Yes its official, we are now Adelaide’s gateway to The International Blues Challenge, Memphis, Tennessee!
Our First ARBA Memphis Committee meeting took place Tuesday 27th of January, and preparations are well underway to make this, our first ARBA Blues Challenge a well respected and attended event that Adeladians can be proud of.
Each year in June the Adelaide Roots and Blues Association will be hosting the ARBA Blues Challenge. The aim of the event is to send the finest Blues artists to represent ARBA and South Australia at the IBC (the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee).
In 2015, (the inaugural year of the ARBA Blues Challenge) ARBA will be conducting two separate competitions within the Blues Challenge – Band and Solo/Duo. Blues musicians throughout South Australia will have the opportunity to compete for industry recognition and the highest honour of representing ARBA and South Australia at the IBC Memphis in 2016. The winning acts will be provided some monetary assistance towards airfares and accommodation by ARBA and will also have the opportunity to raise further funds for the trip to Memphis.
Online Applications will open March 1st, 2015. All details and required forms will be up on our website before that date and we will continue to keep you, our blues community, informed and up to date through ARBA Blogs, Facebook and our web site ARBA.net.au. Join us and help spread the BLUES news!