INDIANOLA: Indianola Blues Challenge (band), 3pm

10th Annual Mississippi Delta
Regional Blues Challenge – 2012

Band Challenge
da’ House of Khafre
Main Street – Downtown Indianola
Sunday, October 14th
Time: 3:00 PM

Solo Challenge
The Blue Biscuit
501 Second Street, Across from the BB King Museum
Sunday, October 21st
Time: 3:00 PM
Deadline for Entries is October 5
Winner advances to Quarter-finals of the

30th Annual International Blues Challenge
January 30 – February 2, 2013
Memphis, TN


Ifyou like live blues music, you will have a golden opportunity to hearsome this Sunday afternoon at da’ House of Khafre in downtown Indianola.The 9th Annual Mississippi Delta Regional Blues Challenge hosted by theMississippi Delta Blues Society of Indianola starts at 3 pm. Bands fromthroughout Mississippi will vie for the opportunity to advance to TheBlues Foundation’s 29th Annual International Blues Challenge (IBC) inMemphis on January 30 – February 2, 2013.

Bands from Indianola, Clarksdale, Cleveland, Sumner, Senatobia, and Jackson will
competeon the same format as the IBC. This format consists of 20-minute setswith 10-minutes in between acts. Marsha Wooten from the blues societysaid, “We have excellent musicians in our Challenge every year. I’m veryglad I don’t have to choose the winner.”

Besides being a judge,Dorothy Moore will be signing her new CD – Blues Heart. You mightremember the Dorothy Moore hits “Misty Blue,” “With Pen in Hand,” and“Funny How Time Slips Away.” The song “Let the Healing Begin” on her newCD was listed in the top 10 songs of USA TODAY in September 2012.

Other judges include Roger Stolle (owner of Cat Head Delta Blues & Folk Art and
award-winningdocumentary film producer from Clarksdale), Charly Abraham (instructorat Delta State University’s Delta Music Institute in Cleveland), andRicky Stevens (member of The Blues Foundation Board of Directors fromColdwater).

The Indianola Blues Society’s Solo/Duo Challenge willtake place on Sunday, October 21st at The Blue Biscuit starting at 3pm. “I am proud of how the community supports our competitions. Themusicians are proud when they get to represent the Indianola bluessociety at IBC,” said Paul Townsend. Tickets available at the door.

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