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38th Annual International Blues Challenge • Memphis, TN

January 24, 2023 - January 28, 2023

International Blues Challenge

The International Blues Challenge (IBC) represents the worldwide search for those Blues Bands and Solo/Duo Blues Acts ready to perform on the international stage, yet just needing that extra big break. The IBC is held annually in late January in Memphis, TN along historic Beale Street. There is also a Youth Showcase.

As an affiliate of The Blues Foundation, CRBN has the right to send a band, a solo/duo act and a youth act to represent our organization at the IBC. Each year we stage live regional preliminary IBC competitions to determine which acts will represent us at the Challenge in Memphis.

The IBC is judged by blues professionals from across the world who have years of experience in listening to, producing, and creating blues music. The Blues Foundation has established a set of criteria by which all competing musicians are evaluated throughout the five days of the IBC.

Learn More About The International Blues Challenge


January 24, 2023
January 28, 2023
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The Blues Foundation
Capital Region Blues Network


Beale Street, Memphis TN
Beale Street
Memphis, TN 38103 United States
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