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2018 IBC Fundraiser and Celebration

of Blues Challenge Winners

To purchase tickets click here:  CELEBRATION TICKETS

Join Ozark Blues Society (OBS) friends and supporters as we gather to celebrate the band and solo winners of our annual regional Blues Challenge.
The OBS Blues Challenge is part of the affiliate connection to the Blues Foundation in Memphis and functions as a preliminary selection round for the International Blues Challenge held in Memphis early each year. OBS is allowed to send one band and one solo/duo act to IBC and like many affiliates we offer financial support to our sponsored acts. To support this effort, we hold an annual fundraiser each year to help cover the awarded expenses. In 2018, the International Blues Challenge is scheduled earlier than usual so OBS has decided to host our fundraiser AFTER IBC to accommodate holiday and venue schedules. We hope you will join us in celebration and support of our local effort to send amazing representatives from Northwest Arkansas to the International Blues Challenge.

Congratulations WINNERS!

of the
Ozark Blues Society

Blues Challenge

Please join us in congratulating our 2017 winners! We had a great night with many, many top notch acts and a super audience of amazing blues fans.
Representing Ozark Blues Society and Northwest Arkansas at the 2018 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee (January 16-20) will be:


Tony Redman


The Downtown Livewires

Additionally...Congratulations go out to the winner of the Ozark Blues Society
Best Self-Produced CD Competition!
Buddy Shute and the Motivators

Buddy's CD has been entered in the 2018 Blues Foundation's Best Self-Produced CD Competition. The winner will be announced at the finals of the International Blues Challenge on January 20, 2018.




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About the Ozark Blues Society of Northwest Arkansas

                  Keeping the Blues Alive
                      in the Natural State

The Ozark Blues Society was formed in May 2001 and incorporated as the Ozark Blues Society of NW Arkansas, Inc., a non-profit organization, on 1/15/2002.  The Society was approved as a 501(c)(3) public charity on 5/6/2002.  The Ozark Blues Society is staffed entirely by dedicated volunteers.

Mission Statement

The purpose of the Ozark Blues Society is to foster the development in the community of an appreciation of all types of blues music by promoting and producing meetings, lectures, seminars, concerts, musical productions and entertainment involving the blues; to promote public knowledge of local, national, and international blues music; and to promote historical research into blues music in order to perpetuate the memory, spirit, and music of blues artists who have not received just popular recognition.


Current Ozark Blues Society News

January 12, 2018

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