Blues Challenge at Clarion Hotel

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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 2golfers2@comcast.net or 724-888-6183.


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