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International Blues Challenge

Road To Memphis

Toronto Blues Society is looking for its next representative at The International Blues Challenge. This year the IBC will once again take place between January 24-28, 2023 on Beale Street in Memphis, Tennessee and musicians can apply to compete for the “band” or “solo/duo” category. Toronto contest date for the IBC will be announced soon. Select bands MUST be available to perform at both the preliminary competition in Toronto and the finals in Memphis.

Deadline for submission of interest to Toronto Blues Society is Sunday, September 24 by midnight. Please send an email to with the subject line “IBC”.

To learn more about the rules and details please visit The Blues Foundation’s IBC website.

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TBS 2023 IBC Finalists

Solo / Duo

Heather Luckhart

Brooke Fuse


Garnetta & Dagroovmasters

Little Magic Sam

Glenn Marais & The Mojo Train



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