Blues Foundation 2020 IBC Schedule

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(MEMPHIS-TN) – Below is the IBC Week Schedule at a Glance. Along with the challenge performances each evening, we will have activities during the daytime and after the challenge ends each night to include special panels, musician workshops, exhibit openings, book signings, and more.

Many of these activities will be available for IBC pass holders only. To purchase an IBC pass go to the Bues.org website or click here.

Tuesday, January 28, 2020
6:00pm – Official Opening of the 2020 International Blues Challenge
8:00pm – International Showcases along Beale Street
8:00pm – Tas Cru’s Generation Blues Fundraiser Jam

Wednesday, January 29, 2020
11:00am – Pacific Northwest Showcase
12:00pm – IBC Challenger Check-in
12:00pm – HART Fund Health Fair & Screening
12:00pm – Book Signing: Weeds Like Us, the autobiography of Janiva Magness
  1:00pm – Blues Society Affiliate Leader Roundtable
  1:00pm – Open 12 Step Meeting
  2:30pm – Affiliated Blues Society Workshop: How to Write a Successful Grant
  2:30pm – IBC Challenger Orientation
  3:00pm – New Judge Orientation
  3:15pm – Lynn Orman’s Women In Blues Photo Exhibit Reception
  5:00pm – IBC Quarterfinals, Night 1
11:30pm – Memphis Jam
11:30pm – Brat Girl Media Showcase

Thursday, January 30, 2020
  9:00am – Downtown Yoga’s Blues Yoga with Amy Hutcheson
10:00am – Blues Speed Networking for IBC Challengers
11:30am – Galaxie Agency Showcase
11:30am – Great Canadian Polar Bear Showcase
11:30am – National Women In Blues Showcase
12:00pm – HART Fund Health Fair & Screenings
12:30pm – IBC Musician Workshop: Managing Your Career, Insights from Bobby Rush
  1:00pm – Open 12 Step Meeting
  2:00pm – Master Classes:
               · Acoustic and Slide Guitar, taught by Doug MacLeod
               · Bass, taught by Russell Jackson
               · Drums, taught by Tony Braunagel
               ·Electric Guitar, taught by Bob Margolin
               · Harmonica, taught by Bob Corritore
  3:00pm – New Judge Orientation
  5:00pm – IBC Quarterfinals, Night 2
11:30pm – All Star Jam
11:30pm – International Jam
11:30pm – Memphis Jam
11:30pm – Brat Girl Media Guitar Conspiracy
11:30pm – Endless Blues Showcase

Friday, January 31, 2020
10:30am – Keeping the Blues Alive Awards Brunch & Ceremony
11:00am – Youth Showcase Workshops
12:00pm – Youth Showcase Registration
  1:00pm – Open 12 Step Meeting
  2:30pm – Youth Showcase Orientation
  2:30pm – IBC Keynote Panel: Blues Women – Creators, Conductors, & Catalysts
  5:00pm – Youth Showcases
  6:20pm – IBC Semi-finals
11:30pm – All Star Jam
11:30pm – Youth Jam
11:30pm – United by Music North America Showcase
11:30pm – Vizztone Party
Saturday, February 1, 2020
10:00am – Charter Member, Big Donor, & Sponsor Breakfast
12:00pm – IBC Finals 
  9:00pm – Play It Forward Generation Blues Benefit
10:30pm – Vizztone Party

The full IBC week schedule with details and locations will be available online soon!



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