On behalf of Southern Fried Blues Society, I’m very excited to tell you that our 2nd annual Blues Challenges will be taking place the next two Sundays in Asheville NC. Here’s the scoop:
On Sunday, Oct 11th, the Solo/Duo Blues Challenge will be held at Tressa’s Downtown Jazz & Blues 28 Broadway http://www.tressas.com in Asheville. Doors open at 3p and cover charge is $5 for the general public and $3 for SFBS members. This is a bargain, as you’ll be entertained by up to 6 regional and local area Solo/Duo Blues Artists. They will be competing in this judged competition for a place at the prestigious 27th Annual International Blues Challenge to be held in Memphis, TN Jan 20-23rd 2010.
On Sunday, Oct 18th, the Band Blues Challenge will be held at Mo Daddy’s Bar and Grill 77 Biltmore Avenue in Asheville. Doors open at 4p and the cover charge is $5 for the general public and $3 for SFBS members as well. Again, this is quite a bargain since you’ll be entertained by up to 6 regional and local Blues Bands. They will also be competing in this judged competition for a place at the prestigious 27th Annual International Blues Challenge to be held in Memphis, TN Jan 20-23rd 2010.
Cover charges go directly toward the winning Solo/Duo Artist and Blues Band’s traveling expenses to Memphis. In these hard economic times, we thank you in advance for supporting the careers of these fine and deserving artists who would not otherwise be able to afford to participate.
The atmosphere on both afternoons will be non-smoking and your silence as an audience member during the time they are each playing their 20 minute sets, to 3 judges who are local and regional industry leaders is appreciated. Please come out in support of your newly formed Blues Society and help us become even more viable and instrumental to uplifting our region’s music community and community at large. Prove that the Blues are alive in this area!
Playin it forward, Southern Fried Blues Society http://www.southernfriedblues.org/ and http://www.blues.org/