TBS’ 2024 Triangle Blues Challenge
Call for Musicians and Best Self-Produced CD

The Triangle Blues Society’s Triangle Blues Challenge is a regional competition to select acts that will represent the area in the Blues Foundation’s 40th International Blues Challenge (IBC) in Memphis, Tennessee. More than 250 acts from around the world converge on Beale Street to perform before the music industry searching for new talent, with the chance to win recognition and prizes that include major festival performances and more. This year’s Triangle Blues Challenge is taking place at 1 PM Sunday, October 6, 2024, at the Blue Note Grill in Durham, N.C.

Categories include solo, duo and bands playing any and all kinds of blues (and nothing BUT the blues, please!). At least half of any performing band (or one, if a band of three), and at least one from a solo or duo act, must be legal residents of North Carolina as of October 6, 2024. At least one member of the act must be a member of the Triangle Blues Society.

If you are under 21 years of age at the time of the International Blues Challenge, January 7-11, 2025, you may also participate in our youth category. Throughout the duration of the IBC, excluding Finals which are held at The Orpheum Theatre, Youth Showcases are in various clubs on Beale Street. (TBS’s Youth Challenge winners are responsible for their own funding efforts.)

Click through the image above or go to the following link to access the APPLICATION FORM. Applications must be postmarked by Sept. 20, 2024. You can submit your application by email or regular mail.

By Email:
Triangle Blues Society: triangleblues@gmail.com, with Triangle Blues Challenge in the subject line.


By Mail:
Triangle Blues Society
P.O. Box 13208
Durham, N.C., 27709

We are also accepting entries for Best Self-Produced CD. Rules can be found on our website listed below.

Check the TBS Facebook page or www.triangleblues.com for updates and more information.

If you have other questions or need additional details, feel free to email the Triangle Blues Society at triangleblues@gmail.com.

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