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The 2017 International Blues Challenge Competition
for the
Mile  High  Blues  Society


Registration starts - Sunday, May 1, 2016
Registration ends - Saturday, June 4, 2016 @ 5pm (mountain time)
 
REGISTER HERE

Two Competition Categories
BAND
SOLO/DUO

All competitions will be held at Ziggies Live Music in Denver, Colorado

Tentative Competition Dates: (Band & Solo/Duo)

PRELIMINARY  ROUND
Sunday - July 10 (2pm start)
Sunday - July 17 (2pm start)
Sunday - July 24 (2pm start)

FINALS
Sunday - August 7
Sunday - August 14

Mile High Blues Society will follow the Blues Foundation rules as closely as possible. 
The Preliminary Round sets will be 25 minutes
The Final Round sets will be 20 minutes
With additional 5 minute set-up and 5 minute tear-down allowed

The 2017 International Blues Challenge will be held in Memphis, Tennessee
February 1, 2, 3, 4, 2017

All competing acts MUST have an active and current "BAND MEMBERSHIP" with the Mile High Blues Society paid through February 2017 
To renew or join click HERE
If you are unsure of your renewal date please email us at: Info@MileHighBluesSociety.com

 


The Mile High Blues Society - Blues Children On Stage
SUNDAY - JUNE 5 & OCTOBER 2
Doors 2pm.
Kids start jamming at 3pm.
See the flyer for the song list to learn.
Ziggies - 4923 West 38th Avenue - Denver, CO 80212




 
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Ziggies  Live  Music
4923 West 38th Avenue
Denver, Colorado 80212
303-455-9930
 

THE MILE HIGH BLUES SOCIETY  MAILING ADDRESS
Mile High Blues Society
P. O. Box 12464
Denver, Colorado 80212-2464


THE BLUES STORE IS OPEN - MHBS T-SHIRTS ARE HERE
The Mile High Blues Society Store is Open for Business! You can order one of our very cool, high quality MHBS T-shirts. Prompt shipment via USPS Priority Mail. Show your colors; visit the store HERE
 

THE MILE HIGH BLUES SOCIETY JAM AT ZIGGIES
The MHBS presents Denver's award winning blues jam every Sunday night at Ziggies -- this is the award winning venue and winner of Denver's best blues jam by Westword, the local music and entertainment weekly.  The host band alternates between Doc Brown's Blues Band and John Weeks Blues Band.  Check the Shows calendar page to see who is hosting.  Blues starts at jams, and our jams are always free and fun. Bring yer axe n Let's Boogie!  Check out jams and gigs at the MHBS Shows calendar.
 


MHBS GIG ZONE
Are you a blues player looking for a gig, or a band looking for a player? Post a message in the Gig Zone! It's the best way to get hooked up with the right people in the Denver blues scene. Check it out.

 
SIGN UP NOW!  SUPPORT LIVE LOCAL BLUES
Membership has its benefits!  You will receive the "Blues Insider" newsletter, with news and reviews.  Members get a discount on tickets to shows and invitations to members-only events presented by The Mile High Blues Society, among other perks.  As a MHBS member you will be a strong supporter and advocate for local blues.  

Membership starts at only $15,  Please 
click here to get started.

 
A message from the Blues Foundation in Memphis

The Blues Foundation's 
32nd Annual International Blues Challenge was a HUGE success. Thanks to all of our affiliates, members, volunteers, musicians and fans for being a part of 2016 IBC.  And now, here are the winners.........

BAND - 1st Place
The Delgado Brothers
Ventura County Blues Society
Photo Credit: Ronnie Booze

BAND - 2nd Place
The Paul DesLauriers Band
Montreal Blues Society
Photo Credit: James Wessels

BAND - 3rd Place
The Norman Jackson Band
Lake of the Ozarks Blues Society
Photo Credit: Brian Anderson

SOLO/DUO - 1st Place
Ben Hunter & Joe Seamons
Washington Blues Society
photo credit:  James Wessels

SOLO/DUO - 2nd Place
InnerVision
Columbus Blues Alliance
Photo Credit: Brian Anderson

BAND GUITAR
The Delgado Brothers
Ventura County Blues Society
Photo Credit: James Wessels

SOLO/DUO GUITAR
Bing Futch
Orange Blossom Blues Society
Photo Credit: James Wessels

HARP PLAYER
InnerVision
Columbus Blues Alliance
Photo Credit: Brian Anderson

BEST SELF-PRODUCED CD
Rob Lumbard - Blues in a Bottle
Central Iowa Blues Society


SAVE THE DATE FOR THE 
33rd ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL BLUES CHALLENGE
January 31 - February 4, 2017
 
Everyone has safely returned from the International Blues Challenge (IBC) in Memphis. All 3 acts performed amazingly well!
We have several photo albums posted on our website and FaceBook page. 

MICHAEL  HORNBUCKLE  BAND
Performed at Alfred's on Beale. They advanced to the Semi-Finals



50 SHADES OF BLUE - DUO
Performed at WC Handy's Blues Hall Juke Joint stage



A.J. FULLERSON - YOUTH  SHOWCASE
Performed at Wet Willie's Youth Showcase and assisted Grace Kuch at Alfred's in the Women in Blues Showcase.



The official Mile High Blues Society Sunday night Blues Jam takes place Sunday's at 7pm at Ziggies in Denver.
Due to the Super Bowl Sunday event with the Denver Bronco's there will not be a Sunday Jam this Sunday, February 7th. Ziggies will, however, be open for normal business Sunday evening at 6pm.
The MHBS Sunday Blues Jam is hosted on alternate weeks by Doc Brown's Blues Band and John Weeks Blues Band
Ziggies provides the full backline. Doors 6pm. Music starts 7pm

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P. O. Box 12464
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