The International Blues Challenge will be held January 16-20, 2024
on Beale Street in Memphis, Tennessee!

The International Blues Challenge represents the worldwide search for blues bands and solo/duo blues performers ready for the international stage, yet just needing that extra big break.

The 2024 International Blues Challenge Results:

• Best Self-Produced CD-Tell the World, Sister Lucille, Blues Society of the Ozarks
• Lee Oskar Harmonica Award-John Paul of Drum & Dye
• Cigar Box Cigar Award-Bill Dye of Drum & Dye
• Solo Duo 2nd Place-Drum & Dye, Kansas City Blues Society
• Solo Duo 1st Place-Joe Waters, Columbus Blues Alliance
• Most Promising Guitar Player-Stephen Hull, Paramount Music Association
• Bands 3rd-Mandalyn & the Hunters,Blues Steel Blues Society
• Bands 2nd-The Stephen Hull Experience, Paramount Music Association
• Bands 1st Place-Piper & the Hard Times, Nashville Blues Society

Save the date for the 2025 IBC – Jan 7-11, 2025