Countdown to 2014
Calgary Bluesfest

Host Hotel
Ramada Hotel Downtown
708 - 8th Ave SW
*special festival rate
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Southern Alberta's Road to Memphis Blues Challenge

Announcing the participants for the 2014 Road to Memphis Blues Challenge!

Calgary Blues Music Association plays host to the 2014 Southern Alberta Road to Memphis Blues Challenge.


Sunday, Oct 26
noon to 4pm
The Blues Can (1429 - 9th Ave SE)
tix: $10/adv. HERE or $15/at the door


Sunday, Nov. 2
noon to 4pm
The Blues Can (1429 - 9th Ave SE)
tix: $10/adv. HERE or $15/at the door

Participants The following artists have entered their submsissions for an opportunity to compete in Memphis, Tennesee, for the 31st annual Memphis Blues Challenge in January, 2015.

These acts will compete locally in quarter-finals and semi-finals, with one act in the Solo/Duo category and one act in the Band category being selected through an elimination process to go on to compete in Memphis.

Solo/Duo Category

Peter Fisher
Bryan Strand
Tim Williams
Darren Johnson
Steve Pineo

Band Category /

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

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.