2nd Sunday Jam Now @ VZD's

SECOND SUNDAY JAM!

Every Second Sunday of the Month 
at VZD's, 5-9
4200 N Western Ave, OKC, OK
Jam Master: Steve Coleman

Active Members Free ! All Musicians Welcome!

Oklahoma Blues Society Mission

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

IBC

NOW ACCEPTING ENTRIES FOR THE INTERNATIONAL BLUES CHALLENGE

IBC-OKC 2014

SUNDAY October 26th
Bricktown Music Hall
103 Flaming Lips Alley
Bricktown


For the first time, OBS is expanding the IBC to include the Solo/Duo Category!  That means that we will be selecting TWO WINNERS TO GO TO MEMPHIS!

1st prize (Bands) $1,200.00!
Opportunity to travel to Memphis, TN
Perform at Norman Music Festival 8
OBS Stage

1st Prize for Solo/Duo:
Opportunity to travel to Memphis, TN
Perform at Norman Music Festival 8
OBS Stage

Entry Fee: $50

ONLY 10 BANDS AND 6 SOLO/DUO ACTS 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 2014 International Blues Challenge – Oklahoma City.

The battle of the bands contest will take place Sunday October 26th at Bricktown Music Hall, 103 Flaming Lips Alley, OKC. Winners of the Oklahoma City challenge will advance to the next round of the competition in Memphis, Tenn 2015, 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 8. As an added bonus, they also receive $1,200 cash prize, awarded the night of the competition.

For the second year, the Oklahoma City challenge is opening up a separate category of competition designated for solo and duo acts. The winner of the solo/duo competition receives a chance in Memphis during the IBC competition as well as a performance spot during Norman Music Festival 8.

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. Entry forms are due by midnight September 26th, 2014.

Mail Entry Forms 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:

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