Hello Fellow TCBS Members,

We wanted to give you a little update on The Keven McLoughlin Band’s experience in Memphis during their International Blues Challenge experience.
Below is a little excerpt from Kevin about the entire experience.  To view the complete story, and to see some great pictures from their experience, please visit: https://kmblues.com

“…So the air was frigid. 10 degrees outside to be exact. We made it there and stood up and played our show the first night. It went pretty well considering all the travel and the 60 degree temperature change from Florida. The next night went even better and the show was on fire. We did not advance to the next round but all who did were very deserving and the winning bands are all Blues Monsters for sure. I am grateful to be a part of the 2024 International Blues Challenge and I know it will lead to bigger and better things in the future, including an expanded audience of fans for the album that is completed and awaiting a release date.”


Congratulations to the winner of our 2023/2024 Regional Blues Challenge: The Kevin McLoughlin Band.

The Treasure Coast Blues Society will be hosting a few fundraisers in the next few months to assist Kevin & The Band to get to Memphis to compete in the INTERNATIONAL BLUES CHALLENGE!  In the meantime… feel free to go to the bands website: KMBlues.com and help start supporting Kevin & The Band!

You can check-out their scheduled shows HERE.

Also thank you to all the other competitors in the competition that made this possible!  We had some great blues bands such as Artache , Hurricane Hawk and the Invaders, and Single/duo act Ronny Hill.

Our featured youth musicians Miles Hoyt was on the pedal steel guitar. It was a great event at East Ocean Pub.

AND… a big thank you to the judges, and all members & volunteers who helped make this event happen!



International Blues Challenge

IBC will be held January 16 – 20, 2024 on Beale Street in Memphis, Tennessee!

Hotel and Ticket information will be available on October 1, 2023

The International Blues Challenge represents the worldwide search for blues bands and solo/duo blues performers ready for the international stage, yet just needing that extra big break. The world’s largest gathering of blues musicians will take place on Beale Street, with over 20 clubs hosting the challengers and fans. In addition to featuring these final rounds of the prestigious blues music competition, the IBC event week will offer seminars, showcases, master classes, film screenings, networking events, book signings, and receptions for blues societies, fans, and professionals.



You MUST be an Individual or Band Member of the Treasure Coast Blues Society for entry. Join Today

You must also enter the Local Regional competition first.  To enter the Local Regional Challenge, please click here to go to the LOCAL REGIONAL CHALLENGE APPLICATION.

THE LOCAL REGIONAL CHALLENGE will be held on Sunday, September 17, 2023 at East Ocean Pub, in Stuart.

The TCBS REGIONAL BLUES CHALLENGE is the event of the year and will be taking place at the East Ocean Pub in Stuart, Sunday September 17th, 2023, 5-9pm.
All musicians are invited. Two categories involved with this year’s IBC, Singles/duos challenge, and Band challenge (groups consisting of three or more members)
Winning nominees earn a trip to Memphis to compete in the 2024 IBC being January 16 -20. Also a Youth Showcase Orientation will take place in Memphis on January 19 (A Youth participant is any individual or group in which all performing members are under the age of 21 at the time of the International Blues Challenge).
So get your registrations in for a chance to compete in Memphis Tennessee for the IBC in January! 
Registering and Rules are extremely important. So don’t hesitate and check out these must know links!!!
“Important links for details below”
…And for Blues fans and friend’s come-on out to show support for your local blues scene and enjoy the competition at this indoor event!
Great Music …!!!  Full Bar …!!  EAST OCEAN PUB
Great Food … WAFFLINI’S – The most Unique and Creative Food Truck on the Treasure Coast!