Important information for the International Blues Challenge local playoffs


Entering and Rules

The International Blues Challenge is an international competition sanctioned by Blues Foundation.

YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE TO REVIEW ALL OF THIS INFORMATION PRIOR TO THE LOCAL COMPETITION. This information can be found at Remember that you must have a short bio (details on to enter.

Local Winners of Competition Next Steps

All information regard rules, registering (after you have won locally), and all about the competition location and hotel information can be found at . You will register key information about your act, such as:


Official IBC 2023 Rules:

Inform TCBS of your status after registering at  and we will send you a confirmation that we received the band information.

Local Competition and Fund Raisers

If you win the local Treasure Coast Blues Society each band or solo/duo member will be awarded $250.00 prize to offset the costs to attend the International Blues Challenge in Memphis.

All bands are required to perform at the fund raisers that we present for the competition to raise additional money for you to travel and for expenses. A check for all band members will be presented to the designated band leader to disburse an equal portion to the other band members. We try to run 3 fund raisers for you. If you do not participate in a fund raiser you will not receive a proportionate disbursement from the funds raised at that fundraiser.

Winning Bands Registration at

If you win locally, you are responsible to register at the Blues Foundation website shortly after the local competition***. Again… YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE TO REVIEW ALL OF THIS INFORMATION AND THE RULES PRIOR TO THE IBC. Once you register you will receive a “registration number”.  You must provide the Treasure Coast Blues Society this number in a timely manner and then be prepared to present it to the blues foundation to register in Memphis. You can email that registration to Once you receive the code and then on or about January 1st 2022 you will receive the local prize money and the funds raised at the fund raised. If for any reason your band is disqualified at the International Blues Challenge you must return all funds raised and the prize money from the Treasure Coast Blues Society. ***THE DEADLINE FOR ACT REGISTRATION WITH THE BLUES FOUNDATION IS NOVEMBER 20, 2022***

Below you will find the scoring sheet to give you some guidance