Our next IBC competition will be held on October 13, 2019. The deadline for band entries is midnight Friday, October 4, 2019. Late entries will not be accepted.
Click on the CDBS logo to learn more about our local Blues Foundation affiliate competition and download our entry application.
Congratulations to lower case blues on winning our 5th annual International Blues Challenge competition. lower case blues won our very first IBC competition back on October 19, 2014. They competed in Memphis the following January and made the semi-final (Friday) round. They are the ONLY band we have had to do so and we are very happy they are going back to try again.
Unfortunately we do not have a youth showcase entry going to Memphis this year. We are always so proud of our entries in this category as they are the talented musicians that will continue to "Keep the Blues Alive". It is our hope that we will receive more youth entries (you must be under 21 to enter) in 2019 to continue this very important IBC entry.
Barrelhouse displaying the coveted "Beale Street" sign signifying they are going to Memphis in 2018 representing CDBS.
This video, taken by Tim Ward, was the second day performance by Barrelhouse at "Jerry Lawler's Hall of Fame Bar and Grille" on Beale St in Memphis.
This is a composite video taken (I presume) by Jon Hays parents. Their performance was at the "Kings Palace" on Beale St. in Memphis.
Our very first entry into the International Blues Challenge competition!!!! lower case blues displaying the "Beale Street" sign signifying they are going to Memphis in 2015 representing CDBS. Oh and by the way they made it to the semi-finals that year!
This is the "lower case blues" winning performance at the Central Delaware Blues Society earning them a trip to Memphis in January 2015.