DURHAM — Because of concerns about the recent surge in Covid-19 cases, The Triangle Blues Society has decided to postpone its annual Triangle Blues Challenge until 2022.
The event was originally scheduled for Sept. 12 at The Blue Note Grill, 709 Washington St.
An accompanying event, The Fall Feast, which was to run concurrently with the blues challenge, also has been postponed until 2022. Organizers of The Fall Feast — which was to include music, barbecue, beer and other food — also cited Covid-19 concerns in their decision.
The Triangle Blues Society (TBS) is an all-volunteer non-profit organization that promotes and supports blues music. The society, an affiliate of The Blues Foundation, presents live blues in weekly and monthly (first Sunday) jams.
TBS holds a blues challenge every year to select a band and a solo/duo act to represent the organization at the annual International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tenn. Fundraisers by TBS during their “Road to Memphis” events help the musicians with their travel and lodging expenses.
In 2019, TBS solo act Jon Shain was awarded first place at the International Blues Challenge.