St. Louis Blues Society Sponsored and Coordinated Events

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St. Louis Blues Society Road to Memphis

BB's Jazz, Blues and Soups, 700 South Broadway, St. Louis

The St. Louis Blues Society Road to Memphis is the St. Louis area preliminary IBC competition.

Bands or solo/duo acts seeking to participate in the competition must complete and submit an application for admission before August 31, 2019.

Old Webster Jazz and Blues Festival

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North Gore and Allen Sts. at West Lockwood, West Lockwood, Webster Groves MO

WEBSTER UNIVERSITY STAGE (on Gore Avenue) Noon - Air Force-Shades of Blue Jazz Combo 1:30 p.m. - Melissa Neel 3:15 p.m. - Marquise Knox 5:15 p.m. - Webster University Faculty Jazz Ensemble 7:00 p.m. - Bach to the Future 8:45 p.m. - Jeremiah Johnson

WEBSTER GROVES SUBARU STAGE (on Allen Avenue) Noon - MoSTLy Tap/MoSTLy Jazz 1:30 p.m. - Dizzy Atmosphere 3:15 p.m. - WGHS Jazz Band 4:45 p.m. - Charles "Skeet" Rodgers 6:30 p.m. - David Dee and the Hot Tracks 8:15 p.m. - Jim Manley

Big Muddy Blues Festival

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Laclede's Landing, St. Louis MO

The 24th Annual Big Muddy Blues Festival takes place this year with a one-day FREE event on Saturday, August 31.

The line-up includes:

The Fab Foehners with special guest Eric McSpadden

Jeremiah Johnson

David Dee

Uvee Hayes

Big George Brock

The 2018 International Blues Challenge Winners: Hy-C and Fresh Start with Roland Johnson

Marquise Knox

The Atomic Blues Festival

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Broadway Oyster Bar, 736 South Broadway, St Louis

Benefit for the St. Louis Blues Society Education Initiative.

Performances by: Brian Curran Bob Case School of Rock National Blues Museum Jam Band Mojo Universe Amanda Fish Roland Johnson Hy-C Big Mike Aguirre and more!

St. Louis Blues Society Annual General Membership Meeting and Board Elections

National Blues Museum, 615 Washington Ave, St. Louis MO, MO 63103

The St Louis Blues Society will hold its annual board elections in January, 2019 Each member of the St Louis Blues Society will receive a ballot in the mail in late December. The ballot will include a slate of candidates nominated by the board of directors for the St Louis Blues Society Board of Directors election.

The term of office for these elected board members will be for two years or until the 2021 Annual Meeting of the Members of the St Louis Blues Society. Ballots will include information about the candidates, mail-in instructions and deadlines, as well as information about the Annual Meeting of the Members of the St Louis Blues Society to be held on January 22, 2019 at The Stage at KDHX, 3524 Washington Ave., Saint Louis, MO 63103.

All current members of the St Louis Blues Society are eligible to vote in the January board elections. If you are not currently a member or if your membership has lapsed, visit by December 15, 2018 to become a member so that you may participate in the upcoming board elections.

Look for your ballot in late December and plan to participate so that the St. Louis Blues Society can continue to effectively serve the St. Louis community with its mission of preserving and perpetuating blues music in and from St. Louis, while fostering its growth and appreciation. Following is an alphabetical list of the candidates who have agreed to run for election or re-election to the board of the St. Louis Blues Society.

Lynn Barlar, Gene Dobbs Bradford, Ridgley “Hound Dog” Brown, Teec’a Easby, Terry Hardin, Glenn Howard, Erika Johnson, Lee Howland, Greg Hunt, Jerry Minchey, Tracy Mitchell, Mary Kaye Tönnies, Jeremy Segel-Moss, Johnny Willis

IBC Fundraiser

National Blues Museum, 615 Washington Ave, St. Louis MO

On January 20th from 4-7pm, the National Blues Museum is hosting a fundraiser concert to help send two STL bands onto the 2019 International Blues Challenge competition in Memphis, TN on January 22-26, 2019.

Buy Tickets online at:

Band division: Ms. Hy C and the Fresh Start Band Solo/Duo division: The Bottlesnakes Duo

The 35th Annual International Blues Challenge by the The Blues Foundation For more info

St. Louis Blues Society "Road to Memphis" Competition

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Kirkwood Station Brewing Co, 105 E Jefferson Ave, Kirkwood MO

The International Blues Challenge (IBC) represents a worldwide search for the Blues Band and Solo/Duo Blues Acts ready to perform on the international stage, yet just needing that extra big break. Each Affiliate of The Blues Foundation has the right to send a band and a solo/duo act to represent its organization at the IBC.

The IBC is judged by blues professionals from across the world who have years of experience in listening to, producing, and creating blues music. The Blues Foundation has established a set of criteria by which all acts are evaluated throughout the five days of the IBC.

Affiliated organizations are required to stage a regional preliminary IBC competition, with the winner of that event representing the organization in the International Blues Challenge held annually in Memphis, TN along historic Beale Street. While Affiliated Organizations are encouraged to follow The Blues Foundation’s structure and rules during their local challenges, each organization is free to structure its preliminary rounds as it sees fit, as long as a true challenge between multiple acts takes place resulting in a single band and/or solo/duo act being identified.

The St. Louis Blues Society holds its local preliminary IBC competition, The Road to Memphis, each year in October. Bands or solo/duo acts seeking to participate in the competition must complete and submit an application for admission.