South Florida Blues Challenge

Blues Challenge

The South Florida Blues Society (SFBS) will be holding its’ Annual “South Florida Blues Challenge” aka “Road To Memphis” for the IBC (International Blues Challenge) on August 20th, 2017 at Galuppi’s Restaurant & Banquet Facility in Pompano Beach.

34th Annual International Blues Challenge in Memphis

To date, 4 different sets of solo/duo combinations will compete for a prize of $500 and six different bands will compete for $1000 and “bragging rights” as they will be chosen to represent south Florida at the 34th Annual International Blues Challenge taking place January 16-20th in Memphis, TN.
The following is a list of Solo, Duo and Full Band contest entries at the time of this writing.


Hat & Matching Suitcase (Duo)
Blind Dog Smith (Duo)
Ryan Bladen “Little Eddie” (Solo)
Ericson Holt  (Solo)


Petey & The Ravens
Martin & The Dead Guys
Shaw Davis & The Black Ties
Funky Blues Band
Dark Horse Flyer
Joel DaSilva
* Performance order will be randomly selected.


  $10 General Admission at the door
  $8  SFBS Members (with valid membership card) [Renew or join at the door)
                                     *Children under 12 and active Armed Service members  FREE!
 For more info, visit, call Bluesbobby at 954-461-6673 or email [email protected]
Doors open at 3:30pm


Galuppi’s Restaurant & Patio-Bar is located at 1103 N. Federal Highway at the entrance to the Pompano Beach Municipal Golf Course on the west side of Federal Hwy., midway between Atlantic Blvd. & Copans Road.
Blues Challenge
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Date(s) - 08/20/2017
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Galuppi's Restaurant Patio-Bar & Banquet Facility