The International Blues Challenge represents the worldwide search for those blues bands and solo/duo blues performers ready for the international stage, yet needing that extra big break. Each Affiliated Blues Society of The Blues Foundation has the right to send a band and solo/duo musician(s) to represent its organization at the IBC. Winning artists receive career-changing bookings and publicity to help propel their careers forward. Thousands of blues musicians, industry, and fans gather on Beale Street each year for the biggest blues competition in the world.
Online sales for the 2023 IBC Pass HAS CLOSED! You will be able to purchase passes at Will Call - times listed below.
The International Blues Challenge Pass - $100.00 (USD)
ALL PASSES WILL BE AVAILABLE AT WILL CALL:
Tuesday: 5-9 152 Beale Street (2nd Floor)
Wednesday-Friday: 152 Beale Street (2nd Floor) Noon - 9pm
The IBC Pass grants general admission to:
- Tuesday - Saturday Beale Street Competition and Showcase Venues
- Youth Showcases held Friday on Beale Street
- All daytime seminars and workshops
- IBC Finals at The Orpheum on Saturday, January 28, 2023
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