2024 SBS IBC Application Narrative

The Sacramento Blues Society (SBS) has a past history of sending a band and/or duo to the International Blues Challenge (IBC) in Memphis. SBS is very excited to once again offer the opportunity to a member band for the 2024 Challenge with an award of $1000.

The SBS IBC Competition this year will be:

Sunday, May 21, 2023

The Boardwalk

9426 Greenback Lane

Orangevale, CA 95662

Noon-6 pm

Bands must be an SBS member band and a BLUES act and pay the non-refundable entry fee of $50. SBS band membership can be established at IBC entry.

Application open date is March 15, 2023. The application and payment must be submitted by April 15, 2023, to secure your place on the competition roster. Please note: We are accepting applications for ten (10) bands. Applications will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis until those ten slots are filled. A waitlist will be compiled after the first ten slots are filled. Online form submission date or postmark will be used to determine acceptable applications.


After receiving your application, the SBS IBC liaison will be your contact throughout the event process. If you have questions or concerns, please contact SBS IBC Chairperson/Liaison Renee Erickson-Sullivan: [email protected]

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