Thursday, August 22, 2019

North Central Florida Blues Society Regional IBC Competition Set for August 25, 2019

*Results - Posted 8/26/19:
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.


The Road to Memphis...
...Begins in G'ville
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.

The NCFBS has been represented in Memphis since 2008. Four
different NCFBS acts have advanced to the Semifinals. Which
acts will be next? Who will take the prize and represent North
Central Florida?

Registration deadline was August 9, 2019. E-mail for rules and questions.


Rick Guerry
Gary Stone
Brett Wellman & Stone Cold Blues
Baer and the Lady
Ed Coogan
One Eyed Cat 

Clay County Boys
G.Fitz.Perry & the Bare Knuckle Brawlers
Shovelhead Blues Band
441 South

Sunday, August 25, 2019 ~ 2pm, $5
North Central Florida Blues Society 
Blues Challenge
210 SW 2nd Avenue
Gainesville FL 32601 (352)872-5949

• 18 or over, unless accompanied by parent/guardian.
• NO SMOKING inside the venue.
• Smoking allowed outside in the Beer Garden!
• $3 under 21 fee charged at the door


Sunday, September 15, 2019
Bridget's Birthday
Bluesapalooza w/
~ Tennessee Redemption
(Jeff Jensen & Brandon Santini's new touring band!)
~ Damon Fowler
~ The Shakedown
featuring Michelle Banfield
~ Hosted by the Bridget Kelly Band

October 18-20: 
Camping w/ the Blues

is a non-profit organization dedicated 
to the preservation, cultivation, nurturing
and promotion of Blues Music. The 
Society also hosts monthly electric 
and acoustic jams. See WEBSITE for 
more information. 

This program/event is funded in part by a
Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department.

The HIGH DIVE is the epicenter of live music and events in downtown 
Gainesville, FL. Located in the former home of Common Grounds and 
Covered Dish!  They share the building with Five Star Pizza , next to the 
southwest parking garage and across from Jones B-Side. It has the 
biggest dedicated parking lot of any venue downtown, and parking is 
always FREE (first come, first serve). HIGH DIVE is a live music and 
event venue unlike any other in Gainesville, providing a professional 
concert experience in a gritty rock n roll environment . This is the kind 
of space artists and music fans might typically expect only in a bigger 
city.  High Dive has the largest and highest quality sound system of any 
venue in Gainesville and a recently updated lighting and video system.

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