2018 Colorado Blues Challenge

The Colorado Blues Society is proud to announce the dates for the 2018 Colorado Blues Challenge with the winners of the band, solo/duo and youth showcases being selected to represent the society at the 35th International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN early in 2019. 

Preliminary rounds will be held on April 8th at the Dickens Opera House, April 22nd at the Black Buzzard and the finals will be Sunday, May 6th at the Dickens Opera House. Thanks to all of the participating venues for their contributions to the success of this year's challenge. Act registration opens on March 1st and all entries must be postmarked by March 24th, 2018.

All band and solo/duo entries must be business/band members of the Colorado Blues Society and fill out the application below to enter the competition. Youth acts will need to fill out the Youth application below and have it postmarked by March 24th as well. Doors will open at noon for all of the competition dates and the competition itself will start at 1pm. Order of performance will be determined by a random number generator as part of the competitive process. Any further questions on the competition can be directed to Kyle Deibler, IBC Competition Chair, via email at kdeiblerbiz@cox.net


2018 Colorado Blues Challenge Application

2018 Colorado Blues Challenge Youth Application