DEADLINE TO ENTER NOW EXTENDED UNTIL October 16!!!
NOW ACCEPTING ENTRIES FOR THE INTERNATIONAL BLUES CHALLENGE
SUNDAY October 23rd
3705 W Memorial Road #604
(Start Time TBA)
This year we are only open to musicians participating in the BAND CATEGORY. Solo acts can enter and qualify for Memphis but will only eligible to receive prize money if they win in the band competition.
1st prize (Bands) $2,000.00
Opportunity to travel to Memphis, TN
Entry Fee: $100.00
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 2016 International Blues Challenge – Oklahoma City.
The battle of the bands contest will take place Sunday October 23rd 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 will receive $2,000 cash prize, awarded the night of the competition. We are seeking a Hotel Sponsor to cover room expenses.
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. Enter now by requesting an entry form firstname.lastname@example.org
Mail Entry Forms and Fee to:
Oklahoma Blues Society
7409 NE 95th St
Oklahoma City, OK 73151
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.
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.
OBS In Pictures
IBC OKC HOF
Past Winners of the IBC include:
2015 Christine Jude and the Gentleman Callers
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