July 12, 2017
By Jeff Stolowitz
“The Blues, the rhythms of your emotional blood flowing down the street of where you grew up, ending in the ocean of your life's experiences.
The heartbeat. The Blues.”
Behind Daytona is extremely proud to support The Volusia County Blues Society and its efforts to raise awareness its mission to preserve the unique and incredible art form known to us all as the Blues.
On July 22 the Society is sponsoring Boogie to Memphis at The Bank and Blues Club
This unique event which is part of the International Blues Challenge is the First Year in which a competition is hosted by the Volusia County Blues Society in Daytona Beach.
The International Blues Challenge represents an worldwide search for the Blues Band and Solo/Duo Blues Acts ready to perform on the international stage, yet just needing that extra big break. Each affiliate of The Blues Foundation has the right to send a band and a solo/duo act to represent its organization at the IBC.
The challenge will allow one of the talented musical groups or musicians to play at the large stage in Memphis along the historical Beale St.
Judging and performances begin at 1pm and will end around 5 pm “Intermission”
The Bank and Blues will have food Trucks tasty morsels and of course cold beer.
Announcement of the winner will then be followed by performances from Mick Kolassa and Taylor Made Blues along with Bobby “Blackhat” Walters
Promoter Mike of the foundation has said there is no other organization like this and that blues is the foundation of music in America.
VCBS supports the music therapy programs at The Chase Academy, a school for children within the Autistic Disorder Spectrum, and The Veterans Wellness and Recovery Program, a program assisting veterans suffering from severe mental disorders
So grab a bite at one of the food trucks, and have a cold one while kicking back listening to the blues.
Tickets can be purchased here and are only $20.00.
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