2018 TBS Blues Challenge Call for Entries – REMINDER!

Durham, NC – The Triangle Blues Society announces the 2018 TBS Blues Challenge call for entries. Deadline for applications is Sat., July 21, 2018.

The TBS Blues Challenge will take place on Sunday, August 5, 2018 -time to be announced – 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 blues competition in two categories – solo/duo and band. Winners earn the right to travel to Memphis, TN, to further compete in the 35th International Blues Challenge (IBC) held January 22-26, 2019. The IBC is sponsored by The Blues Foundation (BF) and consists of winners from affiliate societies worldwide.

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 July 24, 2018.

Qualifying bands will be notified via email provided on application and announced on the Triangle Blues Society website, www.triangleblues.com, on Sunday, July 28, 2018.

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.

Triangle Blues Society (TBS), is a 501(c3) all-volunteer non-profit organization that has been an affiliate of the Blues Foundation since 1996, working together to support, promote, and grow blues music in the greater Raleigh-Durham North Carolina area.

The Blue Note Grill
709 Washington Street
Durham, NC 27704

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