South Florida 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 Sunday, September 19th, 2021 at The Funky Biscuit in Boca Raton.

34th Annual International Blues Challenge in Memphis

Two categories, Band and Solo or Duo, will compete for the chance to represent The South Florida Blues Society (SFBS) at the 37th International Blues Challenge scheduled for January 18-22, 2022 in Memphis, TN. This is no entry fee required to compete, however, each contestant must be a current member in good standing of SFBS. Acts who have received a Blues Music Award nomination are not eligible to compete. Rules can be found here:
The deadline to enter our local contest is September 10th. The maximum number of entries is limited to 12 so the sooner you enter, the better.  Please email your information to Bob “Bluesbobby” Weinberg, President South Florida Blues Society at [email protected] and beh[email protected] to register.
All money collected for this event will be distributed evenly among the winning musicians to help offset cost of travel to Memphis, TN for the International Blues Challenge. Look for more fundraiser events running up the IBC featuring the winning bands and performers as well.
The following is a list of Solo, Duo and Full Band contest entries at the time of this writing.




  • Eric Austin Band
  • Reggie Sears Band
  • Denny Artache Band
  • Betty Padgett Band
  • Mary Washington Brooks Band
  • The Johnny Childs Band
* Performance order will be randomly selected.


$15 General Admission at the door
$15  SFBS Members (with valid membership card) [Renew or join at the door)
                                     *Children under 12 and active Armed Service members  FREE!
Competition starts at 3:00 p.m.  End time to be determined.
 For more info, visit, call Bluesbobby at 954-461-6673 or email [email protected]
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Date(s) - 09/19/2021
3:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Funky Biscuit 303 SE Mizner Blvd, Boca Raton, FL, 33432