Due to COVID concerns the Blues Foundation
has cancelled the 2021 IBC Challenge
and all Societies have postpoend their local challenges
we all hope to get this going again next year!

Congratualtions to the Smokers Blues Band
Winners of the PCBS IBC Band Challenge

[Smokers win IBC Challenge]

PCBS IBC Band Challenge

Neil St. Blues
301 North Neil St. - Champaign
4:00 pm Sunday August 25, 2019

As an affiliate of The Blues Foundation, PCBS is staging our local IBC Band competition. The winning acts will represent PCBS, ICBC (Illinois Central Blues Club) and Decatur Blues Society at the 36th Annual International Blues Challenge, Jan. 28 - Feb. 1, 2020 in Memphis, TN.

NOTE: The International Blues Challenge is a 4-day competition.
Participating artists will play at least the first 2 evenings of the competition.

The winner of the Band Challenge will receive a $1000 cash prize. The PCBS, ICBC and Decatur Blues Societies will also coordinate a "Memphis Fundraiser" for the winning acts to assist with the cost of traveling to the IBC. The winning artist will be expected to perform at this "Memphis Fundraiser".

PCBS Entry Info

Order of appearance

PCBS Challenge Info

Blues Foundation - IBC Info