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New Years Eve Blues BBQ

with The Twisters Reunion

Special Guess Jerry Cook

 

 

 

 

 

$105.00 plus $3.50 PayPal Service Charge

Only 120 tickets available

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The Rhumba Room

Pacific Inn Resort

1060 King George Blvd

Saturday December 31, 2016

 Southern BBQ Buffet

Party Favors

Champagne at Midnight

Reduced Hotel Guess Room Rates

 

 

 


Blues Challenge Results

 

 All the players were great and our three judges had their work cut out for them. Using the same criteria that is employed in Memphis at the International Blues Challenge the arrived at the consensus that Brandon Isaak and Chip Hart are going to Memphis along with Harpdog Brown
 
Thanks goes out to the many volunteers, the judges, our emcee Jason Buie who organized the acts and all the blues fans for supporting the event.
Most of thanks to all the musicians who participated. We have a lot of talent in our Province.

Since the International Blues Challenge started doing two first round nights then a semi final before the finals at the Orpheum Theatre we have had all our sponsored acts except one make the semi finals and one act made it to the finals. This is one of the best track records for a blues society out of a list of hundreds of societies around the world.
 
Support your local blues artists.
 


 

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Rodney Dranfield (President WRBS) 

 

Its had been six years since our first local IBC Event was held at the Rhumba Room to identify a solo/duo act to a attend the annual International Blues Challenge put on by the Blues Foundation in Memphis. 

 
That was 2010 and Vancouver duo Mud Dog was selected. The following year it was held at the West Beach Bar and Grill and solo artist David "Boxcar" Gates went to Memphis. In 2012 we held the event at the Princeton Pub downtown and Pappa Dawg's Band was selected. Last year the event was held on Granville Street at the FANCLUB. Brandon "Yukon Slim" Isaak was chosen from the solo/duo category and Arsen Shomakhov Band from the band category. 

We had 10 acts performing 25 minute sets with judges using the same criteria employed in Memphis

to determine who will be sponsored to attend the January 2015 event on the famed Beale Street.
The two acts that went to Memphis are:


Uncle Wiggly's Hot Shoes Blues Band

&

Dalannah Gail Bowen & Owen Owen Owen

On Sunday July 26 2015 we conducted another Blues Challenge Event at the Semiahmoo First Nation's Semiahmoo Park Spirit Stage to determine the solo/duo act and band to represent the WRBS in Memphis in January 2016.

Jesse Ropper was selected for the solo category

the Arsen Shomakhov Blues Band was selected for the band category.

On Sunday July 24th 2016 at the Pacific Inn Resort we conducted our annual Blues Challenge Event which yielded the following results.

Harpdog Brown won the Band Category

Brandon Isaak and Chip Hart won the Duo Category

They will represent the White Rock Blues Society at the IBC in Memphis in January 2017.