2022 International Blues Challenge Pass


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 2022 IBC Pass are now open!

The International Blues Challenge Pass - $100.00 (USD)

All passes purchased in the United States will be mailed to your address the end of December!

The IBC Pass grants general admission to:

  • Tuesday Night International Showcases
  • Wednesday - Friday Beale Street Competition Venues
  • Youth Showcases held Friday on Beale Street
  • All daytime seminars and workshops
  • IBC Orpheum Finals on Saturday, January 22, 2022

Also available:

  • Keeping The Blues Alive Awards Ceremony & Brunch - Friday, January 21 at 10:30am, DoubleTree - $60
  • IBC Finals Premium Seating Upgrade - $26

Tuesday, January 18

  • 10:00am - 4:00pm - Blues Hall of Fame Museum, 421 S. Main Street
  • 4:30pm - 9:00pm - Club 152, 2nd Floor, 152 Beale Street

Wednesday, January 19 - Friday, January 21

  • Noon - 9:00pm - Club 152, 2nd Floor, 152 Beale Street

Saturday, January 22 - IBC Finals tickets only

  • 10:00am - The Orpheum, 203 S. Main Street

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