Message from the President’s Desk

President's Message, Trinity River Blues Society


The summer is heating up, and the Trinity River Blues Society (TRBS) is looking for North Texas Blues Musicians to participate in our fourth edition of the “North Texas Blues Challenge” (NTBC) on August 13, 2023, at Poor David Pub Time TBD.

We are also looking for “Blues Fans” to come out and pack Poor David’s Pub for the NTBC. At the NTBC, Musicians will be chosen to represent TRBS and North Texas at the International Blues Challenge (IBC) which is held January 16-20th on Beale Street in Memphis, Tennessee. Bands and Solo/Duo musician(s) will be selected to compete. Youth musician(s) will be selected to perform during the Youth Showcase but will not compete in Memphis.

The International Blues Challenge represents the worldwide search for blues bands and youth/solo/duo blues performers ready for the international stage, yet just needing that extra big break. The world’s largest gathering of blues musicians will take place on Beale Street, with over 20 clubs hosting the challengers and fans.

In addition to featuring these final rounds of the prestigious blues music competition, the IBC event week will offer seminars, showcases, master classes, film screenings, networking events, book signings, and receptions for blues societies, fans, and professionals.

The Deadline to enter is July 31, 2023.The form and information are now on

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We truly appreciate each one of you. We couldn’t do any of this without your support. YOU are what helps keep the blues alive.

Angela Buffington