As I shared last week, EVERY act competing at the International Blues Challenge hits Beale as a winner already having won a local/regional competition
to even get their foot in the door. That is what makes IBC such an incredible event for blues fans! Just drop into any competition venue or visit any showcase and you are guaranteed to hear some amazing blues. As quarter-final winners are announced, there is much excitement as four of the acts from each venue advance. Our Northwest Arkansas representitive, Brick Fields Blues Therapy, rode the winning wave into Friday night's semi-finals! The semi-final round is a tough one where only one winner from each venue advances to Saturday's finals. Unfortunately Brick Fields ended their winning run and did not advance to finals. Thank you to all the OBS members and friends who supported them in the Challenge. Your love was clearly felt.
Now that the IBC is wrapped up for 2020, next week's board meeting will be about the upcoming events like the 2020 annual meeting and elections. If you have a nominee for the board, please consider this as a final call for nominations.