2023 MEMPHIS BOUND BLUES CHALLENGE
August 15, 2023.
At this time the Memphis Bound Blues Challenge is on-hold. We will be looking at the feasibility of running the program in the spring of 2024. We plan to update this notice to advise those who are interested at that time.
Thank-you so much for your interest.
The Board of Directors
EDMONTON BLUES SOCIETY
January 26, 2023.
The Memphis Bound Blues Challenge is scheduled to run this year from April 17th to April 30th, 2023. This annual event is put on by the Edmonton Blues Society and held in Edmonton, AB. Event locations TBA. Bands, singles and Duo, and Self-recorded CD application packages are available starting on March 15th. We apologize or the delay. Apply here to get yours: firstname.lastname@example.org
As in past years, EBS will provide financial support for the winning band and the winning solo or duo act to travel to Memphis to compete in the International Blues Challenge in Jan. 2024. Fundraising or other financial means is also required by the winning acts.
All acts must be able to qualify. Once all the apps are received, we’ll begin the selection process. Over a two-week period starting April 17th, we’ll host the trials for the 2023 MBBC applicants and the winning self-produced CD will be sent to IBC.
The qualified bands and solo/duo acts who apply to MBBC will perform on public stages at various spots around the city. At the end our panel of judges will select one band and one solo/duo act to represent EBS at the 2024 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN., Jan. 2024. For more details, click on the International Blues Challenge website here: https://blues.org/international
November 1, 2022.
The Board of Directors of the Edmonton Blues Society has elected to change the date and time of year for the Memphis Bound Blues Challenge. In order to compete with most other Blues Societies in Canada and the USA, we are moving the EBS Memphis Bound Blues Challenge from the fall to the late Spring. As of today, November 1, 2022, the trials and finals will be held April 17-29, 2023. These dates are tentative subject to the number of bands participating”. The winning band category, single/duo category, and the "Best Self-Produced CD" category, and our EBS Board and volunteers will have more time & opportunity to prepare for a great MBBC next year. The winning acts will have enjoy additional practice time to hone their skills, gain more stage experience, and will also have more fundraising opportunities to cover the costs for their trip to the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN. Good Luck everyone!
If you have questions or if you need more information, please feel free to contact us at email@example.com.
Thanks for supporting the Blues in Edmonton!
MEMPHIS BOUND BLUES CHALLENGE 2021
ONCE AGAIN, DUE TO THE CURRENT COVID 19 RESTRICTIONS AND UNCERTAINTY REGARDING GATHERINGS AND TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS, WE WERE UNABLE TO HOST THE 2021 EDMONTON BLUES SOCIETY MEMPHIS BOUND BLUES CHALLENGE. WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEPT 2022 WHEN WILL ATTEMPT TO HOST THIS GREAT EVENT AGAIN. HOPEFULLY BY THEN COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS WILL BE MANAGEABLE.
IN THE MEAN TIME, TAKE CARE OF YOURSELVES EVERYONE. AND STAY SAFE. THANKS FOR SUPPORTING THE BLUES!
YOUR FRIENDS AT EDMONTON BLUES SOCIETY
ANNOUNCEMENT: 2020 MEMPHIS BOUND BLUES CHALLENGE
DUE TO THE CURRENT COVID 19 RESTRICTIONS AND UNCERTAINTY REGARDING GATHERINGS AND TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS, THE 2020 EDMONTON BLUES SOCIETY MEMPHIS BOUND BLUES CHALLENGE DID NOT TAKE PLACE. WE LOOK FORWARD TO HOSTING THIS EVENT IN 2021 AS WELL AS OTHER MUSIC EVENTS WHEN COVID 19 RESTRICTIONS ARE LIFTED AND IT IS SAFE TO DO SO.
IN THE MEAN TIME, TAKE CARE OF YOURSELVES AND STAY SAFE. THANKS FOR SUPPORTING THE BLUES!
YOUR FRIENDS AT EDMONTON BLUES SOCIETY
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS of the
2019 MEMPHIS BOUND BLUES CHALLENGE!
We are happy to announce that Graham Guest is the winner of the "SOLO/DUO" category. The Lynne Chwyl Band is the winner of the "BAND" category. Both acts will represent Northern Alberta in their categories at the International Blues Challenge (IBC) in Memphis, TN in January 2020. Lookout Memphis, prepare to be wowed!
Thank you to everyone who competed in the 2019 Memphis Bound Blues Challenge. It's nice to know that Edmonton has so much talent! We look forward to seeing you again in 2021!
OUR 2018 WINNERS OF THE EBS MEMPHIS BOUND BLUES CHALLENGE