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2016 Memphis Bound Blues Challenge

FINALS - Sunday October 2, 2016. Old Timers Cabin. Doors at NOON 

​Playing order for Memphis Bound Finals on October 2, 2016 are:
Glenn Gray, Van Funk, Bleached Rag, Boogie Patrol, Kevin John Cook, Blues Puppy Trio, Jenie Thai

Music from these Best Self Produced CD entries will be played during changeovers
"Alive" by Boogie Patrol
"Sugar Cube" by Front Porch Roots Revue
"Five Bucks a Nail" by Glenn Gray
This will be an exciting series of great and varied blues music!

Save These 2016 Dates
October 2 - MBBC Finals starts Noon at Old Timer's Cabin $15. Advance tix at Blackbyrd Myoosik, Acoustic Music, Myhre's Music, or 780-717-7604 
November 19 - Fundraiser featuring Graham Guest (solo) and Rooster Davis Group (band) at German Club


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 2016 EBS Regular Event Dates
November 19 - Memphis Bound Fundraiser featuring Graham Guest plus Rooster Davis Group
Dec - no event
(details subject to change)

All events at
German Club 8310 Roper Road with doors opening at 7:00pm
Cost $10 EBS Members, $15 Guests unless otherwise stated.
Advance tickets available.

Memphis Bound Blues Challenge
October 2 - Final Rounds, NOON at Old Timer's Cabin, doors at NOON $15. Advance tickets at Blackbird Myosin, Acoustic Music, Myhre's Music, or 780-717-7604 

Best Self-Produced CD
Three entries by Northern Alberta blues artists have been received. These recordings will be adjudicated by a panel of blues music professionals. Music formic CD will be played during changeovers at October 2 Finals and winning CD will be announced at the Final Rounds. 

For information or questions regarding the 6th edition of the Memphis Bound Bues Challenge, email    

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2016 mbbc finals

Memphis Bound Solo/Duo and Band 

THANK-YOU to all the blues artists who entered this year's challenge. Your qualifying rounds performances were varied and great! Everything from solo guitarists, banjo and clarinet duo to high-energy trio and rocking blues bands....and so much more.

Blues fans know the Finalists are pulling out all stops and stepping their performances up for the Final showdown on Sunday October 2, 2016 at the Old Timer's Cabin  9430 Scona Road, Edmonton. Doors open at NOON. Showtime at 1:00pm.  $15 per person for 7 competing acts and 1 Youth showcase band. 

The challenge will be finished around 5:30pm. Songs from Best Self Produced Blues CD (BSPCD) entries will be played during the changeovers. The best CD advancing to the international level in Memphis will be announced on Sunday.

One Solo/duo and one Band will advance to the 33rd Internatinal Blues Challenge in Mephis Tennessee held January 31 - February 4, 2017. Catch their final performance and see if you agree with the adjudicators! 
All ages welcome.
Smokehouse BBQ will be onsite providing southern fare to compliment the blues.

Playing order:
Some Assembly Required
Glenn Gray
Van Funk
Bleached Rag
Boogie Patrol
Kevin Cook
Blues Puppy Trio
Jenie Thai
CDs entered in Best Self-Produced CD category:
"Five Bucks a Nail" by Glenn Gray
"Sugar Cube" by Front Porch Roots Revue
"Alive" by Boogie Patrol

Blues Dance Lessons
Blues dance, like Blues music, is soulful, expressive and rhythmic: it can be the perfect way to celebrate the end of a work week, meet new people or just groove to whatever the band is playing! Originating in the United States in the late 1800s, Blues dance has recently been embraced anew by communities across North America for its versatility and emphasis on connection between partners. More info, contact Matt Long or Jen Rush of Nova Blues dance community. No previous dance experience necessary!

September 17, 2016 - be part of Edmonton's largest Blues Dance class with local blues legends Hot Cottage held at German Club 8310 Roper Road, Edmonton.
Hosted by Edmonton Blues Society and Nova Blues Dancers.


October 2,  2016

Edmonton Blues Society presents

Memphis Bound Blues Challenge

FINAL Rounds - 7 acts! 

Doors NOON 

Competition 1:00pm

$15 Everyone

Old Timers Cabin
9430 Scona Road NW


7 acts
Find out WHO advances to MEMPHIS!

Glenn Gray 
guitar and vocals

Van Funk

Bleached Rag
banjo, clarinet and vocals

Boogie Patrol

Kevin John Cook
guitar and vocals

Blues Puppy Trio

Jenie Thai
keys and vocals

Youth Showcase act:
Some Assembly Required

arrive early for best seats!

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