Countdown to 2014
Calgary Bluesfest






Host Hotel
Ramada Hotel Downtown
708 - 8th Ave SW
*special festival rates
click here for info

The Blues Foundation






Southern Alberta's Road to Memphis Blues Challenge

CBMA proudly plays host to Southern Alberta's 'Road to Memphis Blues Challenge', with qualifying rounds in held Calgary.

The winning acts (Solo/Duo & Band) will go on to participate in the Blues Foundation's International Blues Challenge (IBC) in Memphis, Tennessee, January 20-24, 2015.

Get your tickets now and help send the winners to Memphis!

Quarter-Final

Sunday, Oct 26
noon to 6pm
The Blues Can (1429 - 9th Ave SE)
tix: $15 at the door

*** please note this is a fundraiser, children are charged full cover charge ***

PERFORMANCE ORDER

Smoking Aces Blues Band
Johnny Juke Band
Mike Clark Band with Amos Garrett
Brett Spaulding & the Psychic Spies
Vernon Wills Band

Semi-Final

Sunday, Nov. 2
noon to 6pm
The Blues Can (1429 - 9th Ave SE)
tix: $10/adv. HERE or $15/at the door

*** please note this is a fundraiser, children are charged full cover charge ***

PERFORMANCE ORDER SOLO/DUO

Bryan Strand
Peter Fischer
Darren Johnson
Steve Pineo & Paul Wells
Tim Williams
followed by

BAND SEMI-FINALISTS TBA OCT 26TH

FINALISTS ANNOUNCED NOV. 2ND

PROCEEDS GO TO SENDING MUSICIANS TO MEMPHIS FOR THE FINALS

Entrants will be evaluated using the same criteria and scoring system used in Memphis.

For more info click here



2014-15 Season Artist Submissions

Submissions for the 2014-15 season will be accepted from September 15 through December 15, 2014.

Please submit to:

Artist Submissions
c/o Calgary Blues Music Association
#188 A6433 Bowness Road NW
Calgary, AB T3B 0E6
Successful applications only will be contacted.