International Blues Challenge competition October 14, 2018

Blues Foundation International Blues Challenge Information

Learn more about the Blues and the International Blues Challenge competition. 

Central Delaware Blues Society International Blues Challenge Information

Our next IBC competition will be held on October 14, 2018.  The deadline for band entries is midnight Friday,  October 5, 2018. 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.


2018 CDBS IBC Contract (pdf)


October 15, 2017

Zach Lees and Jon Hay - Youth Showcase

Zach Lees and Jon Hay being presented the IBC Youth Showcase award from CDBS for the 2018 IBC. 

Barrelhouse - 2017 IBC winners

Barrelhouse displaying the coveted "Beale Street" sign signifying they are going to Memphis in 2018 representing CDBS.

Barrelhouse on Beale St. - January 18, 2018

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. 

Jon Hay and Zach Lees on Beale St. - January 19, 2018

This is a composite video taken (I presume) by Jon Hays parents. Their performance was at the "Kings Palace" on Beale St. in Memphis. 

October 16, 2016

Radka Kasparcova

A promotional photograph of Radka Kasparvova from her latest CD. Radka represented CDBS in 2017 becoming our very first youth showcase representative in Memphis.  

Tom Craig and Soul Patch - 2016 IBC Winners

Tom Craig and Soul Patch displaying the "Beale Street" sign signifying they are going to Memphis in 2017 representing CDBS.

October 18, 2015

The Anthony "Swamp Dog" Clark Band

Anthony "Swamp Dog" Clark and his band displaying the "Beale Street" sign signifying they are going to Memphis in 2016 representing CDBS. 

October 19, 2014

lower case blues (LCB)

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! 

lower case blues winning performance

This is the "lower case blues" winning  performance at the Central Delaware Blues Society earning them a trip to Memphis in January 2015.