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Congratulations to the Mercury Brothers, 2015 International Blues Challenge Semi-finalists!

Mercury Brothers performing at Rum Boogie Cafe - International Blues Challenge Semi-finals

Mercury Brothers performing at Rum Boogie Cafe – International Blues Challenge Semi-finals

The 31st International Blues Challenge will be held January 20-24, 2015 in Downtown Memphis, Tennessee in the Beale Street Historic District.

The International Blues Challenge will begin Tuesday night (Jan 20) with the International Showcase. Wednesday and Thursday night (Jan 21-22) quarter finals will be conducted. Youth Showcase and Semi Finals will be held Friday evening (Jan 23). Saturday (Jan 24) IBC will conclude with Finals in the beautiful Orpheum Theatre.

The state of Iowa will be well-represented by the Iowa Blues Challenge champions: the Mercury Brothers in the Band category and the Quay Thomas Duo in the Solo/Duo category.  In addition, the Mississippi Valley Blues Society is sponsoring 2014 Iowa Blues Challenge Solo/Duo participants Sarah Hanson & Jesse Barger (SaJes) in the Youth Showcase.

2014 Iowa Blues Challenge Band Champs The Mercury Brothers

2014 Iowa Blues Challenge Band Champs
The Mercury Brothers

2014 Iowa Blues Challenge Solo/Duo Champs The Quay Thomas Duo

2014 Iowa Blues Challenge Solo/Duo Champs
The Quay Thomas Duo

2015 International Blues Challenge Youth Showcase Sarah & Jesse

2015 International Blues Challenge Youth Showcase
Sarah & Jesse