Now before you start worrying that
I am out flying and stuck somewhere, let me reassure you I am instead envisioning the racers gathering and approaching the starting gates at Oaklawn or a similar horse race track. Why is such a thought on my mind? Well...in just one week there will be a gathering...that precedes a sendoff...that precedes a Challenge that is as high energy as a horse race! What is this timeline I am speaking of you ask? Well, it's the run up to IBC week!
First up we will gather for our Bound For Beale IBC Fundraiser coming up on Saturday, January 14th. Even though that is just over a week away, it feels like a countdown for the Ozark Blues Society Board of Directors and I bet The Downtown Livewires are feeling the same imminence. Don't miss your chance
to treat yourself to some great local blues bands while supporting Ozark Blues Society's IBC sponsorship costs. Read on below for all the information and
the ticket link. Just about a week after we gather in Bentonville, the Downtown Livewires will be heading to Memphis for The International Blues Challenge!
The "Starting gun" for the challenge
is first night of Quarterfinals on Beale Street. And what a race it is with
three nights of competition in the clubs leading to Saturday's finals held
at the Orpheum Theater. Since I won't
be attending this year, I would love
to hear updates from any of our readers who are there at IBC. You will find my email address below!
Always remember, this is YOUR newsletter! Please consider sharing dates that for your favorite artists that are not included in the community calendars we use. We would also love to have a local live blues music reporter to share stories for the newsletter. Many bands have time challenges in submitting information and this would be a great way for fans to show them some love! Please send questions, information, feedback, and suggestions our way. Just click on Sandy's email address below.
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