The Blues Society of Western Pennsylvania will host its ninth annual Blues Challenge April 13 at the Clarion Hotel, 401 Holiday Drive, Pittsburgh.
The competition will be held from 2 to 11 p.m. Doors will open at 1 pm.
Fifteen bands and solos/duo acts will present 20-minute performances that will be judged on musical talent, vocals, presentation, blues content and originality. A winning band will be awarded $1,000 and a winning solo or duo act will be awarded $500. Each winner will represent the BSWPA at the 2014 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tenn.
Tickets for BSWPA members are $10; students with valid identification, $6; and general admission, $12. Tickets will be available at the door.
A Blues Breakfast will be held from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. April 14, with entertainment provided by Ms. Freddye & Co. The breakfast is open to the public for a fee. Special room rates are available at the Clarion until April 1.
For more information, contact Jonnye Weber at firstname.lastname@example.org or 724-888-6183.