2021 Annual Battle of the Bands & Solo/Duo Competition

Watch all performances from the 2021 DCBS Battle of the Bands on our new YouTube Channel:


Congratulations to Carly Harvey's Kiss & Ride (Band Winner) and Danny Garrett and Sam O’Hare (Solo/Duo Winner)! Both winners will be traveling to Memphis to participate in the International Blues Challenge, January 18-22, 2022!  And many thanks and congratulations to the other competitors for their performances - Glen Flowers and The Strangers (Band Runner-Up), and Two Blue (Solo/Duo Runner-Up).


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As an affiliated Blues Society of The Blues Foundation, each year the D.C. Blues Society ("DCBS") has the opportunity to send a band and solo/duo musician(s) to represent its organization at the International Blues Challenge held annually in Memphis, TN along historic Beale Street. To select IBC participants, DCBS must stage a live challenge between multiple musicians, resulting in a performer in each category, whether as a band and/or solo/duo artist(s). Because of Covid-related complications and precautions, the 2021 Battle of the Bands was held without an audience, just judges and volunteers.