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It’s IBC Time, Blues Fans – HOTELS AND PASSES HERE!!!

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2017 International Blues Challenge will be January 31-February 4, 2017. The International Showcase will open the event on January 31 with competition rounds February 1-4 in venues located on historic Beale Street in Memphis, Tennessee. Tickets sales for the 33rd International Blues Challenge are officially open!
The basic pass grants general admission to:

Tuesday Night International Showcases
Wednesday – Friday Beale Street Competition Venues
Youth Showcases – Friday on Beale Street
All daytime seminars and

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The 2017 Blues Music Awards Submission Process is now open

Music released between November 1, 2015 and October 31, 2016 is eligible for consideration for a 2017 Blues Music Award. There are three options for your CD to be included in the BMA submission process:
1.  As soon as your music is released, send at least one copy of your CD to The Blues Foundation, 421 South Main, Memphis, TN 38103-4464. The earlier you do this the better. It informs The Blues Foundation staff that your CD

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Congratulations to our 2016 Blues Music Awards Winners!

1. Acoustic Album: The Acoustic Blues & Roots of Duke Robillard – Duke Robillard
2. Acoustic Artist: Doug MacLeod
3. Album: Born to Play Guitar – Buddy Guy
4. B.B. King Entertainer: Victor Wainwright
5. Band: Victor Wainwright & the Wild Roots
6. Best New Artist Album: The Mississippi Blues Child – Mr. Sipp
7. Contemporary Blues Album: Born to Play Guitar – Buddy Guy
8. Contemporary Blues Female Artist: Shemekia Copeland
9. Contemporary Blues Male Artist: Joe Louis Walker
10. Historical: Soul

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