On Sunday, October 23, 2022, DCBS will host its annual competitions to determine which band and solo/duo act will represent DCBS in next year’s International Blues Challenge (IBC), Jan. 24-28, 2023, in Memphis, TN.
In addition, DCBS may send a youth band or solo/ duo act to perform at the IBC in the Youth category and will accept entries for the IBC’s Best Self-Produced CD category.
The deadline for entering the band, solo-duo, and youth categories is September 21, 2022, and the deadline for entering the Best Self-Produced CD category is that same date. The DCBS Battle of the Bands and Solo/Duo Competition comprise a sample music review and an all-live competition at the American Legion Post 41, 905 Sligo Ave., Silver Spring, MD 20910. Winners of the Band and Solo/Duo Competitions represent the DCBS at the 2022 International Blues Challenge AND are also paid to perform at the 2022 Annual DC Blues Festival (subject to change). Complete entry requirements and eligibility criteria are available on the DCBS website, Battle of the Bands page.
Tax deductible donations can also be mailed to:
The DC Blues Society
5335 Wisconsin Ave., N.W.
Washington, DC 20015-2052
Donations support DCBS's general operations unless the donor specifies otherwise. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to discuss a targeted donation, a large donation or a bequest.
Of course, we welcome any donation, large or small, at any time. We're proud to help carry on our area's remarkable heritage in blues music. Thank you for your support. Have a safe and successful New Year!
Please Support DCBS!
Thank you all for your support. Whether coming out to a 1st Sunday jam, a 4th Friday Blues Happy Hour or coming out to one of our special event shows this year, we really appreciate YOU!
We work hard to present free monthly jams and blues happy hours and terrific concerts at low prices. We need help to keep our ticket prices down, so that our shows are accessible to as many people as possible. We are a small organization, and ticket sales and donations from individuals make a significant difference to us.
Please consider making a donation to the DCBS. We are an all-volunteer organization dedicated to preserving and promoting the blues and are recognized as a 501 (c)(3) non-profit corporation with the Internal Revenue Service. You can make an on-line donation:
DC Blues Society Internet Radio Show: Blues at the DC Crossroads with DJ Cadillac Chris.
Cadillac Chris hosts 2 hours of down home Blues, old and new, acoustic and electric. Focusing on those who created modern Blues and those who keep it alive, she explores the roots and growth of the music we call Blues. Fridays, 4-6 PM U.S. Eastern Time.
Listen online every Friday, 4-6 PM US EST
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The DC Blues Society on TV!
The program ARTICO filmed our January Happy Hour featuring The Rogue Johnsen Trio with Lady D. The Rogue Johnsen Trio with Lady D were the winners of The DC Blues Society's most recent Battle of the Bands and they represented The DC Blues Society proudly in the 2018 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN. IT IS NOW AVAILABLE ON OUR WEBSITE! Here are the links:
https://youtu.be/dUUWJ3KnnhQ segment link
https://youtu.be/1sVgwZzdPN8 show link
The DC Blues Society has tickets to
give away to blues shows at local venues! CLICK HERE for more info!
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