2021 Iowa Blues Challenge

September 19, 2021 @ Lefty’s Live Music

All preliminary/final Iowa Blues Challenge rounds have been consolidated into one exciting competition taking place on September 19, 2021 at Lefty’s Live Music. A maximum of FIVE Bands and FIVE Solo/Duo acts will compete to move forward to the International Blues Challenge in Memphis Tennessee.

The application process will open August 1st and be on a first come first in basis. Only complete applications will be considered.

Participating acts will be vying for a prize package which included cash, recording time, opportunities for paid gigs (including but not limited to the 2022 Winter Blues Fest) and travel expense stipend for the 2022 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee, presented by The Blues Foundation.

Please contact the Iowa Blues Challenge Chair with questions.
Julie Spong — 515-401-8495 or challenge@cibs.org