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The Sunday July 20th

Fifth Annual IBC Event

Spirit Stage on Marine Drive

Semiahmoo First Nation Park

Was a huge Succes



Its had been four 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 going to Memphis are:

Uncle Wiggly's Hot Shoes Blues Band


Dalannah Gail Bowen


Here's how you get tickets to our shows

Advance Tickets $10.00

Phone Surrey Arts Centre Box Office
at 604 501-5566

or on-line at:


Tickets also on sale at the following locations

Surfside Music & Vintage Guitars
103 - 1645 140th Ave.
South Surrey


 Tapestry Music
1335 Johnson Road
White Rock


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