2017 TBS Blues Challenge Call for Entries

Durham, NC –  The Triangle Blues Society announces the 2017 TBS Blues Challenge call for entries. Deadline for applications is September 1, 2017. The Blues Challenge takes place Saturday, September 16, 2017, 2pm at the Blue Note Grill in Durham, NC. Tickets are $10 for non-TBS members, $8 for TBS members, and are available at the door.

The TBS Blues Challenge is a local competition in two categories – solo/duo and band.  Winners earn the right to travel to Memphis, TN to further compete in the 33rd International Blues Challenge (IBC), which is sponsored by The Blues Foundation (BF), consisting of winners from affiliate societies all over the world.

More than half (at least 51%) of any performing group must be legal residents of North Carolina and members of the Triangle Blues Society as of September 1, 2017.

Qualifying bands will be notified via email provided on application and announced at the TBS First Sunday Blues Jam, September 3, 2017 at the Blue Note Grill.

For details, open and download the application form here:


TBS sponsors the annual Blues Challenge and works with winners throughout the process to raise the money to support their travel to the IBC.

The Blue Note Grill
709 Washington Street
Durham, NC 27704

Deborah Pardee Miller, President, Triangle Blues Society, dpmiller@bellsouth.net, 919-219-6877
Bill Whittington, Blue Note Grill, Bill@TheBlueNoteGrill.com , 919-219-6877