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The Blues Foundation

Road to Memphis Blues Challenge Schedule

Calgary Blues Music Association (CBMA) will be hosting its local Road to Memphis Blues Challenge to select Southern Alberta's best blues acts to represent us in Memphis, Tennessee at the 32nd annual International Blues Challenge (IBC), January 26-30, 2016.

November 1 - Semi-Finals

12:15-12:30 Emcee explains voting procedures, announces participating acts

12:30-12:55 Lou Rye
1:10-1:35 Howard "Schmenge" Chapman
1:50-2:15 Deb Power
2:45-3:10 Black Cherry Perry
3:25-3:50 The Silvertone Devils
4:05 - 4:30 Steve Pineo Band

4:45 Emcee announces 1 Solo and 1 Band going forward to the International Blues Challenge Finals in Memphis, Tennessee, in January 2016.


Tickets are $15 at the door


Entrants will be evaluated by guest judges using the same criteria and scoring system used in Memphis. Each band will have 25 minutes to perform in the First Qualifying Round. Points given are based on Blues Content, Vocals, Talent, Originality and Stage Presence. Scoring details can be viewed on Blues Foundation website.

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