Special thanks to all of the performers for sharing their talent in this year's competitions!
Here is this years' IBC schedule of events. 2 acts advance from each preliminary round to the finals.
July 22 - Solo/Duo competition @ Dickens Opera House, Longmont
Nic Clark & Al Chesis, Amazon Eye Shadow, Clay Kirland, Kyle & Ryan, Johnny Johnston & Felonius Smith, D-Train and Scooter, and Jack Yoder.
Johnny Johnston & Felonius Smith, and Jack Yoder advance to the Finals
July 29 - Solo/Duo competition @ Buffalo Rose, Golden
Kay Coats, Hawkins & Finian, Jack Hadley, Melanie Owne Padilla & Jodie Woodward, Dale Cisek & Mike Ryan, Lige Williamson, Mojo Medicine Show, and Randall Dubis.
Jack Hadley, and Randall Dubis with Jodie Woodward advance to the Finals
Aug 5 - Band Dickens competition @ Opera House, Longmont
Stone Soup, Three Handsome Men & Mike, Rhythm All Stars, Randall Dubis Band, Papa Juke, G'Jai's Jook Joint, Austin Young & No Difference
Papa Juke and Austin Young and No Difference advance to the Finals
Aug 19 - Band Toad competition @ Tavern, Littleton
Cedar Avenue Blues Band, Jack Yoder & the 2 Piece Suit, Dan Treanor Band, Bad Brad & the Fat Cats, Eef & the Blues Express, the King Stan Band, ThreeShots, and the Catfish Kray Blues Band.
Dan Treanor & Afrosippi featuring Erica Brown and Eef & the Blues Express advance to the Finals
Sept 9 - Band competition @ Boulder Outlook, Boulder
Tommy Ray & the Sun Rays, Lew Collins Band, Jack Hadley Band, The Big Motiff, The Roustabouts, JT and the Thunderbolts, and Eddy & the Haskells.
Jack Hadley and Bad Brad and the Fat Cats advance to the Finals
Sept 16 - S/D Finals & Band Finals 1 PM Buffalo Rose, Golden
In addition the Youth Showcase Qualifier for Memphis will be Oct 14 at the Boulder Outlook, stay tuned for details on how to enter the IBC Youth Showcase.
CBS IBC Band Winners:
2012 Band - Delta Sonics
2011 Band - Lionel Young Band
(The Lionel Young Band was the overall winner in the 2011 Band Competition)
2010 Band - Boa & The Constrictors
2009 Band - The Johnny O Band
2008 Band - The Erica Brown Band
CBS IBC Solo/Duo Winners:
2012 Solo/Duo - Johnny O.
2011 Solo/Duo - Big Jim Adam & John Stilwagen
2010 Solo/Duo - Big Jim Adam & John Stilwagen
2009 Solo/Duo - Ben Stevens
2008 Solo/Duo - Lionel Young
(Lionel Young was the overall winner in the 2008 Solo/Duo Competition)
More info on the Blues Foundation and the IBC