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ATTENTION!  WE HAVE EXTENDED OUR BLUES CHALLENGE APPLICATION DEADLINE TO POST MARK BY 8/28/15!

The IBC/Cleveland Blues Society adheres to the following criteria for what constitutes as a youth act.  Youth – any act that all members are under the age of 21 at the time of the International Blues Challenge in Memphis.  PLEASE NOTE: Youth acts can be appointed by the board of an affiliate. A competition is not required. 

The Cleveland Blues Society requests that you do not apply for the Youth category if all members of your band cannot represent our Society and participate in the International Blues Chalenge YOUTH SHOWCASE in Memphis in January of 2016.  We suggest that both Youth and Parents visit the Blues Foundation website at www.blues.org and thoroughly read through the rules and requirements before applying. 

Whether or not The Cleveland Blues Society holds a Youth Competition may depend on the number of entries we receive for this category.

Youth Showcase

Youth Act – any act that all members are under the age of 21 at the time of the 32nd 2016 International Blues Challenge in Memphis (January 26th - 30th). PLEASE NOTE: Youth acts can be appointed by the board of an affiliate (The Cleveland Blues Society).  A competition is not required.

FOR MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE representation:  The Youth Showcase is a one day event held on Friday afternoon. Youth acts are NOT required to attend the four day event.

The Youth Showcase is not judged, however all competition rules, regulations and restrictions apply.  Plan your travel to Memphis carefully.