The best and brightest Blues musicians from around the region will go head to head during four nights of competition at the Brass House Blues Tavern at 115 San Jacinto Blvd in downtown Austin, July 10th, 17th, 24th, and 31st, 2014!
One winner will be chosen in each of the following categories – Best Band and Best Solo/Duo. Winning acts will receive a $500 prize and the privilege of representing the Austin Blues Society at The Blues Foundation’s International Blues Challenge January 20th through January 24th, 2015 in Memphis, TN.
Heart of Texas Blues Challenge (HOTBC) competitors who advance to the international competition have an unparalleled opportunity to showcase their music to recording industry representatives, music festival organizers, talent scouts, and promoters.
There are opportunities for individuals and businesses to support this signature Austin blues event through sponsorship – please check out our available sponsorship levels here!
Get your tickets today – they’re sure to go quick!
SPONSORED BY COMEDIAN ALEX REYMUNDO AND
|July 10th, 2014||HOTBC Preliminaries #1: Winners the Palacios Brothers, The PMJ Blues Band, and Granvil Poynter advance to the semi-finals!|
|July 17th, 2014||HOTBC Preliminaries #2: Winners the Jacqui Walker Band and Buggaboo advance to the semi-finals!|
|July 24th, 2014||HOTBC Semi Finals: Winners the Palacios Brothers, the Jacqui Walker Band, and Buggaboo advance to the finals!!|
|July 31st, 2014||HOTBC Finals: Winners the Palacios Brothers and Mike and Eddie are representing Austin at the International Blues Challenge!|