The Washington Blues Society’s local competitions for next year’s International Blues Challenge in Memphis have been set. Local competitions will be held in Kennewick, Spokane, Snohomish, Vancouver, and Anacortes Washington for the 2013 International Blues Challenge. It’s time for bands and solo/duo acts to make plans to compete.
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The Washington Blues Society (WBS) is working with the Walla Walla Blues Society and the Inland Empire Blues Society to hold semi-finals across the state to make it easier for blues acts to participate. They will hold semi-final competitions on May 11th in Kennewick, May 27th in Spokane, June 10th in Snohomish, June 17th in Vancouver, and June 24th in Anacortes. The finalists will compete on Sunday, August 19th at the Taste Of Music Festival in historic downtown Snohomish.
The entry form can be downloaded by CLICKING HERE.
Judges will evaluate each act using the Blues Foundation score sheet. Acts may not be affiliated the WBS Board upon application. IBC rules also prohibit any act from competing three consecutive years at the IBC. All of the competition rules can be found HERE.
HERE, and include the non-refundable entry fee, which pays for the backline and a PA system. Each winner will be required to perform at a minimum of two fundraisers in 2012 and one fundraiser in 2013 at no charge. Proceeds from these events and fees, will be deposited into a WBS fund to help defray expenses to get each winning act to and from Memphis, but we cannot guarantee an “all expense-paid” trip. Band entry fee is $30; solo duo entry fee is $15. Applications and entry fees must be received no later than Monday, April 30, 2012.
Make your plans to enter now!