OKC 2013

Saturday, November 2nd 
Oklahoma City Limits
4801 S Eastern, OKC

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) $1,000.00
5 Nights Hotel Stay* in Memphis January 21st-25th, 2014
& will Headline the OBS Stage at Norman Music Festival 7

1st Prize for Solo/Duo:
5 Nights Hotel* in Memphis January 21st -25th
Performance Spot on the OBS Stage, Norman Music Festival 7

Entry Fee: $100

The Oklahoma Blues Society is now accepting entries for the 2013 International Blues Challenge – Oklahoma City.

The battle of the bands contest will take place Saturday, Nov. 2, at Oklahoma City Limits, 4801 S Eastern. Winners of the Oklahoma City challenge will advance to the next round of the competition in Memphis, Tenn., Jan. 21 -25, 2014, where finalists compete for cash, prizes and industry recognition.

First place winners in the IBC-Oklahoma City competition receive a headlining spot on the Oklahoma Blues Society Stage at Norman Music Festival 7. As an added bonus, they also receive $1,000 plus a five- night hotel stay in Memphis for the international competition in January.

For the first time, 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 five-night hotel stay in Memphis during the IBC competition as well as a performance spot during Norman Music Festival 7.

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 Oct. 31, 2013.

Mail Entry Forms to:

Oklahoma Blues Society
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 will book the room after the competition has taken place.  Winning band will receive 2 double bed rooms only.  Solo/duo winner(s) will receive one double bed room only.  Hotel is non transferrable.

OBS In Pictures


Past Winners of the IBC include:

2012- The $5 Sugar
2011 - Garrett "Big G" Jacobson
2010 - Jeffrey James Trio
2009 - Benmore Blues Band
2008- Dan Danger Band