Festival showcases Blues artists from around the world

December 5, 2016 by  

The 32nd International Blues Challenge is taking place in Memphis next month over five days. It is presented by the Blues Foundation and several other organizations, such as Arts Memphis.

Individuals and bands from all over the world come to the city to compete for cash, prizes, and the recognition that comes with winning. Among those competing this year are Miss Whiskey from Australia, the Steve Pinco Band from Canada, and Trimmed and Burning from the United States. The competition will take place in various venues. There are set to be a number of showcases, including the Youth Showcase for performers under the age of 21, a Pacific-Northwest Showcase, and an International Showcase.

In addition, there will be several jams such as Tas Crus’s Generation Blues Foundation Jam and the 17th annual Blues Jam. There will also be roundtable discussions, a silent auction, a health fair with free screenings, and the Keeping the Blues Alive Awards.

No doubt this event will attract visitors from all over the world. It is likely that the Memphis venues will decorate with banners and posters to let the public know they are participating.

The International Blues Challenge will be held in various venues in Memphis from January 26 to 30. Tickets are available for purchase at Club 152. Call 901-527-2583 for more information.