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International Blues Challenge 2024

The Nashville Blues And Roots Alliance is proud to announce we are now officially an affiliate of the Blues Foundation and will be sending artists to perform at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN in January 2024. The world’s largest gathering of blues musicians will take place on Beale Street, with over 20 clubs hosting the challengers and fans.


This is a great opportunity for blues artists to showcase their talents to new fans and industry professionals as well as a chance to win some great prizes. Here are the prize packages the winners from 2023 received.

Nashville Challenge Winners

  • Kiersi Joli will be our Youth Ambassador to the youth showcase.

  • The Deltaz are our winners of the Solo/Duo category.

  • Piper & The Hard Times are our Band category winners.


For more information on how the local competitions will be executed and the rules of the final challenge, please view the Blues Foundations guidelines here. We suggest reading these guidelines to understand how the acts are judged and what to expect at the local challenges as well as the final event in Memphis.


View Official IBC Rules and Guidelines Here

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