Suncoast Blues News Update
2021 International Blues Challenge
Greetings Blues Fans, your Blues Society needs to update our membership on some recent decisions.
As you are aware the current situation with the pandemic has just about shut down our live music scene in the Tampa Bay area. The SBS board reviewed the new rules and guidelines the 2021 International Blues Challenge competition, which were set up to use virtual submissions from contestants.
Sadly, we decided that we will not be able to hold a competition this year, or send contestants to Memphis, if the competition even happens.
Without the ability for the Society or the bands to hold fundraising activities, we are uncomfortable with the financial commitment to send competitors to Memphis. This was a painful decision for us, but under the current circumstances, we feel it is the best one for us this year.