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Santa Clarita Valley Blues Society
- Santa Clarita, CA
Join us for a really fun afternoon with 5 of Southern California's
best Blues Bands and help us pick the Winner to compete in the
upcoming 30th Annual "International Blues Challenge" in Memphis,
Tenn. on January 21 - 25, 2014. So far, we've have 3 Bands end up in
the IBC "Top 10". This year's competition will be held Saturday,
Oct. 5th from 1:30pm - 6:00pm at Sagebrush Cantina, 23527 Calabasas
Rd., Calabasas, CA , 91302.
Master of Ceremonies - "TJ Sullivan", our 2 time Solo Winner.
Opening set: - "Two Guys Named Mo", 2012 Duo Winner.
Competing Bands: "Mikey Mo Band", "BullFish", "Chris Banta Blues
Band", "Toni Dodd & Southbound Blues" - SCVBS 2003 and 2012 Band
Winner and "Fortune".
$12 - Advance Ticket on sale at: scvblues.ticketleap.com
$15 - Adults at Door
$12 - All Blues Society Members showing membership card
$8 - Kids 12 & Under
Free parking on street and adjacent parking centers and paid parking
behind Sagebrush. Come hungry, the food and drinks are delicious.
www.facebook.com/events/420458558065694 or visit
Illinois Central Blues Club -
The Illinois Central Blues Club presents "Blue Monday" every Monday
night for the last 25 years - BLUE MONDAY SHOWS - Held at the Alamo
115 N 5th St, Springfield, IL (217) 523-1455 every Monday 8:00pm $3
cover. September 23rd - Rich Fabec
Band, October 7th - Nigel Mack & The Blues Attack, October 14th -
Jason Elmore and HooDoo Witch, October 21st - R.J. Mischo, October
28th - The Blues Deacons. More info available at
Piedmont Blues Preservation
Society - Greensboro, NC
The Piedmont Blues Preservation Society announces it's Blues
Challenge Competitions for Band and Solo/Duo performers. The events
will occur September 29, 2013 for Solo/Duo Acts and on October 6,
2013 for the Band Competition. Both events will be held at the
historic Flatiron bar in downtown Greensboro. The top three
finalists in each competition win cash prizes and the top winner in
each competition advances to the International Blues Challenge in
Memphis, TN, January 21 - 25, 2014.
Information and entry forms can be found at:
DC Blues Society - Washington,
Cheer for your favorite band at the D.C. Blues Society's Battle of
the Bands. This annual event takes place on Saturday, October 12, 7
PM – Midnight at American Legion Post No. 268, 11225 Fern Street,
Wheaton, MD 20902. The winner will represent the DC Blues Society at
the International Blues Challenge (IBC), January 21- 25, 2014 in
Memphis, TN and at various local events. Purchase Advance Tickets &
Save! DCBS Members: $10 advance/$12 door / Non-Members: $13
Save the Date! Saturday, November 2, 2013, 6:00 - 11:30 PM, it’s the
6th Annual College Park Blues Festival at Ritchie Coliseum, across
from University of Maryland, Route 1, College Park, MD 20740.
Support this fundraiser and help send the DCBS Battle of the Bands
winner to the IBC. More info at
www.dcblues.org or call 301-322-480
Society - Rockford, IL
Crossroads Blues Society just successfully finished up their 4th
Annual Byron Crossroads Blues Festival and now it's time for Blues
in the Schools and other events!
Gerry Hundt and Ronnie Shellist will visit two Rockford area schools
and then perform at the Just Goods Listening Room in Rockford on
Wednesday September 25th at 7 PM. Then on October 2nd, Bryan Lee and
the Blues Power Band wil be in two schools in Byron, IL and then
will perform at 7 PM at Carlyle Brewing Company in Rockford. On
October 28th they have Hawkeye Herman visiting two Rockford area
schools and then he will also be at the Just Goods Listening Room at
7 PM on that date.
Bobby Messano returns to Rockford on Wednesday, September 11th at
Marys Place on Madison Street in Rockford. Cover charge is $7 and
the band starts at 7 PM. Bobby had a great set in Byron and his new
CD debuted at #21 on the Living Blues charts!
And then it's time for the post-festival volunteer recognition party
on Sunday, September 22nd. Weird. Eclectic. Blues. Rock. Country.
Cowboy. From down under to Byron just for you! Australia's #1 blues
and roots band and it's free for volunteers and only $5 for everyone
else. So come on back to Byron on Sunday, September 22nd at 3 PM at
the American Legion on Union St. for this great show and a thank you
to our volunteers. 50-50 raffle, door prizes, and more! The Packers
are on at noon and all should be done except the crying by then and
the Bears won't make anyone suffer until 7:30 PM so there is lot of
time for great music and fun!
Lastly, Crossroads is hosting their own blues challenge on Sunday,
October 13th at the Adriatic Live Music Bar on 323 W Jefferson St in
Rockford. Time is TBD as the number of bands is still not certain.
To find out about the event, go to
Blues Society of Central PA –
The Blues Society of Central PA proudly presents a night of ”Women
of the Blues” on Saturday, October 26, 2013 at Champions Sports Bar
300 N. Second St, Highspire, PA. from 7 PM – midnight featuring The
Ann Kerstetter Band, Miss T & The Mosquitoes and our headliner act ,
The Deanna Bogart Band. Admission is $15.00 Watch for info at
The West Virginia Blues
Society - Charleston, W.V
The West Virginia Blues Society will hold its 7th Annual Blues
Competition on October 19, 2013 at Pullman Plaza Hotel, Grande
Ballroom, Huntington, WV. Bands, solo/duo and a youth division blues
acts will compete for cash prizes and WVBS sponsorship to the Blues
Foundation’s International Blues Challenge held in Memphis,
Tennessee January 2014.
The West Virginia Blues Society will have 18 competition slots
filled by regional blues acts from all over West Virginia, Ohio,
Pennsylvania, Virginia, Maryland and other states. If your band has
the Mojo this could be your ticket to Memphis for the Big Show.
The first-place winner of Blues Competition will receive $750
dollars in cash and WVBS sponsorship to the International Blues
Challenge in Memphis in January 2014. The second place winner will
receive $250 in cash. The Youth act will receive $100.
Complete information, application & rules are available online at
Deadline for application submission is October 1, 2013. For more
information contact Competition Director, Jack Rice at 304-389-1438
Blues Society - Champaign, IL
Monday, September 23, PCBS presents Jiggy & the Source at Louie's
Dixie Kitchen & BBQ, 1104 N. Cunningham Drive, Urbana, IL. For more
Friends Of The
Blues - Watseka, IL
Now in their seventh season, The Friends of the Blues present 7 pm
early shows: Thur, Sept 19, Reverend Raven and Chain Smokin’ Altar Boys, Kankakee
Valley Boat Club
www.reverendraven.com, Thur, Oct 3, Too Slim and The
Taildraggers – “It’s Everybody’s Birthday Party” - Kankakee Valley
Boat Club www.tooslim.org,
Tues, Oct 22, Kilborn Alley Blues Band - - Bradley Bourbonnais
Sportsmen's Clu. b
Nov 7, Terry Quiett Band - Crazy Beaver Grub & Pub, 510 S. Oak St.,
Chebanse IL 60922
Tues, Dec 10, the return of the Ori Naftaly Band from Israel! -
Kankakee Valley Boat Club sponsored by Mr. Vacuum, Bradley IL