St. Louis Blues Society Sponsored and Coordinated Events

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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.

St. Louis Blues Society Atomic Blues Festival

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Broadway Oyster Bar, 736 South Broadway, St Louis

Benefiting the St. Louis Blues Society's Education Fund

Performances by: STLBS Youth Band, Kingdom Brothers Duo, Eastsiders Review Band, Brother Jefferson Band, Torry Casey and the Southside Hustle

RENT PARTY at the Focal Point

Focal Point, Maplewood, MO

The St. Louis Blues Society will be hosting a benefit show for the organization on March 3 at the Focal Point with intimate performances by Michael A. Aguirre, Ron Roskowske & Chris Shepherd (kingdom brothers duo) and Jason David Cooper & Gregory Hommert from 8-10pm. We'll be raising money to help pay rent at our Nebula offices! Hope you can join us!