ARBA Representatives at the International Blues Challenge (Memphis)
Since 2016, ARBA has sent bands and solo/duo acts to 5 consecutive International Blues Challenges. Our acts have made many friends and fans amongst the huge crowds that attend every year. Best placings so far have been: 2016 The Associates and 2019 Ben Ford-Davies, both acts made the Semi-Finals in their respective years.
It is worth noting too that ARBA representatives have twice made the final 5 in the Blues Foundation Best Self-Produced CD Competition (announced at the IBC); 2018 Kings and Associates and 2019 The Streamliners.
In addition to playing in the challenge, our acts have made the most of the many opportunities; networking, jamming, media interviews, exploring Memphis and other parts of the USA, two of our acts have also recorded albums whilst in the USA for the IBC.
International Blues Challenge Information