Countdown to 2017
Calgary Bluesfest






Ramada Hotel Downtown
*special festival rates
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The Blues Foundation












Road to Memphis Blues Challenge





Calgary Blues Music Association (CBMA) is pleased to be hosting its regional Road to Memphis Blues Challenge quarter finals, where Southern Alberta's top blues acts will be selected to go on to participate in the Blues Foundation's 34th annual International Blues Challenge (IBC), January 16-20, 2018 in Memphis, Tennessee.

Musicians from Red Deer south, border to border to border are invited to participate in the Challenge for the chance to travel to Memphis.

Submissions are being accepted until October 6, 2017.


ARTIST ENTRIES ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED - CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO


Qualifying Rounds are held where guest jurors will review each act in performance. Based upon Memphis rules, the top three acts with the highest scores will go on to the Final Rounds, where one act in each category will be selected to go on to represent southern Alberta in Memphis!


QUALIFYING ROUNDS



October 15 - Solo/Duo Acts

October 29 - Bands

FINAL ROUNDS

November 5 - Solo/Duo Acts, Bands

ARTIST ENTRIES ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED - CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO


LOCATION


Events are being held at Calgary's newest live music venue.

Mikey's on 12th (918 - 12th Ave SW).
CLICK HERE FOR MAP

There's loads of street parking, a paid lot directly across the street at $5/day, and a bike lane right outside the door!


TICKETS



BUY TIX HERE

Bring your friends and family to cheer you on!

Proceeds go to assisting musicians with travel costs!




2018 Artist Submissions


Artist Submissions for Calgary International Blues Festival 2018 will be open from September 15 to December 15, 2017.

click to email submission

or by send by snail mail to:

c/o Calgary Blues Music Association
#188 A6433 Bowness Road NW
Calgary, AB
Canada
T3B0K5

Due to the volume of submissions received, only those successful applicants will be contacted.



Annual Holiday Sale


Stay tuned for our Annual Holiday Sale, where you can buy 2018 Calgary Bluesfest 4-day passes for a screamin' deal! November 1st!



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