Band wins blues competition, punches ticket to international event in Memphis
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – A local musical group has punched its ticket to Memphis and a chance to be among the legends in blues
The Central Kentucky Blues Society hosted a competition Sunday at Rock House Brewing among blues singers from throughout the region with the winner earning a spot at the International Blues Challenge in January on famed Beale Street in Memphis.
Treyvon King, the son of well-known area musician DeeDee Young, and the Sucka Free Band took top honors in Sunday’s competition and a chance to compete against bands from all over the world January 18-22.
The International Blues Challenge represents the worldwide search for those blues bands and solo/duo blues performers ready for the international stage, yet just needing that extra big break. Each affiliated Blues Society of The Blues Foundation has the right to send a band and solo/duo musician(s) to represent its organization at the IBC.
The IBC is judged by blues professionals from across the world who have years of experience in listening to, producing, and creating blues music. The Blues Foundation has established a set of criteria by which all competing musicians are evaluated throughout the five days of the IBC.
Affiliated Blues Societies are required to stage a live regional preliminary IBC competition, with the winner of that event representing the organization in the International Blues Challenge held annually in Memphis.
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