Official Opening of the IBC – International Showcase 2017-10-01T14:47:02+00:00

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Official Opening of the IBC –  International Showcase

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

5:00pm until approximately 9:00pm

Clayborn Temple
294 Hernando Street
Memphis, TN 38126

$10 wristband, or free with IBC pass

The International Blues Challenge officially opens at the Clayborn Temple, a key site in the civil rights struggle of the 1960’s where Dr. Martin Luther King spoke. In the spirit of Dr. King’s message, the blues is all embracing and knows no boundaries of color, nationality, or gender. And so The Blues Foundation felt it a fitting place to begin the IBC as we welcome artists from around the world to perform on the night before The Challenge officially begins. The International Showcase will expand in a number of clubs on Beale Street beginning at 8pm.