Definition of blues:
Although there are a number of interpretations of blues, some types of music simply are not blues. You may not be allowed to compete if your primary genre isn’t blues.
Band check-in time will be 60 minutes prior to their scheduled time slot. Failure to check in by the designated time will result in disqualification.
There will be a 30-minute participants meeting to be held at The Alamo, in Springfield, Illinois, on a date and time to be sent to participants. Timeslots will be drawn at this meeting. This orientation will review contest rules, introduce key people, and seek to resolve any questions or special problems that contestants may have.
Staging and Equipment:
The ICBC will provide front of house sound, microphones, and backline. Drummers should bring their own cymbals and pedals. (Yes, you will need cymbals)
Please bring a DI (if you use one).
Harmonica players CAN (but are not required) to bring their own harp amps.
Keyboard players are allowed to bring their own keyboards and keyboard amps.
Guitar and bass players must use the amplifiers that are provided.
Number of acts:
A minimum of 3 acts in the band and the solo/duo categories are required before a completion will take place.
Other Points of Consideration:
After the competitor completes their performance, they will be required to vacate the backstage area. Be sure to take all of your equipment and personal belongings. The ICBC will not be responsible for your equipment and no Challenge competitors will be allowed in the backstage area after the last competitor has completed their set.
The ICBC reserves the right to use any contestant’s name, voices, pictures, visages and other likeness for the purpose of advertising, publishing and promoting the ICBC. The ICBC reserves the right to videotape or otherwise record all ICBC performances. The ICBC shall retain total ownership of all recordings and programs, and reserves the right to edit the program, the right to broadcast the program, the right to copyright the program and the right to license others to use these rights.