The worldwide search for blues talent ready for the international stage is coming to Memphis in just a few short months!
The 2022 International Blues Challenge is now LIVE! Below you'll find information to purchase IBC passes and merchandise, reserve discounted hotel rooms, and learn about IBC Event Program advertising opportunities.

Stay tuned for continued email communications as we announce the IBC event week schedule that will include special panels, musician workshops, and more.
Make the most of your experience at the International Blues Challenge by purchasing an IBC Pass! The pass grants you access to:
• Tuesday Night International Showcases
• Wednesday - Friday Beale Street Competition Venues
• Youth Showcases held Friday on Beale Street
• All seminars & workshops throughout IBC week
• IBC Orpheum Finals on Saturday, January 22, 2022

IBC Pass - Week-long event access, including general admission to Finals - $100
Keeping the Blues Alive Awards - Brunch & Ceremony (Friday, January 21) - $60
Orpheum Theatre Finals
 - Premium Seating Upgrade (Saturday, January 22) - $26

(Single-day wristbands will be available at participating Beale Street venues.)
Click to Purchase IBC & KBA Passes & Finals Upgrades
The DoubleTree by Hilton is the host hotel for the 37th Annual International Blues Challenge. The Blues Foundation has reserved blocks of rooms at special discounted rates for guests of the 2022 IBC. Click on the link below for a full list of partner hotels, room rates, and information to help you book your rooms.

Please take note that each hotel has its own COVID-19 policies in place that can be reviewed on the individual hotel pages. 
Click for 2022 IBC Lodging
The Official IBC 2022 merchandise is available for pre-order!

IBC apparel featuring the 2022 theme "Back on Beale" comes in a black unisex t-shirt and a ladies v-neck. The ladies v-neck will be a pre-order only and not available during IBC week. The IBC 2022 theme is also featured on a pinback button and sticker.

Click for 2022 IBC Merch
We invite you to advertise in the IBC commemorative event program. This is a great advertising opportunity for anyone looking to reach the top performers, industry representatives, and blues fans from around the globe.

To reserve your 2022 IBC Program ad space, please contact:
Addison Hare - (ad artwork)
Elizabeth Montgomery Brown - (ad payment)
Download 2022 IBC Program Ad Rates
Thank you to our sponsors for the International Blues Challenge:

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please email Addison at
Click to Purchase IBC & KBA Passes & Finals Upgrades
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