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Seven Acts Ready To Do Battle In the Detroit Blues Challenge Finals October 4, 2010

Posted by David W. King in Uncategorized.
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The 4 preliminary rounds are now complete for the 2010 Detroit Blues Challenge and the seven (7) finalists are prepared to do battle on Sunday, October 17, 2010. The 4 preliminary rounds leading up to these finals make the Detroit Blues Challenge one of the largest regional competitions of it type in the world. The Detroit Blues Society is proud to sponsor and host this prestigious series of competitions each and every year, for the past 8 years.

What: Detroit Blues Challenge Finals
When: Sunday, October 17, 2010
Starting Time: Doors at 4:30PM – Show Begins at 5:00PM
Where: Callahan’s Music Hall 2105 South Blvd. Auburn Hills, MI 48326
Tickets: $10 at the door – General Admission
Telephone: (248)-858-9508
Websites: http://www.detroitbluessociety.org and http://www.atcallahans.com

All 7 finalists will be competing in both the solo/duo division and band division for the opportunity to represent Detroit at The Blues Foundation International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN on February 1-5, 2011. There will be one winner each in the Solo/Duo and Band categories. Travel expenses for the trip to Memphis will be provided to the winners by the Detroit Blues Society. All of the admissions proceeds from the Finals goes directly to this fund, as do the monies collected throughout the year.

The winners in each division will also each receive a superb prize package donated by Mannino Photography, No Cover Productions, Callahan’s Music Hall, Groovedaddy Graphics, and the Canada South Blues Society.

This years competing finalists and their time slots are:
Solo/Duo Division
• Travelin’ Blues – Detroit (5:00pm)
• Carl Henry – Plymouth (5:40pm)

Band Division
• David Gerald Band – Livonia (6:20pm)
• Rusty Wright Band – Flint (7:00pm)
• Thirsty Perch Band – Grand Rapids (7:40pm)
• Reverend Robert Sexton – Waterford (8:20pm)
• Jam Samich – Waterford (9;00pm)

The Winners will be announced at approximately 9:45pm.

They will al be given 30 minutes to perform their very best, original, Blues material. They will be judged in multiple criteria areas by a panel of music professionals. These areas are based upon the Blues Foundation rules used at the International Blues Challenge. There is also penalty assessed for going over their allotted 30 minute set.

About the International Blues Challenge
This annual event is the world’s largest gathering of Blues acts representing an international search by The Blues Foundation and its Affiliated Organizations for the Blues Band and Solo/Duo Blues act ready to take their act to the international stage. In 2010 over 110 bands and 80 solo/duo acts entered, filling the clubs up and down Beale Street for the semi-finals on Thursday and Friday and the finals at the Orpheum Theater on Saturday. For more information visit http://www.blues.org.

About Callahan’s Music Hall
At Callahan’s we strive to present the BEST Entertainment to metro-Detroit! Whether it is local, regional, or national artists there is always something happening at Callahan’s! It’s no secret that the Callahan Brothers have always had a thing for the BLUES and we strive to showcase the best BLUES artist in the world. Our goal is continue the legacy established by Detroit’s legendary blues rooms including Sully’s, The Soup Kitchen, Sisko’s, and Tenny Street Roadhouse, to name a few.

We operate Callahan’s with both the artist and music lover in mind. We provide a professional stage, professional lighting, and professional sound for the artist. Comfortable booth and table/chair seating along with reasonable priced food and beverage with the music lover in mind. Whether its to see your favorite national artist, your friends band, or just because your in the neighborhood be sure to stop in for Great Entertainment we know you’ll meet some great people and have a great time! For more information visit http://www.atcallahans.com.

About the Detroit Blues Society
The Detroit Blues Society (DBS) is a registered federal 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of the blues tradition. It has as its primary goals to promote a wider appreciation for the blues by the general public and to serve the members of the Society. DBS provides members with the monthly newsletter Blues Notes. This serves to inform members and the general public regarding relevant news, schedules of upcoming events and profiles on our members. DBS schedules free blues jam sessions, usually on the first Sunday of each month, arranges discounts on merchant sponsored merchandize and administers an educational program. For more information visit http://www.detroitbluessociety.org.

Media Contacts:
Detroit Blues Society
Steve Allen

Callahan’s Music Hall
Mike Moss

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