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2019-2020 Road to Memphis Competition

Eastside Bar and Grill, Hamilton Road

August 31, 2019 11:59 PM


The submissions are now open for the 2019-2020 Road to Memphis Competition. Entries are being taken for the Band and Solo/Duo competition.


For the last dozen years or so The Great Lakes Blues Society has, annually, sent entries to this prestigious competition in Memphis, TN, and, almost consistently, our entries have made it to the quarter final level and better. This competition can lead to many connections for the bands that represent the GLBS and is generally considered a step up in their pursuit of spreading their music to a larger business and fan base.


All submission hard copies (CD or stick) are to be received at 832 Kipps Lane, London, Ontario N5Y 4R7 by Midnight August 31, 2019.


We do need, however, to have you understand that, as this larger competition does take place in the United States, it is absolutely essential that all musicians participating have a valid passport and no restrictions on cross border travel. It has happened before that competitors, both from our society and others, have not been able to make the trip due to the laws as regard to international travel.


The local competitions to determine our representatives will take place at Eastside Bar and Grill at 750 Hamilton Road on the following dates:


  • Sunday September 22nd – preliminaries Part One


  • Sunday September 29th – preliminaries Part Two


  • Sunday October 6th – Finals


Please ensure that you carefully read the local rules and the IBC Guidelines as some of the rules have changed. 


Should you have difficulty accessing the links below, please contact Paul Breau @


Local Rules and By-Laws

2019-2020 RTM Local Rules and Bylaws.pdf


Blues Foundation Affiliate Challenge Booklet

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