog entry at: https://jazz-bluesflorida.blogspot.com/2018/06/2018-international-blues-challenge-ibc.html

Information on the 2017 Regional competitions in Florida and the resulting 2018 IBC can be seen in the blog entry at: http://jazz-bluesflorida.blogspot.com/2017/02/florida-2017-international-blues.html

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

Here is an excellent 'intro' video from the 2015 IBCs: https://youtu.be/ulWJDKpA_j0

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



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