International Blues Challenge - Andrea Zucker

International Blues Challenge

The Best Blues Artists Compete in Memphis

Here's what you can expect during the annual International Blues Challenge. It is sponsored by the Blues Foundation and is held either January or February each year. You can expect to hear 200+ of the finest blues artists in the world competing on Beale Street for the chance to win cash, prizes and industry recognition. Bands, solo acts and duos take the stage(s) on Beale Street where you will be privileged to see world-class blues talent. 

This five-day event is loaded with youth showcases, workshops, benefits, auctions, parties - all in addition to the contest itself. It will conclude with the announcement of the winners and awarding of the prizes. Let the bragging rights begin.  

While in Memphis, be sure to visit:
Sun Studio
Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum
Blues Hall of Fame

Memphis Music Hall of Fame
Center for Southern Folklore
Gibson Guitar Factory
Stax Museum of American Soul Music
W.C. Handy Home and Museum.