BACK TO BEALE STREET Prizes






"Back To Beale Street" is the South Sound Blues Association's local competition held each year to select the Washington State blues band and solo/duo act which will represent the SSBA at the Blues Foundation's International Blues Challenge which takes place annually in Memphis, Tennessee. See SSBA Band-Solo/Duo Application and Rules, and see Additional Terms. See Scoring Criteria and Official Rules.

2015 PRIZES

1st Place Band
— First Place International Blues Challenge plaque
— $3000 cash
Blues Festival Guide – 1/4 page color Ad in Blues Festival Guide annual print magazine; and Double banner size banner ad on its website for 6 months; and two songs in mp3 format (for 12 months duration) on our Jukebox and 4 Facebook postings on Facebook.com/Blues Festival Guide (145,000 Likes) with link through to band’s site.
Great gigs, including:
Legendary Rhythm and Blues Cruise, 2016 Legendary Rhythm and Blues Caribbean Cruise
Heritage Blues Festival, Wheeling, WV
— Telluride Blues and Brews Festival, Telluride, CO
— King Biscuit Blues Festival , Helena, AR
— Hot Springs Blues Festival, Hot Springs, AR
— Eureka Springs Blues Weekend, Eureka Springs, AR
— Gladstone SummerTime BluesFest, Gladstone, MO
— Levitt Shell Concert Series, Memphis, TN
— Big Blues Bender, Las Vegas, NV
— Bottleneck Blues Bar Ameristar Casino, Vicksburg. MS
— Daytona Blues Festival, Daytona, FL.
2nd Place Band
— 2nd Place International Blues Challenge plaque
— $2500 cash
— Blues Festival Guide – Double banner size banner ad on its website for 3 months and two songs in mp3 format (for 6 months duration) on our Jukebox.
Gigs, including:
— Canal Bank Shuffle , Thorold, Ontario, Canada
— Bottleneck Blues Bar Ameristar Casino, Vicksburg. MS
— Daytona Blues Festival, Daytona FL.
3rd Place Band
— 3rd Place International Blues Challenge Plaque
— $1500 cash
Gig: — Bottleneck Blues Bar Ameristar Casino, Vicksburg, MS

1st Place Solo/Duo
— 1st place International Blues Challenge plaque
— $2500 cash
— Blues Festival Guide 1/8 page color Ad in Blues Festival Guide annual print magazine;
and square banner ad for 3 months on its website-bluesfestivalguide.com 1 song in mp3 format (for 12 months duration) on our Jukebox on BluesFestivalGuide.com; and 2 Facebook postings on Facebook.com/Blues Festival Guide (145,000 Likes)with link through to band’s site
Great gigs, including:
–Legendary Rhythm and Blues Cruise, 2015 Legendary Rhythm and Blues Big Easy Cruise
–Heritage Blues Festival Wheeling, WV;
–Alonzo’s Memorial Day Picnic, Baltimore, MD;
–Hot Springs Blues Festival, Hot Springs, AR;
–Daytona Blues Festival, Daytona,  FL
2nd Place Solo/Duo
— 2nd Place International Blues Challenge plaque
— $1500 cash
–Blues Festival Guide Square banner ad for 3 months on its website bluesfestivalguide.com and 1 song in mp3 format (for 12 months duration) on our Jukebox.
Great Gig
–Daytona Blues Festival, Daytona, FL


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