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Atlanta Blues Challenge takes place August 17 at Hard Rock Cafe

The Hard Rock Cafe Atlanta, site of the Atlanta Blues Challenge 2014
The Hard Rock Cafe Atlanta, site of the Atlanta Blues Challenge 2014
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Your opportunity to attend one of the most exciting blues events in Atlanta is just around the corner. This event gives you the opportunity to see new and exciting groups as well as cheer on your favorites.

The Atlanta Blues Challenge, which will determine which musicians will represent the Atlanta Blues Society at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis early next year, will take place at the Hard Rock Cafe from 1-9 pm on August 17. In 2013, our own Little G Weevil won this competition for Best Solo/Duo. Maybe this year's local winners can take the international spotlight again!

There are three categories in the competition: Solo/Duo, Youth, and Adult Band. The deadline for entries is now past, and the contestants have been chosen.

The exciting lineup will be as follows:


No Komment
Scene of the Crime


Joshua Jacobson
Bluebird Falls
Veronika Jackson
Blind Cadillac


Mudbone Turner Band
Atlanta Boogie
JP Blues Band
Big Mike & the Booty Papas

The adult band will win $750 to help with their expenses in Memphis, while the youth band will win $400 and the solo/duo will win $300. There will also be a People's Choice award for the group the audience likes best and that will be $250. They will also be able to record and master a CD of up to twelve songs at the marvelous Midnight Circus Studios.

To see all of these great bands, tickets are only $10 for Atlanta Blues Society members and $15 for non-members. Come on out for an exceptional afternoon of great music!

To find out more about the Atlanta Blues Challenge, please go to the Blues Challenge page at the Atlanta Blues Society website.

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