The Cincy Blues Society is seeking emerging artists to compete in the Cincy Blues Challenge which will take place on Sunday, June 11, 2023 at Element Eatery – Cincinnati’s Premier Food Hall.
Whether you play contemporary blues, blues rock, soul blues, country blues, or traditional blues, this competition is for you. We’re seeking to modernize and expand the genre as well as attract younger artists and audiences. We’re interested in whatever your creative vision of blues is, and of course, talented acts who can put on an engaging live performance.
This is an independently judged competition. Judges will be listening for inspired and original song selections or new takes on blues standards. Creative reach is encouraged.
Prizes include a performance slot at this summer’s Cincy Blues Fest as well as entry into the International Blues Challenge in Memphis,TN in early 2024. A good showing at the International competition has helped a number of acts launch their professional careers.
We have limited slots and a deadline to enter, so don’t delay in submitting your application. Enter today https://cincyblues.org/challenge/