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August 21, 2013Immediate Release

 Cleveland Blues Society

International Blues Competition Memphis Challenge

            The Cleveland Blues Society is proud to announce the 6th Annual International Blues Competition – Memphis Challenge, October 12, 2014 at the Bohemian National Hall, located at
4939 Broadway Ave., Cleveland, Ohio 44127.  The Cleveland Blues Society, an affiliate of the International Blues Foundation, is encouraging all local blues artists and bands to apply for this year’s Memphis Challenge.  Categories for this year’s competition include:  Solo/Duo, Band, Best Self-Produced CD and Youth Showcase. 



The winners of these categories will represent the Cleveland Blues Society at the 2014 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee during the week of January 20th through January 24th, 2014.  The 2014 International Blues Challenge will be the 31st year, of Blues musicians from around the world competing for cash, prizes, and industry recognition, and represents an international search by The Blues Foundation and its Affiliated Organizations, for the Blues Band and Solo/Duo Blues Act ready to take their act to the international stage.

 The International Blues Competition - Memphis Challenge is a key way for the Cleveland Blues Society to execute their mission to increase awareness of blues music along with providing an opportunity to for local musicians and Greater Cleveland area band to showcase their talent and perform as part of the world's largest gathering of Blues acts.

For Information contact Rosalie Daley or Teri Pealer, Co-Chairs of The IBC Memphis Challenge Committee email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). 

To download an application packet;  For further details on the competition in Memphis, see The International Blues Foundation website @

Mission Statement:  The Cleveland Blues Society is a 501c3 non-profit organization whose mission is to promote awareness and appreciation for the blues.  Through our alliance, we endeavor to provide more opportunities for fans to see quality local and national blues artists.  Additionally, we will provide educational workshops and preserve the history of the blues in our schools and throughout the greater Cleveland area.  

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