2023 International Blues Competition (IBC) Contest

Two Categories: Bands (Three Piece and Larger) and Solo/Duo Acts



Please complete this application if you want to compete in the Washington Blues Society contest to send a band or a solo/duo act to the IBC in Memphis in January of 2023.  We are working with Blues Societies across the state to hold semi-finals across the state to make it easier for blues acts to participate.

We will hold semi-finals on:

Sunday, June 5th, 2022 in Spokane, WA at the Spokane Valley Eagles 1pm 

Sunday, June 19th, 2022 in Snohomish, WA, at the Collectors Choice Old Man Brewery 1pm 

Sunday, June 26th , 2022 at Centralia Moose Lodge. 1pm 

The finalists will compete on Saturday August 27th 2022 at Magnuson Park Amphitheater -in Seattle  WA ..1pm to 6pm 


If we receive 10+ applicants for any event, our Board may select applicants via lottery at the May 2022 Board meeting.  This form is an initial statement of interest, and not binding. Judges will evaluate acts using the Blues Foundation score sheet (www.blues.org/ibc/scoring.php).

IBC rules also prohibit any act from competing three consecutive years at the IBC https://blues.org/international-blues-challenge/


The application is an initial statement of interest and not a binding agreement between the applicant and the WBS.

Make your plans to enter now!

DOWNLOAD AN APPLICATION  HERE : https://wablues.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/2023_WBS_IBC_Draft_Forms_02_23_FINAL.pdf

AND look for copies in the May 2022  BLUES LETTER