International Blues Challenge

International Blues Challenge IBC

The International Blues Challenge (IBC) is an annual event taking place in Memphis, Tennesee. Over 250 bands from around the world participate in this challenge!

2020 International Blues Challenge

January 28 – February 1, 2020

The Jersey Shore Jazz & Blues Foundation is a member of the Blues Foundation.

Each October the Jersey Shore Jazz & Blues Foundation runs a New Jersey Blues Challenge – to send a local New Jersey representative to the big international competition. The local winner goes to Memphis, Tennessee and competes in the International Blues Challenge!

IBC Dates to Remember

‘Best Self-Produced’ CD Award

The Blues Foundation has announced that it will again be recognizing excellence achieved by artists in the recording studio by bestowing the 2020 ‘Best Self-Produced’ CD Award at the finals competition of the International Blues Challenge. read more

More info about the International Blues Challenge on

Congratulations to the 2018 Local, NJ Blues Challenge winner

The Shade Tree Mechanics!

Shade Tree Mechanics winner of the 2018 local New Jersey International Blues Challenge