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Wyoming musicians invited to enter International Blues Challenge


From the April newsletter of the Wyoming Blues & Jazz Society:


Open to Any Blues Solo, Duo or Band

And also the non-competitive Youth Showcase

When: July 14, 2013

Where: Parkway Plaza Ballrooms

Entry Fee: $50, due by June 15, 2013

Winners can compete in the INTERNATIONAL BLUES CHALLENGE IN MEMPHIS, TN, Jan 21 -25 2014


The Wyoming Blues & Jazz Society is searching for the best Blues musicians in Wyoming to represent us at the International Blues Challenge in 2014.

The 2014 International Blues Challenge, held in January in Memphis TN, will be the 30thyear that Blues musicians from around the world compete for cash, prizes, and industry recognition. It is also the world’s largest gathering of recognized Blues acts from around the world.

As a member of the Blues Foundation, The Wyoming Blues & Jazz Society provides Wyoming blues musicians the only opportunity to visit Memphis and perform on a world stage.

This will be the third time we have held such a competition, and it will be in the Parkway Hotel Ballrooms in Casper on Sunday July 14.

The Wyoming competition follows the IBC format and scoring system. Full details on that can be found on www.blues.org. Click on the IBC Logo. It is strongly advised for anyone considering entering to research the International Blues Challenge thoroughly! Competing is a once in a lifetime opportunity and can change the course of your career. Any band is invited to compete providing the leader is a Wyoming resident, but all members of a solo or duo act must be Wyoming residents. Any entry must also be fully committed to attending the International Blues Challenge.

The WBJS will assist in fundraising and promotion, but is not responsible for bearing the cost of the trip to Memphis. See the website www.wyobluesandjazz.org for all the info and the entry form.

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