We are happy to announce that we recently won the First Coast Blues Society – 2017 Blues Competition in the youth band category. FCBS holds this event annually for local musicians to compete to represent our local area in the Memphis International Blues Challenge. The event holds competitions for four categories, adult bands, duos and solo acts, and (under 18) youth bands. The winners from each category will now get the chance to showcase thier talent in Memphis this coming January!

We were lucky enough to also be selected last year. It was a fantastic experience and we look forward to returning. In last years contest we performed only covers but this year we we’re determined to write originals. You can see us performing all of our songs on our YouTube channel and on Facebook. We’d love to hear what you think!

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From www.bealestreet.com

The 2018 International Blues Challenge will be held from January 16th to January 20th, 2017. The International Showcase will open the event on January 16th with competition rounds on January 17-19 in venues located along historic Beale Street. The International Blues Challenge will conclude with finalists performing at the Orpheum Theater on January 20th. Tickets sales for the 34th International Blues Challenge are officially open!

Right now it looks like Allie and the Kats will be playing on January 18th. We will keep you posted as we get closer!

Here are some additional links with more information:

International Blues Challenge — Beale Street

Home – Blues Foundation

First Coast Blues Society