By Steve Jones
President, Crossroads Blues Society
Crossroads will hold a Blues Challenge for bands, solo/duo and teen acts desiring to qualify to compete in the 2015 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee, Jan. 20-24, 2015. Please review eligibility rules at http://www.blues.org/international-blues-challenge/international-blues-challenge-official-rules/, and if you are eligible and would like to compete, contact Steve Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org. Entry fee is $25 in advance. The competition will be on a Sunday in late September or early October; we are still arranging the date and venue. Please pass this information on to any aspiring blues acts that might want to participate. Open to all blues bands, solo/duo acts and teen acts who live within 150 miles of Rockford AND who have played within 50 miles of Rockford at least twice in the last year (August 2013 through August 2014).
From the Sept. 3-9, 2014, issue