Rainy Day Blues Society

Rainy Day Blues Society


Rainy Day Blues Challenge - Sunday, July 23, 217 at 5pm

Come out and support local blues acts when they compete to represent the Eugene area at the next International Blues Challenge (IBC) in Memphis TN. In addition to the competition there will be raffles and giveaways.

This year, a Youth Showcase will kick off the Blues Challenge, featuring: First Press!  Acts competing in the Rainy Day Blues Challenge are:

Solo/Duo Acts:
     - Mitch & Dale
     - Louis Creed & The Geezer
     - Jerry Zybach & John Bryson
     - Bajuana Tea

Band Acts:

     - Cherry and the Lowboys


When:  Sunday, July 23
Time:   5pm to 10ish
Where: Mac's at the Vets, 1626 Willamette St, Eugene, OR
$10 Donation at the Door


Jason Ricci & The Bad Kind "Approved By Snakes" Tour

The Rainy Day Blues Society, Blue Dragon Entertainmnet and Jimmy's on 11th are happy to announce this very special event! Jason Ricci and the Bad Kind! If you don't know him, your soon to never forget this amazing talented writer, singer, teacher, harmonica virtuoso!

Monday, July 24, 2017 -- 8pm  -- Jimmy's on 11th, Eugene OR

Jason Ricci is one of the most popular harmonica players on the planet today. Listed in almost every top ten list of players on the internet today Jason Ricci is a polarizing force always in the spot light and on the tips of critics, artists and fans tongue’s everywhere.  He has worked and/or recorded with Johnny Winter, Duke Robillard, Junior Kimbrough, RL Burnside, Nick Curran, Walter Trout, Ana Popovic, Cedric Burnside, Joe Louis Walker, Peter Karp, Sue Foley, and many others.

Jason Ricci - Approved by Snakes tour


2017 Rainy Day Blues Challenge and "Road to Memphis"

Saturday, September 23, 2017:  First "Road To Memphis" Show and Fundraiser

Saturday, November 11, 2017:  Second "Road To Memphis" Show and Fundraiser


Stay tuned for announcements on the "Self Produced CD"


We don't have an exact date yet, but sometime soon you will see a new section on the website for Rooster Award nominations.  We will reach out to the blues community for nominees.  The Rooster Awards are local recognition awards and are not associated with the Blues Challenge, Road To Memphis, or the International Blues Challenge.

Last Year's Rainy Day Blues Challenge Winners


  Band Winner -  The Hank Shreve Band

Hank Shreve Band
  Solo/Duo Winner -  NattyBone

The International Blues Challenge (IBC) takes place in the Historic Beale Street Entertainment District in Memphis TN.

International Blues Challenge | The Blues Foundation | blues.org