Coming up in August, the PPBC will conduct a talent competition to select a Band and a Single/Duo act to represent our community at the 2017 International Blues Challenge (IBC) in Memphis, TN.
The world’s largest gathering of blues acts, the IBC draws blues musicians from around the world to compete for cash, prizes and industry recognition. Blues greats including Tommy Castro, Joe Moss and Susan Tedeschi have competed in the IBC.
The local competition will take place on Sunday afternoons in August at a Colorado Springs club. Entry applications will be accepted starting in May. The PPBC will help subsidize the winning acts' travel expenses to Memphis. At least one member of each entrant act must be a member of the PPBC. Jim Sesters ("The Old Souls") is organizing the local competition for the PPBC. More details will be announced soon.