The Blues Foundation is excited to announce the new dates for the
International Blues Challenge: May 6 – 9, 2022 

It will be a full week of blues this May in Memphis as we celebrate the Blues Music Award nominees and winners on Thursday, May 5 and are Back On Beale with IBC beginning Friday, May 6. 

IBC Important Dates
 Friday, May 6: Quarterfinals Night 1 
Saturday, May 7: Quarterfinals Night 2 
Sunday, May 8: KBA Ceremony, Youth Showcases, & Semifinals 
Monday, May 9: IBC Finals at The Orpheum 

Stay tuned for the updated IBC event schedule that includes workshops, panels, and showcases. 

All previously purchased passes will be honored for the new dates, without any action on your part. Passes will now be mailed out in mid-April. 

Your room reservations can be updated and rebooked directly with the hotel. For a list of our partner hotels, click here

Thank you for your patience and support during this transition. We hope to see you in Memphis this May!

Click here to purchase IBC 2022 Passes