International Blues Challenge

Each year, Spa City Blues Society sponsors a band and a solo or duo act to compete at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee. The IBC takes place in February each year, so we're looking ahead to 2018.

Because we received no entries for the solo/duo portion of our local IBC competition, that contest has been cancelled. Instead, come support our band competition on Friday, September 1st at the Big Chill at 8 p.m. Enjoy the music as Cheap Thrills and the John Calvin Brewer Band compete for a spot to advance to the International Blues Challenge in Memphis in 2018!

Immediately following the competition, there will be a live FREE concert and jam featuring Kentucky's very own, The Stella Vees! This is an event you don't want to miss, and it's the kickoff to our 21st Annual Hot Springs Blues Festival!