Monthly Board Meeting at Friends

We have a Board meeting scheduled for the fist Monday of each month. This month is 7:30 at Friends Bar and Grill 3705 West Memorial. All members are invited to attend. Send a message to OBS@okblues.org for more info. 

2nd Sunday Jam

 Every Second Sunday of the Month
Jam Master: Steve Coleman

Active Members Free ! All Musicians Welcome!

August Jam at our new location

Friends Bar

3705 West Memorial Rd

 

August 9th, 5pm 

 

IBC

NOW ACCEPTING ENTRIES FOR THE INTERNATIONAL BLUES CHALLENGE

IBC-OKC 2015

SUNDAY October 4th
Friends Bar
3705 W Memorial Road #604
(Start Time TBA)


This year we are only open to musicians participating in the BAND CATEGORY.  No Solo/Duo acts will be permitted this year.

1st prize (Bands) $1,200.00!
Opportunity to travel to Memphis, TN
Perform at Norman Music Festival 9
OBS Stage

Entry Fee: $50

ONLY 10 BANDS  WILL BE ACCEPTED THIS YEAR!  SUBMIT A $25 NON REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT!


MORE DETAILS BELOW:

The Oklahoma Blues Society is now accepting entries for the 2015 International Blues Challenge – Oklahoma City.

The battle of the bands contest will take place Sunday October 4th at Friends Bar, 3705 W Memorial Road, #604, OKC. Winners of the Oklahoma City challenge will advance to the next round of the competition in Memphis, Tenn 2016, where finalists compete for cash, prizes and industry recognition.

First place winners in the IBC-Oklahoma City competition will also perform on the Oklahoma Blues Society Stage at Norman Music Festival 9. As an added bonus, they also receive $1,200 cash prize, awarded the night of the competition.

During the competition, a panel of judges scores bands and solo/duo acts in six separate, weighted categories: blues content, vocal talent, instrumental talent, originality, stage presence and audience vote.

Musicians of any age, ability or blues style are invited to perform during the IBC-Oklahoma City contest.Download the entry form and check eligibility requirements at www.OKBlues.Org. Deadline extended with just a few spots available. Enter now.

Mail Entry Forms and Fee to:

Oklahoma Blues Society
IBC-OKC
4141 NW Expressway, ste 340
Oklahoma City, OK 73116

The IBC is an international search by the Blues Foundation and affiliated blues societies to find musicians ready to take their act to the national stage.

Musicians, booking agents, festival representatives and recording industry professionals are present during the IBC in Memphis, making the competition a great  networking opportunity for bands. For more information, visit www.OKBlues.org or www.Blues.org.

The Oklahoma Blues Society, a Blues Foundation affiliate, is a nonprofit working to preserve the rich history of the Blues by acknowledging the influence of Blues on all forms of modern music and supporting Blues music as an art form for future generations.

 

OBS In Pictures

IBC OKC HOF

Past Winners of the IBC include:

2014 Powerhouse Blues Project

2013 Sir James Walker

2012- The $5 Sugar

2011 - Garrett "Big G" Jacobson

2010 - Jeffrey James Trio

2009 - Benmore Blues Band

2008- Dan Danger Band