WINNERS ARE GRINNERS!
Dreamboogie have won the 2015 Melbourne Blues Appreciation Society (MBAS) Blues Challenge!
Judged the highest scoring act at the Final held in Melbourne on 18th October 2015, the band have now secured their place to represent the MBAS and compete at the International Blues Challenge (IBC) in Memphis TN USA, on 26-30 January 2016.
In Memphis, Dreamboogie will compete with hundreds of international Blues acts representing Blues Societies from around the globe and the USA. This is the 2nd time in 4 years that Dreamboogie have won the Blues Challenge to represent the MBAS in Memphis and compete at the IBC!
A special star lineup of top Blues acts in a farewell fundraiser Blues Show Extravaganza - to assist with the band's travel expenses to compete in Memphis - will be held in Melbourne on Sunday 17th January 2016 at 5pm.
ABOUT THE INTERNATIONAL BLUES CHALLENGE (IBC)
ABOUT THE BLUES FOUNDATIONThe Blues Foundation is Memphis-based and world-renowned as THE organisation dedicated to preserving blues music history, celebrating recording and performance excellence, supporting blues education and ensuring the future of this unique art form.
Founded in 1980, The Blues Foundation has 4100 individual members and 200 affiliated local blues societies representing another 50,000 fans and professionals around the world. Its signature honors and events are: The Blues Music Awards, Blues Hall of Fame, International Blues Challenge and Keeping the Blues Alive Awards – make The Blues Foundation the international center of blues music. Its HART Fund provides the blues community with medical assistance. Blues in the Schools programs and Generation Blues scholarships expose new generations to blues music. Throughout the year, the Foundation staff serves the worldwide Blues community with answers, contact information and news.
A twenty-five person Board of Directors governs The Blues Foundation. Funding comes from membership dues, private donations, corporate sponsorships, grants from private foundations, government agencies and arts organizations, merchandise, advertising and event ticket sales.