SAN DIEGO -In August, BLUSD will be holding this year’s regional competition for blues bands to have a chance to represent San Diego at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis.

Many of our finest bands have come home with honors in years past and this could be your year.

Preliminary competition will he held on August 6th and 20th with finals on the 27th at Tio Leo’s Lounge in the Morena district.

Winning band will receive $900 per band member, up to $3600 to offset travel expenses.

Band sign-up fee is $50 or $25 for BLUSD members.  Bands can also sign up before June 30th for a discounted membership fee.

To get your entry form, inquire at or for more info see

This is a very exciting opportunity for bands to compete and have fun, but also to build their resume.  So don’t miss out this year.  Sign up now.


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