Quay and Elliott will join Band champs the Mercury Brothers representing the Central Iowa, Mississippi Valley, South Skunk, Southeast Iowa and Lizard Creek Blues Societies at the 2015 International Blues Challenge in Memphis TN in January.
FINALS – Saturday, May 17, 2014. Congratulations to advancing bands from the Des Moines preliminary round Hot Tamale & the Red Hots and Jefferson County Green Band.
August 4, 2013 at Zimms on Ingersoll in Des Moines. The winner receives $250 cash plus $300 in travel expense to Memphis to compete in the International Blues Challenge! Solo/Duo entrants include; Chad Elliot w/Bonita Crow, Curry & Red, Frank Strong, and JeffCo.
August 26 @ Zimms :: The Solo/Duo Competition Schedule :: 4:00 PM-Freight Train Frank :: 4:45 PM-The Voice of Experience :: 5:30 PM-Matt Woods :: 6:15 PM-Dan Peart :: 7:00 PM-Dale Reed
Congratulations to Bryce Janey, winner of the 2011 Iowa Blues Solo/Duo Challenge held August 28, 2011 at Zimm’s Food and Spirits in Des Moines.
August 28 @ 4PM at Zimm’s Food & Spirits
The Solo/Duo Entries in the Order of Performance are… Pat & J.D., Soulful Security Duo, Terry Shropshire, Johnny Pizano, bella soul, Burnside and George, and Bryce Janey