Regional IBC

Various International Blues Challenge Documents, and Additional Information can be found on this page. Space at the Regional IBC will be limited, we suggest all artists register early, don’t wait and miss your opportunity to advance to the Memphis IBC.

The International Blues Challenge in Memphis is the largest gathering of blues musicians in the world. More than 200 acts from around the world (on Beale Street) over a four day period, ending up at the infamous Orpheum Theater.

Regional IBC – Scheduled for – Sunday, August 20, 2023
(Rain or Shine)
Doors Open @ 12:Noon, Music from 1:00 – 6:00ish, ending with a Jam
Mango Rita Rhytm House – 16440 S. Tamiami Trail #11, Ft. Myers, FL. 33908


IBC Information

International Blues Challenge, “what to expect” this is where you’ll find Information about the Southwest Florida Regional IBC. This is a once-a-year qualifier designed to advance our top acts to Memphis and the Worldwide IBC.


2023 Regional IBC Registration Form

Our Interactive Registration Form, can be completed here online, saved and emailed to our IBC committee, or Printed and Mailed to the SWFBS address on the bottom of the registration form.


Blues Foundation / SWFBS "Best Self-Produced CD" Registration Form

Here is your opportunity to make blues recording history! This interactive form can be completed online, Printed and Mailed to the SWFBS address on the bottom of the registration form. This is the kind of recognition you want, not to mention recognition for the Studio and the production crew, engineers etc.. More information here …

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If you would like to support the SWFBS through Membership or Donation, you can do that in a few different ways.