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:
- Cherry and the Lowboys
When: Sunday, July 23
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.
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"
ROOSTER AWARDS Announcement
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
|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