Unfortunately The Jason Lane Band are unable to make the trip to Memphis, so runner up
will be taking their place at the January 2024 International Blues Challenge. Thanks Bad Pennies for taking up the Challenge!
Strong Bow & Wry (Mission)
James Vickers from Nanaimo
Thank you to our amazing judges (James Buddy Rogers, Grant Payne & Jason Lawrence) for helping us make the selection based on the criteria set out by the Blues Foundation.
In January 2020, we sponsored a youth act – Natalie Giesbrecht. Her father and sister joined her and enjoyed participating in the Women in Blues showcase, the opening International Stage and other stages while in Memphis. Meeting so many other musicians was a highlight for Natalie.
The 2018 FVBS International Blues Challenge Competition winners were:
These BC Acts will be going to Memphis, TN to compete and play at the 35th Annual International Blues Challenge (IBC).
This is an exciting opportunity for BC musicians to share in the limelight and excitement of Memphis, TN. While in Memphis you get to meet other musicians, fans, Blues Societies, promoters and others from the music industry, from all over the world. It is an experience you will NEVER forget!