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DC Blues Society Battle of the Bands

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International Blues Challenge Competitions

DCBS Battles

Entry deadline is NOW

Nominations include:
  BLUES Band   |   Solo / Duo BLUES Act
Youth BLUES Act   |   Self-Produced BLUES CD

The contests are open to Blues artists from DC, Maryland and Virginia. See Eligibility Criteria and How to Enter

2017 Battle of the Blues Bands & Solo/Duo Winners play the

2017 Annual FREE College Park Blues Festival

AND

2018 International Blues Challenge

AND

2018 Annual FREE DC Blues Festival (Subject to Change)

Congratulations to the 2016 DCBS
Memphis or Bust IBC Battle Winners

2016 College Park Blues Festival

Thanks to all the bands and musicians who competed! Click the links and photos to view more information.

IBC Competition Winners will be sponsored* by the DC Blues Society, a Blues Foundation Affiliate, at the IBC in Memphis, TN. Get your Battle tickets in advance!

Entry deadline is June 5

Nominations available:   Bands   |   Solo / Duo   |   Self-Produced CD   |   Youth Act



IBC CD Nominations

Do you want to nominate someone for the Best Self-Produced CD? Submit a CD and a letter explaining why DCBS should nominate the CD.

DUE:   by August 10

REQUIREMENT:   The person submitting the CD or a member of the band must be a DCBS member

WHAT TO SEND:

  1. Letter with Contact Information
  2. CD

WHERE TO SEND IT:

DCBS - CD Nominations
P.O. Box 77315
Washington, DC 20013

Read the:
Basic Rules   |   Nomination Procedure

IBC Youth Nominations

Submit the following Youth Act information and a letter explaining why DCBS should nominate the Youth Act.

DUE:   by August 10

REQUIREMENT:   One member of the Youth Act must be a DCBS member

WHAT TO SEND:

  1. Letter with your Contact Information
  2. Biography
  3. Photo
  4. CD

WHERE TO SEND IT:

DCBS - Youth Nominations
P.O. Box 77315
Washington, DC 20013

Read the:
DCBS Requirements   |   IBCl Rules

Let's show Memphis that DCBS musicians are the best!

* The DC Blues Society is a Blues Foundation affiliate. The International Blues Challenge (IBC) is restricted to acts sponsored by a Blues Foundation affiliate.