The Northeast Ohio Blues Association (NEOBA) will host our 10th annual blues challenge on Saturday, April 25, 2020, at The Eagles, 6979 Sunset Strip Avenue, NW in North Canton.
Blues bands and solo/duo blues acts will compete for cash prizes and NEOBA sponsorship at the International Blues Challenge (IBC) in Memphis, Tenn., in early 2021. The IBC has grown to showcase 260 acts from 40 states and 16 countries from 4 continents.
The winning band will receive $1300 in cash and NEOBA sponsorship; and a solo/duo blues act will receive $800 in cash and NEOBA sponsorship. Any serious blues musician is invited to apply. Winning this challenge allows artists valuable exposure to record labels, blues industry professionals, and festival promoters capable of providing real career advancement.
NEOBA became an affiliate of The Blues Foundation in 2010.